Safe Haven Cafes
Safe Haven Cafés work alongside emergency departments during after-hours and are for people experiencing mental health issues. They offer peer-based support for those who may otherwise attend emergency departments, but do not need intensive clinical and medical support.
Two Safe Haven Cafés opened in early 2021, and are now providing an alternative to emergency departments for people with mental health issues experiencing distress. They are at:
- Royal Perth Hospital - Dabakan Ngowoort Koorliny Mia (Move to a calm, gentle quiet space) - managed by the East Metropolitan Health Service
- Safe Haven is open and staff are on hand for 1-1 and group work on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 3pm and 7:45pm. Safe Haven is located in Victoria Square, opposite St Mary's Cathedral. Look for the Safe Haven sign and press the intercom on the door to enter. Safe Haven supports people who are interested in talking with someone who has been in a similar place. No formal referral is needed to attend.
- Kununurra District Hospital - managed by the WA Country Health Service
- Safe Place is open to anyone who needs support. People can self-refer and simply drop in. It's located within Kununurra District Hospital building at 96 Coolibah Drive, Kununurra, WA 6743. Enter through the main entrance, turn right and head towards the ward. The Safe Place operates Wednesday to Friday 4pm - 10pm, and Saturday 2pm - 10pm. Telephone 0456 030 979.
Last updated: 30 January 2024
Royal Perth Hospital's Safe Haven Dabakan Ngowoort Koorliny Mia opened April 2021