Mental health support
sussex mental health line
If you are feeling suicidal or in crisis, the best thing to do is talk. Speak to someone you can trust or a service which can offer you support. If you think that someone you know is suicidal – ask them.
0300 5000 101
Monday – Friday 9am-5pm
Weekends 24 hours
Advice for taking care of your mental health and wellbeing.
The NSPCC has created a new webpage with information and advice for parents and carers who are worried a child or young person may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety about Coronavirus. This webpage includes information on: Talking about feelings and worries; Keeping in touch and balancing screen time; Ways to create structure and routine; helping to give children a sense of control.
NHS Apps Library
The uncertainty and isolation that the current situation has brought can impact on our emotional well being. Without being able to turn to our normal means of support, increasing numbers of people are turning to apps to support their mental health. Many are now offering this service free of charge. Since 2015, more than 2,500 mental wellness apps have been launched. This can make it hard to know where to start! Thankfully our wonderful NHS has put together a comprehensive list of options that have been tested against a range of NHS standards. You can filter by area of interest and price (free/paid).
Whilst these apps can be very useful, they should not be considered a replacement for seeking medical advice if you are concerned.
Coastal Mind are offering their support via email and phone to anyone who is struggling with mental health.
Their website also contains some very useful tips and advice online to help you cope if you are feeling anxious about Corona virus and also to help you with staying at home.
Worthing, Southwick, Chanctonbury and Littlehampton support hub, which are linked with Mind, are able to offer advice and information about your mental health and about other services in the local area that can help you.
Pathfinder Mental Health Service
Pathfinder is based at the Worthing support hub. It offers support if you are experiencing mental health problems or supporting someone else. It also contains a number of links to help individuals find information about mental health conditions, self help/management tools, apps, help lines, useful websites and more.
Anxiety UK is a national charity run by people with lived experience of anxiety, aiming to support everyone affected by anxiety through information and support.
There are a number of ways you can contact them and obtain information:
Website: Anxiety UK
Weekdays phone: 08444 775 774 (09:30am - 5:30pm)
Weekends during the pandemic: 03444 775774 (10am-8pm)
Text: 07537 416905
No Panic is a charity which helps people who experience any kind of anxiety disorder. It specialises in self-help based recovery via their helpline and resources available on their website.
There are multiple ways to contact them and obtain information:
Website: No Panic
Phone: 0844 967 4848 (10am -10pm, 7 days a week)