Mental Health Support
If you need support or help with your own or someone else’s mental health, then there are a range of options. See below for further details.
If you are in a crisis, you can
- go to your local A&E Department
- call the Mental Health Rapid Responce Service 0300 304 0078 (24-hr number)
- Call or text The Samaritans: call 116 123 (24 hours & free from both landlines and mobiles) or text text 07725 909 090
There is a list HERE of further contacts to make.
You can ask both of these to refer you mental health services, and ask them to tell you about any LGBTQ specific mental health support in your area.
BHT’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Service in partnership with Right Here Brighton & Hove and BHT’s Threshold Women’s Services aim to support people to improve and maintain positive mental health and wellbeing.
Threshold provides support to women with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, post-traumatic stress, chronic low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, parenting issues, birth trauma and perinatal depression.
Mind in Brighton and Hove provide peer support, advocacy and wellbeing services.
Click HERE for comprehensive directory of more services.
Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust provide local NHS mental health services.
Southdown Mental Health Recovery offer mental health and wellbeing services including The Recovery College, Preston Park Recovery Centre and employment support.
A free and independent service that can help you make a complaint about your National Health Service (NHS) care or treatment.
Mental Health Foundation UK’s leading mental health research, policy and service improvement charity.
Mind Mind provides information on a range of topics including types of mental distress, where to get help, drug and alternative treatments and advocacy. Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393
NHS 111 Helpline: 111 Opening hours: 24hours. National nurse led helpline providing medical advice. The NHS Direct website has useful pages containing information about all aspects o
Rethink Practical advice & information about issues such as; therapy and medication, benefit, debt, money issues, rights under the Mental Health Act. Phone 0207 840 318 Monday to Friday, 10am – 1pm cost of a local call. Not open Bank Holidays.
The Gender Trust The largest registered charity (no. 1088150) helping Trans People and all those affected by gender identity issues. The Gender Trust is a listening ear, a caring support and an information centre for anyone with any question or problem concerning their gender identity.
For a list of useful sexual health, drug and alcohol services in Brighton and Hove, click HERE
For information on specialist HIV services in East Sussex, west Sussex and Brighton and Hove, click HERE
You can download a leaflet on the community HIV specialist service HERE