The Safe Haven Cafe

The Safe Haven Café is a friendly, compassionate place to visit if you have been experiencing emotional distress, including suicidal distress, and would like some support and social connection. Most of the staff have their own personal lived experience of suicidal distress and can listen, understand and offer support. 

What is available?
  • Peer support from someone with lived experience
  • Relaxation activities – board games, art, reading, music
  • Wellbeing planning
  • Ideas and links for other community activities and supports

Often when people feel suicidal, overwhelmed, or very distressed the only place to visit outside of hours is an Emergency Department. Safe Haven Café is open afterhours and gives supportive, non-clinical and non-medical support. This might be having a cup of tea of coffee, talking to the Peer Workers, joining in an activity or sitting quietly listening to music. You choose what suits you best. 

What do our guests think of the service?
“Great place and people to talk to about problems and life in general”

“I really like it to have some where to go when I have nowhere to go”

“It a really good place to come to when are not a good place”

"Love everything, the music, food, drinks, and most of the dear people I can converse with thank you thank you kindly"

“I was unwell today but was good to go to safe haven I did nothing but it was ok to have friends around me”