Mental health support

If you suspect you are showing signs of mental ill-health the first thing you should do is visit your GP. Mental health issues are common and treatable. The sooner you seek help, the better.

Every Mind Matters

Visit the NHS Every Mind Matters website for a free plan, expert advice and practical tips to help look after your mental health.

Health in Mind

Free NHS service for East Sussex residents who are experiencing stress, anxiety or low mood. Skilled therapists provide the support you need to feel positive again. Rapid access courses, secure online referral and one-to-one therapy by phone, online and face to face.

Available across East Sussex.

Find more information on 1Space: Health in Mind.

Sussex Mental Healthline 0300 5000 101

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.

From spring 2020 callers will dial 111 and ask for the Sussex Mental Healthline. The same service will be available but you will be able to access urgent help and support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no matter where you are in Sussex. The team is also expanding to include registered mental health professionals.

We’ll let you know when the change is happening but don’t worry, the existing number – 0300 5000 101 – will continue to work, you’ll be automatically diverted to 111.

The Samaritans

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, the Samaritans run a 24 hour helpline.

  • Tel: 08457 909090