BAPAM is Moving

New Address: BAPAM, 31 Southampton Row, Holborn, London, WC1B 5HJ

To patients, staff, volunteers, funders and supporters of BAPAM.

BAPAM has been located at 34 Gray’s Inn Road for around ten years in premises that have proved convenient for patients, volunteer clinicians, staff and other stakeholders in the charity.

But, alas, we have to move. In January 2016 our lease expires. Our landlord has asked for rent of more than double the current level. Additionally, any new tenancy elsewhere would require us to enter into a lease of several years duration. It is currently uncertain whether BAPAM’s funding beyond 2016 will be sufficient for us to sign such a lease.

In early 2016 we will move our administration into smaller but non-permanent premises. We believe we will be able to locate separate consulting rooms which can be used by our clinicians during those times when they are most needed. Splitting the locations of our administration and our clinical consulting is not ideal, but is the most realistic option in view of the constraints that are described above.

We have consulted various BAPAM stakeholders including, of course, our staff, and we are grateful that they are ready to make things work as well as possible for the charity as we undertake these changes.

We are determined to continue the committed service we offer to those many performing artists and other professionals and students in the industry who come to us for help but it is realistic to point out that over the next few months we will not be able to provide clinical services at the same level as at present, and we ask for everyone’s understanding. The London clinic will be closed from December 2015 to March 2016.

We hope that the arrangements we now make for 2016 will be temporary and that we will in future be able to secure a new permanent home, even if not as centrally located as at present, but one that is appropriate for the thousands of performing artists who turn to us, and for our volunteer clinicians.

BAPAM provides, of course, much more than just those clinical services in London. It is our firm intention that those other strands of our work will continue uninterrupted.

BAPAM’s board of trustees asks for your understanding and, of course, for your continued support.

Richard Price, Chair of the BAPAM Board of Trustees

From 14 December 2015 our new address will be: BAPAM, 31 Southampton Row, Holborn. London, WC1B 5HJ.

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