People sometimes feel worried or anxious - this is perfectly normal

It is perfectly normal to feel anxious about an appointment or treatment. For some people with existing mental health conditions this could get worse. It is estimated that one in four of us will experience mental health problems during our lives.

If you feel you may be struggling with your mental health it can be daunting and scary to seek help. We have put together a collection of resources and services to help you help yourself.

National services

  • NHS mental health pages – information and support for your mental health
  • Every Mind Matters – advice and tips for looking after your mental health and wellbeing
  • Mind – a charity providing advice and support
  • ReThink – factsheets and access to an advisory service
  • Headspace – an app to help you become less stressed, more resilient and happier
  • Calm Harm – an app providing support and guidance for those struggling with self harm
  • SAM – an app to help you understand and manage anxiety

Local services

  • Sussex Mental Healthline – 0800 0309 500, 24/7 (calls are free from mobiles and landline numbers). Dial 0300 5000 101 for Text Relay calls and New Generation Text calls for hearing and speech impaired callers (call costs may apply). A telephone interpreter can be arranged by calling the helpline.

Brighton and Hove

  • Brighton and Hove Council – links to mental health services and resources
  • Brighton & Hove Wellbeing Service – an NHS community-based collaboration to support people from age 4 years upwards who have mild to moderate depression and anxiety. For non emergency calls or enquiries call 0300 002 0060 Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00 (call costs may apply).

East Sussex

  • Health in Mind – a free NHS service for anyone experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties such as stress, anxiety and depression. Non-urgent call and enquiries can be made to 0300 00 30 130 Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00 (call costs may apply).
  • East Sussex Council – a directory of local mental health services

West Sussex

  • West Sussex Mind – advice and support. Calls can be made to 0300 303 5652, Monday-Friday, 10:00-16:00 (call costs may apply).
  • Time To Talk – talking therapies for a wide range of general and diagnosed mental health concerns.