New interactive map to support access to Safe Havens in NSW

Posted 24th January 2024 in Sector news

A new interactive map has launched to help people in New South Wales who are experiencing distress to locate Safe Havens near them, as an alternative to emergency departments.

Safe Havens/Safe Spaces are designated spaces where people can access welcoming, free, peer-to-peer support or the support of a mental health clinician in a non-clinical environment. There are currently 19 Safe Havens across NSW.

The map was developed by BEING - Mental Health Consumers to increase and encourage access to safe havens in NSW. BEING – Mental Health Consumers is the independent, NSW peak organisation speaking with and for people with lived/living experience of mental health issues and emotional distress.

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