Get help and support

Your wellbeing is important to us. These points of contact can help you make the most of your time at Sussex.

Faith and spirituality

We have a chaplaincy, which offers support and advice for students of any faith or none. You can also find out about other faith and spiritual societies we work with.

Also check:

  • Brighton and Hove Muslim Forum – a non-profit organisation aiming to serve the religious, social and cultural needs of the Brighton & Hove Muslim community
  • the Muslim Youth Helpline – a charity which provides pioneering faith and culturally sensitive services to Muslim youth in the UK.

Support for BAME students

You may want to check these external sources of advice and support.

  • The Brighton African and Caribbean Group is for people of African or Caribbean heritage or people who want to know more about African and Caribbean culture. This is great place to meet people from all across Africa and the Caribbean who are living in Brighton.
  • The Sussex Indian Punjabi Society (SIPS) was formed in May 1997 in Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas by members of the local Indian Punjabi community. The group was formed to help connect the community and to ensure younger members were exposed to our culture and cuisine. On our website we will keep you informed about our society’s and the other local Indian community’s activities and functions.
  • Radical Rhizomes is a social network created by and exclusively for QTIPoC – people of colour who define as queer, trans or intersex – living, working or studying in Brighton & Hove.
  • Community Roots provides one-to-one mental health and wellbeing support which is flexible to meet people’s needs and helps them manage their mental health and realise their full potential. Support available in English, Bengali and Arabic. You can self-refer by calling 0808 196 1768 Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm.
  • You can find local therapists specialising in working psychologically through the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network, informed by an understanding of intersectionality, with people who identify as black, African, South Asian and Caribbean.
  • The Black and Minority Ethnic Young People’s Project (BMEYPP) is a youth-led organisation providing support and empowerment for black, Asian, Arab and mixed heritage young people aged 11 to 25 in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding areas. It runs different activities and projects and workshops: parties, cultural, media and arts, sports and trips organised by young people.
  • Mind Out is a Brighton LGBTQ mental health service which runs peer support groups on specific themes, including BAME LGBTQ issues.
  • Black Minds Matter is a free counselling service for black people.
  • The Women of Colour Brighton Group runs monthly meet-ups for anyone who identifies as a woman of colour, including non-binary people of colour for whom this is a large part of their identity.
  • Gal-Dem is a publication committed to sharing perspectives from women and non-binary people of colour.
  • The Black and Minority Ethnic Community Partnership Brighton has links with many local community groups.
  • Southall Black Sisters offers advice, advocacy and resources for the needs of black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women experiencing violence and abuse and other forms of inequality.
  • The Brighton and Hove Chinese Society is a local group aiming to serve Chinese people and to preserve and promote Chinese culture by arranging cultural events and workshops.
  • The Hummingbird Project is a Brighton-based service working with young refugees, providing youth-led activities for young people up to age 25.
  • Hangleton and Knoll Multi-Cultural Womens Group provides activities for local women, with a focus on health and keeping healthy. It has monthly coffee mornings.

We recognise that "BAME" is a contested term. Some consider it a homogenising term while others find it helpful. Read more about what we are doing at Sussex towards race equality.