Safe Space facilitates a male and female group and both groups also have non-binary participants. Safe Space is participant-led where the participants meet first and have a brainstorming session inviting the participants to outline their priorities for the next Safe Space sessions.
The emphasis is on peer support, safety, self-determination, self-organisation, self-expression and cohesiveness and these are offered to participants as the overarching themes for Safe Space.
The next dates for Safe Space are:
Included in these sessions are topics including:
During each session, participants are invited to relate the material to their lived experiences and to feed back on the effectiveness of the material to ensure that Safe Space remained relevant to the needs of the group.
John Paul O’Brien (Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Group Facilitator), who facilitates the male Safe Space group, said:
“Everything starts in safety. My sense is that Safe Space delivers on its name. Participants feel safe in this space and in feeling safe they have the possibility to open up. Open up about the truth of their lives, past and present. Open up to all the resilience and resources needed to overcome hardship, lack and limitation. The participants possess this resilience and these resources and so much more. The group is alive with talent, heart and potential.
There is something special about Safe Space. There is a special synergy created by participants that is hard to capture in words. I am inspired by their commitment and touched by their gratitude. It is a privilege for me to facilitate and accompany this group on their journey.”
People can join Safe Space by contacting Outhouse at email@example.com or calling us at 01 873 4999 and we then arrange transport to the group meetings (for participants that may need it) and a light lunch on the day of the meeting. We want to make Safe Space as accessible as possible.