ALCOHOL & DRUGS

The PEACH (Peer Educators Advocating for Campus Health) Team is a brand new part of Brighton Students’ Union for 2016-17 and aims to promote positive mental health and wellbeing within the University community and reduce the incidence and prevalence of drug and alcohol related harm among our student population. We will do this through campus based drop-ins (link to cash drop-in page), outreach, campaign work and activism. PEACH will be a group of fully trained student volunteers who are friendly and non-judgemental. The team will be creative and fun in our approach to peer-led education.

Aims:

* Promotes positive mental health and wellbeing within the university community

* Reduce the incidence and prevalence of drug and alcohol related harm among the student population

* Signposts to relevant internal and external services related to mental health, drugs and alcohol and wellbeing

We also offer information and advice and you can find out about local services where you can access additional support.

We are currently recruiting for volunteers, and you can find out more information here.

Alcohol and Drugs services - Brighton and Hove

Pavilions Drug & Alcohol Service

Richmond House, Richmond Road, Brighton, BN2 3FT

Drop in: Mon - Fri, 10am - 4pm

Freephone 0800 014 9819 (24 hour)

Email: referrals@pavilions.org.uk

 

Pavilions provide information, advice and treatment for anyone that needs it, around drugs and alcohol. Their 24 hour helpline provides support around the clock, or you can simply drop in, where support is available on a variety of issues. They offer group and individual support and an extensive menu of interventions, giving you choices to build your own treatment.

Services include:

  • Crèche facility for all clients
  • Criminal Justice Services
  • Education, Training & Employment Support
  • Group work
  • Health Checks
  • Health Promotion
  • Holistic Health Support
  • Hostel In-reach
  • Keyworking
  • LGBT-specific worker (see below)
  • Mutual Aid & Smart Recovery
  • Needle Exchange
  • Open Access / Drop In
  • Pavilions Families & Carer Service (see below)
  • Pavilions Women’s Service (see below)
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Prescribing Services
  • Recovery Support
  • Safe Space (see below)
  • Sexual Health Services
  • Street Outreach
  • Volunteering

 

Pavilions Women’s Service

11 Richmond Place, Brighton, BN2 9NA

Drop In: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am - 2.45pm

Tel: 01273 696 970 (Mon-Fri, 9-5)

Email: info@pavilions.org.uk

 

Pavilions understand that some women can find it difficult to have their needs met in mainstream services. Pavilions provide a women-only service where women are able to openly discuss issues that affect them, in an environment where they feel safer and better understood. This gives women the freedom to make choices and decisions whilst accessing help with children and families (a crèche facility is available on request).

 

Pavilions Families & Carer’s Service

1 Whitehawk Way, Brighton, BN2 5NP

Tel: 01273 574 100 (Mon-Fri, 9-5)

Freephone 0800 014 9819 (24 hour)

Email: familyandcarers@pavilions.org.uk

It is not easy to overcome drug or alcohol dependency, but people can and do recover. Family, friends and carers can be a vital avenue of support for users and can provide the hope and inspiration that they need to turn their lives around. But often, the family cannot do it alone. That’s where the Pavilions Families & Carers Service comes in. Here you can meet other people going through similar experiences and get the support you need from our experienced staff.

Services include:

  • Free & confidential support
  • Advice, information and support
  • Support Groups
  • Outreach Support
  • One-to-one support
  • Counselling
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Structured Education Groups

 

Pavilions LGBT Support Service

26 Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 4SF

Tel: 07884 476 634 (Mon-Fri, 9-5)

Email@ gsmith@pavilions.org.uk

The Pavilions LGBT worker provides a confidential, non-judgemental, outreach service. With specialist knowledge of drugs & alcohol, the LGBT worker is able to support people over 18, wishing to address their substance misuse.

 

Safespace

St Paul’s Church, West Street, Brighton

Every Friday and Saturday night, 11pm-3.45am

www.sussexcentralymca.org.uk/safespace

This project helps those who have become distressed, either through being intoxicated, injured, have lost their friends or are unable to get home. The majority of people who access the project have become vulnerable through alcohol or drug use and are in need of immediate support and assistance.

 

Brighton Oasis Project (BOP)

22 Richmond Place, Brighton BN2 9NA

Open access - 1.15 - 3.15pm Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
Main office - 9.30-5 Mon - Fri
Tel: 01273 696970
Email: info@brightonoasisproject.co.uk
Web: www.oasisproject.org.uk

Offers a women's only service to prevent and reduce drug and alcohol related harm to women and their children. This includes:

  • Crèche
  • Structured day programmes
  • Outreach for sex workers
  • Young women's group
  • Open access and appointments/drop in


 

Click here for more information about local and national alcohol and drugs services

 

Visit thinkdrinkdrugs for drug and alcohol information, self-tests and more

 

East Sussex

Alcohol only

Action For Change

This service provided advice, information and treatment for anyone experiencing difficulties with alcohol or anyone affected by someone else's drinking. The service covers Eastbourne, Wealden and Lewes district areas.

Tel: 0300 111 2470
Email: reception.gh@action-for-change.org
www.action-for-change.org

 

Alcohol and drugs

CRI and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Substance Misuse Service (Eastbourne, Wealden and Lewes district areas)

Offers a free, open-access information and advice service to those affected by substance use. This includes:

  • Referral to structured treatment
  • Needle exchange
  • 1 to 1 Counselling

Contact times: Mon-Fri 9-5 (Tuesday 6.30pm)
Tel: 01323 410092
Visit: Lift House 6, St Leonards Road, Eastbourne BN21 3UH
www.cri.org.uk

CRI and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Substance Misuse Service (Hastings and Rother)

Offers a free, open-access information and advice service to those affected by substance use. This includes:

  • Referral to structured treatment
  • Needle exchange
  • Counselling
  • Brief Interventions

Contact times: Mon-Fri 9-5
Tel: 01424 452 580
Visit: Thrift House, Wellington Place, Hastings TN34 1NY
www.cri.org.uk

 

Click here for more information about Univeristy support services

 

Click here for more information about local and national alcohol and drugs services

 

Visit thinkdrinkdrugs for drug and alcohol information, self-tests and more

Contact Details

Students' Union Support Service:

Contact Jude Jensen, Niki Trelawny and Rob Bateman: studentunionsupport@brighton.ac.uk

 

Contraception and Sexual Health:

Contact Sam Mallender: sm522@brighton.ac.uk

Activities News

 

Events

Thu 25th May

Sexual Health Drop-in Moulsecoomb
SU Office, Cockcroft Building
The CaSH Action Team student volunteers run weekly campus based sexual health drop-ins. We offer free Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea screening, free condoms, Dams, Femidoms and lube, free pregnancy tests and information and advice.

Mon 29th May

Sexual Health Drop-ins Hastings
Student Services Centre
The CaSH Action Team student volunteers run weekly campus based sexual health drop-ins. We offer free Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea screening, free condoms, Dams, Femidoms and lube, free pregnancy tests and information and advice.

Tue 30th May

Sexual Health Drop-in Falmer
SU Office, Ringmer House
The CaSH Action Team student volunteers run weekly campus based sexual health drop-ins. We offer free Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea screening, free condoms, Dams, Femidoms and lube, free pregnancy tests and information and advice.

Thu 1st June

Free Rapid HIV testing - Moulsecoomb
SU Office, Cockcroft Building
Each month the Contraception and Sexual Health Team's Cockcroft sexual health drop-in will be running a special rapid, free and confidential HIV testing service, provided by Terrence Higgins Trust.

Mon 5th June

Sexual Health Drop-in Hastings
Student Services Centre
The CaSH Action Team student volunteers run weekly campus based sexual health drop-ins. We offer free Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea screening, free condoms, Dams, Femidoms and lube, free pregnancy tests and information and advice.
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