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Footprints in the Sand



If you are in crisis and concerned for your safety, please click here.

A&E Psychiatric Liaison Team support when in a mental health crisis 24/7

  • Helpline: 01273 696 955 ext 4248

Sussex NHS urgent help in a crisis.

The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Available when in crisis, struggling to cope or at risk of suicide. 

  • Phone: 116 123 (free from any phone)

  • Phone: 01273 772 277

Mental Health Advice

Sussex Mental Health Line

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.  

  • 0800 0309 500 

  • 0300 5000 101 (Text Relay calls and New Generation Text calls from hearing and speech impaired callers)

Mind is a well respected mental health charity with a wealth of information on its website, including a very comprehensive directory for local services

  • 01273 666 950

National Centre for Eating Disorders

The National Centre for Eating Disorders offers information, support, counselling and training for those suffering from eating disorders, and help, support and advice for carers and friends.


Their services include a Helpline, and information on how eating disorders affect men.

  • 0845 838 2040


Is a national charity set up to support people with eating disorders. You can talk to an advisor in confidence.

  • 0808 801 0677 (Adult helpline)

  • 0808 801 0711(Youth helpline)

Substance Misuse

Change Grow Live

CGL’s Recovery Service is the NHS Drug and Alcohol Service in Brighton and Hove, and works in partnership with the Oasis Project to support people who use drugs and alcohol, as well as their friends, family and carers.

  • 01273 731 900

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Alcoholics Anonymous is an organisation enabling people to support each other to stop drinking. AA provide a free national helpline and e-mail, run by volunteers who have experienced the problems that losing control of your drinking can bring.

  • 0800 9177 650 (free and open 24 hours)​

LGBTQ+ Services & Support


MindOut is Brighton based and offers a range of support for members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

  • 01273 234 839

Brighton & Hove LGBTQ Switchboard 

  • 01273 359 042

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline

  • 0300 330 0630

The Clare Project is a transgender support and social group based in Brighton and Hove open to anyone wishing to explore issues around gender identity.

Mindline Trans+

Is a confidential emotional, mental health support line for people who identify as Trans, Agender, Gender fluid, Non-binary, and are also here to support family members and friends and to provide signposting to other services and resources.

MindLine Trans+ is a national service open to callers nationwide.


  • 0300 330 5468

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