SAFE SPACES PEER SUPPORT
Regardless of where you are in your journey, supporting someone mental ill health can feel like you’re experiencing an emotional rollercoaster – full of tears and triumphs. You are not alone. This is for you!
Safe Spaces Peer Support groups provide the opportunity to share with and listen to others just like you.
Connecting is important for self-care and your continued wellbeing. We invite you to come along, share your story and make friendships that will help you maintain resilience, cope with challenges, and strengthen your support role.
This is a safe space and time just for you, so you’re welcome to come along for a whole session or just a little while.
Who is Safe Spaces for?
Anyone supporting a family member or friend with mental ill health
Anyone supporting a family member or friend with mental ill health and or co-occurring Alcohol and Other drugs
Family and friends that provide informal, unpaid physical, social, financial, and emotional support
Family and friends that feel isolated and want to be understood in a safe and private space
Aged over 18 years living in Tasmania
So that our sessions remain true to the experience of family members and friends, these sessions are not open to service providers or consumers.
INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
STATEWIDE ONLINE SAFE SPACES
HOBART PEER SUPPORT
LAUNCESTON PEER SUPPORT
DEVONPORT PEER SUPPORT
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 6228 7448 for more information
Statewide Online Safe Spaces Peer Support Sessions:
Our Online Safe Spaces chats are hosted using the video call platform, Zoom. If you are not familiar with Zoom, or would like a reminder, please take a look at the Zoom instructions below.
Our Next Online Safe Spaces Peer Support Sessions
Wednesday 8th of June at 1pm – 2pm | Register for this session HERE
Wednesday 8th of June at 5:30pm-6:30pm | Register for this session HERE
Wednesday 13th of July at 1pm – 2pm | Register for this session HERE
Wednesday 13th of July at 5:30pm-6:30pm | Register for this session HERE
Hobart Face to Face Safes Space Sessions:
Wednesday 15th of June at 5:15pm-6:45pm | 2 Terry Street, Ground Floor, Glenorchy | Register HERE
Wednesday 20th of July at 5:15pm-6:45pm | 2 Terry Street, Ground Floor, Glenorchy | Register HERE
Launceston Face to Face Safe Spaces Sessions:
Wednesday 1st of June at 5:15pm-6:45pm | Head to Health – 93 Paterson Street, Launceston | Register HERE
Wednesday 3rd of August at 5:15pm-6:45pm | Head to Health – 93 Paterson Street, Launceston | Register HERE
Devonport Face to Face Safe Spaces Sessions:
Wednesday 7th of September at 5:15pm-6:45pm | Baptcare – 31 Murray Street, Devonport | Register HERE
How do I use Zoom?
You will be able to attend our Online Safe Spaces chats using Zoom. You do not need your own account to register, just the link and meeting ID that we send you.
We are conscious of your privacy and have taken measures to ensure your security when using Zoom. These include a specific password for each meeting and suggestions for maintaining your privacy during our meetings. For more information, please take a look at the guidelines for our video chats.
If this is your first time using Zoom, don’t worry, many of us have not used Zoom before! Please look at the step by step instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting. If things are still feeling a bit unfamiliar, you can get in touch with us by email.
Based on your feedback, we have decided to run the Online Safe Spaces sessions fortnightly. Each session will be held at 6.30 pm on a Wednesday evening or 1:00 pm on a Wednesday lunch time and will run for 1 to 1.5 hours.
The sessions will be held in English.
Before joining us online, please read our guidelines for video chats.