Active for Life

Active for Life is a project run by Brighton & Hove City Council to support people in the city to lead active lifestyles. For more information on the Active for Life Project please contact the Healthy Lifestyles Team by phoning 01273 294 589 or sending an email to healthylifestyles@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

Follow us on Twitter: @BHhealthylife, or visit our Active for Life Facebook page.

Albion in the Community

Albion in the Community offer online engagement and 1-2-1 support over the phone.

Find out more about what Albion in the Community offers.

Allsorts Youth Project

Allsorts Youth Project is delivering one-to-one emotional support, groups and advocacy through Zoom and phone. Youth group activities include games, workshops and sessions on wellbeing.

All new young people interested in accessing Allsorts will need to have a video call with a youth worker.

Find out more about the Allsorts Youth Project.

Amaze

Amaze offers:

  • 1-2-1 phone call check ins, including a focus on the 5 ways to wellbeing and techniques on resilience
  • 1-2-1 careers advice and next steps guidance around education, employment and training options - building aspiration and supporting young people to look to the future
  • new fortnightly online newsletter gathering resources and tips 
  • interactive 'challenges' on WhatsApp group
  • planning virtual group sessions

To contact Amazing Futures peer support, send an email to sue@amazesussex.org.uk.

To speak to someone about careers guidance, send an email to liam@amazesussex.org.uk.

Find out more about Amaze.

AudioActive

AudioActive offers:

  • online delivery of Shift through Zoom
  • advice and support content on social media
  • online tutorials content - this is being put together by practitioners
  • database of free courses/resources
  • youth consultation
  • partnerships with music provider - Charanga/ Education & Bass
  • online challenges and competitions - coming soon
  • online collaboration projects - in development
  • group feedback and question and answer sessions - in development
  • 'artist takeovers' of social media - coming soon
  • new partnerships - in development

Find out more about AudioActive.

Back on Track Young People’s Outreach Work

Outreach work with young people affected by parental substance use.

Usual service offer to young people, delivered virtually. All enquiries will receive a screening / initial assessment, but it may be that higher risk young people are prioritised.

Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4pm on Fridays. 
Send an email to youstina.brais@brighton-hove.gov.uk, or phone 01273 293 966.

Black and Minority Ethnic Young People's Project (BMEYPP)

The BMEYPP offers:

  • regular text messages to all members 
  • 1-2-1 support through phone calls, emails and messages, and text messages to members
  • group meetings with some invited young people and young volunteers
  • online social groups - in development

To get in touch, you can send an email to info@bmeypp.org.uk. You can also send a message to 07918 621423, or get in touch through the BMEYPP Facebook page or the BMEYPP Instagram.

Blatchington Court Trust

Blatchington Court Trust is a charity supporting certified vision impaired people up to the age of 30 throughout Sussex.

It offers:

  • remote counselling - mentoring and life-coaching
  • indirect 1:1 support
  • remote support with education and employment
  • remote activities including quizzes, gaming and chats
  • emotional support

Only open to existing registered clients. Anyone eligible can ask to be registered by sending an email to alison@blatchingtoncourt.org.uk.

Boys Brigade Brighton & Hove Battalion

Brighton & Hove City Council Youth Participation Team

The Youth Participation Team offers:

  • regular contact with the 18 plus age group through WhatsApp group
  • email contact with younger people through foster carers
  • phone calls and texts
  • involving through conference calls

To get in touch, send an email to debbie.garrett@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

Brighton & Hove Youth Council

New social media group, text, phone and email.

Find out more about Brighton & Hove Youth Council

Brighton Table Tennis Club

Community table tennis club offering free and low-cost sessions to young people.

The current BTTC offer includes:

  • 4 x a-week fitness sessions on zoom 
  • the Daily Show catch up at 5pm Mon to Sat
  • BTTC Radio all on Zoom

Find out more.

Brighton Youth Centre (BYC)

Brighton Youth Centre offers:

  • 2 online open youth club sessions on Zoom
  • daily contact on Instagram and Facebook
  • weekly online recreation group mental health support
  • weekly adopted young people online group
  • BYC Corona Diary - daily Instagram story

Find more information about Brighton Youth Centre.

Get in touch through the BYC Instagram page or the BYC Facebook page. Or send an email to office@brightonyouthcentre.org.uk.

ESTEEM

ESTEEM offers:

  • weekly program of online activities, social chat spaces, meditation sessions, resilience building, finding strengths sessions 
  • ongoing check-ins with members of staff youth team
  • supported peer support
  • media volunteering
  • ongoing video project inviting young adult to share experiences during this time
  • online counselling for existing clients
  • communication with mentors over email or google hangouts

Find out more about ESTEEM or send an email to hello@esteem.org.uk.

Extratime

Telephone support service for young people with special educational needs and disabilities and parent carers.
Online and virtual offer of activities and virtual timetable launching 6 April.

Brighton & Hove City Council can give you a referral, or you can get in touch through the Extratime Facebook page, on the Extratime website, or by phoning 01273 420 580.

Kidz Klub Brighton and Hove Ltd

Providing quality activities and help for children and young people, working in partnership with local churches.

Please send an email to info@kidzklubbrighton.co.uk for more information. 

Mentivity

Mentivity is an inspirational mentoring organisation and alternative educational provision delivering across London & Brighton.

  • weekly IG live talk show 
  • 1:1 mentoring and support sessions,
  • group conversation based learning & support sessions, 
  • physical activity sessions - beginner, intermediate & advanced, 
  • drop in & chill sessions - Virtual Youth Club

Complete the contact form, send an email to info@mentivity.com, or phone 07484 854 893.

Pick Your Own

Pick Your Own offers:

  • 1-2-1 digital connection and mentoring
  • information about and invitation to online activities

Find out more about Pick Your Own. You can get in touch by:

RISE

Online Adolescent Girls arts+ Wellbeing Group. Sending out resources, currently creating a new page with info and resources on RISE website. Soon to be launching live chat.

Get a referral by phoning 01273 622 828.

ru-ok?

Under 18s substance use and sexual health service. Usual service offer to young people, parents/ carers and professionals, delivered virtually.

All enquiries will receive a screening / initial assessment but it may be that we prioritise higher risk young people.

Open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm, and 9am to 4pm on Fridays.

Find out more about the ru-ok? service.
To get in touch, send an email to ruokdb@brighton-hove.gov.uk, or phone 01273 293 966.

Schools Wellbeing Service (BHISS)

The Schools Wellbeing Service offers:

  • virtual therapeutic 1-2-1 and group work
  • working with schools to monitor pupils who are at risk with regards mental health
  • providing activities and resources to schools to be shared with parents and young people
  • consultation line open daily for parents and professionals to contact with specific concerns around young people

Find out more about the Schools Wellbeing Service

To get in touch, send an email to SWSConsultationLine@brighton-hove.gov.uk, or phone 01273 293 481.

Sensing Friends

Emotional Support for young people age 8 to 18 years old with sensory needs, via Zoom (counsellor facilitated) peer group support.

This offers a safe emotionally supportive space to meet other young people online in similar situations, or with similar issues and talk about feelings and issues coming up at present.

Telephone and Zoom Video 1-2-1 support and counselling. If this is not available or suitable there are other appropriate counselling services like:

  • Zoom video creative activities
  • storytelling sessions
  • online friendship messaging
  • support forum via Slack

Find out more about Sensing Friends or send an email to penny@sensingfriends.org.

Sew Fabulous

Sew Fabulous offers:

  • Zoom meet ups (current students only)
  • project sent in the post to existing students
  • free online resources
  • projects to follow

Existing students have the information by email.

Find out more about Sew Fabulous.

Survivors' Network

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Service: 

  • 1-2-1 support provided over text, WhatsApp, Skype, Zoom, phone

Young persons therapy:

  • 1-2-1 sessions over Zoom, Skype, phone and some text.

Normal referral pathways still apply. Police/SARC/Professionals can use the forms they have, or one downloaded from our website.

Make a self-referral through the Survivors' Network website. 

Sussex Clubs for Young People

Sussex Clubs for Young People offers:

  • virtual and phone support to young people known to us
  • online group work through Facebook or Instagram

Most staff are on furlough, but are willing to respond to community safety teams or police with support for young people. This is subject to being given key worker status.

To get in touch, visit the Sussex Clubs for Young People website, or send an email to member.services@sussexcyp.org.uk.

Sussex Prisoners' Families

Sussex Prisoners' Families offers family activities.

Get in touch through the Sussex Prisoners' Families website, or phone 01273 499 843. You can also send an email to info@sussexprisonersfamilies.org.uk.

Tarner Community Project (#gojoinourclub)

Tarner Community Project offers:

  • remote delivery Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • sharing information through Brighton Youth Opportunities Facebook group
  • online general support
  • phone support
  • 2 weekly closed sessions
  • Instagram / Facebook presence
  • physically delivering newsletters / info in community (Tarner - Kingswood / Milner Estate / Phoenix Estate)

You can get in touch through the Tarner Community Project Facebook or the Tarner Community Project Instagram.

The Hangleton and Knoll Project

The Hangleton and Knoll Project offers:

  • check in phone calls, phone or text chat, FB messenger for teens
  • 1-2-1 case work and coaching online and telephones referrals from School Nurse Team, community and Police 
  • Monday to Friday, midday to 8pm social media mix of groups, instant messaging 
  • Facebook groups include all normal group work sessions but as online chat, ways to manage anxiety, puzzles and games and Corona free zone 
  • 1-2-1 online and phone support - targeted at identified young people but open to all who make contact 
  • youth volunteering meeting through Zoom and hoping to start working with young people as youth response to community covid issues

To get in touch, phone Briony on 07801 537999 or through the Hangleton and Knoll Project Facebook page.

The Trust for Developing Communities

The Trust for Developing Communities offers:

  • online group hangout spaces
  • social media challenges, fun, games and activities
  • wellbeing sessions
  • 1-2-1 phone call check-ins
  • 1-2-1 health and wellbeing youth work
  • 1-2-1 youth coaching
  • Youth Worker available to chat on Instagram and Facebook, weekdays midday to 8pm

Find the Trust for Developing Communities on Instagram, on Twitter @trustdevcom, or on facebook.

To get in touch, send an email to adammuirhead@trustdevcom.org.uk.

TouchBase Centre CiC

TouchBase offers support to people aged between 5 and 25 years old.

They support people recovering from abuse, neglect and other adverse childhood experiences and their carers, adoptive parents and the education and social care professionals around them.

TouchBase Centre offers:

  • individual therapy
  • dyadic developmental psychotherapy
  • Seguridad through Zoom
  • one-off therapeutic consultations at very reduced rates for young people themselves or anyone supporting

To get in touch, send an email to info@touchbase.org.uk.

Whitehead Ross

Whitehead Ross offers:

  • Youth Engagement and Future Focus programmes as distance learning / remote working
  • engagement activities, including motivational and wellness activities
  • Future Focus consists of vocational qualifications
  • 1-2-1 support

Current working days/hours are: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 3.30pm.

To get in touch, send an email to zoe.miller@wrecltd.co.uk or phone 07795 975973.

YMCA Positive Placements

YMCA Positive Placements offers:

  • mentoring - getting support to set and work on goals to do with general wellbeing, mental health, education, employment or training
  • communicating with a mentor over the phone, by email, or video chat for roughly an hour a week

To get i touch, send an email to positiveplacements@ymcadlg.org.

YMCA Reboot

Youth Coaching service in partnership with Trust for Developing Communities, Hangleton and Knoll Project, Audio Active.

YMCA Reboot offers:

  • 1-2-1 support is being continued remotely over the phone or video call
  • referral processes are changing - further information will be provided as soon as is possible

To get in touch, send an email to reboot@sussex.pnn.police.uk.

YMCA Right Here

Find more information about YMCA Right Here.

Instagram: @ymcarighthere
Twitter: @RightHereBH
Facebook: @ymcarighthere

YMCA WISE

1-2-1 support is still being provided over the phone, video calls - including Zoom and WhatsApp. Referrals are still being accepted, but there is currently a small waiting list. Young people are triaged and prioritised according to need.
The Ambassadors programme is being maintained with existing volunteers but not currently taking any new volunteers on.

Download a YMCA WISE referral form.

To get in touch, send an email to wise@ymcadlg.org, or phone 07841 067418.

YMCA Youth Advice Centre (YAC)

We are running all 4 of our services remotely. No face-to-face appointments. We are continuing to accept new referrals.

To get in touch, phone 01273 624 432 and you'll be connected to right team. Or you can email teams directly:

Find YMCA YAC on:

Young Carers Project @ The Carers Centre

Young Carers Project offers:

  • check in phone calls
  • phone or text chat
  • Facebook Messenger for teens

Young Carers Project is working on its online offer.

It's referral only, but you can ask for advice on Facebook or by sending an email to youngcarersproject@thecarerscentre.org.

Young People's Centre

Young People's Centre offers:

  • telephone and text support
  • check in phone calls to current and known young people
  • mail support
  • Facebook updates
  • investigating potential for more 'open group' activity via Zoom or Google Hangout

They will respond to new enquiries through email: youthsupport.ypc@impact-initiatives.org.uk or through telephone enquiries to 07928 808825. Neither provide 'emergency' support but they will follow up with 48 hours. 

Young People's Support Network

Counselling and life coaching online on the Young People's Support Network website.

To get in touch, send an email to enquiry@ypsn.org.uk.

Youth Employability Service (YES)

Free careers information, advice, guidance and support with moving into education, training, employment provided by a team of qualified Employability Advisers.

For people 16 - 19 years old, not in education, employment or training and living in Brighton & Hove.

YES Advisers are offering ongoing support and advice using online platforms, including WhatsApp and Facebook

Send an email to youthemployabilityservice@brighton-hove.gov.uk, or phone 01273 294 247.

Youth Wise - Brighton & Hove decision makers

Youth Wise has a group on Facebook.