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

If you or someone you know needs legal advice or representation for a criminal law matter, contact the team at Hamilton Janke Lawyers 24/7 by calling 4038 1666.


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Drew Hamilton
Drew Hamilton

Drew Hamilton is founding partner at Hamilton Janke Lawyers. Admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales as a Solicitor and also listed on the High Court of Australia register.