The Sussex Beacon charity offers specialist care and support for men, women and families affected by HIV. Open 365 days a year, we help people manage the everyday realities of living with this life-long condition that has no cure. Our inpatient and outpatient services help people living with HIV related illnesses, initiating new drug therapies or struggling with extreme side effects of HIV medication. The Sussex Beacon supports the whole person by addressing the physical, mental and social impact of HIV.

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The Halloween Horror ShowThe Halloween Horror Show

Christopher Biggins to host monster fund raiser ‘The Halloween Horror Show’ on behalf of The Sussex Beacon
Actor and television presenter Christopher Biggins was announced as host of fundraising Ball ‘The Halloween Horror Show’, at the launch party for the event at the Brighton Hilton Metropole. The Ball, which will take place on Saturday 1st November of this year, will be raising valuable funds for The Sussex Beacon – a charity offering specialist care and support to men, women and families affected by HIV.






Sussex Beacon furniture storeSussex Beacon furniture store

The Sussex Beacon Shop, 72-73 London Road, Brighton BN1 4JE

We need good quality, clean furniture* and homeware for our charity shop at 72-73 London Road, Brighton. Donate your unwanted furniture to The Sussex Beacon and help us raise money for people living with HIV.

We also accept: clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, jewellery, valuables, books, and soft furnishings.
Call us on 01273 680264 and we will pick up your furniture for FREE.

*Unfortunately, we can’t accept white goods.


Workshops & Events

Women's GroupAlcohol Support programme

Mindfulness based relapse prevention.

Thursday 30th October 7-9pm for 8 weeks

Are you in Sussex and living with HIV? Do you worry that your drinking is affecting your health & wellbeing and want support to reduce or stop alcohol use? Check out our group, spaces still available.

Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention is an 8-week group programme that combines mindfulness practices with cognitive behavioural strategies to help people prevent or manage the return to problematic patterns of alcohol use.

The course will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about and practice:
• Increased awareness of triggers and habits
• Changing our reactions to discomfort
• Noticing and managing cravings and urges
• Alternative coping skills
• Building a lifestyle that supports health & wellbeing

To find out more information or to register please contact Catherine Jones.
Tel: 01273 645695 or click here to email.


Women & Families Service at The Lawson UnitWomen & Families Service at The Lawson Unit

Find out how The Women and Families Service could support the emotional and social needs of you and your family.

To get support from us request an appointment when you are visiting The Lawson Unit.

We will be available once a month in clinic or you can contact us at The Sussex Beacon and speak directly to The Women and Families Team on 01273 645698 or click here to email.




Computer Skills courseComputer Skills course

A free course for people living with HIV

Four x 3 hour sessions in small groups to help you gain confidence in using a PC.

Each of the sessions will focus on a particular area of computers.

  • Using Windows 8 & 8.1
  • Maintenance and Security
  • The Internet and Email
  • Social Media (Facebook & Twitter)
  • Using a digital camera

For further details and informal chat please contact Matt at The Sussex Beacon.
Tel: 01273 694 222 or click here to email.

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Anxiety ManagementAnxiety Management

Anxiety is a normal and natural reaction to something seen as stressful, dangerous, or threatening. Difficulties arise when the feelings of anxiety become excessive, resulting in restriction of our everyday activities.

Our service aims to provide help for people who are HIV+ve and experiencing difficulties caused by anxiety.

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Day ServiceDay Service

Every Tuesday and Thursday at The Sussex Beacon

Meeting the physical, social and psychological needs of people affected by HIV and AIDS, thereby enhancing their quality of life

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Sleep ServiceSleep Service

Aimed at improving the sleep of people who are HIV+ve.

The broad aim of the service is to offer structured sessions so that we can identify what factors are contributing to your sleep problem and then identify ways of helping alleviate sleep difficulties.

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Inpatient UnitInpatient Unit

Registered as an independent hospital, are designed to provide both clinical and therapeutic care to each client dependent on need.

The aims and wishes of the client are central to the design of such programmes. Our approach to care is one that focuses on empowering people to manage their own health with appropriate levels of support.

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The VoiceThe Voice Summer 2014 edition

"The Voice" is the E-Newsletter for Service Users of The Sussex Beacon, both past, present and possibly future.

The Voice is published on this website four times a year. Download the latest issue by clicking on the cover to the left.

» Visit the Service User Forum information page


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