Hello and welcome to Mell’s Desserts Website! I'm Mellissa and I'm passionate about baking!
I love baking and come from a family who are passionate about food! I have my mum, aunts, cousins and my grandma (May she rest in heavenly peace); all of us are devoted to being in the kitchen. I remember mum and I having our pretend cooking show when I was little, Mummy and Milly’s cooking show was great fun!
The idea of Mell’s Desserts came early 2018 when my administration job was changing and was becoming challenging. By the end 2018 I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety I was signed off sick; it wasn’t until I made my daughter’s birthday cake, I knew I wanted to include mental health in with my desserts, I just didn’t know how or if that was even a thing I could do!
My life became harder and baking and researching baking became apart of my coping mechanism
If you have any questions on my desserts or mental health, please feel free to message me.
Mell’s Safe Space was birthed from a place of vulnerability. When I was feeling lost, confused and incredibly low, I had been diagnosed with depression and anxiety for about three months.
At that time, a lot was happening for my daughter and myself; we were homeless, and staying with friends, but misfortunes kept on happening. I reached out to so many people (friends and family) but to my dismay, not everyone was available.
I then had to sit with myself, find a mindful solution and also find inner peace, even though I was scared, frustrated and angry.
I prayed and mediated and kept doing this, even through the tears. There were moments when I could only call out to God for help.
So when I was feeling strong enough, I had designed my own self-help tool I called How Are You? A tool kit I have shared with my first Instagram live. I asked myself how I was and wrote down everything! I analysed, reflected and started to let go!
So Mell’s Safe Space is for people to reach out to me; if they are only ready to change and are ready to heal. I can sit with you, I can listen to you, or I can sign post you to services/therapists that we could agree on together, that could further support your healing journey through wellbeing.
I have an online questionnaire for you to complete if you were looking for me to support you and a fee of £25 an hour session
*Disclaimer: I am not a Doctor or a Therapist; I have life experience that I can share with you.
This service is for 18 year olds and above.