MoWaNa stands for Mona Vale, Warriewood and Narrabeen. The Community-led Safe Space is a ‘drop in’ style place that offers a non-clinical alternative to acute, clinical services such as emergency departments for people experiencing emotional or suicidal distress.

Our Community-led Safe Space provides a warm, welcoming environment in which to reduce distress, it will be staffed by our Peer CARE Companions (PCC) who have either had their own lived experience of suicide, have supported someone else in crisis, or who have been bereaved by suicide.

This means they are better able to connect with others through the mutual understanding that comes with meaningful shared experience.

About MoWaNa Northern Beaches Safe Space

Opening Hours:

Friday/Saturday/Sunday 5pm – 9pm

Coffee with Kindness:

8:30am – 11am Wed & Thursday
9am – 11am Friday

About MoWaNa Northern Beaches Safe Space

Opening Hours:

Friday/Saturday/Sunday 5pm-9pm

Coffee with Kindness:

8am-10am Wed & Thursday
9am-11am Friday

We are:

  • A trauma-informed ‘no wrong’ door approach
  • A warm welcoming environment
  • Non-clinical support that meets the holistic needs of our peers

  • A compassionate and capable peer-led lived experience workforce providing peer support

  • Warm connections to other appropriate and reliable supports

  • People with Lived Experience are actively involved in all aspects of the Community-led Safe Space

The Community-led Safe Space model has been co-designed by Roses in the Ocean. We are part of Roses in the Ocean’s national Community-led Safe Space project, leveraging their expertise, guidance, and operational support.

We have over 40 companions who will volunteer in our Safe Space. All our volunteers are provided with two key trainings: Living Works ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), and Roses in the Ocean Peer Care Companion Training and gatekeeper training.