Crisis Support

If you are, or someone you know is...

  • seriously injured or hurt
  • feeling suicidal
  • thinking of harming yourself or others.
There is help out there, it may feel very hard to reach out but you are not alone.
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If you live in Sussex (including Brighton & Hove) and need urgent mental health support:

Call the Sussex Mental Healthline on 0800 0309 500

They offer crisis care 24 hours a day, seven days a week to anyone in Sussex needing urgent mental health support.

If you need medical help, but it’s not an emergency:
  • You can contact your local GP and make an appointment.
  • You can call NHS 111 for advice.
If you are seriously injured or at immediate risk of harm:
  • You can go to any hospital A&E department and ask for help.
  • You can call 999 and ask for an emergency service if you need to.
If you are in need of emotional support now:
  • You can contact Hopeline - Call: 0800 068 41 41/ Text: 07786 209 697.
    They give confidential advice and support to under 35-year olds thinking about suicide, and anyone who is concerned about a young person and suicide. They are open 10am-10pm weekdays, 2pm-10pm weekends, and 2pm-5pm Bank Holidays.

You can also go to the Papyrus website if you are thinking about suicide or are worried about someone

  • You can contact Saneline – 0845 767 8000 (local rate on BT landlines).
    They give help, support and information to anyone affected by mental health. They are open 6pm – 11pm every day or you can email [email protected]

Visit Saneline's website here.

  • You can contact the Samaritans116 123 (free to call from within the UK and Ireland)
    24 hours a day. They give confidential listening support.

If you would prefer support via text you can do so by texting SUSSEX to 85258.

For more advice on coping with suicidal thoughts, please visit the NHS website or the Mind website.

You can also download the Stay Alive app below:

Stay Alive App

Download Stay Alive, a free suicide prevention App now: