Health & Wellbeing

Age UK Brighton and Hove
Long Description

Age UK Brighton & Hove is an independent local charity, supporting older people, combatting lonliness and isolation. We have 40 dedicated staff and over 100 volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people in Brighton & Hove.

Phone
01273 720603
Address
Age UK Brighton & Hove
29-31 Prestonville Rd
BRIGHTON
BN1 3TJ
Alzheimer’s Society
Long Description

Alzheimer's Society is the only UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today. Bring Dementia Out is Alzheimer's Society's innovation to raise awareness and provide support for LGBT+ people affected by dementia in Brighton and Hove, and Greater Manchester: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved/bring-dementia-out

Phone
National Dementia Helpline 0300 222 11 22
Address
Alzheimer's Society,
43-44 Crutched Friars,
London, EC3N 2AE
Assert
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Short Description
Supporting Autistic Adults in Brighton & Hove
Long Description

Assert supports autistic adults in Brighton and Hove to lead full and rewarding lives and to reach their potential by providing diverse, high quality and person-centred support services and seeking to raise awareness of the condition.

Phone
01273 234853
Black Beetle Health
Long Description

Promoting health, wellbeing and equality for LGBTQ+ communities of colour by shedding light on important health disparities among QTIPOC in the UK.

Address
https://twitter.com/HealthBeetle
Brook
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Long Description

Brook is the UK's leading sexual health and wellbeing charity for young people. Listen to our RSE podcast @DiariesEd

I'M LOOKING FOR HELP WITH...

Having sex for the first time
Getting an STI test
Emergency contraception
What contraception is right for me?
I’ve had unprotected sex
I’m concerned about myself or someone else

Address
Penhaligon House,
Green Street,
Truro,
TR1 2LH
Clinic Q
Long Description

cliniQ is a Community Interest Company.  We are an holistic sexual health and well-being service for all trans people, partners and friends. We are a trans-led team, who offer a safe, confidential space for those who may not feel comfortable accessing mainstream services.We are open every Wednesday, from 4:30 to 7:00pm at 56 Dean Street in Soho.

Phone
02033156699
Address
56 Dean Street,
Soho,
London, W1D 6AQ
Fat Club Brighton
Long Description

Fat liberation in Brighton and Hove 🚫 no diet or intentional weight loss talk 🚫

Fluxies
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Long Description

Fluxies was founded in 2017 by Paige Fashoni, as FLUX Undies. Being the first brand of period underwear to land in the UK, when reusable period products were almost non-existent, we started on our mission to reshape the future of period care. Since then, more than 200,000 people have switched to our reusable period underwear and we've stopped over 40 million (!!!) disposables from going to landfill.  Fluxies also features a gender neutral range.

Health In Mind
Long Description

How do I know if I need help?

Of the thousands of referrals we receive each year, many are from people who don’t know what is wrong. They only know that their life is not enjoyable.

We often find people have waited several months or even longer before making contact. We encourage people to identify symptoms and make a referral sooner. Tackling issues at an earlier stage means quicker access to treatment and can prevent symptoms from worsening.

We know it takes courage to talk with someone about how you’re feeling. We offer a safe space where you can do that.

Phone
0300 00 30 130
Hear Us Out
Long Description

Hear Us Out is a participatory arts project run by New Writing South
celebrating older LGBTQ+ people’s real-life stories

I Want PrEP Now
Long Description

All the information you need to understand and start taking PrEP in one place.

LGBT Meditation Group
Long Description

Open drop-in group for LGBT+ people with no experience of meditation. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5.30-7:00pm. A welcoming space in which to share meditation practice and explore teachings from different traditions.

Phone
07789 861367
LGBT Mummies
Long Description

We are the LGBT Mummies organisation.
Our sole purpose is to support LGBT+ women & people globally on the path to motherhood or parenthood.
We provide guidance on the different family creation pathways through our website, social channels & support groups, whilst providing access to our global community to meet other like-minded families.

Address
3rd Floor,
207 Regent Street,
London,
England,
W1B 3HH

https://www.instagram.com/lgbt_mummies/
https://www.facebook.com/LGBTMummies/
Live Through This
Long Description

Live Through This exists to support and advocate for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer communities when they are affected by cancer.

Our goal is to help patients, survivors, partners and caregivers feel welcome and supported in cancer services. Through peer support, education, and bespoke resource production, it is our mission to transform cancer care into a more inclusive environment for everyone.

Address
https://twitter.com/LTTcancer
https://www.instagram.com/lttcancer/
https://www.facebook.com/lttcancer
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3GCHyUF8NWcw2REWyQ4VRw
Mermaids
Long Description

Mermaids supports children and young people up to 20 years old who are transgender and/or gender diverse, and their families, and professionals involved in their care.

Phone
0808 801 0400 (Monday - Friday: 9am - 9pm)
Address
Suite 4,
Tarn House,
77 the High Street,
Yeadon,
Leeds,
LS19 7SP
Misfits Gym
Long Description

Misfits is a fitness and well-being programme aimed at building confidence & breaking down barriers between the trans+ community and traditional gyms

National Autistic Society – LGBTQ+ online branch
Long Description

Meet other autistic people from the LGBTQ+ community, and share your experiences. You can also find lots of useful tips and resources, and get support from like-minded people. Access our online meet-ups via email at [email protected] or visit our Facebook page.

National LGB&T Partnership Trans Health Factsheets
Long Description

The National LGB&T Partnership was established in early 2010, in order reduce health inequalities and challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within public services. These factsheets have been prepared by members of the National LGB&T Partnership in collaboration with cliniQ, Mermaids, TransForum Manchester, with support from Public Health England.

NHS – The Expert Patients Programme (EPP)
Long Description

The Expert Patients Programme (EPP) is a free self-management course developed for people living with any long-term health condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, depression, back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome etc.

Portsmouth Autism Support Network
Long Description

We are a small, dedicated charity, based locally in Portsmouth, Hampshire. Founded in 2008, Portsmouth Autism Support Network (PASN) strives to be a growing and invaluable support network for families who are affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorders. We also organise events where people can socialise and create support networks of their own.

Reengage – Rainbow call companions
Long Description

 As you get older it’s not unusual to spend more time on your own, particularly if you’ve lost loved ones or your health isn’t what it used to be.

Following the success of our call companions service, we launched rainbow call companions: a free telephone befriending service for LGBT+ people who are lonely, isolated or in need of companionship and feel they would benefit from a friendly phone call every week or two. This is a service specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender plus (LGBT+) people aged 75+ who would like to speak to someone who’s also LGBT+.

Calls last for half an hour or so and you can chat about anything that interests you. What's great is that the same volunteer phones you every time, so you can get to know each other and share stories and laughter – for as long as you both want.

Rainbow call companions has been awarded by the NHS National Advisor for LGBT Health award (2022), which recognises outstanding work by individuals and groups across the NHS and VCSE sector to improve the experience of LGBT+ patients and the LGBT+ workforce and shine a light on examples of best practice.

Phone
0800 716543 (freephone) / 020 7240 0630 (office)
Address
7 Bell Yard
London
WC2A 2JR
Long Description

Dementia Support is for LGBTQ people living with or affected by dementia or concerned about memory loss
Whether you are someone living with dementia or memory difficulties, are a caregiver, a friend, or family member, you deserve support that recognises your individual life experience.

Phone
07783 760249
Address
Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
Community Base
113 Queens Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 3XG
Switchboard Grief Encounters
Long Description

Grief Encounters is a peer support group for LGBTQ people who have experienced a bereavement.
Many LGBTQ people face a number of additional challenges when it comes to bereavement, in addition to universal experiences of grief, pain and sadness.

Switchboard Older People
Long Description

Our Older People’s Project is for LGBTQ people aged 50+ who would like to meet others in their community for support or information.
We provide those aged 50+ with a number of regular social activities, meet ups and trips. We also provide information and host workshops about services for older people and make connections for people within the community and to other services.

The Sussex Beacon Hospice
Long Description

The Sussex Beacon provides specialist care and support for people living with HIV. Our services promote independence and improve health and wellbeing by providing inpatient and outpatient services. Our services are run from our centre in Brighton where we have a 10-bed inpatient unit, therapy rooms and larger rooms for group work.

Phone
01273 694222
Address
10 Bevendean Rd,
Brighton BN2 4DE
Time To Talk Befriending
Long Description

WE SUPPORT PEOPLE AGED 65+ WHO ARE EXPERIENCING LONELINESS DUE TO LIMITED SOCIAL CONNECTIONS.

We operate across Brighton, Hove, Adur and Worthing. Every aspect of our service has been developed in response to the wants and needs of older people. We offer a cohesive range of services which enables older people to choose the option which best suits them.

Phone
01273 737710
Address
City Coast Centre
North Street
Portslade
BN41 1DG
Tonic!
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Long Description

Gay & Tonic! (“Tonic!”) was inspired by a growing need to find and build a gay & TONIC community — As the acronym says, our gay & TONIC community include and is not limited to the following:

Teetotal
On-the-wagon
Not drinking
In recovery
Curious about sobriety

As we continue to grow, look out for upcoming Tonic community socials & events, group trips, and ways to get involved.

Gay & Tonic!
The only mixer needed is YOU to have a good time!

Trans Friendly
Long Description

Find transgender friendly businesses that have pledged to welcome their transgender and non-binary customers.

TransActual
Long Description

TransActual UK was founded by a group of British trans people as a response to increasing press hostility, transphobia and misinformation. We are run by the trans community, with the trans community, for the trans community.
We expanded our scope and remit to:

share reliable information about trans people’s lives and about trans rights in the UK, as well as dispelling common myths

amplify the voices of trans people so that the wider world may hear the experiences of a wide range of trans men, trans women and non-binary people

educate people about trans people's lives and the issues we face

advocate for trans people

empower trans people to bring about change in their lives and in the community

Address
https://twitter.com/TransActualUK
https://www.instagram.com/transactualuk/
https://www.facebook.com/TransActualUK/
https://mastodon.social/@transactualuk
Waiting List Warriors
Long Description

Gendered Intelligence has opened a support line for trans people who are waiting for gender affirming healthcare and those around them. We usually operate with no wait times to speak to a member of staff during our opening hours - on email, whatsapp and phone.

Phone
0330 355 9678
Address
whatsapp on 07592 650 496