Where to go for support and advice is Brighton

Recommended Directories

This page helps connect you to local directories that offer help, advice, activities and support for young people in Brighton and Hove.

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Crisis Support

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

Youth Collective

Made up of eight local organisations all offering youth based activities.

Sport & Activity in Brighton & Hove

Facebook page for local events, clubs, taster days, and other ways to stay active.

Where To Go For

The full version of this website, with more links to local activities and events.

DRUGS & ALCOHOL SUPPORT

Brighton and Hove Youth Service

Council services for young people, including support if you're struggling with drugs or alcohol.

YMCA Downslink Group

Offers late-night safe spaces if you’re sick, injured, or distressed after a night out.

Where To Go For

The full version of this website, with more links to support for drugs and alcohol misuse.

FAMILY, FRIENDS & RELATIONSHIPS

Brighton and Hove Youth Service

Council services for young people, including early help for families who need support.

Youth Collective

Made up of eight local organisations all offering support for friendships, relationships, and bullying.

Where To Go For

The full version of this website, with more links to support for family, friends, and relationships.

HOUSING

YMCA Downslink Group

Provides long- and short-term housing support, along with advice and special outreach for young people (anyone under 25) experiencing homelessness.

Youth Collective

Made up of eight local organisations, two of which (Dean's Youth Project and Young People’s Centre) offer housing support.

Where To Go For

The full version of this website, with more links to housing support.


Need immediate housing support?

Youth Advice Centre Housing Advice Drop-in:
If you are aged 25 and under you can access this drop-in between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

If you are over 25 you will need to contact Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC).

If you experience a housing emergency outside the hours of 9-5pm or over the weekend, you can call the BHCC out of hours number on 01273 680065.

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

YMCA Downslink Group

Offers free counselling for 13 - 25 year olds and Right Here, a service for young people that supports mental wellbeing.

Mind

Information about services available that offer support around mental health and wellbeing.

Find Get Give

A national mental health services directory and advice website for 13-25 year olds.

Youth Collective

Made up of eight local organisations, two of which (YMCA YAC and Young People’s Centre) offer counselling support.

E-motion

Free online counselling for young people aged 13-25 years who live in Brighton and Hove.

Where To Go For

The full version of this website, with more links to mental health support.


Need immediate mental health and wellbeing support?

NHS 111: You can call NHS 111;when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. Call 111if you don’t know who to call, don’t have a GP or need health information about what to do next.

Mental Health Rapid Response Service (MHRRS): A local support service offering rapid assessments for people experiencing mental health issues who don’t feel able to stay safe. 01273 242220 (24/7)

Sussex Mental Healthline: Helpline staffed by trained mental health workers for anyone in Sussex with a concern related to mental health . Open 5pm – 9 am Monday to Friday and 24 hours at weekends and bank holidays. 0300 5000 101

The Samaritans: A national helpline providing confidential listening support. 116 123 (free phone)

Emergency services – 999: If you or someone else is at risk of immediate harm, contact the emergency services on 999.

SEXUAL HEALTH

Brighton and Hove Youth Service


Council services for young people, including info about STIs, being LGBTU, and staying safe.

Youth Collective


Made up of eight local organisations, offering resources for sexual health, free condoms, and STI and pregnancy testing.

Brighton and Hove Sexual Health & Contraception service (SHAC)


Offers sexual health clinics and services for all young people.

Where To Go For


The full version of this website, with more links to sexual health resources.

SPECIAL ED. NEEDS AND DISABILITIES

Local Offer


Help and support available locally for children and young people aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND) and their families.

Where To Go For


The full version of this website, with more links to SEND resources.

TRAINING & EDUCATION

Brighton and Hove Youth Service


Council services for young people, including careers advice and the Youth Employability Service.

YMCA Downslink Group


Offers alternative education programmes, links to apprenticeships, and ways to earn qualifications.

Youth Collective


Made up of eight local organisations, three of which (Deans Youth Project, Trust for Developing Communities, and Young People’s Centre) offer help with training and education.

Where To Go For


The full version of this website, with more links to training and education resources.

Support and advice in Brighton for 12-25 year olds