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Safe Spaces

Brisbane North Safe Space Network

Safe Spaces


Brisbane North Safe Spaces provide people experiencing emotional distress, with friendly and welcoming support, in a safe environment, as an alternative to emergency departments.

The Safe Spaces are open from 5pm –9pm on weekdays and participate in a coordinated calendar of opening hours amongst the 4 spaces, over the weekends. Please contact your local safe space for more details.

  • Everyone is welcome to visit the Safe Space if you are experiencing distress and need support. There are no age limits.
  • No appointment is needed but please phone first if you can, to ensure we are able to see you straight away
  • If you need help to get there please call to discuss options

Peer workers will greet guests and any carer or support persons, inquire about what their needs are, offer refreshments, a place to sit, and a range of supports and spaces available.

What to expect:

  • friendly welcome
  • someone who listens
  • support to de-escalate
  • safety planning offered
  • warm connections with other services and supports
  • follow-up contact

The Safe Spaces will aim for guests to leave with a sense of hope and positivity, feeling they have been heard and supported.

The Brisbane North Safe Space Network has been established to create a community-based movement to embed more options for safety and enhanced wellbeing across the region. The network will connect community spaces and places where people who are experiencing distress or vulnerability can access support away from hospital emergency departments. Network coordination is provided by Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ) with more information available by contacting Nat Scott Safe Space Network Coordinator email: nscott@wmq.org.au

Bardon Safe Space

Communify - 180 Jubilee Tce, Bardon

Open 5-9pm Weekdays, Opening Weekends in July

Strathpine Safe Space

Neami National - Unit 6/327 Gympie Rd, Strathpine

Open 5-9pm Weekdays and 3-7pm Weekends

Caboolture Safe Space

STRIDE Caboolture - 24 George St, Caboolture

Open 5-9pm Weekdays and 10am – 2pm Weekends

Redcliffe Safe Space

Opening July 2022

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