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Anxiety UK provides help and support for all types of anxiety conditions. They work to relieve and support those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy. They can provide support and help if you’ve been diagnosed with, or suspect you may have an anxiety condition.

T: 03444 775 774
E: support@anxietyuk.org.uk
W: anxietyuk.org.uk

ASSIST Trauma Care is a specialist Organisation offering therapeutic help to adults and children, individuals and families, affected by a wide range of traumatic occurrences. ASSIST therapists have been trained to use evidence-based models to help sufferers rebuild their lives and move on following a traumatic experience that has impacted them. They also have specialist Outreach Therapists located across England and Wales who may be able to provide more local help in some cases. ASSIST therapists work with both the symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and also with Traumatic Bereavement and Grief.

T: 01788 560800
E: admin@assisttraumacare.org.uk
E: Online form
W: assisttraumacare.org.uk

Bereavement Advice Centre is a free helpline and web-based information service provided by Co-op Legal Services. They provide practical information, advice and signposting on the many issues and procedures that face us after the death of someone close.

T: 0800 6349494
W: bereavementadvice.org

Brake’s National Road Victim Service is a specialist service for people affected by road death and serious injury and the professionals supporting them. They have a nationally accredited helpline providing emotional and practical support to people affected by road crashes. They help bereaved and seriously injured road crash victims cope with their grief, deal with bewildering practical matters and access the help they need.

T: 0808 8000401
E: help@brake.org.uk
W: brake.org.uk

The Brighton & Hove Wellbeing Service offers a variety of support and NICE compliant psychological therapies for Children, Young People and Adults. The Brighton & Hove Wellbeing Service is a free NHS service for anyone aged 4 years old and upwards with a postcode beginning BN1, BN2, BN3 or BN41. The services they provide are delivered by a number of teams who work alongside one another to ensure that you receive the care and support that you need at every stage of your journey. When they receive your referral and talk to you about your needs, they will discuss which part of the service is best suited to you.

T: 0300 0020 060
E: BrightonWellbeing@spft.nhs.uk
W: brightonandhovewellbeing.org

Campaign Against Living Miserably is taking a stand against suicide. That means standing up to stereotypes and standing together to show life is always worth living.

T: 0800 585858
E: webchat
W: thecalmzone.net

When a patient experiences a major trauma it is not just them who are affected. The patients whole support network has to cope with stresses and challenges that come with lengthy hospital stays and rehabilitation.

Care for the Family is a national family run charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties. For over 25 years they have provided parenting, relationship and bereavement support through their events, resources, courses, training and volunteer networks.

T: 02920 810800
W: careforthefamily.org.uk
E: mail@cff.org.uk

Child Bereavement UK helps children and young people (up to age 25), parents, and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We also provide training to professionals, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.

T: 0800 02 888 40
W: childbereavementuk.org
E: helpline@childbereavementuk.org

Cruse offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people. Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support.

T: 0808 808 1677
W: cruse.org.uk
E: hopeagain@cruse.org.uk

IESO is improving the accessibility, affordability and quality of healthcare for people with mental health conditions through a unison of People, Process and Technology. Therapists deliver cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to patients in real-time through written conversation online, using a secure virtual therapy room. Therapy is confidential and discreet, accessible from their computer, tablet or smartphone.

T: 0800 074 5560
E: info@iesohealth.com
W: iesohealth.com

The Mental Health Rapid Response Service (MHRRS) provides an urgent response service to the people of Brighton & Hove when they feel they are in a mental health crisis and are at immediate risk of harming themselves or others. MHRRS accepts referrals for adults aged 18 and above, who are currently in Brighton and Hove, with urgent mental health problems requiring assessment.

Referrals can come from anyone concerned about someone experiencing a mental health crisis. It can be made by the individual themselves, their carer, health professionals or the Police. The service is both for individuals known to services and people not known to services.

Supporting trans, non-binary and gender diverse children, young people (up to 20 y/o) and their families.

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Mind empower people to understand their condition and the choices available to them through their website, their general support line and their legal line which provides information on mental health related law.

T: 0300 1233393
E: info@mind.org.uk
W: mind.org.uk

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Mind empower people to understand their condition and the choices available to them through their website, their general support line and their legal line which provides information on mental health related law.

T: 0300 1233393
E: info@mind.org.uk
W: westsussexmind.org

Suicide prevention is everyone’s business. The National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) is an alliance of public, private and voluntary organisations in England who care about suicide prevention and are willing to take individual and collective action to reduce suicide and self-harm, and support those bereaved or affected by suicide.
UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.

T: 0800 068 4141
E: pat@papyrus-uk.org
W: papyrus-uk.org

Our mission is to deliver a better life for people severely affected by mental illness through a network of groups, services and advice lines. Our goal is to make sure everyone severely affected by mental illness has a good quality of life.

T: 01215227007
W: rethink.org

Road peace provide information and support services to people bereaved or seriously injured in road traffic collisions and engage in evidence based policy and campaigning work to fight for justice for victims and reduce road danger.

T: 0845 4500 355
W: roadpeace.org
E: info@roadpeace.org

We work to secure the best outcomes for people with mental illness, learning difficulties and developmental disorders by promoting excellent mental health services, training outstanding psychiatrists, promoting quality and research, setting standards and being the voice of psychiatry.

The Samaritans provide confidential, caring emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who have feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Call the national helpline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

T: 116 123
E: jo@samaritans.org
W: samaritans.org

SCARD offer year-round support to the families and friends of those lost in road related accidents. From one-to-one counselling and emotional support, to legal assistance and general help with all those questions and worries associated with tragic events.

T: 01924 562252
E: info@scard.org.uk
W: scard.org.uk

Shout is a free, confidential, 24/7 text support service for anyone in the UK who is struggling to cope. To start a conversation, text the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258. Our trained volunteers are here to listen at any time of day or night, and messages won’t appear on your phone bill.

T: text the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258
W: giveusashout.org

The Sussex Mental Healthline is a 24/7 telephone service offering listening support, advice, information and signposting to anyone experiencing difficulties with their mental health. The service is available to anyone concerned about their own mental health or that of a relative or friend and this includes carers and healthcare professionals. You do not need an appointment. The Sussex Mental Healthline offers support to those who may be in crisis, distressed and in urgent need of help with their mental health.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is a large organisation that many counsellors around the UK are registered with. They’re not only a charity but also an accrediting body that set certain standards and codes of ethics for counsellors and psychotherapists to adhere to. If counsellors are accredited by the BACP it means they have completed a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association. Information on types of therapy and a ‘counsellor search’ is available on their website. Most make charges for their services.

T: 01455 883300
E: bacp@bacp.co.uk
W: bacp.co.uk

Time to Talk Health is a NHS Service for any resident registered with a West Sussex GP in need of support to cope with and manage long term conditions including musculoskeletal pain. Time to Talk Health encourages healthy lifestyle changes, better medication management. They can also help with overcoming fears, anxieties and low mood related to living with conditions, reducing the impact of the condition on family, work and activities. They offer 1:1 sessions at a time to suit and group sessions with others who experience the same symptoms.

T: 01273 666480
E: sc-tr.ltcreferrals@nhs.net
W: sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/time-to-talk-health

Victim Support help anyone affected by crime, not only those who experience it directly, but also their friends, family and any other people involved. It doesn’t matter when the crime took place- you can get support any time, and for however long you need. They provide free and confidential support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for people affected by crime and traumatic events- regardless of whether you have reported the crime to the police.

T: 0808 1689 111
W: victimsupport.org.uk