Time to Talk

Talking therapy service

Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Time to Talk can help and you can start to feel better. This is a free talking therapies service run by Sussex Community NHS Trust.

Talking therapies can really help you with anxiety and depression. The service is confidential and available to people aged 18 and over who are registered with a GP in West Sussex.

Time to talk offer help with:

  • Anxiety and worry
  • Depression and low mood
  • Stress
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Sleep problems
  • Self-Esteem and Confidence
  • Assertiveness Skills

How do I access this service?

If you are registered with a GP in West Sussex you can call the service directly on 01903 703542 (between 9am-5pm) to book an assessment. There is an answerphone which will take messages outside these hours. Leave a message with your name, contact number and a good time to return your call between 9-5pm, Monday to Friday. Or, if you would prefer you can talk to your GP, who can refer you.

What will happen when you call?

Time to Talk will ask a few questions including name, address and contact details. Then arrange a time for a telephone assessment, if they think they can help. Through the post you will receive a few questions that they would like you to think about before your assessment.

Your GP will be informed that you have contacted Time to Talk.

More information on Time to Talk can be found on the NHS Sussex Community website

If you need urgent help please contact Sussex Mental Health Line on 0300 5000 101 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or the Samaritans 08457 909090 (available 24 hours a day).

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