Mental Health

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

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

East Sussex Mental Health Line

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 

Eastbourne i-Rock

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

E mail:

Mental Health First Aid

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

Tel: 116 123 


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)

East Sussex School Health Service

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

E mail:


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:

Sussex CAMHS

Advice about mental health and wellbeing for children and young people across Sussex

The Mix

Online and telephone support service for children and young people aged 25 years and under

Open: Daily 11am - 11pm

Tel: 0808 808 4994

Young Minds

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