The map shows various Quaker centres – open to all – for retreat, healing, study, conferences or quiet stays. Hover over an image for a summary of what that centre offers, or click on the image for more detail.
■ The Retreat York (www.theretreatyork.org.uk) is a not-for-profit, residential-only, specialist mental health care provider, working with the NHS to provide care for people with complex and challenging needs. It was founded in 1792 by William Tuke, a Yorkshire Quaker, and opened in 1796. It remains to this day a Quaker organisation. It has the distinction of having been the first establishment in England where mental illness was regarded as something from which a person could recover, and patients were treated with sympathy, respect and dignity.
■ Some Friends feel an affinity with – and regularly visit – The Othona Community, which has one centre near Bridport in West Dorset and one in Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex. Othona is NOT a Quaker community – but its approach and values have much in common with those of Quakers.