Trinity Medical Centre

1 Goldstone Villas, Hove, BN3 3AT

Telephone: 01273 736030

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Resources for LGBTQ+ Social Prescription

This is a continually updated list of relevant resources for referring LGBTQ+ people on to in East Sussex. It includes social groups and centers, legal and medical resources, and support groups.

AllSorts – LGBTQ+ Youth Group operating across Sussex, but primarily in Brighton and Hove. Has a group which meets monthly in Hastings.

Bourne Out (Eastbourne) – Bourne Out LGBT is a not for profit registered charity run by a team of volunteers. Their office is based in Eastbourne town centre and has a coffee shop and outside dining area for gatherings and community events.

The Clare Project (Brighton) advocacy group based in Brighton offering psychosocial support groups, information sessions, workshops and excursions, as well as providing information and training for individuals and organisations on community needs, and connecting people to affirmative peer support, psychotherapy and healthcare.

Free Deed Poll (online) – Online deed poll that can be filled out online and printed. Constitutes a legal name change. Can be used for registering under a new name at a practice, or for legal documents.

Gender Construction Kit (online)  – General advice for transgender people, with very detailed information on social and medical aspects of transition.

Ledward Centre and Rainbow Hub (Brighton) – LGBTQ+ Community and Cultural Centre in Brighton. A queer sober space including a café, gallery and cinema as well as several bookable meeting rooms and (soon to be) a community kitchen for preparing and sharing food together. Rainbow hub

MindOut (Brighton and Hove, online) – LGBTQ+ mental health and advocacy group operating in Brighton. Their online support chat is available globally.

Navigate (Brighton) – Navigate Brighton is a peer support group for anyone assigned female and/or intersex at birth, who identify all or part of the time, as a gender other than female, which may include, but is not limited to, trans men, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, and agender people.

Pink Therapy (online) – Pink Therapy offers a directory of qualified LGBTQIA+ friendly therapists and counsellors providing trusted, non-judgmental services for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, asexual, intersex and anyone who identifies as gender, sex or relationship diverse.

The Queery (Brighton)
The Queery is a wheelchair-accessible sober space that’s home to a radical and queer bookstore, a small library, a small vegan café, and it’s available to hire for workshops, talks, classes, meetings, support groups, open mics, film nights and more!

The Queer Parenting Partnership – The Queer Parenting Partnership offer a complete antenatal and postnatal education programme, and support services specifically for LGBTQ+ parents.

Terrence Higgins Trust (National) – Support and information for people effected by HIV/AIDS.

TransActual (online) – Useful source of information for transgender people on health and wellbeing, as well as providing insight into where you can find other trans friendly organisations.

TransSober (Brighton) – Transsober offers support with drug and alcohol use for trans and non-binary people, through drop-in groups, 1-to-1 sessions, and sober socials.