If you do need to seek further support for your mental health difficulties, there are a range of services available locally.
Support from your GP
Your GP practice may offer psychological support and therapies to help manage conditions such as anxiety or depression through counselling, support services and, where necessary, medication.
Support for carers
For information for carers supporting people with mental health difficulties, visit 'Caring for someone' section.
Support from local specialist NHS services
If you need more support than your GP can provide it is likely you will be referred to an organisation such as Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - the major provider of specialist NHS services locally, including both community and hospital-based services.
For more information visit www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk
Sussex Mental Health Line - a 24-hour support and information line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is operated by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and is available to anyone concerned about their own mental health or that of a relative or friend.
Phone: 0300 5000 101
Social care support
If you are already supported by a local specialist mental health team and require social care support, please ask your allocated worker or lead practitioner to refer you for an assessment of your needs.
If you are not currently receiving support from a local specialist mental health team but feel you need social care support to meet your mental health needs, please contact us.
Other local support
Call the relevant number below to make a self-referral.
- In Adur, Arun, Chanctonbury and Worthing call 01903 703540.
- In Bognor, Chichester and surrounding area call 01273 265967.
- In Crawley and Horsham call 01403 620434.
- In Mid Sussex call 01444 251084.
- Time to Talk Health call 01273 666480
Visit Time to talk therapies website for more information and online self-help resources.
- Pathfinder West Sussex – is an alliance of organisations supporting people with mental health needs and their carers to improve their mental wellbeing.
- West Sussex Mind – mental health support for people in West Sussex.