How did the collaboration on the authentic showroom between Arkisafe and Nordsjælland Psychiatric Center come about?
We are back in August 2021, when administration manager Kim Borggaard and Cornelia from Arkisafe establish a meeting. Kim had a thought and wish that we could enter into a collaboration on furniture, where we could exhibit our models and in this way have the opportunity to get better and closer to staff and patients – and thereby create awareness of how violence prevention can be arranged in the various psychiatric wards in Hillerød – but also the Capital Region of Denmark.
Together, Kim and Cornelia began brainstorming how we could open our eyes to staff and patients that our furniture is long-lasting and that it can help increase the possibility of reducing violence.
Kim had a vision of being able to utilize living spaces for patients such as going to ECT or an interview. The vision was to contribute to a more relaxed atmosphere, but also focus on safety.
Cornelia told Kim about Arkisafe’s good references from Region South where we have furnished Vejle, Middelfart and Aabenraa psychiatry. The feedback from the various psychiatric wards was b.la. an experience of greater calm in the wards, a significant change in the patients’ approach to the staff, an experience of being exposed to less violence, due to our stable and robust furniture.
Overall, the dream was that together we could make a difference for patients and staff in psychiatry and we would be able to do this with our furniture that is specially designed for challenged environments.