Mental Health Information for Young People

There are lots of people and services in Brighton and Hove that can offer you free and confidential support and advice if you are

  • anxious
  • sad
  • 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:


Urgent Mental Health Help

If you are in danger of taking your own life, or having very bad mental health symptoms

  • Call 03003 040061 from 9:00-17:00 Monday to Friday
  • Call 03005 000101 at any other time


If you need support and someone to turn to:

  • Call 08457 909090 - 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

FindGetGive 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.

Right Here

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.

Young Carers

If you are a young person who looks after someone, you can find support and information on the Carers Centre website

Young Minds

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.


The Docready website gives you tools and help for talking to your doctor about your mental health.