Resources and information

On this page you can find the Sussex Gender Service patient information leaflets and some helpful resources.

Patient information

The Clare Project

Run by and for trans, non-binary, gender-variant and gender-questioning people across Brighton, Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex. Psychosocial support groups, information sessions, workshops and excursions. See The Claire Project resources page.

Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard

Listening, advice and support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer community.

Gendered Intelligence

A support line for trans people who are waiting for gender affirming healthcare and those around them. All contact handlers are trans and/or non-binary and are trained to help with:

  • Finding social groups in your area
  • Listening to how you are doing and feeling
  • Support strategies as you wait to be seen by your gender identity clinic
  • Therapy options near you
  • Any questions you might have.

The support line is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 2pm-7pm and Wednesday and Friday 10am-3pm. 


National charity for LGBTQIA+ victims of domestic abuse, hate crime or violence.

Gender Construction Kit

This is a comprehensive guide "made for UK queers by UK queers". Designed to guide you through all aspects of updating and exploring your gender, including changing details on ID, updating NHS records, and finding your style.


A community interest company, which aims to empower trans and non-binary people as well as inform and educate others about the issues which trans and non-binary people face.



A peer support group for anyone who identifies as transmasculine, non-binary, intersex and gender-diverse assigned female at birth (AFAB) people. Regular meetings are held on the second Friday of every month. The meetings are a hybrid of in person in Brighton, with an online link also.


Spectra offers social groups, 121 support, counselling and workshops. Spectra’s services are delivered by people of trans experience themselves in a friendly, safe, confidential, non-judgemental and accessible space. They are a London based service, but offer many services online or via telephone.

Trans Can Sport

A not-for-profit, community interest company based in Brighton and Hove, created to support trans people to get into exercise and healthy living.

The Trans Health Hub from WellBN

A pilot working in partnership with The Clare Project to improve access to healthcare and support for trans, non-binary, intersex and gender variant people aged 16+.

Allsorts Youth Project

Charity providing support, in the Sussex area, to LGBT+ children and young people under 26 and their families.


Clinic T

A trans and non-binary friendly sexual health and contraception service, open the second Wednesday each month.

Hastings and Rother Rainbow Alliance Trans Group

A peer social support group for those questioning their gender or at any stage of transitioning.

Bourne Out LGBTQ+ Café

An inclusive café and social space for the LGBTQ+ community in Eastbourne.

Trans Sober

Support with drug and alcohol use for the trans and non-binary community.

Citizen’s Advice

National charity for workers and consumer rights.