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Advice & Information

Advice & Information

If you are in Brighton and Hove we can meet with you to talk about the advice and information that you are looking for, please contact us for an appointment.  Alternatively, if you would prefer or don’t live locally, we can offer advice and information over the phone, by email or via our online chat service.

 Whatever you’d like to know, we will try to help or point you in the right direction.

We respond to hundreds of requests for information every year.  People ask us for information about many different areas, for example: mental health services, GP services, housing and homelessness, welfare rights, LGBTQ rights, support for addictions, counselling services, treatments, mental health law, Trans care pathways, community safety, immigration and asylum, relationship issues and many other things.

You may be unsure about what your query is, we’re happy to help with anything connected to mental health & wellbeing.

We will aim to get back to you within two working days.

You can contact us by:

Over the last 12 months I have really relied on the MindOut information service.  There is often no transparency in how to access or navigate services, especially mental health services and Trans Care Pathways.  MindOut have supplied me with information that otherwise wouldn’t have been made available to me. I am better informed and feel more in control as a result

Crisis Support

NHS Direct (24-hr number) 111 or call 999 if you need an ambulance

The Samaritans  (24 Hour Confidential emotional support)

Free to call number from both landlines and mobiles: 116 123

or email [email protected],

or text 07725 909090

Brighton & Hove based crisis support

A&E at Royal Sussex County Hospital  01273 696 955, Eastern Road, Brighton BN2 5BE)

Mental Health Rapid Responce Service 0300 304 0078 (24-hr number): A number to call 7 days a week if you feel at risk to yourself or you are concerned about someone else harming themselves or others due to their mental health.

Emergency Duty Service (out of hours, Mon-Fri 5pm-8.30am. w/ends & bank hols 24 hrs) 01273 295 555: Social Care out of hours service for signposting and emergencies

Samaritans (24 hours) 01273 772 277

or 116 123 (24 hours & free from both landlines and mobiles)

text 07725 909 090,

email [email protected],

drop-in any day 10am-10pm at Dubarry House, Newtown Road (near Hove Park Villas) Hove, BN3 6AE

Sussex Mental Health Line (5pm-9am, 24hrs w/end & bank hols) 0300 5000 101

LGBT Police in Brighton & Hove/Sussex 101 ext 550 427

Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard (5-11pm 01273 204 050 http://switchboard.org.uk/): They offer information & emotional support

Other useful sources of support / helplines

London LGBT Switchboard (10am to 11pm) 0300 330 0630

Saneline (6pm-11pm) 0845 767 8000

HOPElineUK (for under 35s or those concerned, Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, 7-10pm, w/ends 2-5pm) Tel 0800 068 4141, text 07786 209 697, email [email protected]

SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide) (leave msg) 01273 709 060

Supportline (opening hours vary) 01708 765 200

Rethink 0300 5000 927