S.A.F.E is an acronym for Self-Abuse Finally Ends. It is often referred to as self-harm, SAFE in Oz now use the term self-destructive behaviour, a term preferred by those who participate in this behaviour.
The term S.A.F.E originated from an organisation in Illinois, USA – S.A.F.E Alternatives. It was then co-founded in Canada by Mary Graham and Dr Dorothy Haswell in 1990. Their success prompted the ‘SAFE Central’ pilot program in Gippsland Victoria in 2001-02 with the founder of Safe In Oz – Annie Slocombe. Subsequently, SAFE in Oz was launched in 2008 whose vision is to…
‘Achieve and individual’s resolve to overcome self-destructive behaviour’
Safe In Oz currently run three Workshops: