Mental Health & Older Person's Mental Health

Time To Talk

Time to Talk are friendly and approachable services offering talking therapies to people who are struggling with:

We are a team of trained and supervised, psychological therapists who see patients in GP surgeries or community venues within the West Sussex area. We offer a range of talking therapy treatments and with you, decide which one will be of most benefit to you. We check how you are feeling at every session to ensure you are progressing within your treatment plan, and make changes if needed. What you tell us will remain confidential except in the most unusual circumstances, for instance if we are concerned about your safety, or the safety of others.As part of the national programme of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) we provide talking therapies as recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Time To Talk Health

Time to Talk Health is a free & confidential NHS Service for residents 18+ registered with a West Sussex GP who are in need of support to cope with the impact of living with one or more of the following diagnosed long-term health conditions:

  • Diabetes - Type 1 or Type 2
  • A cardiac (heart) condition
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary (lung) Disease (COPD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Asthma
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain

At Time to Talk Health we know living with any of these conditions can be really difficult - you may become worried, anxious or low in mood, which can lead to even worsening health. Our friendly qualified team of therapists and healthcare practitioners work   alongside your healthcare team(s) whether you’re struggling to adjust to a new diagnosis or experience problems coping as your condition(s) progresses. 


Relate is the UK's largest provider of relationship support, and last year we helped over two million people of all ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities to strengthen their relationships.

Find out more about what we do and how we can help you here.



Telephone: 0300 0030396

Find It Out

If you are aged 13-25 you can drop in to a FindItOut centre to get advice and information. If you want to talk to someone in confidence you just need to make an appointment.

f you are 16-25 and need help looking for a job or apprenticeship, or finding suitable education or training, complete our online form.

We can help you with:

  • careers advice
  • education (access to college prospectuses and help with applications)
  • employment and training (how to write a CV or search for jobs or apprenticeships)
  • family and relationships (talk through a personal problem or get advice on sex and relationships)
  • health advice (diet, exercise, drugs and alcohol)
  • housing and homelessness (how to access local housing services)
  • advice on how to get legal help and what to do if you are a victim of crime
  • personal finance and the benefits you may be entitled to
  • access free emotional support from the YES Service.

Telephone: 01403 229900


Pathfinder West Sussex

Pathfinder West Sussex is an alliance of organisations working together to enable people with mental health support needs, and their carers, to improve their mental health and wellbeing.


Sussex Recovery College

Sussex Oakleaf provide a range of support services to people with mental health needs, those with a personality disorder and individuals at risk of homelessness.


Other useful sources of support


Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.


Telephone: 0300 5000 927



Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.


Telephone: 116 123



West Sussex Mind

West Sussex Mind is a local Mental Health Charity working in West Sussex offering mental health services, along with associated training and support. Available to young people, adults, older adults, carers and families affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 01903 277000



Shout is a 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone struggling to cope and in need of immediate help

Text SHOUT to 85258



HOPELineUK offers support, practical advice and information to young people considering suicide and can offer help and advice if you are concerned about someone you know

Telephone: 0800 068 41 41



CALM, the campaign against living miserably aims to prevent UK Male suicide and offers anonymous, confidential listening, information and signposting.

Telephone: Daily 5pm-Midnight 0800 58 58 58



Nightlines are confidential, anonymous, non-judgemental support services run by students for students.

If you are a student, you can search for your institutions Nightline details via the website


Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by suicide of a close relative or friend.

Telephone: 0300 111 5065 (9am-9pm daily)



See the following website on difficulties sleeping. It gives information on causes, lifestyle tips to sleep better and other treatment options.


The Mix

The Mix provide non-judgmental support and information for young people under 25 on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs and self-harm.

Phone: 0808 808 4994

Website: supports young people affected by self-harm and provides information and a moderated discussion board where you can ask questions and get support.



Nightlines are confidential, anonymous, non-judgemental support services run by students for students.

If you are a student, you can search for your institution’s Nightline details via the website.


Support for Parents