Safe Space, Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Safe Space – Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service
What is the Safe Space?
The provision of a safe space for young people aged 14-18 years which enhances the support currently available to the young people of Hull and East Riding who are experiencing a crisis.  The service will offer a safe, calm and welcoming environment where young people can receive support and advice in the aim of improving emotional wellbeing and prevent the onset of a crisis.
Working in partnership
Humber NHS Foundation Trust and Humbercare are working in partnership to support young people in providing a sanctuary for when experiencing a mental health crisis.
The aims of the service are to:

  • Introduce effective alternative models of care that offer access to support before crisis point, at the right time, in the right place and by the right person
  • Prevent acute mental health inpatient admissions or re-admissions
  • Reduce reliance on other emergency services including Accident & Emergency (A&E), police and ambulance
  • Support people to recover and stay well by making sure they are referred to appropriate services that will prevent future crisis.
  • Improve overall user and family/supporter satisfaction and experience.

About us
The Safe Space is staffed by qualified practitioners, assistants and volunteers and located within:
St Andrew’s Place
271 St George’s Road
Hull
HU3 3SW
Tel: 01482 301701
Opening times
8pm to 10am, seven days a week 
Referrals to the Safe Space
To access the Safe Space a referral must come from the CAMHS 24 hours crisis service Tel: 01482 303600
Carers and family members
The service welcomes and provides advice and support to carers and family members who are providing support to the person in crisis.
What to expect
When you arrive at the Safe Space you will be greeted by a friendly member of the team.
Facilities
Lounge with a TV, DVD, music and board games.
Showering facilities.
Individual therapy rooms.
Hot and cold drinks.
Light snacks.


The Safe Space Service will:

  • Offer a single point of contact for young people and families experiencing crisis.
  • Offer a range of age appropriate activities that will be used to develop resilience and will focus upon; Emotional and psychological wellbeing, reduction of anxiety, improving coping strategies and increasing a young person’s perception of their own self-worth
  • Signpost young people to existing services for support.
  • Include the offer of a safe place to stay for the night, allowing day services to develop more sustainable plans.  

For further information regarding this service please contact the manager on 01482 586633