The Corner House in Southwick has played a pivotal role in changing Rosie Baggs outlook.
She attended the young person’s group there every Wednesday afternoon and has completed several projects in their art room.
With their help, Rosie has been able to better understand her problems with mental health and depression.
Now, Rosie is organising a charity fashion show to raise money for The Corner House.
She owns Baggs Raggs is a Brighton-based social enterprise turning vintage clothing into opportunities and experience for community members.
Baggs Raggs can be found at Tarmount Studios in Shoreham and is currently trading at two locations in Brighton – the Open Market in London Road and the Indie-Mart in North Street.
Eventually, Rosie would like to offer employment opportunities specifically to those who have a daily battle with their mental health.
She explained: “This enterprise was born through a period of turbulent experiences revolving around mental health and depression specifically.
“I most recently broke down halfway through her training to be a maths teacher. I had begun to rationalise the idea of suicide and didn’t want to be here any more.
“The Corner House in Southwick played a pivotal role in changing my outlook.”
The Corner House continues to play a large role in Rosie’s life, as she still uses the art resources and now volunteers as a peer support worker, running the young person’s group she once attended.
Baggs Raggs is hosting the charity fashion show on September 23, from 6pm to 9pm, at Barclays Eagle Lab, Brighton, with the help of several local businesses, including Barclays Eagle Lab, Doughbo and The Specky Wren.
Rosie added: “Baggs Raggs wouldn’t exist without the support and confidence The Corner House has instilled in me, so this is my way of giving them a nod.”
Tickets are £10 from www.baggsraggs.com and are limited to 100, with proceeds being donated to The Corner House.
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