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:
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).
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|
Helpline (01273) 726 266 9am-11pm, seven days a week
|Autism Sussex||www.autismsussex.org.uk||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)||www.mentalhealth.org.uk||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|
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)
National anytime 0845 7909090 or local (01273) 772 277 10am-10pm
SaneLine 0845 7678000 Mon-Fri 12noon-11pm, Sat & Sun 12noon-6pm
(01273) 827 001
|Mental health information run by women for women|
Finding a counsellor and counselling services
- Counselling Directory www.counselling-directory.org.uk (national)
- Sussex Counselling www.sussex-counselling.co.uk (regional)
- Sussex Counsellor Directory www.sussexcounsellordirectory.co.uk (regional)
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