Volleyball Sunset Picnic!

Saturday 13th July         

Volleyball Sunset Picnic on the Beach

Peer Action and Lunch Positive are teaming up to bring you a fun and friendly evening of volleyball followed by a picnic on the beach!

Volleyball will be played at Yellowave Beach Sports Centre.  The games will be gentle and kind-hearted, so come along for a laugh and put your bare feet in the sand!  If you don’t fancy playing, there is plenty of room to watch the games from the café.

The picnic will take place on the beach close to Yellowave.  Bring a blanket to sit on and a beverage to enjoy while watching the sunset (9pm).

5-6pm Volleyball Training with a Yellowave Instructor (max 12 people)

6-7pm Volleyball Play (2 Teams of up to 10 people – a mix of service users and volunteers from both charities)

7:30pm Sunset Picnic on the Beach hosted by lunch-positive5

Where: Yellowave Volleyball Courts/Brighton Beach

When: 5-7pm Volleyball, 7:30pm Picnic on the Beach

How much: Free Event

How to join:  Register your interest on the Events page

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Afternoon tea…and cake! NEW EVENT in May

Members asked for the return of the popular monthly coffee mornings when friends meet up for a natter over a coffee and CAKE!

We started these in January but unfortunately only a very few members have participated.

We are giving it another shot for the summer months and changing the theme and timing so it’s now an afternoon tea …and cake meet up or even an ice cream!

Everybody’s very welcome so please do pop along and support this new Peer Action event.

Our fifth meet-up is on Thursday 16th May, 3pm at the Metrodeco tea and coffee shop and we hope to see you there!

P.s: we all buy our own tea and cake as this is not funded – thank you.

Chair yoga and well-being sessions anyone?


Look at this! Peer Action has been offered group chair yoga and well-being sessions by Alex from Brighton yoga by the sea. Would you like to: 

  • Sleep better?
  • Release some of the pain in your body?
  • Feel more at home with your emotions and feelings?
  • Improve your energy levels?
  • Find some freedom in your body?

Alex suggests that people taking part in this work agree to attend six weekly sessions to make the most benefit from them. If you would like to take part in this, could you please let us know:

  • Would Monday sessions work for you?
  • Would you prefer a lunch time or evening session?
  • To let us know that you are interested, complete this short survey.

How it works

Each session begins by tapping points on the body to enable you to stay gently tuned to your feelings; this is followed by gentle breath work to help calm the body and mind. There is a warm up to help open up the spaces in the joints. The main part takes us through a series of postures and movements to work towards bringing you into optimum health. Each session finishes with a short, guided meditation to help you feel nourished and revitalised.

For more information on Alex’ education and experience, please see her website: www.brighton-sea-yoga.com




Do you attend the Lawson Unit?

If yes, the Lawson Unit would like to invite you to a patient meeting on either of the following days;

Wednesday 8th May   6pm – 8pm


Wednesday 15th May  4pm – 6pm

Audrey Emerton Building

The Lawson Unit would like your feedback on the way they provide your HIV care and to discuss how we can best involve patients in future plans for the service.

At the meeting the Lawson Unit will update you on the most recent patient survey and on their ideas for improving and developing the service.

Food and refreshments will be provided!

Please let the Lawson Unit know if you are coming along by emailing an RSVP to;

lily.pembroke@nhs.net or please phone her on 01273 664940

Peer Action’s newsletter for February is out :-)

Our monthly newsletter is out, packed with everything that is going on in February.

Have you checked your inbox? Don’t miss out, feel free to share!

Find it on: mailchi.mp/18e46bf89975/peer-actions-news-for-february-2019

We’re looking for a CD player please!

Would you have a portable CD player/radio that you don’t need anymore please?

Our player has given up and we use it for our weekly yoga and regular Wellbeing therapy days. We may need to buy one but we thought we’d ask around first. Our charity would be really grateful. We’ll throw in a FREE therapy for your kindness too!

Please send us a message here https://peeraction.net/contact/

or  chair@peeraction.net

Thank you from Peer Action


What a result..a huge thank you £261.00 raised for our charity!

Thank you to everyone who came along yesterday to support Peer Action and make the event such a great success! It was a really tasty piping hot Sunday roast with wine and pudding, we were stuffed! This was followed by Jeff on the piano playing Christmas songs which we all sang along to and pulled the raffle tickets! All of The Bedford customers and staff joined in and it was such an enjoyable afternoon! The fundraising raffle together with very kind donations raised a staggering £261.00 for our charity! A really great afternoon crammed full of gaiety!

Thank you for the very generous donations from the great local businesses, The Royal Pavilion, Lush, Waterstones, Crabtree & Evelyn, Jury’s Inn, Odeon Cinema, Nando’s, Moulton Brown and everyone who donated gifts for the raffle (Ian Sh, David F, Roger G, Ian Se). It was very much appreciated.

And a special thanks to Matt and his lovely team at The Bedford Tavern for making it so enjoyable for us. The Bedford Tavern very kindly donated £77.00 to Peer Action, a big big thank you from all at Peer Action!

NEW EXCLUSIVE EVENT…Stephen Jones Hats at The Royal Pavilion

In February 2019, master milliner Stephen Jones OBE will fill the Royal Pavilion with exquisite hats for a new exhibition – Stephen Jones Hats at the Royal Pavilion. Jones will create installations of his most glamorous and captivating hats throughout the exotic rooms of the Regency building, which was built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV more than 200 years ago. Hats from across Jones’ 40-year career will bring next-level glamour to the already spectacular state rooms.

Stephen Jones OBE said: “I grew up in a seaside town, but Brighton to me seemed exciting, exotic, and it symbolised art and freedom. In 2012, I designed a collection called ‘Chinoiserie-on-Sea’ for which I researched Brighton, and in particular the Pavilion, extensively; and it feels like showing my hats there is almost like a homecoming. I have never have had the opportunity to display hats in the environment which inspired them.”

Jones has dressed the finest heads, across the globe – most recently the Duchess of Sussex, as well as Lady Gaga, Kate Moss and Mick Jagger. The site-specific exhibition will show hats worn by these celebrities, among others and also those made in collaboration with the world’s best fashion designers, including Dior, Thom Browne, Giles Deacon, Comme des Garçons, Marc Jacobs and Matty Bovan.

Highlights of the exhibition will include:

  • The Banqueting Room’s huge table will host a ‘dinner’ for the hats of the most famous wearers
  • Royal and regal hats will be on display including a series of crowns
  • Food and feasting inspired hats will be placed amongst the copper pots in the Great Kitchen
  • Hats from ‘Chinoiserie-on-Sea’, Jones’ homage to the grandeur of the Pavilion – including hats inspired by its infamous domes and the exquisite Chinese interiors and Indian exterior
  • Millinery for Dior will be on display in The Music Room
  • Hats inspired by the interiors of the Royal Pavilion made for the China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be on show

The exhibition has been co-curated by Stephen Jones OBE and Martin Pel.

Vogue – Suzy Menkes article 6 Jan https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/chinoiserie-on-sea-stephen-jones-hats-at-brightons-royal-pavilion

Peer Action are pleased to offer 10 tickets for a personal tour of the exhibition by the co-creator Martin Pel on the 14th February at 3pm.

The tickets are £10 each* and will be a donation to the Peer Action charity.

The tour will last for approximately one hour.

The tickets will be available online from the 1st February.


  • The tickets are strictly not for resale. Maximum of 2 tickets per person.