LGBT+ support
LGBT+ support

On April 1, 2015 the Pavilions Partnership took over managing and delivering adult drug and alcohol services for the city, previously provided by CRI and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Pavilions brings together Cranstoun, Surrey & Borders NHS Partnership Foundation Trust, Equinox, Brighton Oasis Project, YMCA Downslink Group and Cascade Creative Recovery, a range of partners with proven expertise, creative minds and a shared desire to re-shape drug and alcohol treatment and recovery services for the people of Brighton & Hove.

Gary Smith provides support to adults in Brighton and Hove who identify as LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans), including men who have sex with men (MSM). He works in partnership with other LGBT services in Brighton.

Gary receives a high number of referrals from people wanting to access information and support to address their substance misuse, whether they want to reduce or stop their use or simply use more safely.

Many people accessing help commonly present with a number of complex issues. Gary’s role is to support the client in identifying the areas where they are in need and to access appropriate support, often linking in with other established LGBT+ services in Brighton.

Gary works holistically so that the client feels supported and has the time to explore and identify the issues which underlie and trigger on going drug or alcohol misuse. He is able to support anyone over the age of 18 that lives in Brighton & Hove.

You can call Gary on 07884476634 or email for information and advice.