Brighton & Hove LGBTQ Resources

Helplines and online resources

Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
The helpline is a supportive, non-judgemental and confidential space for LGBT people as well as for their family, friends and supporters. You can call about anything that's on your mind, to receive information or get emotional support.
www.switchboard.org.uk
London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard
This Switchboard provides an information, support and referral service throughout the UK.
Helpline - 020 7837 7324 open 24 hours 7 days
www.llgs.org.uk
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation
Helpline and email support.
www.lgf.org.uk
Broken Rainbow UK
LGBT helpline specialising in domestic violence.
www.brokenrainbow.org.uk

Other resources

Downloadable

Pocket Resource Card
A printable, concise resource to help you if at risk of suicide or worried about someone else. PDF File

General

MindOut: LGB&T mental health charity
This LGBT mental health project is run by and for LGBT people. They provide: advocacy, advice and information, casework support, peer support groups, suicide prevention, including peer support, mental health promotion and anti-stigma events, LGBT affirmative practice training. Their services are free, confidential, independent and impartial. New services include an online support service and a peer mentoring service.
www.mindout.org.uk
 
Navigate Brighton
Navigate is a group for transgender men, trans masculine people, genderqueer people, non-binary people, those assigned intersex and/or female at birth that fit somewhere else on or off the spectrum or those who are questioning their gender identity.
navigatebrighton.wordpress.com
Brighton and Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum
This are an independent LGBT forum working with the Community to address and improve safety issues throughout Brighton and Hove.
www.lgbt-safety-forum-brighton.com

Young people

Allsorts Youth Project
Allsorts is a project based in Brighton to support and empower young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
 
Support:
  • Telephone, email and one to one support to LGBTU young people.
  • Male Matters (aged 16-25 men's group)
  • No Dress Code (aged 16-25 women's group)
  • Transformers (aged 16-25 trans group)
  • Bi Brighton (aged 16-25 bi, pan, queer group)
  • Parents Group for parents, carers of LGBTU young people
  • TAG (16's and under group)
  • Trans TAG (under 13's trans group)
  • TAGformers (aged 13-16 trans group)
www.allsortsyouth.org.uk

Older gay men

Brighton Gay Elderly Men's Society (G.E.M.S.)
G.E.M.S. meet on the last Friday of every month and send out a monthly newsletter. They also have lunch outings, trips to places of interest, theatre and cinema outings, a walking group and a swimming group.
www.brightongems.com

Students

 
Sussex Uni LGBTQ Students' Union
The LGBTQ Students' Union run regular events, campaign and lobby on issues we feel are relevant to the LGBTQ community, and provide welfare support. They are here to offer a safe space environment to all LGBTQ students and staff at the University of Sussex.
www.facebook.com/sussexlgbtq
sussexlgbtq.weebly.com

H.I.V.

Lunch Positive
Friday lunch club open to anyone living with or affected by HIV in Brighton & Hove and West Sussex.
www.lunchpositive.org
Terrence Higgins Trust
THT's vision is a world where people with HIV live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination, and good sexual health is a right and reality for all.
www.tht.org.uk

Parenting

Rainbow Families
A social group for LGBT parents and their children.
www.rainbowfamilies.org.uk

Community engagement

LGBT Health and Inclusion Project
The LGBT Health and Inclusion Project (LGBT HIP) is a project to engage with lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people who live, work, study or socialise in Brighton and Hove on our healthcare and Council service needs, and other city-wide issues in order to influence future provisions.
www.lgbt-hip.org

Latest News!

14 November 2017

First suicideTALK delivered in Brighton & Hove

Grassroots are incredibly proud of our 20 new ambassadors who took an hour out of their day to take suicideTALK on 25 October 2017.

The 20 members of the public are now equipped with the skills and confidence to ask about suicide. Talking about suicide openly and honestly lets other people know it's ok to ask for help, and that they can talk to you. It's also crucial in helping to de-stigmatise using the word "suicide" in conversations. If more people are asking for help with their thoughts of suicide then it could mean more suicides are prevented.

The first suicideTALK delivered in Brighton & Hove was been funded by donations on World Suicide Prevention Day 2017, so we would like to thank the public in Brighton for helping to make this course happen. 

21 August 2017

Exciting announcement!

On Friday 8 September Grassroots Suicide Prevention will be relaunching their suicide prevention App #StayAlive.

Stay Alive is the ideal tool to help people who are suffering with thoughts of suicide to be reminded of their own reasons for living and access support in times of crisis. It’s also a great resource for carers supporting people with thoughts of suicide.

We currently have 30,000 downloads and are looking to significantly add to this during World Suicide Prevention Day, on 10 September 2017.Your support could help save a life. 

How? By downloading this free, award-winning app you will help highlight the importance of suicide prevention.

Download the Stay Alive app now, available free on the App Store or Google Play.

Take a minute, change a life.

More news...

Stay Alive

A mobile app for those at risk of suicide and people worried about someone.

Android App on Google play
Available on the App Store
 
Patient Safety Awards Winner, 2015

Responding to the launch of the Stay Alive app Emma Wadey, Director of Nursing Standards and Safety at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, said:

"Suicide is everyone's business; it devastates so many lives no matter who you are, where you work or where you live. We want to use every method available to us to make Sussex, and beyond, a place where people thinking about suicide are supported and helped in their workplace and their community."
National Suicide Prevention Alliance Member

Thank you to all our clients and funders, including

  • Big Lottery Fund
  • NHS Brighton and Hove
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Department of Health
  • Sussex Community Foundation
  • Lloyds Bank
 
  • Brighton & Hove City Council
  • East Sussex County Council
  • West Sussex County Council
  • Ealing
  • Surrey County Council
  • YMCA
  • Royal Navy
  • Crime Reduction Initiatives