Urgent and crisis support contacts

If you need to speak to someone urgently please contact:

Local helplines:

Samaritans (Brighton & Hove): Open 24 hours a day for calls and 10am-10pm for walk-in 1:1 chat. Call: 01273 772277 / 116 123 (freephone) or text: 07725 90 90 90 or email:jo@samaritans.org or go to (10am-10pm):

Sussex Mental Healthline (5pm-9am, 24hrs w/end & bank hols) 0300 5000 101

SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide) (leave msg) 01273 709060

MindOut LGBT Mental Health Project  Online chat with trained LGBT volunteers available. Go to: www.mindout.org.uk

Brighton LGBT Switchboard (5-9pm) 01273 204050

LGBT Police in Brighton & Hove/Sussex 101 ext 550427

Mind in Brighton & Hove 01273 666950

Stay Alive – Grassroots Suicide Prevention App

Local services:

Your GP/doctor

If you feel you are not able to keep yourself safe, and that you feel you are in crisis or you are considering A&E and do not need immediate medical assistance you should contact:

Mental Health Rapid Response line (MHRR – Brighton & Hove only) which is able to offer immediate support. They can be reached on 01273 242220 (24-hr number).

A&E Psychiatric Liaison Team: Help and support for anyone in mental health crises (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week): 01273 696 955 ext 424

National helplines:

NHS 111 (24-hr number) 111

Emergency Duty Service (out of hours, Mon-Fri 5pm-8.30am. w/ends & bank hols 24 hrs) 01273 295555

ChildLine for young people under 19 0800 11 11, open 24/7

Saneline (6pm-11pm) 0845 767 8000

HOPElineUK Confidential, practical support around suicide prevention for young people and open MondayFriday from 10am-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 2-10pm. Call 0800 068 41 41

Switchboard (formally London Switchboard, 10am to 11pm) 0300 330 0630

Rethink 0300 5000 927