What are Safe Zones? Safe Zones provide short term interventions for young people aged 13 – 18 years old suffering from mental health problems. The support will be a combination of youth work and therapeutic support.

The Safe Zones are situated across Greater Manchester and will support the NHS Rapid Response Team by offering a stepped down approach to young people who are dealing with mental health issues.

Who is the service for?

Safe Zones are for young people aged 13 – 18. In addition, support will also be provided to parents and carers to help their child with their mental health.

What does it provide?

  • Tailor-made sessions which meet the individual needs of the young person
  • Solution focused approach working
  • Practical sessions around getting to know you
  • Youth work approach using activities to encourage talking

How can Safe Zones be accessed?

For the first year, access will be by referral only from the local Rapid Response Teams.

Safe Zones are based in the following locations:

Bolton Lads and Girls club, 18 Spa Rd, Bolton BL1 4AG

Manchester Youth Zone, 931 Rochdale Rd, Manchester M9 8AE

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