A charity which aims to increase awareness of depression. Useful resources for parents/carers and school staff. Links to Students Against Depression website.
Online and telephone support for children and young people
Open: 24 hours a day
Tel: 0800 1111
Advice and support for people experiencing mental health problems including stress, anxiety and depression, plus advice for carers and healthcare professionals
Open: Monday to Friday 5pm-9am / 24 hours at weekends & bank holidays
Tel: 0300 5000 101
A drop-in service offering help and advice about issues such as emotional wellbeing, mental health, education / employment or housing. For young people aged between 14 and 25 years.
Open: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 11am-6pm
Address: DC1, 67-69 Seaside Road, BN21 3PL
Useful website promoting mental health for all. Resources and tips that can be used by children/young people and families, as well as in schools/colleges/youth groups etc.
Specific training in Youth Mental Health First Aid available locally; contact Helen Ding 07443 015129
Accessible online self-help resources, including booklets about panic, assertiveness, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, phobias, depression, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), obsessions and compulsions (OCD), sleep problems, shyness/social anxiety
Trained volunteers available to talk through your concerns and worries
Open: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Website and national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.
Open: Daily 4.30pm - 10.30pm
Tel: 0300 304 7000 (local rate call)
Various health-related support for school age children,/young people, including those who are home educated. Parents/carers and schools can refer in to this service, and children/teens can text directly about any physical or mental health related concern: 07507 332473
Open: Weekdays 8.30pm - 5.30pm (including school holidays)
Tel: 0300 123 4062
Non-clinical services for people aged 16 years and above, living with, and affected by, mental health challenges in East Sussex. Includes wellbeing centres, peer support and personality disorder services, plus Community Connectors for access to social prescribing.
Eastbourne Wellbeing Centre: Brightview, 6 Saffrons Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 1DG | Phone: 01323 405330 | Email:
Hailsham Wellbeing Centre: Prospects House, 7/9 George Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1AD | Phone: 01323 849844 | Email:
Uckfield Wellbeing Centre: Bellbrook Centre, Bell Lane, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1QL | Phone: 01825 760 684 | Email:
Advice about mental health and wellbeing for children and young people across Sussex
Online and telephone support service for children and young people aged 25 years and under
Open: Daily 11am - 11pm
Tel: 0808 808 4994
Website promoting children's and young people's mental health and helpline for parents/carers
Open: Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm
Tel: 0808 802 5544