What we do
We offer mental health support through a guided self-help service, talking therapies, brief interventions for people of all ages. These can be accessed one to one, in groups, through courses, or on the telephone, depending on your needs and situation. We provide a single point of access for all primary care mental health referrals and provide triage for Specialist CAMHS referrals.
Why we do it
To offer wellbeing care to people of all ages in Brighton and Hove that is appropriate for their needs and in a form that is convenient for them to access.
Who we do it for
The Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service is for all people ages 4yrs+ who live in Brighton and Hove.
We help to deliver Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service in partnership with Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust, MIND, and YMCA DownsLink in collaboration with GP practices across the city.
We offer a range of mental health support for common mental health problems such as low mood, stress, anxiety and depression. The service is staffed by a team of qualified mental health specialists who deliver evidence based care with an aim to support people to achieve their goals. We also provide an Advice & Information service to support wider needs, including Work and Learning support.
How you can access the Wellbeing Service
You can be referred to the service by your GP. Your GP can help you understand how we can best help you. You can also refer yourself via the online referral form on the Wellbeing Service website. Please visit the Wellbeing Service website for further details.
How it works
When you contact us we will arrange for you to speak to somebody that can talk to you about your current needs and discuss what the service can offer you.
No decision about you without you – we will decide together what the right approach will be and how you might be best supported.
Things that are helpful have to fit into your life to make a sustainable change. We make sure you can get access to this wider support as well.
Where are we?
The service runs in a number of locations across Brighton and Hove, with many appointments held in GP practices for your convenience. We also have appointments in some NHS and community venues. See the map below for a full list of locations. To get in touch with the service, use the contact details at the bottom of this page. In addition to our clinic locations we also offer appointments over the telephone for those that have difficulty travelling.
Do you require urgent support?
If you feel you are getting worse, please make an appointment to see your GP.
Out of hours, the following sources of support are available:
Over 18 years old:
If you feel you are not able to keep yourself safe and do not need immediate medical assistance, you should contact the Mental Health Rapid Response Service which is able to offer immediate support: 0300 304 0078 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week including bank holidays).
Under 18 years old:
An urgent response is necessary if the young person is at immediate risk of taking their own life or is showing severe psychotic symptoms. This will happen within four hours.
If you do need to make an urgent referral please telephone the CAMHS service directly:
- The Duty Clinician on call for CAMHS is available from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday on 0300 304 0061 (extended hours are being developed). Referrals for those young people presenting with this level of mental health risk and being referred directly to CAMHS. This can be arranged via contacting 0300 304 0061 and may require to be seen at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (RACH) the duty clinician at ChYPS (CAMHS) can support this.
- The Urgent Help Team are available 5pm-8pm Monday – Friday and 10am – 6pm on weekends and bank holidays accessed by a professional referral.
- Sussex Partnership’s Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) support children and young people who are affected by specific mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Additional support numbers:
- Samaritans 116 123 (free number) or 01273 772277
- Sussex Mental Health Helpline 0300 5000 101
- ChildLine 0800 1111
- NHS 111 service if you urgently need help or advice but it is not a life-threatening situation
Please keep this information in a safe place in case you need it.
The Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service is a private and confidential service, which means that the discussions you have here are only shared with other health professionals who are involved in your mental health care.
The only exceptions to this are occasions when we have concerns about your safety, or about the safety of another person. In these circumstances we would usually tell you who we think we need to talk to, and make sure we do this in the most helpful way. The only other circumstance would be if you told us about a very serious crime, we may have a duty to report this to the police, and again we would try to discuss this with you where possible.
How we use your information
Find out how your records are used by the service, and how you can get in touch if you have a query about your information.
Get in touch
For further information and to self-refer to the service (whether you are an adult, a young person or a parent looking to refer a child/young person), please visit the Wellbeing Service website: www.brightonandhovewellbeing.org
You can also contact us on the email and telephone number below, including your questions, feedback or complaints.
Please note: Brighton & Hove Wellbeing Service is not an emergency service and can only pick up messages inside of normal working hours (8am - 6pm Monday to Friday). If you need emergency support, please see above for ways to access out of hours help.
0300 002 0060
177 Preston Road
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