Online and Face-to-Face “Safe Space” Peer Support sessions

Peer support for family members and friends of people living with mental ill health.
These sessions are offered online fortnightly via Zoom, and face-to-face once per month in Hobart, Launceston, and Devonport.

Join us in a safe space to meet with Family and Friend peer workers from the Tasmanian Health Service, guest speakers, and other family members and friends of someone with mental ill health.

Past topics: communication; grief; conflict; self-management; self-care; our needs; sleep; drug and alcohol

Who this service is for

These forums are for families and friends of a person with a mental illness and co-occurring drug use and mental ill health and are not open to service providers.

Cost

Free

Opening Hours

Face-to-face Safe Space Peer Support:

Launceston - Venue: Head to Health - 93 Paterson Street
1st Wednesday February, April, June, August, Oct, December - 5.15pm to 6.45pm

Devonport - Venue: Baptcare - 31 Murray Street, Devonport
1st Wednesday March, May, July Sept, Nov - 5.15pm to 6.45pm

Hobart - The Banksia Room - Ground Floor, 2 Terry Street Glenorchy
3rd Wednesday each month - 5.15pm to 6.45pm

Online Safe Space Peer Support:

Second Wednesday every month, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

We are also offering Safe Spaces Education and Information sessions as follows:

Our Safe Spaces Education and information Sessions are a time and place for families and friends to hear from guest speakers and to gain information on an array of topics, including but not limited to: how to support someone living with a particular diagnosis, how to support someone who is using a particular drug, how to set boundaries, and what kind of services there are and how they can support families and friends and consumers.

Hobart:
4th Thursday of every second month, starting in March, May, July, Sept, Nov
10am to 11.30am
Clarence Adult Community Mental Health Services
16/22 Bayfield Street, Rosny Park

Devonport:
1st Thursday March, May, July, Sept, Nov
10am to 11.30am
Devonport Football Club
James Street Devonport

Launceston:
1st Thursday, Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct, Dec
10am to 11.30am
Head to Health
93 Paterson Street

Accessibility Support

Ground floor - wheelchair accessible

How this service is delivered

  • Face-to-face

    Launceston - Venue: Head to Health - 93 Paterson Street
    1st Wednesday February, April, June, August, Oct, December - 5.15pm to 6.45pm

    Devonport - Venue: Baptcare - 31 Murray Street, Devonport
    1st Wednesday March, May, July Sept, Nov - 5.15pm to 6.45pm

    Hobart - The Banksia Room - Ground Floor, 2 Terry Street Glenorchy
    3rd Wednesday each month - 5.15pm to 6.45pm

  • Call or visit us online

    Second Wednesday every month, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Updated: 29/04/2022

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