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. We work in partnership with community leaders, local authorities, educationalists, health professionals and all service providers who are seeking an effective way to engage and marshal the energy of male youth.
Brighthelm is a well established, values-driven organisation based in a purpose-built location just two minutes from Brighton Station in the heart of the North Laine and is a hub for many community activities.
A hub of activity open to all Young People between 5–19, with a focus on the 13–19 age group. The centre is a registered charity and offers a varied programme of events, activities and support for young people. We also hire out spaces for other groups to use and work in partnership with many different projects that support a wide range of young people, including young people with disabilities, young carers, young offenders, young parents and homeless young people.
A welcoming, supportive and vibrant environment, providing wholesome food and beverages. Making recovery from substance misuse visible in the wider community, bringing it out of services and offering a focal point for whole city recovery.
Provides support for vulnerable people in the local community, aiming to improve and maintain well-being through the use of nature-based and horticultural therapies, mindfulness and practical activities.
Provides short-term, flexible support for people with mental health challenges in Brighton and Hove, supporting you to find out about, and access, activities in your local community that you're interested in.
Local passionate people providing food, practical and spiritual support, where feasible, to the homeless and needy in Brighton and the surrounding area. Crossover Brighton run a charity shop / community centre on London Road.
The Grow Project have been running courses for over 5 years, welcoming people from all over Sussex to get outdoors, reconnect with nature and improve their wellbeing. Actual programme/courses are located at Saddlescombe Farm, Saddlescombe Road (near Brighton), BN45 7DE. Contact Julie on 07504 217445 or Jo on 07557 501557.
Our project isn’t just about gardening. It plays an important part of the social glue that binds communities together, with all types of people, young and old, pupils having problems at school, people with learning difficulties working together in a safe, pleasant and genuinely inclusive environment. We offer horticultural, carpentry, woodland management, cooking, educational and social opportunities to Everyone.
We are a network being developed in Brighton and the surrounding area to facilitate mutual aid between co-operatives, other types of social enterprise, community groups, and other like-minded people, by providing a free platform where mutual aid and support can be more easily achieved through face-to-face meet-ups and online conversations. Our meetings happen on the third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome – please spread the word.
There are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in the life of our community – whether that’s with what we do inside the church or within the wider community. Whatever your age, your outlook, your background or your beliefs, we hope that there is some way for you to get involved through One Church Brighton. Check out out website for more information.
St Anne’s Day Centre offers a warm, safe and friendly environment where our clients are made to feel welcome and have a chance to eat, relax and socialise. Breakfast and a hot nourishing mid-day meal sustains the body, while talking, playing pool, games and other activities help to break through isolation. We firmly believe, however, that relief by itself is never enough.
On the second Sunday of each month, from 3-5pm, we have a drop-in and hot meal at All Saints Church Hall. The meal is aimed at those who are homeless, vulnerably housed or those who feel excluded or on the periphery of society.
On the first Sunday of each month, between 1.30-3.30pm. Drop In is a very low cost café, which is overseen by City Gate Church and held at Brighthelm Community Centre. Hot meals are prepared in advance whilst sandwiches and drinks are made on Sundays as required, ranging from 15p – 50p.
On the fourth Sunday of each month from 3-5pm. A monthly drop-in for homeless, vulnerably housed and lonely folk. A chance to sit in a nice warm church with hot drinks, entertainment, the day's papers, a talk and some good company. A hot meal is served around 3.30pm and it’s all absolutely free!
On the third Sunday of the month, One Church Brighton (on Florence Road) opens their hall for a hot meal for those who are homeless, vulnerably housed or socially isolated. Its free to all from 2-3:30pm. You can see the church from the north exit of the London Road Train Station.
Synergy Creative Community is a mental health peer-led community organisation based in Brighton. We take a creative approach to well-being and mental health by running weekly sessions of art, music, creative writing, cookery and mindfulness meditation. Synergy has become a space to connect with others and share experiences. Our projects are where we love getting creative every Tuesday 11am-4.00pm throughout the year at West Hill Community Hall, Seven Dials. Our creative drop-in session has a feast of activities for all the senses, including a delicious healthy lunch from 1pm.
BHT’s Whitehawk Inn is a friendly community centre providing a range of courses, services and support. Our services are focused on the needs of those living in Whitehawk and East Brighton but we welcome everyone into the centre.