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 


Working to prevent suicide in young people. 

Incorporates Hopeline UK, a specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to anybody up to the age of 35 who is worried about how they are feeling, and anyone who is concerned about a young person

Open: Monday to Friday (10am-10pm), weekends (2pm-10pm), bank holidays (2pm-5pm)

Tel: 0800 068 41 41

Text: 07786 209697



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. 'Young SANE' is a work-in-progress virtual community that focuses on mental health for people aged 18-25

Open: Daily 4.30pm - 10.30pm

Tel: 0300 304 7000 (local rate call)

The Mix

Online and telephone support service for children and young people aged 25 years and under. Up to 7 free phone counselling sessions

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