Daisy’s story

Photo of Daisy King, former client of St Mungo's women's services

Theatre professional Daisy found herself homeless after her mental health hit crisis point. She found a safe place to stay in a St Mungo’s women’s service in West London, which gave her the mental and emotional space to get well. She has since moved into her own place and built a new career as a scriptwriter. Her plays and writing have been published in books and performed at the Kings Head Theatre in Islington and Vault Festival at Waterloo.

Daisy talks to us about the social stigmas she felt when she became homeless, about how our ability to ‘get by’ can be life-threatening, about the support that helped – and about her new ethical business venture into homeware. This is her story.

Our 50 year history is filled with some extraordinary people. To mark our anniversary, we will be profiling 50 Lives throughout 2019 – a snapshot of those who have played their part in our story. You can read the stories on our website at www.mungos.org/50-lives.