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Safe Spaces provides a safe and supportive environment for people in mental distress or crisis when hospital admission is not wanted or needed.

How you spend your stay at Safe Spaces is flexible. There is support available if you want somebody to talk to, or you can use the space to be alone or have some time away from a difficult situation. Some time out.

Our team can help with distraction and relaxation techniques to help you manage your own wellbeing and any thoughts around self-harm, mental distress and help you develop coping techniques.

HOW HAVE WE HELPED?

DURING YOUR STAY

We have both midweek and weekend for 3 nights.

Midweek stays run from 4pm on Tuesday afternoon until 10am on Friday morning.
Weekend stays run from 4pm on Friday afternoon until 10am on Monday morning.

On arrival you will receive a welcome pack with more information. Our team is also on hand to answer questions or to lend a listening ear.

During your stay we will provide you food for breakfast and prepare your evening meals, but you will need to arrange your own lunches. Snacks and drinks are also provided. Unfortunately, these stays are fixed and cannot be changed for individuals.

OUR FACILITIES

We’re a non-clinical setting and provide a relaxing environment.

Safe Spaces video 2 by Brighter Futures

HOW DO I ACCESS SAFE SPACES

To access Safe Spaces, we need a referral from someone involved in your care. This could include a Mental Health Social Worker or CPN, Psychiatrist or GP, Emergency Duty or Crisis Team

Once we have received your referral, we will contact you to let you know if you have secured a place. We are a busy service and will try our best to help you.

After your first stay with us, you can self-refer up to three times within a six-month period but again we will let you know if you have secured a place.

We ask that you call the service so that we discuss issues and options. If you call outside office hours, please leave a voicemail with contact details so that we may call you back to complete the referral process.

 We can then allocate your stay on the actual referral day, which is either Tuesday or Thursday.

Please note that to maintain a peaceful environment only professionals involved in your care may visit you during your stay.

To access Safe Spaces, we need a referral from someone involved in your care. This could include a Mental Health Social Worker or CPN, Psychiatrist or GP, Emergency Duty or Crisis Team

Once we have received your referral, we will contact you to let you know if you have secured a place. We are a busy service and will try our best to help you. The referral day for a midweek stay is for a Monday, Thursday for the weekend.

After your first stay with us, you can self-refer up to three times within a six-month period but again we will let you know if you have secured a place.

Please note that to maintain a peaceful environment only professionals involved in your care may visit you during your stay.

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