Brighton and Hove Independent Mediation Service


We are specialists in Community and Workplace Mediation, Conflict Resolution and Training

Brighton and Hove Independent Mediation Service (BHIMS) offers a range of services, including community mediation, workplace mediation and training.  Since our service began in 1993 our focus has been on empowering people to resolve conflicts within their communities.

UPDATE on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and support from the mediation service  

During this difficult time, the priority for all of us at Brighton and Hove Independent Mediation Service is to keep everyone safe and do all we can to reduce the spread of the virus.  

Current advice is to avoid all non-essential meetings and so we have currently suspended all home visits and mediation meetings. We will start arranging visits and meetings again as soon as we can do so safely.  

In the meantime, we are still accepting referrals and providing telephone support to anyone who is referred to us.  

During this stressful time and with everyone spending more time at home, a peaceful relationship with our neighbours is more important than ever.

If you would like to make a referral or are experiencing difficulties yourself, please get in touch.  

You can email us or give us a call.  If we are unable to pick up, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.  

Email: or 

Telephone: 01273 700812 

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More than 80% of cases that go to mediation are successful

Our team of skilled and accredited mediators work across Brighton, Hove and into the surrounding area including Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven and Peacehaven.

We can help:

  • Local communities where neighbours or residents are in dispute.
  • People whose housing is at risk because of conflict.
  • Tenants and landlords in dispute.
  • Local businesses who have a workplace conflict.
  • Sheltered housing, care or nursing home providers and their residents.

Need someone to listen to both sides?

Mediation is confidential, fast, effective and affordable.  Our job is to help and encourage those in dispute to come up with their own solutions and agreements. We do not make judgments or tell people what to do.

BHIMS is completely independent, confidential, impartial and non-judgemental.

Take a tour around our website to find out more.

If you have any questions or queries, don’t hesitate to call us on 01273 700812 or email us at