Speak to a friend, family member or someone you trust as they may be able to help you feel calmer and find some breathing space.
Speak to the Sussex Mental Healthline team on 0800 0309 500. A trained and experienced team is on hand ready to listen and offer urgent mental health support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you are a young person and are feeling suicidal you can call:
If you don't feel able to keep yourself safe right now, call 999 or go to A&E
Don't do anything right now to hurt yourself.
You might feel it is impossible not to focus on your suicidal thoughts or why you feel that way. If you focus on your thoughts it might make them feel stronger and harder to cope with. Try doing things that distract you. Think about what you enjoy doing.
For instance, you could:
is a national charity that offers emotional support for people who are distressed. They are available day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
is a 24/7 crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support. A trained Crisis Volunteer will chat to you via text - just text SUSSEX to 85258 to access support at any time.
The service is designed to help individuals to think more clearly and to take their next steps to feeling better. They can help with urgent issues such as: suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying, relationship challenges.
is a national charity that offers emotional support, advice and information to men who are feeling suicidal and their families. You can call them every evening 5pm to midnight.
is a charity that helps people affected by mental health issues and illness to improve their lives. They provide a wide range of services including very useful and practical guidance on what you can do if you are having suicidal thoughts.
provides free and impartial money advice including: advice and guides to help improve finances; tools and calculators to help keep track and plan ahead; support over the phone and online.
A 24/7, free and confidential text messaging service for people in Sussex who are experiencing a challenging time with their emotional wellbeing or mental health. Delivered through the national charity SHOUT, the service offers real-time support to people who are struggling, and help get them to get to a calmer place.
Just text SUSSEX to 85258
is a rapid assessment service providing an urgent response service to the people of Brighton & Hove when they feel they are in a mental health crisis and are at immediate risk of harming themselves or others.
Referrals can come from individuals themselves or anyone concerned about someone experiencing a mental health crisis. This includes carers, health professionals and the police.
The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
is a service for anyone in Sussex who has been affected by a suicide or possible suicide, however long ago. The service offers a single point of contact which can signpost you to a range of different support.
is a locally funded charity that offers a wide range of practical information, advice and services to support local people deal with mental health issues. They are open 5 days a week, 9am to 5pm
is a network of local services committed to supporting good mental health and wellbeing in Brighton and Hove. If you need support, or know somebody that does, you can call and them and they will help you navigate and access services.
is a local charity providing support to help people manage their money.
provides a comprehensive list and information about the local support available to people in need of mental health support living in East Sussex.
can help give advice about debt and money issues.
is a locally funded charity that offers a wide range of practical information, advice and services to support local people deal with mental health issues.
is an alliance of organisations working together to enable people with mental health support needs, and their carers, to improve their mental health and wellbeing. They provide a range of services to support people with their mental health and wellbeing in Adur, Bognor, Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Mid Sussex and Worthing.
has information about mental health issues and how to get help and support.
provides links to a range of local and national sources of advice.
is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people with experience of mental health issues. They work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern. If you need support can speak to a MindOut member of staff and/or use their Online Support service. Peer support groups, peer mentoring and counselling are available online and by telephone.
is a locally developed and popular suicide prevention resource. It is packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis.
is a supportive online community for people over 18 managed by Mind, the mental health charity. It is a safe place to listen, share and be heard.
is an application to help you understand and manage anxiety.