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.
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
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation
Helpline and email support.
Broken Rainbow UK
LGBT helpline specialising in domestic violence.

Other resources


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


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.
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.
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.

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.
  • 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)

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.


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.


Lunch Positive
Friday lunch club open to anyone living with or affected by HIV in Brighton & Hove and West Sussex.
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.


Rainbow Families
A social group for LGBT parents and their children.

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.

Latest News!

19 January 2018

Free places on LGBT suicideTALK workshop

As part of LGBT HISTORY MONTH & The B Right On LGBT Community Festival

suicideTALK: A one-hour exploration and awareness-raising session suitable for all individuals and groups within communities. If you are concerned about suicide in your community this training can help you talk about one of the most taboo subjects in the world today.

If you work face to face with members of the LGBT community then SuicideTalk is for you. Grassroots Suicide Prevention, LGBT Switchboard, MindOut and the LGBT Community Safety Forum are working together to ensure that those working in the LGBT community are trained in having conversations about suicide.


15 January 2018

1st Credit announces suicide prevention partnership with Grassroots

Ethical debt purchaser and credit management firm 1st Credit is to partner suicide prevention charity Grassroots in 2018 in a bid to improve the experiences of vulnerable customers.

With Grassroots as its chosen charity for 2018, 1st Credit, part of global credit management group Intrum, will train its own staff in suicide prevention as well as raising money and helping the charity increase its reach across the financial services sector.


10 January 2018

A year with Grassroots - looking back at 2017's highlights

This year we have trained over 1,000 people in Suicide alertness and Suicide prevention, we have reached over 37,000 downloads of our #StayAlive app (still counting), and so far more than 2,500 people have taken our “Tell Me” suicide prevention pledge.

Read more on our blog...

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