Mental Health Services

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Shout Sussex

Age range: Any

Location: Brighton & Hove        Tel: Text SUSSEX to 85258

About the service

If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, our trained Shout Volunteers are here for you, day or night.

By texting the word SUSSEX to 85258, you can access the free, confidential, 24/7 service to have a text-based conversation with a trained volunteer. Shout Volunteers offer real-time support to people who are struggling, and help get them to get to a calmer place.

Once you start the conversation, you can text back and forth with the trained Shout Volunteer, sharing only what you feel comfortable with. Our volunteers will work with you to take your next steps towards feeling better.

How to access this service

Text the word SUSSEX to 85258 to start a conversation with a trained Shout Volunteer. 

We will always try to respond to texters as quickly as possible, however our responses will be longer at times of high demand. We will always respond to high risk texters as a priority. 

Texters may be signposted to local services in Sussex, including the Sussex Mental Healthline, Staying Well services and the Grassroots’ Stay Alive App, if needed, to get continuous and longer-term support.

Conversations are overseen by trained supervisors who monitor conversations 24/7.