Mental Health Resources

As we are not an emergency service, we are not always available to help you find what you need. Hopefully this page will go some way to guiding you in the right direction.

Please note that we are not affiliated with the below services, and offer these links with good intention, in the hopes you may find the support you need.

Crisis Support

If you or someone you know have reached crisis point and feel at risk of self harm or of harm to others, there is help at hand:

Emergency services: Call 999

 If you are concerned about an immediate risk of harm – either to yourself or someone else – then phone 999

Go to your nearest A&E

Go to your nearest hospital with an Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department. In some hospitals, this will be called the Emergency Department. There are staff on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, who will be able to assess you and give you the appropriate help

Mental Health Rapid Response Service (NHS)

Call 0300 304 0078.
Call the NHS on 111, 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Brighton and Hove’s Rapid Response service offers mental health support for people who feel at risk to themselves and/or others or if someone feels concerned that a person is at risk to themselves and/or others due to their mental health.

Face-to-face assessments for all agreed urgent referrals will be delivered within four hours, either at a patient’s home, in a GP surgery or at one of the local service clinics

The Sussex Mental Healthline

Call 0800 0309 500, 24 hours a day.

The Sussex Mental Healthline is a telephone service offering support and information to anyone experiencing mental health problems, including stress, anxiety and depression. The service is also available to carers and healthcare professionals. You do not need an appointment

Brighton, Hove and District Samaritans 

If something’s bothering you or you feel you can’t cope, you can call in on any day between 10am and 10pm

Dubarry House,Newtown Road,Hove,East Sussex,BN3 6AE 

Or call  01273 772277 (local phone rates) or  freephone  116123 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

NHS 111

Call the NHS 111 service if you urgently need help or advice but it is not a life-threatening situation.There are leaflets in all languages available on the NHS 111 website


SANE is a UK mental health charity who run a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.

Open 4.30pm-10.30pm daily

0300 304 7000

AYA useful support numbers



Disordered Eating

  • BEAT – lots of information for those experiencing disordered eating, and for those who love someone who lives with an eating disorder

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic mental health

 Rethink Black Asian and Ethnic Minorities is a national organisation giving information for people in ethnic minority groups who experience mental health issues, including options for support and treatment. 

LGBTQ+ support

  • MindOut MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbian, gay bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) people, with lots of advice and guidance.
  • Switchboard B&H is a Brighton-based charity with an LGBTQ helpline for people living in Sussex. Helpline: 01273 204050 (7.00pm to 9.30pm on Wed and Thu)
  • Mindline Trans+ is a national evening helpline offering emotional and mental health support for anyone who identifies as transgender, non-binary or genderfluid. Phone: 0300 330 5468 (8pm to midnight).

Crisis support

Call Samaritans 116 123 (24hrs free)

Sussex Mental Health Helpline 0800 0309 500 or their website.