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 wellbeing services in Sussex
Mental health services and helplines
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 TAPA service (14-25s) TAPA workers provide direct mental health work to young people and young adults and advice, consultation and training to professionals and young people. Supporting where appropriate access to mainstream mental health services. Contact Catherine on 07880 523176 (West Brighton area) Sue 07880 503282 (Central and East Brighton) Phil 07795 044552 (LGBTU)
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, tel 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 Mental Health Counselling Service) – 78-83 North St Brighton BN1 1ZA 01273 645400 main switchboard for drop-in groups and info on services
Right Here promotes mental and emotional wellbeing for young people 16 – 25 yrs old in the Brighton and Hove area, various programme of activities, relaxation, rock climbing, anger management etc email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01273 222562 for more info.
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
Women’s Refuge Helpline Domestic Violence 01273 622822
Local projects for young people
See website www.wheretogofor.co.uk for an up to date resource list and map of local services for young people
Face to face counselling
The Young People’s Centre (Central Brighton) and the Youth Advice Centre (Hove) both provide free counselling and advice and info for young people between the ages of 13-25 yrs. Call YPC on 01273 711633 for counselling or 01273 886887 for Drop-in support or YAC on 889292.
Dialogue Centre offers affordable counselling to young people and their families. www.dialoguecentre.org.uk
As You Are Centre offers low-cost counselling and group work for people living in Brighton, Hove, Portslade, Southwick, Shoreham, Lancing and Worthing. Tel: 07952 754 859 or 07507 706 478.
The Life Centre is an organisation based in Sussex providing helpline, counselling and support to survivors of sexual abuse. www.lifecentre.uk.com
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
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
Summerhayes Counselling Service provides counselling for people in Newhaven, Lewes and the surrounding areas phone 01273 519108 email: email@example.com
Also counselling for 11-18yrs old text 07920 526215 phone 01273 517250 email; Kayw@ncda.org.uk
FIO Counselling Service offers free counselling to young people 13-25 living in Crawley, Horsham, Adur, Burgess Hill and Worthing. Drop into your local Connexions or FindItOut centres in those towns for more information.
AAW Counselling offers free counselling to young people 13-25 living in Adur, Arun and Worthing. www.sussexcentralwymca.org.uk
Brighton Women’s Centre low cost counselling and complimentary therapy for women, free crèche facilities 01273 698036 firstname.lastname@example.org
Survivors Network low cost counselling for women and young women 14 – 25 yrs with issues of sexual abuse, rape or sexual assault. 01273 203380
Drop ins & advice
Youth Advice Centre (YAC) Sussex Central YMCA’s Youth Advice Centre in Hove runs drop-in sessions Monday to Thursday for 13-25s. The drop-in is a safe space for young people to receive impartial advice and information on a wide range of issues. Call 01273 828828 or www.sussexcentralymca.org.uk
Young People’s Centre (YPC) is a drop in hub for help with a range of issues-housing, sexual health, job applications, advice, support, f2f counselling, life coaching, based in central Brighton
www.youngpeoplescentre.co.uk or call Ginny on 01273 711633 for counselling or 01273 886887 for Drop-in support
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. They also have a specialist support service called the Intensive Support Team (IST) for 13-18yrs and run a range of courses including anger management and self esteem. For details of support in your area contact www.yourspacewestsussex.co.uk for West Sussex and www.connexions360.org.uk for East Sussex.
National wellbeing 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 tel: 0808 802 0808. The number to text is 07717 989 022.
NHS Direct 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 for details of how to text or email.
Anxiety UK offer a helpline between 9.30 and 5.30pm for people experiencing anxiety. Call 08444 774 775 or click here for info.
Domestic Violence Helpline 24 hour national service , also for families and friends 0808 2000247
Information & online resources for young people
RU OK is a self help website for teenagers with drug or alcohol issues www.ru_ok.org.uk
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.getsomeheadspace.com