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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:
- for Brighton & Hove, contact the Executive Director, Sussex Partnership NHS Trust, Aldrington House, Hove, BN3 4AF (01273) 778383
- for East Sussex, contact the Executive Director, Sussex Partnership NHS Trust, Bowhill, the Drive, Hellingly BN27 4EP (01323) 440022
- for West Sussex, contact the 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 the Sussex Mental Healthline on 0300 5000 101 (Monday to Friday 5pm – 9am, and 24 hours at weekends and bank holidays).
Other useful contactsThere 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.
- Alzheimer's Society www.alzheimers.org.uk
Brighton & Hove branch - Helpline (01273) 726 266 9am - 11pm, seven days a week.
- Mental Health Foundation www.mentalhealth.org.uk aims to 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 www.mind.org.uk MindinfoLine 0845 7660163 (national)
Brighton & Hove - www.mindcharity.co.uk tel: (01273) 666 950.
- MindOut www.mindout.org.uk tel: (01273) 234 839 (confidential answerphone service). LGBT service offering advice and information, advocacy and support groups.
- Relate www.relate4u.org relationship counselling for couples, new parents and families - for an appointment tel: (01273) 697 997.
- Rethink www.rethink.org 0845 4560455 (national)
- Samaritans www.samaritans.org 0845 7909090 (national) anytime
Brighton & Hove - (01273) 772 277 - 10am - 10pm
- Sane www.sane.org.uk SaneLine 0845 7678000
Mon-Fri 12noon - 11pm; Sat & Sun 12noon - 6pm
- Threshold Threshold Women's Counselling Service Brighton based
Mental Health Information run by women for women: Please call 01273 827 001 for further details
For information about 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)
For information about all local public services visit www.direct.gov.uk.
The government wants to create an Office for Disability Issues - a new body to co-ordinate disabled people's interests. The government also wants to set up a National Forum for Organisations of Disabled People. To find out more visit www.direct.gov.uk/disability.