Do you need urgent mental health support now?

NHS West Sussex Talking Therapies is not a crisis service and we are not able to provide crisis support. If you are in crisis and need urgent support please contact one of the following services:

  • Call the Samaritans: 116 123 (24hrs)

  • Call NHS 111 and select the mental health option to be connected to a 24/7 mental health crisis line.

  • Text SUSSEX to 85258. This free, confidential, anonymous text support service is available 24/7 and is run by trained volunteers.

  • Go to your local A&E department

  • Download the Stay Alive App

  • Contact your GP and request an urgent appointment


If you're worried about someone

If you're worried that someone is at risk of harm, encourage them to follow the advice above. In an emergency call 999.

If it is not an emergency situation and the person is an adult, it is up to them to choose to access support. You can help them seek support when they are ready. Mind have a guide for helping someone else seek help.

Helping someone else can be distressing for you too. If you need to talk, contact the Samaritans on 116 123.