Young People

Brighton & Hove Sexual Health Clinic & Contraception Service (SHAC)

Brighton & Hove Sexual Health Clinic & Contraception Service (SHAC) is free, confidential & open to everyone.

You can ask for a test for STIs or HIV,   contraception or emergency contraception, support & advice, PrEP, HIV services, help if you have been raped or sexually assaulted, a smear test or anything else.

The link to B&H Sexual Health Service is

YMCA – Parent and Carer Support Groups

Parent and Carer Support Group Poster

  • Tuesday (in person, location is Blenheim House) 10:00-12:00 
  • Thursday (zoom) 6:00-8:00pm 

Parent and Carer group

What is it? 

6-week psychoeducational support group ​

The programme provides key information and awareness to parents/carers on mental health issues and how to better support their children. Sessions focus on peer support and guiding parents/carers to understand the importance of self-regulation, empathy and self-care skills to ultimately help in de-escalating crisis situations and better support their children. ​

Who is it for? 

Parents and carers of CYP's (4-24) that are experiencing mental health issues​


Here to listen, not to tell

We provide a confidential service to all our patients, including under 16s.  This means that you can tell others about this visit, but we won’t.


 You can be sure that anything you discuss with any member of this practice -clinicians, receptionists and administrators – will stay confidential.

Even if you are under 16 nothing will be said to anyone – including parents, other family members, care workers or tutors – without your permission.  The only reason why we might have to consider passing on confidential information without your permission, would be to protect you or someone else from serious harm.   We would always try to discuss this with you first.

If you are being treated elsewhere – for example at a hospital or a young people’s centre – it is best if you allow the doctor or nurse to inform the practice of any treatment you are receiving.

If you have any worries about confidentiality, please feel free to ask a member of our team.


Talking to a clinician

There are many websites, apps and podcasts available which hopefully will help you.

However, if you are feeling that you need to talk to a clinician at St Peter's, please do not hesitate to contact us as help is always at hand.

Every Mind Matters

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. There are simple things we can all do to look after our mental health and wellbeing.


Every Mind Matter Children and Young People press release September 2020

Children and Young Adults Mental Health

Information for parents

Is your child experiencing anxiety, low mood or other mental health problems? This is sadly more common after the pandemic, and it can be challenging for parents and carers  to know how to help. We are offering a free NHS evidence based course where  people can learn more about how to support their children, as well as where to get help if you are worried. To find out more or book a place on a 6 session course contact Caroline or Lucille by email or call: 0300 002 006

Information for Children and Young Adults

Are you struggling with low mood, anxiety, isolation or bullying? Covid has increased stress for many young people, and your GP practice has some new free and confidential support available for children and young people aged 11-25. Our link worker Owen can work with you to help build self-esteem and find activities and support to help improve your mental health. To learn more email or call: 0300 002 006 and ask about Mind the Gap

My CAMHS Choices

A website created by young people with experience of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), featuring video interviews with real clinicians and young people. Find out more…

Doc Ready

A digital tool that helps young people to prepare and make the most out of mental health related GP visits. It helps young people to know what to expect during a GP consultation, plan what to say and record the outcomes of their appointments. Find out more

The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs.

Telephone: 0808 808 4994

Facebook: @TheMixUK

Twitter: @themixUK

Crisis Messenger:


YMCA Mediation Service

If there are arguments at home, we can help. The YMCA offers a safe space for 14 to 25 year olds to talk, mediate, listen and help you work things out.

Telephone: 01273 624432


Aged 25 or above?



Choosing What's Best For You

A colourful and vibrant site aimed at young people and explains what evidence is behind treatment options for young people for a range of mental health issues. Find out more

Teenage Health Freak

A website providing information for teens on bullying, body changes, alcohol, drugs, accidents, moods, sex and not feeling well, including a virtual surgery and quizzes. Find out more

RU-OK? Young People's Substance Misuse Service

Young people's substance use and sexual health service

Part of Brighton & Hove's Adolescent Health Service, ru-ok? works with people under 18 to offer:

  • free confidential advice, guidance, support and information on drugs, alcohol and sexual health for under 18s, their parents / carers or concerned others
  • preventative work, providing education and advice on sexual health and substances, delivered in schools or the community on an individual or group work basis
  • school-based music activities provided by Audio Active peer mentors to give young people a new focus and passion
  • support for young people affected by parental alcohol use delivered within the city’s Back on Track offer

We work with all residents of Brighton & Hove, or those who go to local schools or colleges, who want our help.

We accept referrals over the phone, from those dropping in or through our referral form. We accept referrals from anyone, including parents / carers and professionals. If the young person has not given consent, we can provide advice and guidance to those who may be concerned about a young person.

Telephone: 01273 293966

Find out more

Young people’s substance use and sexual health service – latest update

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Find Get Give

Mental health service for children and young people aged 13-25 (advice, support of low to moderate mental health issues). Find out more

For Parents and Carers


Free online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.


Allsorts Youth Project

Allsorts is a project based in Brighton to support and empower young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Telephone: 01273 721211

Find out more

Young Person's Sexual Health (under 25's) Drop-in Clinic

Wednesday afternoon 15.00 – 18.00 – no appointment necessary. Run by our nurse practitioner Becki, this confidential clinic is open to ALL young people aged between 13 – 24 registered in Brighton and Hove. 

  • Free emergency contraception
  • Chlamydia screening
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Advice on STIs
  • Sexual wellbeing
  • Free condoms

LGBTU Teen to Adult Personal Advisor (TAPA)

Jaime Naish is the LGBT TAPA Worker from the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) which provides a weekly clinic at the Allsorts Drop-In, providing support and guidance for any young person aged between 14-25 who lives in the Brighton & Hove area who requests help or who is expressing concern in relation to their mental/emotional health and wellbeing. Contact 07738 758373


Find out more

Room to Rant

Room to Rant is a space for young men to rap and get stuff off their chest.

The rap and spoken word initiative that tackles men’s mental health is in action across Brighton, Worthing, Crawley, Eastbourne and online.

The rap sessions are led by highly-experienced and accomplished rappers who are well respected in the Brighton hip-hop and music scene. Members are encouraged to be themselves; talking and exploring struggles and life experiences through spoken word, rap and hip hop.

No prior rapping experience is needed at these relaxed, free-to-attend, weekly drop-ins, where young men build on lyric-writing and improvisation skills. The groups can still meet despite Covid-19 and there is one online group for those who can’t meet in-person. Anyone who identifies as male or non-binary aged 16-25 is welcome to attend Room To Rant.

Sign up here -

Room to Rant


Children and young people's mental health services (CYPMHS) - help for children and young people

The CYP Wellbeing Service is the hub for all mental health referrals for young people in Brighton & Hove, including CAMHS. It is delivered by YMCA DownsLink Group.

What do we do?

We offer a range of short-term support options for children and young people with mild to moderate mental health needs. All referrals are looked at on a case-by-case basis.

honest information and help about drugs

Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm and suicide prevention including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals and those at risk of suicide

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male.

No Panic specialises in self-help recovery and our services include providing people with the skills they need to manage their condition and work towards recovery, enabling them to lead more fulfilled lives


find your calm to help sleep more, stress less and live better

meditation app offering a free trial

ThinkNinja is a mental health app designed for 10 to 18 year olds. Using a variety of content and tools, it allows young people to learn about mental health and emotional wellbeing, and develop skills they can use to build resilience and stay well.


Mental Health -Personal stories and advice around depression, anxiety, self-care and more

Tiktok and mental health