Support Groups and Activities
Provided in partnership by the Chemin Neuf Community Hove and Kennedy Street, The Hub community cafe welcomes those that are homeless or coming out of rehab for free food and drink and an opportunity to have a chat. Located at St. Patrick’s church in Hove (see map below), the community cafe will also be host to a variety of other events throughout the day.
For more information please follow the link to the flyer below.Find out more »
Parents Unlimited is a social group that recognises the challenges and triumphs in life that being a parent with disabilities, long-term health conditions or impairments can sometimes bring.
The group is run by and for parents with disabilities. It does not offer any counselling, professional advice or childcare.
They host a Facebook group ‘Parents Unlimited – Brighton & Hove Disabled Parents’ (please use the link provided by the Facebook icon below) and are currently in the process of establishing monthly meet-ups in the Brighton & Hove area, to which disabled parents are welcome to bring their children along, as well as partners or PAs.
For more information please follow the link to the website below.Find out more »
Refugee Radio is a charity that was formed by refugee and human rights workers in 2008. They are run by a board of Trustees, including refugees and broadcasters who support refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants. They run community projects supporting people experiencing mental health issues, isolation and social exclusion; using radio and music to give a voice to those who do not have one.
Working with refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants Refugee Radio provide practical support and advice as well as cultural activities in order to help individuals and promote social change.
By using radio and the media to raise awareness of their situation, Refugee Radio provide an opportunity for refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants to share their experiences in a range of projects, enabling their voices to be heard and to campaign for human rights. See their website for more information on projects as well as access to podcasts and documentaries.
They provide a weekly Resilience Support Group which provides support with issues including stress, depression, PTSD and Anxiety; and also a casework service that provides advice and support with health, housing, benefits, work and education.Find out more »
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 their website at www.roarbrighton.co.uk or find them on Twitter using hashtag @RoarCsa
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 »