HELPLINES/ IF IN CRISIS

If you need urgent help, visit your A&E or ask for an emergency GP’s appointment.

You can also call Sussex Partnership’s mental health line. 

Or call the mental health rapid response service.

If you need more help or information on a particular area of expertise, here are some helplines you can access:

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

The Samaritans have their listening service: 116 123 free from any phone

You can also access MIND services. 

Rethink mental illness

SANE

Frazzled Cafe offers fortnightly meetings in Brighton.

SUICIDE AWARENESS

CALM  is leading a movement against suicide. Helpline 0800 585858 open 5pm-midnight

Alliance of Hope support those bereaved after suicide.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic violence helpline 01273 622 828

Women’s aid has an online chat service, and you can also phone them.

The Mankind Programme is for anyone who has been affected by the sexual abuse of males.

BEREAVEMENT

For bereavement services, contact Cruse.

AUTISM SUSSEX

The Community Outreach Service provides a wide range of support to adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions living in the East/ West Sussex and the Brighton and Hove area. This includes support in the individuals’ home and in a residential or supported living environment.

Enquiry line – 0345 450 0060 or tap to go to their website.

SUPPORTING CHILDREN

NAPAC – 08088010331

NAPAC offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse. 

TRAUMA RECOVERY

PODS – Positive Outcomess for Dissasociative Survivors  – includes a helpline for survivors of trauma

SUBSTANCE ABUSE SUPPORT

Pavilions offers drug and alcohol service for the people of Brighton and Hove.

Find out honest information about drugs here.

AA Brighton branch. 

NA Sussex meetings. 

EMDR

Here you can find out more information on what EMDR entails:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yh1OoOG2WEg

https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/docs/EMDR.pdf

http://www.rockclinic.org.uk/psychological-therapies-brighton-sussex-uk/emdr/

https://emdrassociation.org.uk/a-unique-and-powerful-therapy/