This is an organic on-going list of resources so please feel free to email us any online sites or organisations that you have found to be helpful.
If you are in crises or need emergency support
Royal Sussex Hospital A&E for an emergency mental health referral 01273 696955 or go to the Royal Sussex A&E Dept in Brighton, Eastern Rd.
Emergency Duty Service Social Services Helpline 01273 295555 from 5pm-8.30am Mon-Thurs, 4.30pm-8.30am Fri-Mon 24 hours Bank Holidays
Emergency out of hours service for GP : 03000 242424
6.30pm-8am Mon-Fri Weekends and Bank Holidays.
Samaritans provide 24 hour confidential emotional support for anyone in a crises phone 08457 909090 or go to Dubarry House Newton Road Hove BN3 6AE open every day between 10am-10pm
The Sussex Mental Healthline is a telephone service offered by Sussex Partnership NHS providing support and information to anyone experiencing mental health problems including stress, anxiety and depression. The service is available Monday to Friday 5pm – 9am, and 24 hours at weekends and bank holidays. The number to call is 0300 5000 101
Local well-being services in Sussex
The Sussex Mental Healthline is a telephone service offered by Sussex Partnership NHS providing support and information to anyone experiencing mental health problems including stress, anxiety and depression. The service is available Monday to Friday 5pm – 9am, and 24 hours at weekends and bank holidays. The number to call is 0300 5000 101.
Rethink practical advice and info on mental health issues and services, benefits rights etc phone 0207 840 318 Mon-Fri 10am-1pm
The CAMHS Assertive Outreach Team support young people aged 14 – 25 years old living in Brighton and Hove who have been identified as having a moderate to severe mental health need. They use an outreach approach to support people who have previously found it difficult to engage with mainstream mental health services. To access this service please talk to your current care co-ordinator or your lead practitioner.
Sussex Partnership NHS Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provide a range of services to children and young people, up to the age of 17, who have complex mental health problems. he service is made up of specialist mental health professionals who have qualifications and experience in helping children, young people and families.. The service is split into several teams across East and West Sussex. You must be referred by your GP to access this service.
Brighton and Hove Community Wellbeing Service – For various mental health support, services and assessment, call 0300 002 0060
Brighton Community Mental Health Team Sussex Partnership NHS
- Central: Royal Sussex Hospital 01273 696955 Ext 4261/4262 (A&E) Emergency 24 hour mental health support
- East area: Brighton General Hospital 01273 242102
- West: Millview Hospital 01273 621984
Sussex Partnership NHS Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIS) is a community based service for young people aged 14 to 35 years, who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The service has five teams, one located in East Sussex, one in Brighton and Hove and three in West Sussex. Click here for more information and details of how to get in touch.
BHT Mental Health and Wellbeing Services (includes Threshold Women’s Services) delivers several services including specialist support, accommodation, drop-ins and counselling to adults experiencing mental health issues. For more information call 01273 645400 or click here.
YMCA Right Here is a youth-led, young people’s health and wellbeing project which works with a team of Youth Ambassadors aged 16-25 to improve health outcomes for young people locally and nationally. They deliver training and workshops and find ways to ensure young people’s views and experiences change how we think and what we do around health and wellbeing across Brighton & Hove and more widely. For more info or to get involved click here.
Mind provides information on mental health services and advice on how to manage various mental health issues and also offers young people 11- 19yrs old advocacy services and support with mental health. www.mindcharity.co.uk or phone 01273 666950
Allsorts Youth Project listens to, provides support and connects children and young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or exploring their sexual orientation and/ or gender identity (LGBT+). For more information click here.
Women’s Refuge Helpline Domestic Violence 01273 622822
The Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service offer a variety of free support and psychological therapies for Children and Young People and Adults. The services that they provide are delivered by a number of teams who work alongside one another to ensure that you receive the care and support that you need at every stage of your journey. When they receive your referral they will talk to you about your needs and discuss which part of the service is best suited to you. These services can be accessed by completing a referral form online.
e-wellbeing is a digital wellbeing service for young people, run by YMCA DownsLink Group. They offer a range of services including online counselling for people who are not sure about seeing a counsellor face-to-face. For more information or to complete a referral visit www.e-wellbeing.co.uk/services/e-wellbeing-service
E-motion is a free online counselling project for young people aged 12-18 years who live in East Sussex. For more information visit www.e-motion.org.uk
The Young People’s Support Network (YPSN) is a new community interest company (CIC) based from the Young People’s Centre in central Brighton. They offer an innovative approach to supporting young people (aged 11-25 years), combining counselling, life coaching and targeted youth programmes to deliver a broad range of services which tailor the support to meet the needs and learning style of the young person. Services are provided on a sliding scale fee basis, though some concessions may be available. For more information please visit their website.
The Rock Clinic offers individual counselling & psychotherapy to over 18s in Brighton & Hove. Rates for those on low incomes are available and they have two clinics in Kemptown and Hove. Visit the website for more details www.rockclinic.org.uk
As You Are provides affordable counselling and group work for depression, stress and anxiety for people living in Brighton, Hove, Portslade, Southwick, Shoreham, Lancing and Worthing. For more information call 07952 754859 or visit www.asyouarecentre.co.uk
Survivors Network is a Brighton based charity providing low cost counselling and a range of services and support for survivors of sexual violence and abuse in Sussex. For more information call 01273 203380 or visit www.survivorsnetwork.org.uk
Brighton Women’s Centre provide low cost therapy and a range of services and support for self-identifying women. For more information visit www.womenscentre.org.uk
Mankind offer individual and group counselling, advice and support to men who have been affected by sexual abuse. www.mankindcounselling.org.uk
Relate offer relationship and family counselling to over 18s in Brighton & Hove. www.relate.org.uk
Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA) provide a counselling service for people aged 16+ and a youth counselling service for 11-18 year olds living in Newhaven and surrounding areas. For more information regarding the 16+ service call 01273 519108 or visit sussexcommunity.org.uk/healthy-living/counselling/ For the youth counselling service email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Life Centre is an organisation based in Sussex providing helpline, counselling and support to survivors of sexual abuse. www.lifecentre.uk.com
The YMCA Youth Advice Centre (YAC) offers advice, support and guidance to young people in Brighton and Hove. YAC workers are able to offer expertise in a wide range of areas. Their aim is to provide young people in the local area with a safe and friendly environment where they can access helpful advice and support. For more information call 01273 624432 or visit their website.
FindItOut Centres (formally known as Connexions) are on your local high street and run by both East and West Sussex councils. They offer a range of advice and support for young people. For details of support in your area go to www.yourspacewestsussex.co.uk for West Sussex and www.c360.org.uk for East Sussex.
National well-being services
The Life Centre provides helpline support to adults and young people under 18 who have survived sexual abuse. Adults can call 0844 847 7879. Under 18’s can call: 0808 802 0808. The number to text is 07717 989 022.
NHS 111 is a 24 helpline offering medical advice and support. Call 111 or click here
Samaritans provides confidential emotional support, 24 hours a day for people in Brighton who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that may lead to suicide. Call 01273 772277 or click here
Runaway Helpline is a free, confidential service for young people who have run away from home. You can text them even if you have no credit left on your mobile phone. Call or text 116 000 or click here
Childline provides children and young people with confidential and free support online, or via text, phone and email. Click here or call 0800 1111
Papyrus Hopeline offers a support helpline for young people who are feeling suicidal. Call 0800 068 41 41 or visit the website here.
Anxiety UK provide advice and support to people experiencing anxiety. Call their helpline on 03444 775 774 or text 07537 416 905. Alternatively, click here to access their website.
Domestic Violence Helpline is a free 24 hour national domestic abuse helpline. Call 0808 2000 247
ru-ok? provides free confidential advice, guidance, support and information on drugs, alcohol and sexual health for under 18s, their parents / carers or concerned others. For more information click here.
Young Minds offers lots of resources for young people and their parents about youth mental health, including a helpline. www.youngminds.org.uk
Headspace offers mindfulness tips and downloadable meditation guides for stress and anxiety. www.headspace.com