Safe haven cafe to provide mental health support will open in Belconnen in November

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
October 20 2021 - 6:25pm
ACT Minister for Mental Health Emma Davidson told an estimates hearing on Wednesday the new safe haven cafe was weeks away from opening in Belconnen. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

A safe haven cafe - a facility designed to support people experiencing mental distress - will be opened in Belconnen in November, after call-out data showed there was greater demand for mental health services in Canberra's north.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.