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The welfare of our attendees is really important to us.

If you feel unwell or unsafe for any reason at our events we have a number of people who can help and support you.

Park Festival:

If you feel unwell we have St John Ambulance teams in the park, a steward will be able to call someone to assist you or, if you are able to, please go directly to the treatment centres situated by the Main Stage and the Pride Dance Big Top.

We have a dedicated Welfare Team on the park located by the Access Tent. TTK will be providing personnel trained and qualified with safeguarding, drink/drug misuse support, counselling, sexual abuse support and general help to those in distress for whatever reason.

Keep hydrated – You may bring an empty refillable water bottle with you – there are water points around the park. Look out for the blue flags.

Wear Suncream – bottles of suncream are permitted onto the site.
Suncream applications will also be available at the welfare tent on Preston Park.

Stay with your friends. Arrange a meeting point in case you become separated. Ideally make this somewhere quieter – not by the main stage!

Stewards and Security are around the park to help you. They will be wearing yellow hi-viz vests.

There is an information point by the children’s playground and Access Tent. You can report lost or stolen items here.

For information & our policies psychoactive and controlled substances please click HERE

Should you feel unwell at any time it’s important you don’t hesitate in  contacting  a member of staff or security who will find the support you require.

Pride Village Party:

We have a St John Ambulance treatment centre on Marine Parade at the south end of Madeira Place. If you need immediate assistance please ask a member of secuirty who can radio for help.

A welfare team will also be within the Pride Village Party .

A numbers of bars and shops will refill water bottles for you

Other places to get help and support

Pavilions Drug & Alcohol Service provide advice on harm reduction and safety advice for the day. Richmond House, Richmond Road, Brighton, BN2 3RL. 01273 731 900

  • Safe Space helps those who are distressed, either through being intoxicated, injured, have lost their friends or are unable to get home and need support. St Pauls Church, West Street. Open Fridays & Saturdays 11pm-late
  • Terrence Higgins Trust and SHAC (Sexual Health And Contraception)  have a stall in the community, family and wellbeing area. 
  • For ticket holders – There are 2 First Aid posts in Preston Park, Near to the Main Stage & Next to the Pride Dance Big Top. There will also be First Aid Tents at: Marine Parade (opposite Madeira Place) Pleasure Gardens (Old Steine Gardens)
  • BRIGHTON STATION HEALTH CENTRE WALK-IN SERVICE Open 8am-8pm 7 days a week; 84-87 Queens Road TEL: 0333 321 0946
  • WESTONS PHARMACY Open ’til 10pm every day. Lewes Road, Brighton TEL: 01273 605 354
  • ASHTONS LATE NIGHT PHARMACY Open ’til 10pm every day 98 Dyke Road, Seven Dials TEL: 01273 325 020
  • Mental Health Rapid Response Service provide rapid assessment for people who may be at risk and may not be able to keep themselves safe, or for people considering attending A&E. Call 0300 304 0078 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Samaritans a confidential service offering support to anyone experiencing distress. Available 24 hours a day everyday by calling 116 123


Stay hydrated! It is really important to stay hydrated in the heat. You can take empty refillable water bottles into Preston Park, Pride Village Party and Pride Pleasure Gardens and use one of the water refill points!

Preston Park
There are 5 refill points across the park. See map for locations or look for the blue flags.

Pride Village Party
Water is available from all participating PVP venues as per their license conditions.
There are also premises who are part of the Refill campaign – Diva, My Coffee Story, Starbucks, Wheat and Beans

Refill campaign

Read about our policy on controlled and psychoactive substances here.


We take the safety of attendees to Pride very seriously. As with all health messaging, we work with our NHS and other multi-agency partners to share health and safety information.

COVID-19 is still around. If you feel unwell, have a temperature or have flu or COVID-like symptoms you should stay at home and avoid contact with others.
More info:

Monkeypox is a rare infection most commonly found in west or central Africa. There has recently been an increase in cases in the UK, but the risk of catching it is low (taken from current NHS website information). Monkeypox can be passed on from person to person through close physical contact with monkeypox blisters or scabs. We encourage all visitors attending events and venues throughout our city over the summer to inform themselves on current health advise by checking the NHS website:

You can find local information at SHAC and the Terrence Higgins Trust.