If you have concerns about yourself or anyone you know or become aware about, please contact the organisations below.
Safeguarding adults and children is important and there may be times when you are concerned about the welfare of a child, adult or both. If you need advice, guidance or support please refer to the Sussex Integrated Care System (ICS) website for links to services.
Ru-ok? is a self-referral service for free confidential guidance, support and information on drugs, alcohol and sexual health for under 18s, their parents and carers, or concerned others.
Phone: 01273 293966
The Accessible Information Standard aims to ensure that patients (or their carers) who have a disability or sensory loss receive information they can access and understand, for example in large print, braille or via email.
As part of the Accessible Information Standard we must:
If you feel this applies to you, or someone you care for please let us know by telephoning us on 0300 130 3333.
Social prescribing service for registered patients over 18.
Helping people to connect to services within their local community that support their overall wellbeing.
Support can be given be for a range of issues from social isolation and help with your wellbeing, to housing problems, debt or benefit support.
Access to Age UK’s social prescribers is available through our practice for our registered patients over the age of 18. Contact us to request a referral through eConsult.
Support to navigate local services and make connections with people and places to support your health and wellbeing.
Online information, resources and tips about how to support your wellbeing:
Provides direct support for mental wellbeing and signposting to other services.
Sussex Mental Healthline 24/7 telephone service: 0300 500 0101
Provides support for adults (18+) experiencing a mental health crisis. Anyone can refer: 0300 304 0078
Is a group of sixteen community groups working together to provide prevention, wellbeing and recovery support for people with a range of mental health issues. Support for carers and families is also available.
A freephone central access point phone number is operated by a team of community navigators who can guide people through the support available and provide professional advice.
The wellbeing service supports people with mild to moderate mental health difficulties. The service provides talking therapies to adults (18+) with mild to moderate depression, anxiety disorders and some trauma. The Children and Young People’s (CYP) service provides a range of treatment for young people from 4-25 who require support for anxiety, low mood, stress and phobias.
The service offers an open access advice and information service to the public as well as to wellbeing clients.
Is the specialist mental health service. Access to support is via GP and primary care team and other professional referral routes.
Grassroots Stay Alive App: a suicide prevention resource if you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
View comprehensive online support guides.
Provides support for social care, education, housing, finance and related public services.
Visit the Brighton & Hove website for more information.
Mental Health & Money Advice: a website offering practical advice, tips and a toolkit.
The MoneySavingExpert.com guide to mental health and debt.
Specialist debt and benefit advice, casework and support.
Here to help Brighton & Hove residents save money, make money and manage their money better. The services are for anyone who is struggling to make ends meet. Drop-ins and helpline support.
Provide free confidential and impartial advice.
Provides free advice, information and help with form filling in relation to debt, benefits and pension credit.
Disability advice centre can help with disability advice, welfare benefits and a range of other issues. Can help with enquiries about:
Advisors are available by telephone on 0127 389 4050, from 10am to 4pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (closed Wednesdays).
If you are deaf or hard of hearing text to 0771 842 4214.
Visit the Possability People website.
Offers housing advice, family mediation, floating support, advice and support around emotional health and wellbeing and debts and benefits. Budgeting and money management advice and support with benefit claims.
Financial support for victims of domestic abuse.
If you or a close member of your family have served or are serving in the UK Armed Forces there is help and support available.
Offers free and impartial money advice, set up by the government.
Telephone: 0800 138 7777
Typetalk: 18001 0800 915 4622
WhatsApp: 0770 1342 744
Visit the Money Advice Service website.
Online and telephone free, confidential debt advice.
Free independent debt advice on the telephone or webchat and offer online tools.
Debt Advice Foundation
Debt advice, tools and resources.
If you need emergency help with food, energy bills and other essentials, please phone 0127 329 3117 and select option 1. You will be directed to the Local Discretionary Social Fund.
For queries relating to COVID-19, please phone 0127 329 3117 and select option 2. You will be directed to the Community Hub.
If you are over 18, require food or shopping related support and can afford to pay for this, please phone 0127 329 3117 and select option 3. You will be directed to Food Support at Impact Initiatives
If you need help to stay safe and well, or if you need care and support, please call Access Point on 0127 329 5555.
A not-for-profit organisation including community organisations, statutory agencies, local business and individual residents. Offering various community food projects, including community gardens, food sharing, food banks and free or low cost meals. Visit the website.
Provides practical support, education and advice to those in poverty, poor living conditions or low incomes.
City Centre space for drop-in support, affordable meals, activities, counselling, peer support
A group of 16 community groups working together to provide prevention, wellbeing and recovery support for people with a range of mental health issues. Support for carers and families is also available.
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, a freephone central access point phone number is operated by a team of community navigators who can guide people through the support available and provide professional advice.