Useful resources

  • Health and social care

 

Sussex Empowered Living

A domiciliary care organisation in Brighton, East Sussex, helping individuals to realise their potential by providing a bespoke care package for adults with mental health conditions, disabilities and autism. Sussex Empowered Living will work with you to help you realise and achieve your potential. Referrals are welcome.

Phone: 01273 680084

Email: manager@sussexempoweredliving.co.uk

Website: www.sussexempoweredliving.co.uk

 

 

  • Other

 

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Support with misusing alcohol

Phone: 0845 769 7555 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

 

Alzheimer's Society

Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.

Phone: 0300 222 1122 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Weekends, 10am-4pm)

Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

 

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you've been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 08444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

 

Beat

Support with eating disorders

Phone: 0845 634 1414 (adults) or 0345 634 7650 (for under-25s)

Website: www.b-eat.co.uk

 

Bipolar UK

A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.

Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

 

CALM

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

 

Cruse Bereavement Care

Phone: 0844 477 9400 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

Website: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

 

Depression Alliance

Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self-help groups.

Website: www.depressionalliance.org

 

Family Lives

Advice on all aspects of parenting including dealing with bullying.

Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm. Sat-Sun, 10am-3pm)

Website: www.familylives.org.uk

 

Gamblers Anonymous

Support for those struggling with a gambling addiction

Website: www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

 

Men's Health Forum

24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.

Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

 

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

 

Mind

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)

Website: www.mind.org.uk

 

Narcotics Anonymous

A non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.

Phone: 0300 999 1212 (daily until midnight)

Website: www.ukna.org 

 

No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.

Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am-10pm)

Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

 

OCD Action

Support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Includes information on treatment and online resources.

Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm)

Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk

 

PAPYRUS

Young suicide prevention society.

Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri,10am-5pm & 7-10pm. Weekends 2-5pm)

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

 

Rape Crisis

Specialist services for women and girls who have been raped and/or experienced any other form of sexual violence at any time.

To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12-2.30pm, 7-9.30pm)

Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

 

Refuge

Advice on dealing with domestic violence.

Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.refuge.org.uk

 

Relate

Relate offers counselling services for every type of relationship nationwide, providing advice on marriage, LGBT issues, divorce and parenting.

Phone: 0300 100 1234 (for information on their services)

Website: www.relate.org.uk

 

Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)

Website: www.rethink.org

 

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

 

Sane

Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness. 

Phone: 0845 767 8000 (daily, 6-11pm)

SANEmail email: sanemail@org.uk

Website: www.sane.org.uk

 

Victim Support

Helping people feel safer.

Phone: 0808 168 9111 (Mon-Fri, 8pm-8am. Weekends, Sat 5pm-Mon 8am)

Website: www.victimsupport.org