Mental Health/Money Worries

Mental Health

If you are in crisis please consider the following options to access support:

  • Call the Sussex Mental Healthline on  0800 0309 500. They offer crisis care 24 hours a day, seven days a week to anyone in Sussex needing urgent mental health support.
  • If you feel you are not able to keep yourself safe, but do not need immediate medical assistance, you should call the Mental Health Rapid Response Service on 0300 304 0078 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week including bank holidays). MHRRS are able to offer immediate support, as well as refer on for further support from other mental health teams where needed. Patients, health professionals, and carers can also ring for advice.
  • Call the Samaritans on 116 123, or visit (for anyone distressed or thinking of suicide, or in crisis).
  • If you would prefer support via text you can do so by texting Shout to 85258.

Do you Require Urgent Support?

If you feel you are getting worse, please make an appointment to see your GP. Out of hours, the following sources of support are available:

  • Samaritans 116 123
  • Sussex Mental Health Helpline 0300 5000 101
  • or you can call NHS111 if you urgently need help or advice but it is not a life-threatening situation

If you feel you are not able to keep yourself safe, and do not need immediate medical assistance, you should contact the Mental Health Rapid Response Service which is able to offer immediate support. They can be reached on 0300 304 0078 (open 24/7, Mon – Fri. weekends and bank holidays).

For free 24/7 mental health support text 'shout' to 85258 or click here.

Outside of these hours you should make contact with A& E

Self Help

Many of the people we know may experience mental ill-health. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to be increased mental distress. The longer-term impact on employment and financial instability also has the potential to adversely affect individual wellbeing. Basic training in mental health skills can enable us to support someone’s wellbeing. Knowing which services provide support with mental health and wellbeing will enable you to direct someone to more specialist help if they need it  read here what help may be available

Brighton Parent Infant Psychological Therapy

(BrightPIP) is a specialist mental health service. They work with expectant parents and those with new-born babies up until the age of three. Through therapeutic intervention they support parents to respond to their child’s needs by helping them to understand the world through their infant’s eyes. Their work strengthens the parent-infant relationship, helping to form a strong bond, which is important for a child’s future well-being and resilience.

From September 2022 we are launching a new core offer of up to six free sessions of parent-infant therapy to those who need our support. To access this support they require a referral via a health professional most often a Midwife, Health Visitors or GP.

So please contact the Surgery if this is something you would be interested in.

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters - NHS (

 Adult E-Wellbeing

Support for young people

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Rise Above

YMCA’s E-wellbeing

Home - e-wellbeing



Sussex Mental


provides direct support for mental wellbeing and

signposting to other services. Sussex Mental Healthline 24/7 telephone service:

0300 5000 101







Mental Health Rapid

Response Service

(MHRRS)provides support for adults (18+) experiencing a mental health crisis.

Anyone can refer: 0300 304 0078 - if the line is busy, an advice message will be given.







Community Roots

is a group of sixteen community groups working

together to provide prevention, wellbeing and

recovery support for people with a range of

mental health issues. Support for carers and

families is also available.

A Freephone Central Access Point phone number

is operated by a team of Community Navigators

who can guide people through the support

available and provide professional advice.

Self-refer online Tel: 0808 196 1768.

Open Monday to Friday 9-5pm


Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service

The wellbeing service supports people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties. The service provides talking therapies to adults (18+) with mild to moderate depression, anxiety disorders and some trauma. The Children

and Young People’s (CYP) service provides a range of treatment for young people from 4-25 who require support for anxiety, low mood, stress and phobias.

The Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service is not an emergency service and does not pick up messages outside of normal working hours of 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday. 

The service offers an open access Advice and

Information Service to the public as well as to

Wellbeing clients.

Self-refer online Tel: 0300 002 0060


Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust (SPFT)

is the specialist mental health service. Access to support

is via GP and primary care team and other professional

referral routes.

Find more information about the Trust











Need someone to talk to?  Call Samaritans on 116 123  and look at the Preventing Suicide in Sussex website.

Grassroots Stay Alive App

A suicide prevention resource if you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.  Download the

suicide prevention app

Together Co

Support to navigate local services and make connections with people and places to support your health and wellbeing.

Social Prescribing Brighton & Hove | Together Co

01273 229 382




Drug and Alcohol Services  To contact call on

01273 731900 or email

Brighton and Hove Recovery Service






Brighton & Hove City Council

provides support for social care, education,

housing, finance and related public services.

Go to the Brighton & Hove website for more



Breakeven Sussex

Free gambling counselling.

Breakeven Sussex: free problem gambling counselling in East Sussex, UK




Are Money Worries affecting your mental health?

Information and support available here: (link to the pages below)






Mental health and money

Website offering practical advice, tips and a toolkit.

Mental health and money : Mental Health & Money Advice (








Mental health and debt guide

The guide to mental health and debt









Online money advice resources

Benefits Calculators

Turn2us Benefit Calculator - About You - Turn2us

Entitled 2 Benefits Calculator - entitledto - independent | accurate | reliable

Budgeting tools

Policy in Practice Benefit and budgeting calculator | Policy In Practice (

Money Advice Service

Budget Planner – Free online daily, monthly and yearly budget planning tool - Money Advice Service

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters - NHS (



 Local Debt and Money Advice

Money Advice Plus

Specialist debt and benefit advice, casework and support.

01273 664 000

Money Advice Plus | Community Roots



Here to help Brighton & Hove residents save money, make money and manage their money better. The services are for anyone who is struggling to make ends meet. Drop-ins and helpline support.

Helpline: 0800 988 7037

Money Advice Brighton & Hove – Helping Brighton & Hove residents manage their money (


Citizens Advice Brighton and Hove

Provide free confidential and impartial advice

08082 78 78 15

 Citizens Advice Brighton & Hove


St Lukes Advice Service

Provides free advice, information and help with form filling in relation to debt, benefits and pension credit.

01273 549203

Home – St Luke’s Advice Service


Possability People


Disability advice centre can help with disability advice, welfare benefits and a range of other issues. Can help with enquiries about;


Disability benefits (ESA, UC, PIP, AA, Carers Allowance, WTC).


  • Disability benefits appeals
  • Some pension credit enquiries
  • Some Council Tax enquiries
  • Fuel debt or changing fuel providers
  • Utilities debt
  • Information on equipment or assistive technology
  • Accessible holidays
  • Food bank referrals


Advisors are available by telephone, from 10am – 4pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (closed Wednesdays). 01273 894050.

If you are deaf or had of hearing text us on 07718 42 42 14


Disability advice in Brighton and Hove - Possability People

Youth Advice Centre in Brighton


Offers housing advice, family mediation, floating support, advice and support around emotional health and wellbeing and debts and benefits. Budgeting and money management advice and support with benefit claims. Access to specialist benefit advice.

01273 624432

YMCA Youth Advice Centre (YAC) in Brighton - YMCA DownsLink Group (


The Financial Support Line for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Financial support for victims of domestic abuse.

01323 635 987




 National Debt and Money Advice

Money Advice Service

Offers free and impartial money advice, set up by the government.

Telephone: 0800 138 7777

Type Talk: 18001 0800 915 4622

Whatsapp: 07701 342744

Free and impartial money advice, set up by government – Money Advice Service




Online and telephone free, confidential debt advice

0800 138 1111

StepChange Debt Charity – Free Expert Debt Advice.


National Debtline

Free independent debt advice on the telephone or webchat and offer online tools

0808 808 4000

Digital Advice Tool | National Debtline


Debt Advice Foundation

Debt advice, tools and resources

0800 043 40 50

Personal Debt Analyser | Debt Advice Foundation




 Financial Hardship- support and advice

Community hub

If you need emergency help with food, energy bills and other essentials, please phone 01273 293 117 and select option 1. You will be directed to the Local Discretionary Social Fund.

For queries relating to Covid-19, please phone 01273 293 117 and select option 2. You will be directed to the Community Hub.
If you are over 18, require food or shopping related support and can afford to pay for this, please phone 01273 293 117 and select option 3. You will be directed to Food Support at Impact Initiatives 
If you need help to stay safe and well, or if you need care and support, please call Access Point on 01273 295 555.

Request help for yourself or someone else (


Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

A not for profit organisation including community organisations, statutory agencies, local business and individual residents. Offering various community food projects, including community gardens, food sharing, food banks and free or low cost meals.

Brighton and Hove Food Partnership – We’re a non-profit organisation helping people learn to cook, eat a healthy diet, grow their own food and waste less food. (


Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project

Provides practical support, education and advice to those in poverty, poor living conditions or low incomes.

01273 671 213



Impact YPC

City Centre space for drop-in support, affordable meals, activities, counselling, peer support

01273 887886

YPC - Impact Initiatives (


Community Roots

is a group of sixteen community groups working

together to provide prevention, wellbeing and

recovery support for people with a range of

mental health issues. Support for carers and

families is also available.

A Freephone Central Access Point phone number

is operated by a team of Community Navigators

who can guide people through the support

available and provide professional advice.

Self-refer online Tel: 0808 196 1768.

Open Monday to Friday 9-5pm.

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