SafeSpace is a non-profit dedicated to revolutionizing the way young people ages 12 - 26 get early access to mental health services. Based on the proven headspace Australia model, SafeSpace is a friendly place for youth to go, either online or in person, to get confidential help from someone who will listen and not judge them.
What We Are
SafeSpace’s initial center will be located near schools in downtown Menlo Park. Clinical services will be provided by child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.
Online access to youth-oriented professional clinicians offering support designed for young people and will listen at a time and place that is most comfortable.
Meeting Youth Where They Are
SafeSpace is designed for youth by youth to provide licensed, professional, outcomes based therapy both in person and online. The center will be a comfortable, welcoming place to enter to speak to someone who will listen and help youth at the first sign they aren't feeling like themselves. SafeSpace clinicians will listen and discuss a game plan to get the individual moving forward. This could involve appointments with a therapist, group therapy and family therapy. We understand that reaching out for assistance to achieve mental wellness can be scary and stigmatized and that is why we are developing a youth advisory board to learn from and build a program that is meaningful and comfortable for teens and young adults.
If you want to be a part of the Youth Advisory Board, apply here.
PARTNERING WITH SCHOOLS
The Youth Advisory Board will promote SafeSpace through school clubs, community outreach at youth events such as school sporting events, theater productions, etc. Youth will have a major impact on the awareness and utilization of services through student, teacher and parent forums at school functions and communications, as well as the design of the centers.
Our Youth Advisory Board Needs You!