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by Kat Rowe | October 26, 2023

Step inside for a calming moment

In line with Mental Health Month, we’re opening the doors to our Blackdown Safe Space for a community open day on 30 October from 10 am to 12 pm.

Suitable for anyone in the community aged 16 and over, our Safe Spaces form a comfortable space and judgement-free support for those experiencing emotional distress or suicidal thoughts.

Our Safe Spaces are completely free and are run by Peer Support Workers with mental health lived experience. 

Come along to our Safe Space Blacktown Open Day, take a tour of the space, meet our friendly Peer Support Workers and ask any questions you may have. 

Keep reading to learn more about what to expect when visiting our walk-in Safe Spaces.

A non-clinical alternative to those experiencing emotional distress

Funded by the Western Sydney Primary Health Network, Safe Space Blacktown is completely accessible to the community, with no referral or diagnosis required.

Our Safe Spaces are guest-led, allowing each guest to choose support that suits their preferences and needs. 

Guests can use the Safe Space as they please, with no obligation to fill out forms or provide personal details. 

Whether they are in need of a safe, quiet environment to gather thoughts, or in need of resources, referrals or safety planning, our Peer Support workers can guide you in the right direction.

Step inside to a safe space 

With the underlying goal of keeping people safe, since the inception of Safe Spaces nationwide, 98% of visitors have been supported to remain in the community and out of hospital. 

More than 350 people have visited the Blacktown centre since it opened, with 33% of these visitors identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. 

To find out more about our Safe Spaces, or to find out where your nearest Safe Space is located, click here.

Find out more information

Interested in finding out more about our Blacktown Open Day? Be sure to keep an eye out for our socials to be kept up to date with the latest information. 

If you or someone you care about needs support, you can visit us Wednesday to Saturday 3 pm to 9 pm. Alternatively, if you or someone you know need support outside of these hours or crisis support, call Lifeline on tel:+61-13-11-14.

Safe Space Blacktown

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