ROAR is a friendly, welcoming group for men that have survived rape and/or childhood abuse. They are a social/support group set up to offer a place to share, to chat, to unload or to just be yourself.
They provide regular meet-ups, an opportunity to talk to someone who has experienced the same trauma as well as sign posting to services.
More information about future meet-ups can be found at their website at www.roarbrighton.co.uk or find them on Twitter using hashtag @RoarCsa
CALM is a charity aiming to prevent male suicide. Offers support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via their telephone helpline and website. Webchat available 5pm ‘til midnight, 7 days a week.Find out more »
The Brighton Gay Elderly Mens Society (GEMS) aims to enrich the lives of Older Gay Men in Brighton and Hove over the age of 50, offering a wide range of activities aimed at reducing isolation and providing a safe environment to meet and socialise.
Meets every last Friday of the month from 7-10pm.Find out more »
Gingerbread is a national charity that offers support and advice to single parents on a number of issues, including:
- Child maintenance
- Welfare benefits and tax credits
They also have a section with information specifically tailored for single dads – click here
Gingerbread provides information on their website, as well as advice over the phone and online during their monthly ‘Ask An Advisor’ sessions. They also provide an online forum for single parents.
You can join a local ‘Gingerbread group’, which is a group run by single parents, for single parents. Gingerbread groups are free, child-friendly, informal meet-ups for single parents who are Gingerbread members (membership is free). The nearest existing group to Brighton & Hove is in Crawley, but it’s also possible for members to start their own local group.
Mankind is a support and resource service for men who have been sexually abused, sexually assaulted and/or raped. Offers one on one counselling for men who have been sexually abused, and for partners, family, and friends of men who have been sexually abused; couple counselling; and therapeutic groups. Resources include an extensive library of books, DVDs, and research papers.
Counselling is provided on a donation basis – clients discuss with their counsellor and agree a donation amount on a weekly basis, usually between £1-£40, or no charge if clients are out of work and/or cannot afford it.Find out more »
Men’s Advice Line offer advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence, with information online, as well as a freephone number, e-mail and online chat.Find out more »
Men’s Health Forum is an independent voluntary organisation working to improve men’s health and health provision. Malehealth.co.uk is run by the Men’s Health Forum. Malehealth provides essential, accurate, easy to use information about the key health problems that affect men. The Forum also runs its own site, the Men’s Health Forum, for healthcare professionals interested in this growing field.Find out more »
PrimeTime is a network of activities for men aged 50+ in Brighton & Hove. The network has been set up for men who would like to meet other men with similar interests in Brighton & Hove.
You can join as an activity participant or as a facilitator. The activities take place in small groups (usually up to 10 members). Groups already active include: a cookery group (called Old Spice!), a walking group, an arts group, a men’s social group and launching soon, model-making and healthy eating groups.
PrimeTime is a volunteer led network of men’s groups supported by Volunteering Matters a Brighton based national charity best known for our sister project, Lifelines.
The aim is to create a local network of groups covering a diverse range of interests that is exclusively for men over 50 t: Make new friends, get away from the TV and enjoy life while still in your prime!Find out more »
Survivors UK offers support to men who have been sexually abused or raped, through webchat and telephone, counselling and group work as well as by providing self-help information through their website.Find out more »