There are lots of people and services in Brighton and Hove that can offer you free and confidential support and advice if you are
- being bullied
- worried about a friend
There are phone helplines, walk-in services where you don't need an appointment, and even free counselling sessions.
Use the links below to find out who can help.
In an emergency
If you feel there is a serious risk to yourself or others, or you are in danger or experiencing an emergency, you can contact or visit the following places and services:
- Call 999 for life-threatening emergencies
- Go to the A&E department at the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital or the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. Both hospitals are on the same site on Eastern Road.
Urgent Mental Health Help
If you are in danger of taking your own life, or having very bad mental health symptoms
- Call 0300 304 0061 from 9:00-17:00 Monday to Friday
- Call 0300 500 0101 at any other time
If you need support and someone to turn to:
- Call 08457 90 90 90 - lines are open 24hrs a day, 7 days a week
- Visit the Samaritans Walk-in Service, Dubarry House, Newtown Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 6AE - open from 10.00am to 10.00pm, 7 days a week.
For advice and support
www.findgetgive.com is a website where you can find information about mental health services and support available for people aged 25 and under in Brighton and Hove, including details on self-referral options.
If you have visited a service, you can leave them a review and a star rating. You can also access help and advice pages to find books, podcasts, apps and other handy tools that can help with wellbeing.
Visit Brighton and Hove young people's charity Right Here's website
Where to Go For
A guide to support and services available for young people with mental health or wellbeing concerns can be found at the 'Where to Go For' website
Five ways to wellbeing
The Five Ways to Wellbeing can boost your mood and help you to stay well.
If you are a young person who looks after someone, you can find support and information on the Carers Centre website
Young Minds is a national organisation that offers young people help and support.
Time to Change
Time to Change focuses on reducing stigma associated with mental health.
You can contact Childline for help and advice on 08001111, or visit the Childline Website
Community Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People
The Community Wellbeing Service provides NHS mental health treatment for children and young people
You can find information on the Community Wellbeing Service on the Mental Health Page here.
Free online counselling for people aged 13-25 in Brighton and Hove can be accessed through the E-Motion project
Schools Wellbeing Service (formerlly known as Community CAMHS)
Primary Mental Health Workers are based in schools in Brighton and Hove to help students with mental health and emotional wellbeing. The team links to the Community Wellbeing Service.
Please contact your school for more information.