Health and Wellbeing

Local Services

Find information about sexual health services on campus and in the local area.

X-Card service on campus

What is X-Card?

The X-Card scheme gives you access to free condoms on campus.

No intrusive or embarrassing questions - this scheme just provides a fair way of distributing condoms and other sexual health resources, as well as answering sexual health queries and signposting to other specialist services.

Get your X-Card at one of our drop-ins, or sign up online.

Once you have registered for an X-Card you can use it to pick up condoms at various pick-up points on campus.

How can I get an X-Card?

Come to an X-Card drop-in to:

• Sign up for an X-Card, which you can use to pick up free condoms on campus
• Access free resources: a wide range of condoms, vaginal condoms and lube; Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea self-testing kits; and pregnancy tests
• Speak to someone and find out more about local services and support

Drop-ins run 1-2pm Weds, Thurs, Fri (term-time only) in the Student Life Centre.

Drop-ins are free, confidential and run by trained Sussex students.

Or sign up online to:

• Get a digital X-Card that you can use to pick up free condoms on campus
• Receive digital information resources

Email to ask for a digital X-Card

Condom pick-up point on campus

You can use your X-Card to collect free condoms from these pick-up points on campus:

Student Life Centre Reception, Bramber House
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm all year
For a variety of condoms, vaginal condoms, Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea self-tests and pregnancy tests

Students’ Union Reception, Falmer House
Mon-Fri 9am-8pm during term-time
For regular condoms and Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea self-tests

York House 24-hr Reception Desk, York House, Norwich House Road
Mon-Sun 24/7 all year
For regular condoms only

You can also pick up free Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea self-testing kits and pregnancy tests from the Student Life Centre reception without an X-Card


Sexual Health and Contraception (SHAC) services

Brighton & Hove Sexual Health & Contraception Service (SHAC) is free, confidential & open to everyone. They provide full sexual health screening, free contraception, and HIV services.

You can book an appointment or access an “on the day” service, and there are three sites that you can access across the city.

SHAC offer specific services for MSM (men who have sex with men), trans and non-binary people, and young people.

Find out more


Terrence Higgins Trust

THT offer sexual health and HIV services to anyone from the LGBTQ+ community, Black community and sex workers. They also offer support services to people living with HIV.

Find out more


LGBTQ+ Services


Clinic M offers sexual health services specifically to men who have sex with men.

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Clinic T is a Trans and Non-binary friendly Sexual Health and Contraception service. We offer testing and treatment for STIS, support to those on prescribed hormone treatments, help with bleeding control and contraception, cervical cytology, vaccination, social support and signposting to local partner support organisations.

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Terrence Higgins Trust offer STI and HIV testing, and sexual health information and advice to anyone from the LGBTQ+ community.

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