Mental Health

Local mental health services in Brighton & Hove

Mental Health Services for adults and older people in Brighton & Hove is the responsibility of the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The trust works in partnership, across the Sussex region, with those who use mental health services, with its staff, with NHS and social care agencies and with the voluntary sector. The trust is also responsible for Substance Misuse (drug and alcohol) services and specialist Learning Disability Services.

To find out more about the services provided, contact:

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Arundel Road
West Sussex  BN13 3EP
Tel: (01903) 843000

The trust has local offices, each with an Executive Director responsible for all the services in that area:

Brighton & Hove - Executive Director, Sussex Partnership NHS Trust, Aldrington House, Hove, BN3 4AF (01273) 778383
East Sussex - Executive Director, Sussex Partnership NHS Trust, Bowhill, the Drive, Hellingly BN27 4EP (01323) 440022
West Sussex - Executive Director, Sussex Partnership NHS Trust, Swandean, Arundel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 3EP (01903) 843000

For all local services in Brighton & Hove, telephone (01273) 621984.

Information and advice for anyone concerned about their own mental health or that of relatives or friends can be obtained from your doctor. Alternatively, for help and advice when your doctor surgery is closed contact the out-of-hours Sussex Mental Healthline on tel. 0300 5000 101 (Monday to Friday 5pm – 9am, and 24 hours at weekends and bank holidays).

If you are looking for a Personal Assistant (PA), the Support with Confidence scheme or the PA Noticeboard may be able to help you.

Other useful contacts

There are a range of local and national voluntary and charitable organisations that provide information, advice and support for people experiencing mental health problems - and for their carers, family and friends.

Organisation Website and telephone numbers Organisation description
Alzheimer's Society or Alzheimers' local branch

Helpline (01273) 726 266 9am-11pm, seven days a week

Autism Sussex Personalised services which enhances the quality of life for children, young people and adults with an Autism Spectrum Condition
'Well reading' books on prescription Available from your local library Self help books to support adults with mild to moderate mental health conditions and Mood-boosting Books are available to borrow from local libraries.
Mental Health Foundation (MHF) Influence, improve or change policy and legislation that affect people’s mental health and mental well-being, particularly where it is determined by government. MHF do not run a helpline and are unable to offer advice on individual mental health problems
MIND or Mind's local branch

National: 0845 7660163 or local: (01273) 666 950


(01273) 234 839 (confidential answerphone service)

LGBT service offering advice and information, advocacy and support groups

(01273) 697 997

Relationship counselling for couples, new parents and families

0845 4560455 (national)

Samaritans or Samaritan's local branch

National anytime 0845 7909090 or local (01273) 772 277 10am-10pm


SaneLine 0845 7678000 Mon-Fri 12noon-11pm, Sat & Sun 12noon-6pm


Threshold Women's Counselling Service

(01273) 929471

Mental health information run by women for women

Finding a counsellor and counselling services

Further information

Go to the Information Prescriptions website for a list of counselling and bereavement and crisis support services which offer support and advice.

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