Mental Health Sites

A survey by the charity, MIND, found across the UK's GP surgeries that 40% of appointments involve mental health. There are many factors that can affect your mental health such as housing, addiction and social pressures. Below are some links to provide some guidance on what support is available in Brighton and Hove. 

If you would like to book a mental health appointment please call the surgery on 01273 523 623 during our opening hours.

Phone Numbers

MHRRS provide 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. Call the MHRRS team on 0300 304 0078 

Samaritans Samaritans For 24/7 free phone support call 116 123 

You can text "SHOUT" to 85258 for free from all major UK mobile networks. You'll then be connected to a volunteer for an anonymous conversation by text message.

Sussex Mental Healthline is a free 24/7 support line for anyone struggling with their mental health. Call on 0800 0309 500



Cruse is a bereavement service whose volunteers are trained in all types of bereavement. To contact Cruse you can complete a questionnaire or speak to someone on their Crusechat. You can also call their helpline on 0800 808 1677

See our bereavement advice page for more support



Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service offer a variety of support for Children and Young People and Adults. The services provided 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.

UOK Brighton & Hove offers a ‘Central Access Point’ to a network of 16 local community-based services working together to support good mental health and wellbeing in Brighton and Hove.

Part of Brighton & Hove's Adolescent Health Service, ru-ok? works with people under 18 struggling with addiction and they also provide advice on sexual health and substances, and school and studio-based music activities

National Suicide Prevention Alliance Led by MIND in consultation with a huge range of stakeholders, the guidance enables any community moderator, regardless of forum or topic, to safely and confidently respond to people that may be expressing thoughts of suicide online and to signpost them to appropriate support.

MIND offer a wide range of mental health services operating across Brighton and Hove. Services include a variety of advice, support, training, peer support and advocacy services. They have also collated information for Free Counselling in Brighton and Hove

Switchboard is a Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ charity that provides a range of services to support the LGBTQ+ community. They run a help line that is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings as well as groups for domestic abuse, dementia support, older people and TNBI link service. They also run a LGBTQ+ Night shelter, more information about this can be found on their website here.

Staying Well in Brighton and Hove is an out of hours mental health crisis prevention support. Call on 0800 023 6475 or email or you can self refer by visiting the website or by following the self-referral link.
They are open Weekdays 5:30pm - 10:30pm and Weekends 3:30pm - 10:30pm.

R;pple Suicide Prevention is a digital tool which if a user searches for harmful content online they will be guided through a filter of breathing exercises, presented strategies and forums, helplines and mental health services. This is a free tool that you can download today. If you would like to find out more, download this R;pple toolkit information pack or visit their website using the link above

The PCN (Primary Care Network) offer free sessions around Brighton to support your mental health and wellbeing. You can see more information on their website or by looking at the calendar to see when and where sessions run.


The Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.


Adult Social Care Hub

Addaction - A national charity offering specialist mental health, drug and alcohol treatment, with free and confidential addiction services for adults and young people.

Al-anon Family Groups- A national group that provides support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else's drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. They do not offer advice or counselling, but members give each other understanding, strength and hope.

Alateen - A national charity for teenage relatives and friends of alcoholics. Alateen is part of Al-Anon. Alateen meetings are attended by 12-17 year olds. Meeting to share their experiences of having, or having had, a problem drinker in their lives . They help and support each other.

The Crisis Service can help with problems such as if you find yourself suddenly ill in bed, if you are recovering from a bereavement, or are home from hospital after being discharged. Crisis Level 1 provides temporary emergency support when other services are not available.