Tender awarded to Ruah for Safe Haven lived experience peer workers

Safe Haven working group with Ruah
Safe Haven working group with Ruah Community Services
December 16, 2020

As we progress closer to the commencement of the Royal Perth Hospital Safe Haven in early-2021, we are pleased to announce that Ruah Community Services have been awarded the tender to provide lived experience peer workers to the Safe Haven upon opening.

Announced in March by the Minister for Health and Mental Health, the Hon. Roger Cook, the Safe Haven will provide an after-hours alternative to the emergency department for people with mental health challenges who need support and assistance, but who don’t require medical input.

Attendees will have the opportunity to speak to people who have had similar experiences who can share what has worked for them and what options they have. The Safe Haven is provided in a safe, inviting and relaxing environment.

Working alongside our clinicians, the Ruah team will provide attendees to Safe Haven with the vital lived experienced support they need for their recovery.

Ruah has significant experience in this space and have provided support to Western Australians for more than 60 years, helping more than 30,000 consumers each year. Their professional teams work with individuals at home and on the streets, including running the Ruah Centre drop-in facility in Northbridge, The Kambarang Place and Harmony Place women’s refuges.