Saire heard about Creative Options through the grapevine and being involved with the project from its outset in the early days of 2012, she quickly became one of its key people.
Saire has set up a very popular weekly quiz, which has become the mainstay of the hub activities on a Wednesday and is enjoyed by many.
A trained music teacher and musician, Saire started her own singing group and set up the 'With a Song in Mind' singing group in the summer of 2015. The group has performed locally with community projects and recently formed the bulk of the 'Mind and Soul 11' choir with composer Harvey Brough at the Turner Sims, in a major production with the University of Southampton. The production was based on the experiences of someone with bi-polar, as recorded in the book, 'The Unquiet Mind'.
Saire has taken over the art club at Creative Options, together with a friend, and has recently worked with people from the John Hansard Gallery. She is also looking to add to her work by developing a monthly dedicated card-making group and a music appreciation group.
Saire is passionate about saving lives, having lost a number of friends to suicide. She has run three annual 'Keeping the Hope' suicide awareness and prevention days and hopes to do more.
She says, "Creative Options came along just at the time when I was beginning to put my head above the parapet -- it has been a key instrument in my recovery".