In Brighton and Hove we treat mental health emergencies as seriously as physical health problems.
Available services include 24/7 telephone support from a mental health professional as well as face-to-face appointments. Click on the links below for information about local services.
For more information, visit the Brighton and Hove Mind website.
Brighton & Hove Mental Health Rapid Response Service
Call 0300 304 0078, 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.
Brighton and Hove’s Rapid Response 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.
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
Please follow the links for helpful information
- For children and young people
- For parents and carers
- For professionals working with children and young people (teachers, social workers etc)
- For clinicians
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
- painful and/or disabling physical illness
- heavy use of or dependency on alcohol or other drugs