Everyday activities, help and support
Help and support
The information and services listed on this site can help you find out more about local activities and support that can help maintain positive mental wellbeing as part of your everyday life.
If you are worried about your mental health, or if someone in your life is affected, there are many ways to get help. The information below explains how to find out about specific services that deal with mental health problems.
The Mental Healthline is for anyone in West Sussex who has questions or concerns about a mental health related issue. It is available 24 hours seven days a week (including bank holidays) on 0300 5000 101.
Mind is an organisation that aims to provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Pathfinder West Sussex
Pathfinder West Sussex provides the following services in Adur, Bognor, Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Mid Sussex and Worthing:
- A single point of access to mental health and wellbeing support.
- A range of services to support people with their mental health and wellbeing.
- Advice, information and sign-posting, including clear information about what support is available locally.
- Access to a clinical service provided by nurses and occupational therapists from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust who work alongside other Pathfinder agencies.
Sussex Recovery College
Sussex Recovery College offers educational courses about mental health and recovery which are designed to increase people's knowledge and skills and promote self-management.
Other useful sources of support
- Time to Change West Sussex is a partnership of organisations and champions working together to end stigma and discrimination towards mental health in the county.
- Mental Health Foundation
- Self Injury Support - Helpline: 0808 800 8088 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7pm – 9.30pm) Text and email support service also available.
- One You - Every Mind Matters is a good source of information and includes coping strategies to help deal with stress and anxiety, boost mood, improve sleep and help feel more in control. For top tips and tailored advice take the short Your Mind Plan quiz.
- The NHS website Moodzone section is a good source of information for mental health issues and includes useful coping strategies.
- Anna Freud Centre - On My Mind - a self-care resource with many simple self-care activities that can be done at home. Written by young people to help other young people who are feeling low or anxious. The strategies should also be useful to adults.