What We Do
Safe Harbour is an innovative Emotional Support Service aimed at improving emotional wellbeing. The programme is a bespoke, non-clinical alternative talking therapy, focused on the person and not their clinical condition.
The service offered is individual to the needs of the person, usually lasting for around twelve weeks followed by a three month follow up. Those accessing our service will receive one to one appointments and may also want to take part in Walk and Talk sessions as detailed below.
One to One Appointments
Safe Harbour is a simple but very effective Emotional Support Programme, aimed at improving emotional wellbeing. We support people to work through the difficult issues that are affecting their lives and the detrimental effect that this may be having on families.
Our aim is to help people to develop appropriate solutions, together with the support of our trained Emotional Support Workers, which will nurture and improve emotional resilience. We have found that this can have a positive benefit, both in the short term and the long term.
The essence of our support is based on building a trusting relationship and forming a positive attachment, which is aimed at getting to know our clients as people.
Walk and Talk
Walk and Talk sessions have proved a very effective way of reducing not just Stress and Anxiety, but improving a range of other issues that impact on people's lives. The walks have also resulted in reduced social isolation, increased motivation, improved social confidence and encouraged better community involvement.
The majority of people - once engaged with the Safe Harbour Programme - participate in our walk and talk sessions. Depending on physical and mental health issues, these can be short or long in duration. The walks are client-led with routes agreed and planned together to best meet the needs of the clients.
Following the successful pilot of our women's inspirational talk group, we hope to run a number of other groups in future based on key themes such as self harm and eating disorders.
These groups will be run in partnership with other organisations and individuals with specialised knowledge of specific issues.
More information about our themed groups, such as when certain groups are going to run, will be released as soon as details have been confirmed.