Local Newcastle Safe Haven
Newcastle Safe Haven has just opened down at 22 Stewart Avenue, Hamilton East.
The space is open on Friday-Sunday nights (4pm-9pm) for anyone who is struggling with their mental health and is seeking a safe place.
The space is staffed and offers somewhere to chill out, chat, be validated and feel safe.
There is a TV, sporting equipment, food, games/crafts, and the opportunity for conversation with someone who has walked a similar path.
It is free and you do not need an appointment.
To get in contact with Newcastle Safe Haven: email [email protected]
The Safe Haven initiative provides a calm, culturally sensitive and non-clinical alternative to hospital emergency departments, for people experiencing distress or suicidal thoughts.
Safe Havens aim to:
- Provide immediate, personalised, and compassionate care
- Connect people to support services to address the underlying factors in their distress
- Reduce pressure on hospital emergency departments
- Reduce self-harm, suicide attempts and deaths by suicide.
For a list of Safe Havens throughout NSW please visit: NSW Health Safe Havens.
If you or someone you know needs immediate help, please call 000 or visit your nearest emergency department.
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Mental health line: 1800 011 511