Everyday activities, help and support

Help and support

The information and services listed on this site can help you find out more about local activities and support that can help maintain positive mental wellbeing as part of your everyday life.

If you are worried about your mental health, or if someone in your life is affected, there are many ways to get help. The information below explains how to find out about specific services that deal with mental health problems.

Mental Healthline

The Mental Healthline is for anyone in West Sussex who has questions or concerns about a mental health related issue. It is available 24 hours seven days a week (including bank holidays) on 0300 5000 101.

Mind

Mind is an organisation that aims to provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Pathfinder West Sussex

Pathfinder West Sussex provides the following services in Adur, Bognor, Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Mid Sussex and Worthing:

  • A single point of access to mental health and wellbeing support.
  • A range of services to support people with their mental health and wellbeing.
  • Advice, information and sign-posting, including clear information about what support is available locally.
  • Access to a clinical service provided by nurses and occupational therapists from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust who work alongside other Pathfinder agencies.

Sussex Recovery College

Sussex Recovery College offers educational courses about mental health and recovery which are designed to increase people's knowledge and skills and promote self-management.

Time to Talk

Time to Talk - talking therapies services in West Sussex run by Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. A free and confidential service is offered to people aged 18 and over who are registered with a local GP. More details on the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust website.

Other useful sources of support

Support for parents

Self-harm support for parents and carers

  • FREE recording of the Self-harm: Parent and carer session from the 11th of May with the Charlie Waller Trust (Access password: WestSussexCC1105!). Available to those across Sussex, this self-harm session is for parents and carers of a young person engaged in or at risk of engaging in self-harming behaviour.
  • West Sussex Mind free self-harm e-learning. To book a place, see the Eventbrite website.
  • Young minds parents helpline - see the Young Minds website.
  • Coping with self-harm for parents and carers - see the Charlie Waller Trust website. A guide for parents and carers is also available as a hard copy or for download from the Charlie Waller Trust website.
  • Conversation starter ideas on the Young Minds website (includes a link to 'Conversation starters' leaflet at bottom of page).

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