Mental Health Support in Brighton & Hove
Saturday 10 October is World Mental Health Day. This year's theme is 'mental health for all'.
Many people we know may experience mental ill-health.
The impact of Covid-19 and restrictions on social contact are bringing anxiety, fear or isolation as well as financial hardship, employment or health worries. Combined with the approach or winter and busy lives, it’s perhaps more important now than ever that we prioritise our mental health.
Support your own mental health and wellbeing
Every mind matters
If you or other household members feel low, anxious or stressed, there’s information that can help you to keep yourself well on the NHS Every Mind Matters website.
Do one thing for better mental health
This Mental Health Awareness Day, Mind in Brighton & Hove are asking you to #DoOneThing for better mental health. This could be talking to friends, going for a walk outside, taking more breaks at work, getting some exercise or doing something creative. They have been asking people to add their pledges all week. Have a look at what others are saying to get an idea of what you can do to improve your own mental health.
Specialist mental health support
While it's normal to feel afraid, worried or lonely at a time like this, worsening mental health could indicate the need for outside help. Specialist support is available for those in the city that need it.
- Community Roots – online or freephone 0808 196 1768 – a network of local services offering a range of mental health and wellbeing support in Brighton & Hove.
- Sussex Mental Healthline – freephone 0300 5000 101 – provides 24/7 support from registered clinicians. As well as crisis support it provides psychological support to anyone with general concerns about their mental health, and if needed they can refer you for local assessment and treatment.
- Samaritans – call 116 123 – 24hrs a day, 365 days a year.
Other support in Brighton & Hove
Our community advice and support hub is continuing to provide essential support for those that need it.
The hub provides information about local support for food and shopping, getting online, debt advice, wellbeing, loneliness, mental health, domestic violence, care and more.
You can search for the support you need or request help on our community advice and support hub webpage.
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