Resources

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.

Emergency Contact

If you are in crises or need emergency support

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

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.

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

Mind Out mental and emotional health support, info advice, activities and advocacy for LGBT community email; info@mindout.org.uk website: www.mindout.org.uk phone 01273 234839

Women’s Refuge Helpline Domestic Violence 01273 622822

Face to face counselling

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

Summerhayes Counselling Service provides counselling for people in Newhaven, Lewes and the surrounding areas phone 01273 519108 email: counselling@ncda.org

Also counselling for 11-18yrs old text 07920 526215 phone 01273 517250 email; Kayw@ncda.org.uk

Brighton Women’s Centre low cost counselling and complimentary therapy for women, free crèche facilities 01273 698036 julesmercy@womenscentre.org.uk

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 and advice

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

National Services

Helplines

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

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