BREAKEVEN provides free specialist counselling in Brighton for anyone affected by problem gambling.

CRI is a health and social care charity working with individuals, families and communities across England and Wales that are affected by drugs, alcohol, crime, homelessness, domestic abuse and antisocial behaviour.
CRI offers a free 12 week counselling in Brighton programme, for people experiencing addictions.

PATCHED offers support and services for the families, friends and carers of substance misusers or anyone in the local community experiencing the effects of someone else’s drug or alcohol problem.

FRANK is the UK’s anti-drug campaign aimed principally at young adults. FRANK provides services for people who seek information and/or advice about drugs.


CRUSE promotes the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss.

Children and young people

CHILDLINE is a counselling service for children and young people.

BRIGHTON AND HOVE YOUNG CARERS provides information, support, groups and activities for young carers who  live in Brighton and Hove. Our services are free to use and the referral process is open to all in the community.

NSPCC protects children across the UK and provides a wide range of services for both children and parents.


BULLYING UK provides useful information to children, parents, teachers, adults and youth organisations about bullying both at school and the workplace.


ABUSE SURVIVORS is a volunteer group focusing on information, advice and support to those affected by abuse.

RISE supports women, children, young people and LGBT people affected by domestic abuse.

MANKIND is a national charity that provides help and support for MALE victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence.

Depression and despair

The SAMARITANS Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

Mental health

MIND is here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support. It provides high-quality information and advice on depression, bereavement, anxiety and medication.

SANE is a UK mental health charity provides practical help to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness.

NO PANIC are a voluntary charity which helps people who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders general anxiety disorder and tranquiliser withdrawal.

RETHINK works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. Rethink’s aim is to make a practical and positive difference by providing hope and empowerment through effective services, information and support to all those who need support.

Eating disorders

BEAT is the leading UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families.


BRIGHTON WOMEN’S CENTRE is committed to supporting and empowering vulnerable and disadvantaged women in the community. Services include counselling, group work, open access drop-ins, holistic therapies, volunteer training and self-development courses.

THRESHOLD Women’s counselling and creche services in Brighton and Hove.

Young Women

IN TOUCH SUPPORT This specialist service in Brighton offers support and accommodation to young parents and their families. The service supports vulnerable young women and mothers between 16 and 19 years who are experiencing housing need. Support is provided to develop and improve their ability to live independently.


The MANKIND PROJECT We are building and supporting the emotionally mature, accountable, and compassionate male role models that our communities so desperately need.

Young Men

A BAND OF BROTHERS is a charity established by men committed to positive social change through personal development and community building. The organisation was born out of concern at the continuing escalation of self-destructive and anti-social behaviour among young men from every section of society, together with the realisation that any meaningful and sustainable solution entails the reclamation of shared local responsibility.

Other Links

MOSAIC exists to empower Black, Asian and Mixed-Parentage families to combat racism and to support the development of positive cultural and racial identity.

BRIGHTON UNEMPLOYED CENTRE offers a wide range of services: a playroom and childcare support and advice, refreshments, a vegan lunch, welfare and benefits advice, courses in a range of subjects, housing support, volunteer opportunities, computer access and more.

A Guide to UK-based FREE MENTAL HEALTH HELPLINE by Cassiobury Court.