LGBTQ+ support

Services for Adults in Sussex

Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard

Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people. Includes specialist services for these groups:

  • Older people's group (50+)
  • Grief support group
  • Dementia Support
  • Domestic Abuse services
  • Trans, Non-Binary, and Intersex Social Prescribing
  • LGBTQ+ Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers
  • Social Prescribing and support groups
  • Health and Inclusion Program
  • LGBTQ+ Training

Helpline: 01273 204050 (7-9.30pm Mon-Thu only)

Phone: 01273 234009 (other services)

Website: Switchboard 


Providing specialist mental health and wellbeing support for LGBTQ+ people, including:

  • mental health advocacy
  • peer support group work and peer mentoring
  • counselling
  • telephone befriending
  • daily and out of hours online support
  • suicide prevention initiatives
  • trans and non-binary specific and specialist support
  • volunteering opportunities.

Phone: 01273 234839

Website: MindOut

The Clare Project

Provides a variety of support options for the trans, non-binary and intersex community. These are mainly held in the Brighton area. East Sussex residents are welcome to attend in person, and some online groups are also available. 

Website: The Clare Project

Services for children and young adults

Allsorts Youth Project

Support for children and young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity (LGBTQ+), and their families.

Phone: 01273 721100

Website: Allsorts Youth Project 


Search ESCIS directory (East Sussex Community Information Service) for both adult and youth LGBTQ+ support groups and organisations.

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