Providing a safe, supportive environment for people in mental distress.

How can Safe Spaces help me?

Safe Spaces offers a safe space during the week and weekends when you’re in mental distress or crisis when a hospital admission is neither wanted or needed.

Safe Spaces can provide:

  • Support and a listening ear during your stay
  • Space to be alone if you wish
  • Information and help to resolve your distress
  • Activities and relaxation techniques

How do I access Safe Spaces?

You will need a referral from someone involved in your care the first time you stay with us. This could be from a
  • Mental Health Social worker or CPN
  • Psychiatrist or GP
  • Emergency Duty or Crisis Team

Once you have stayed with us, you can self-refer up to three times within a six month period.

What happens during my stay?

There are now two intakes for referrals during the week at Safe Spaces. After receiving your referral we’ll call you to let you now if you have a place.

You can stay with us up to three nights:

Mid-week stays – Tuesday 4pm – Friday 10am
Referrals taken up to 12 noon on the Tuesday
Weekend stays – Friday 4pm – Monday 10am
Referrals taken up to 1pm on the Thursday
During your stay we’ll provide food for breakfast and fully prepare and provide evening meals – we ask that you provide and prepare your own lunched. Drinks and snacks are also provided.
The way you spend your time at Safe Spaces if up to you, our team are on hand if you need someone to talk to.
To maintain a peaceful environment, only professionals involved in your care should visit you.

How do I contact Safe Spaces?

For more information and to speak to a member of the team call 01782 811815.