Safe Haven

Safe Haven Logo - image of two hands clasping each other at wrists, in front of a sun with the the phrase Move to a calm, gentle, quiet space in Whadjuk Noongar language Dabakan Ngowoort Koorliny Mia.Safe Haven is a calm, gentle, quiet space where people can receive early intervention distress management and problem solving support from both peer and clinical staff.

It aims to offer distressed, lonely or isolated people a safe place to:

  • speak confidentially to peer workers and clinicians
  • attend education/group sessions on managing distress
  • receive support without needing to present and wait unnecessarily in the Emergency Department.

The Safe Haven peer worker support service is provided by Ruah Community Services. Ruah has significant experience in this space and has provided support to Western Australians for more than 60 years, helping more than 30,000 consumers each year.

How does Safe Haven work?

Everyone’s cultural diversity, personal and sexual safety is equally important at Safe Haven.

The Safe Haven requires all people who self present or are referred to Safe Haven to be willing and able to act in a safe and responsible manner on site.

In return the Safe Haven space and staff will provide:

  • a less formal listening ear from lived experience peer support staff
  • mental health and/or AOD clinical guidance and direction if needed
  • personalised time with a Safe Haven team member and options for group based activities
  • a place that is calming and can provide you with options to help you manage day to day life better.
Last Updated: 17/03/2023