Safe Space is the first Peer Supported Crisis Service that works in partnership with our statutory mental health team.
Safe Space is a pioneering alternative approach to addressing mental health crisis in our own community supported by people with lived experience.
The service operates from 2.00pm - 9.30pm, seven days a week, 365 days per year.
People are offered a safe, homely environment with fast access to support at a time when it is needed the most.
Safe Space deals with an average of 120 referrals per month which is on average 10% of our statutory services calls to the crisis team. We can work with people for as long as required offering a range of support options right in the community.
Sixty percent of our Peer Supporters are people that have come through the service themselves for support.
Safe Space is used as a flagship service showing true co-production with statutory services and the community - there are plans to replicate this model across South Yorkshire and build upon referral routes to include the police and ambulance service.