• Sussex Mental Healthline: a telephone service providing support and information to anyone experiencing mental health problems including stress, anxiety and depression. The service is also available to carers and healthcare professionals. Telephone: 0300 5000 101

       Lines open Monday to Friday 5pm - 9am Weekends and bank holidays 24 Hours

 

  • Mind in Brighton and Hove: Mind provides information on a range of topics including types of mental distress, where to get help, drug and alternative treatments and advocacy. Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393/ 01273 666950

 

  • The Samaritans: provides 24hr, confidential, emotional support for anyone in crisis, phone 08457 90 90 90. You can also visit the local branch in Hove (Dubarry House Newton Road Hove, BN3 6AE) 01273 772277 open every day between 10am and 10pm.

http://www.samaritans.org/branches/samaritans-brighton-hove-and-district

  • Community Learning Disability Team: Montague Place, Brighton, BN2 1JE 01273 295550

 

 

  • Rethink: Practical advice & information about issues such as; therapy and medication, benefit, debt, money issues, rights under the Mental Health Act. Phone 0207 840 318 Monday to Friday, 10am – 1pm cost of a local call. Not open Bank Holidays. http://www.rethink.org

 

  • Time To Change: Campaigns to reduce the stigma of mental ill health. Includes blog, downloadable resources and lots of personal stories http://www.time-to-change.org.uk

 

If you're currently serving, or have served in the UK Armed Forces, you can call our 24 Hour Helpline to talk about mental health. If you are a family member or carer worried about a loved one or are suffering yourself, you can use it too. The Helpline is there for you if you are having trouble sleeping, suffer with flashbacks, feel depressed, get anxious sometimes or just feel that something is not quite right. Call 0800 138 1619 or Text 07537 404 719  Email: combatstress@rethink.org

 

  • London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard: provides information, support & referral service throughout the UK. Helpline 020 7837 7324 open 24 hours 7 days

 

 

 

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If you are worried about your own safety or someone else’s, contact your GP who will refer if needed.

 

  • The Sussex Mental Healthline: Telephone: 0300 5000 101

 

  • Mental Health Rapid Response Service (MHRRS) (formerly BURS): Available for people needing support in a crisis when other services are closed. MHRRS is available after 5 pm every week day, and anytime at weekends. Tel: 01273 242220

 

  • Royal Sussex County Hospital Accident & Emergency department: The Royal County hospital for an emergency mental health referral. Address: Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE, Phone: 01273 696955

 

  • Rethink Mental Illness SOS (Survivors of Suicide): The SOS service offers confidential one-to-one and telephone support to people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or have recently attempted suicide. 9am-5pm Mon-Fri  Tel: 01273 709060

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