Community led Safe Space Inner West was set up in August 2021 and opened its door at The Little BIG House in Summer Hill in Oct 2021. We were part of a pilot project and in July 2022 they secured seed funding to continue the project for the next 3 years. In that time we we starting to connect with community and forge relationships with other service providers in the area. By the end of our first year, we had seen over 300 guests in the Safe space and had over 460 people attended our events. In Jan 2023 we were registered as a charity called Sydney Community Safe Space Inc. to help us grow to other areas. In Jan 2023 we also started the Safe Space Community Educate program where we will hire facilitators to run Mental Health First Aid, Safe Talk and other courses we believe would benefit and support the carer, friend or colleague of someone who is in distress. In 2024 we will expand our volunteer base to include people in the Community who are great supporters of people in distress and we hope this will bring a whole of community approach to the issues assoicated with Suicide , Mental distress and lonliness.
To provide a safe space for guest to attend and allow us to support them in whatever way they wish. We believe they are the experts in their own recovery.
We believe in the value of one lived experience sharing with another