Safe Space

A space for anyone needing medical help or support on a night out in Portsmouth.


If you or a friend needs help on a night out, or just wants somewhere safe to sit and talk, Safe Space is available.

It offers confidential and non-judgemental advice, immediate medical care and help for minor injuries from trained professionals.

To ensure that people get the most appropriate care, they will also be signposting to other support services and schemes in the area.

Safe Space is delivered by South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) in partnership with NHS Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System (ICS) and Portsmouth City Council (PCC), and with support from the University of Portsmouth.

Visit our page on urgent and emergency care services to find out more about where to go for illnesses and injuries that require immediate attention.

If you need support for your mental health, there are local services that you can self-refer to for help. Visit our Mental Health page for a list of services available.

Opening times:

Every Friday and Saturday, from 10pm – 3am. It will be open every night during Fresher’s Week (16 September – 1 October 2022).  

Where is it based?

Safe Space is located in the reception of Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL.