What is Safe Space?
The Safe Space Service will help to improve your mental health and wellbeing by providing you with an opportunity to join a supportive peer group where you can meet others who have mental health issues who may be able to help you from their own experiences. By attending the service you could reduce the time you may spend on your own and build your social confidence by meeting others and develop friendships.
Friendly, supportive staff in the group can offer you one to one support if you need it. You can attend regularly to help lessen loneliness or drop by as and when you feel the need to.
Where and when?
Safe Space currently takes place on:
Monday, 12:30pm - 2:30pm at our Alnwick base (above the Mind charity shop)
Monday, 2pm - 4:30pm at The Wellbeing Centre, Bensham
Tuesday, 1pm - 3pm at North Shields Library
Every other Tuesday, 2pm - 4pm at Newcastle Carers Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne. Click here to see dates and directions.
Wednesday, 1pm - 3pm at the Community Centre, Hexham
Wednesday, 2pm - 4pm at Jarrow Community Centre
Friday, 10.30am - 1.30pm at the Winlaton Centre, Winlaton
Will it cost me anything?
Safe Space is FREE; there is just a small charge for tea and coffee.
Nervous about attending?
It's perfectly natural to feel anxious about joining a new group. There's no need to be. Staff and clients are very welcoming, supportive and will make sure they help to put you at ease.
I am interested. What next?
If you are aged over 18 years old, live in North Tyneside, Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, South Tyneside or Northumberland, and would like to request a referral form for any of our Wellbeing Projects please send us your details or telephone 0191 477 4545.