Mental Health

Counsellor listening to patient

In Brighton and Hove we treat mental health emergencies as seriously as physical health problems.

Urgent Mental Health Help

Brighton & Hove Mental Health Rapid Response Service

Available 24/7, Brighton & Hove CCG's Mental Health Rapid Response Service offers support from a mental health professional anytime, day or night, as well as face-to-face appointments.

Call 0300 304 0078, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The service offers mental health support for people who feel at risk to themselves and/or others or if someone feels concerned that a person is at risk to themselves and/or others due to their mental health. Face-to-face assessments for all agreed urgent referrals will be delivered within four hours, either at a patient’s home, in a GP surgery or at one of the local service clinics.

Other Local Mental Health Services

For information about other local mental health services, please see the table below.

For more information, visit the Brighton and Hove Mind website.

The Sussex Mental Healthline

Call 03005 000101, 5.00pm to 9.00am (Monday to Friday) and 24 hours during weekends and Bank Holidays.

The Sussex Mental Healthline is a telephone service offering support and information to anyone experiencing mental health problems, including stress, anxiety and depression. The service is also available to carers and healthcare professionals. You do not need an appointment.

Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service

The Brighton and Hove Wellbeing service offers Mental health support for people over 18 in Brighton and hove.

You can find more information about the Wellbeing service, including how to self-refer, on the HERE website.

Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Childrens and Young People's Mental Health Services

Mental Health services for children and young people are arranged in four tiers, as in the diagram below:

CAMHS community team

Brighton and Hove's community Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service team works closely with other services and professionals in the city to support children and young people under 25 who have emotional and mental health needs.

Find out more about CAMHS from Brighton & Hove City Council's website here

Special educational needs and/or disability

If you are looking for help or information on services for a child or young person with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND) then please visit the Brighton & Hove City Council's website here

More Information

Please follow the links for helpful information

Samaritans of Brighton & Hove Helpline

Call 01273 772277, 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. Provides confidential support for a range of problems, including:

  • thoughts of suicide or self harm
  • relationship and family problems
  • bereavement, including loss of a friend or a family member
  • financial worries
  • job-related stress
  • college or study-related stress
  • loneliness and isolation
  • depression
  • painful and/or disabling physical illness
  • heavy use of or dependency on alcohol or other drugs

More information is available on the Brighton and Hove Samaritans website.

Samaritans of Brighton & Hove Walk-In Service

Open to anyone, 10.00am to 10.00pm, 7 days a week. Call 01273 772277
Address: Dubarry House, Newtown Road, Hove BN3 6AE

Brighton and Hove Samaritans website