Under 18? You’ve come to the right place.

The UOK Brighton & Hove network includes 18 services across the city that support adults’ mental health and wellbeing. Three of those services also provide support for under 18s.


Allsorts provide a non-judgmental and safe space for young people to connect, feel safe, and be heard and valued. Services provided include one-to-one emotional support and group support for young people (under 26 years) who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity (LGBT+) and their families.

Cruse Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement offer support, advice, and information for children, young people, and adults when someone dies. Cruse Bereavement Support has been helping people who are struggling with grief and bereavement for over 60 years.

YMCA Youth Advice Centre

The YMCA Youth Advice Centre (part of the YMCA Downslink Group) offers advice, support, and guidance for young people in Brighton and Hove. Youth Advice Centre (YAC) workers can offer expertise in a wide range of areas. Their aim is to provide young people in the local area with a safe and friendly environment where they can access helpful advice and support.

More useful resources

In addition, the UOK Brighton & Hove network has links with other under 18 support services within and outside the city. Take a look below for links to information, advice, and guidance you may find useful.

  • Audio Active provides music workshops.
  • Brook provides support for sexual health and wellbeing.
  • Beat Eating Disorders provides support around eating disorders.
  • Bullying UK provides support around bullying.
  • Drugs and Me provides support around harm reduction.
  • Ditchthelabel/ anti-bullying charity
  • Papyrus for suicide prevention 
  • ru-ok substance misuse and sexual health service
  • Samaritans for suicide prevention
  • Self-harm UK provides support around self-harm. 
  • Thinkuknow provides information about staying safe online. 
  • The Mix provides free information and support for under 25s in the UK – advice about sex, relationships, drugs, mental health, money and jobs
  • Young Minds provides emotional support.

Do also take a look at the under 18 section on our resources page for more information.