YMCA Safe Space

Safe Space is open on Friday and Saturday nights to support anyone who has become intoxicated, distressed or injured during their night out.

Most people who access Safe Space have become vulnerable through alcohol or drug use and are in need of immediate assistance. They might have lost their friends, be unable to get home, or perhaps they need first aid, some water or a phone charger.

YMCA Safe Space is run by YMCA DownsLink Group, with first aid staff from EMS Ltd. Together the team ensures that people are provided with the physical and emotional support they need. Staff also signpost people on to further help if needed, such as drug and alcohol services, counselling, and homelessness projects.

Contact the Safe Space Coordinator:

The Coordinator works on Mondays and Fridays.
[email protected]
T 07841 067418

If you need to contact someone during opening hours (11.30pm – 4am on Fridays and Saturdays) please call 07590 229897.

Other ways to get in touch:

Find us on Facebook
Make a donation to Safe Space

When is Safe Space open?

St Paul’s Church, West Street, Brighton
Friday and Saturday 11.30pm to 4am, all ages

What People Say

I just wanted to give a huge thank you to Safe Space for taking care of me last night. I have never been that drunk before and I’m feeling very embarrassed by the state which I allowed myself to get into. You guys are doing an amazing job by helping people, and I honestly don’t know what would have happened to me if you weren’t there for me. I can’t thank you all enough.
People who have used Safe Space

I came into Safe Space very distressed on Saturday night and a lovely member of your team really helped me after I lost all my friends and had no idea where I was. I can’t remember her name but I just wanted to say a massive thank you! It’s amazing that there are organisations like this to help vulnerable people out.
People who have used Safe Space

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