What are Community-led Safe Spaces?

Community-led Safe Spaces are volunteer-run, non-clinical services where people experiencing suicidal distress can find compassionate and empathetic support from workers who have also gone through their own suicidal crisis (or have ‘lived experience of suicidal distress’) and have been trained to use their lived experience to support others.  

Community-led Safe Spaces are intended to provide a welcoming, approachable service that is an alternative or addition to other services that may not be immediately available or the most appropriate fit for a person’s needs all the time.