Support Groups and Activities
Brighton & Hove Switchboard has a new group for LGBTQ disabled people who live in and around the city of Brighton and Hove. This group provides an opportunity for meet-ups, discussion, social events, volunteering, raising awareness both in LGBTQ scenes/services and in ‘mainstream’ services and MORE.
For more information please contact Sarah-Kye by email (email address provided below).Find out more »
Amazing Futures is a project for 14-25 year olds with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Brighton and Hove, run by Amaze.
The project runs a mixed gender peer support group, and a group just for girls and young women. They also offer one-to-one peer support, through their Peer Support volunteers. These services are for any 14-25 year olds with SEND in Brighton and Hove.
They also run a self-advocacy group for 16-25 year olds with learning disabilities, in partnership with Brighton and Hove SpeakOut.
The project will also offer accessible information to young people through their website, and a series of workshops.Find out more »
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 https://www.meetup.com/ROAR-Reaching-Out-After-Rape-Support-Group/.Find out more »
The service offers FREE six weekly peer-to-peer support groups of a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 8 people. Each support group runs once a week over six consecutive weeks and lasts for 90 minutes and is run by two trained volunteer facilitators from Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care. The groups offer the opportunity for individuals bereaved by suicide to share their experiences with others in a safe, confidential and supportive space.
To be eligible to participate in one of the groups you must be over 18 and have lost someone to suicide over three months ago. It is suggested that you join a group where you can attend at least five of the six sessions to help you get the most out of the experience. Current locations, and start-dates can be found on Facing the Future’s website (see below).Find out more »
Safety Net is a children’s safety charity based in Brighton which works across the South East. Established in 1995 by local residents and workers, the organisation has sought to deliver projects to support children, young people and their families to feel safer at home, school and in their neighbourhoods.
The service has now expanded to run the following range of projects:
- safety awareness education programmes for all children including bullying prevention, personal safety and online safety
- individual and group work support for vulnerable children, young people and their families
- practical support for families including parenting workshops, outings, activities and a home safety equipment scheme
- safeguarding support for community groups
- a wide range of training courses and workshops for individuals and organisations
Supported by Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton and Hove Clinical commissioning Group, My Life is an online directory listing local Brighton and Hove as well as national organisations and services to support everyday living.
The directory separates out services into easily navigable categories, helping you find the right organisation for your specific needs.Find out more »
Run by Allsorts youth project, the Parents and Carers Group (formerly known as Sara’s Group) is provided as a welcoming space for parents and carers of children or young people that are trans or gender questioning.
The group offers the opportunity to meet with other parent/carers with similar experiences.Find out more »
Brighton Adult ADHD Support Group is a relaxed peer led support group based in brighton for adults (18+) with or seeking a diagnosis of ADHD to share experiences, coping strategies and support. They meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month, and you’re welcome to drop in any time between 7pm – 9pm at the Brightelm Centre, Roof Room (top floor). Then, for those that wish, at 9pm we go to the Caxton Arms pub.
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Our group is relaxed and friendly on arrival you will be welcomed by an organiser. We normally have around 20 people attend our events and every month we have new people join us, so if you are nervous about attending your first meeting, do not worry as you won’t be the only new person. If you want to bring a friend, family member or partner along please feel free. No appointment necessary. – Brighton Adult ADHD Support Group Website
Age UK Brighton & Hove offer a wide range of services for older people that cover the area of Brighton and Hove. These may include information and advice, a crisis service, Horizons (providing practical support to older people following discharge from hospital, or to prevent admission to hospital), nail cutting, advocacy, help at home, counselling, computer drop-in, and various group activities.
Age UK requests donations in the region of £10-£25 for counselling sessions, but if you can’t afford that then you can discuss this with the service and arrange to pay what you can afford.Find out more »
Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. Al-Anon hold regular meetings where members share their own experience of living with alcoholism.
Al-Anon does not offer advice or counselling, and has no religious or other affiliations. There are meetings on most days in Brighton and Hove at varying times of the day and evening; see website or call for details.Find out more »