Safe Space Network

 

What is Safe Space?

Feeling distressed? Need a safe space to go?

A Safe Space is a space that has been specifically chosen to provide a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for people experiencing some level of psychological distress.

What happens at Safe Space?

Visitors attend Safe Spaces to receive support when feeling distressed. They can receive and are expected to participate in at least one of the below activities:
• social and emotional support
• access and support to use Sensory Room
• engage with various sensory activities throughout the space
• safety planning
• information and support for self referral to other relevant community service.

Safe Spaces are run by community mental health organisations, with all staff trained in mental health support and sensory approaches. Safe Space sessions will typically last around an hour. Safe Space is not an accommodation or hardship relief service.

Who can attend?

Visitors self-refer to Safe Space Hubs to gain practical support in managing distress. To be eligible for Safe Space visitors must meet the following criteria:
• over 18 years of age
• experiencing or recently experienced psychological distress
• willing and able to engage actively and safely with the service and staff.

How do I access Safe Space?

Safe Space is a self-referral service. Visitors can call to make an appointment or walk-in on the day during opening hours and engage with the service and receive support.  

Safe Space Caboolture
RFQ Caboolture Recovery Centre
2/28 King Street
Caboolture Qld 4510

P 0457 706 666

E CabooltureSafeSpace@rfq.com.au

Opening Hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm

Safe Space Redcliffe
Aftercare
5/180 Anzac Avenue
Kippa-Ring Qld 4021

P 0401 784 618

E SafeSpaces.Redcliffe@aftercare.com.au

Opening Hours Monday, Tuesday and Friday 3pm to 8pm

 

Safe Space resources

Safe Space solutions for North Brisbane - phase 1 project report

Safe Spaces network for Brisbane North - final project report

Safe Space responses for North Brisbane - youtube video 

Safe Space tools and resources