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Redland Hospital opens new Crisis Support Space

17 June 2024

The new Redland Hospital Crisis Support Space recently opened its doors to the community providing a peaceful haven for people experiencing mental health crisis or distress.

Designed by people with lived experience, the space provides a welcoming, calm and therapeutic area where people can receive much needed care away from the ED.

Addiction and Mental Health Services Executive Director Kieran Kinsella said the Service was happy to open this wonderful new facility.

“Our staff are looking forward to welcoming people to this space,” he said.

“Thank you to our team from Redland Hospital and the incredible lived experience co-designers for all your hard work and valuable input that has made this space so special.

“We hope it serves as a source of care and recovery for people who visit here in times of distress and that they leave here with the tools, strategies and community connections they need.”

People over the age of 16 can be referred from the emergency department or other co-responders from 2pm to 8:30pm, Wednesday–Sunday.

Staffed by peer workers with lived experience and mental health clinicians, people visiting the space will be able to relax, talk to someone who will take time to listen and then leave with tools, skills and links to various community organisations.

This follows the opening of the Crisis Support Space at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, with a new space opening at Logan Hospital soon, enabling three Crisis Support Spaces within the Metro South region.

Last updated 17 June 2024
Last reviewed 17 June 2024

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