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NHS - Every Mind Matters

This website includes wellbeing tips, information on mental health issues and how to care for others experiencing mental health problems.

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Our Frontline

Our Frontline offers healthcare workers round-the-clock one-to-one support, by call or text, from trained volunteers, plus resources, tips and ideas to look after your mental health. All NHS staff can:

  • Call a confidential staff support line 0800 069 6222 for wellbeing support, daily from 7am to 11pm.
  • Call 0300 303 4434 from 8am to 8pm 7 days a week to speak with counsellors who are experts in bereavement, grief and trauma.

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The Sussex Mental Healthline

The Sussex Mental Healthline is a local 24-hour NHS mental healthline service, available to anyone concerned about their own mental health or that of a relative or friend. A trained and experienced team is on hand ready to listen and offer urgent mental health support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Telephone: 0800 0309 500

Wellbeing apps

NHS staff have also been given free access to a number of wellbeing apps to support mental health and wellbeing, such as Headspace and Sleepio.

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Debt and benefits advice
  • Citizens Advice is a national charity providing free, independent and confidential advice on people's rights and responsibilities, and how to improve policies and practices that impact people's lives.
  • Advice Now is a charity that provides information on money, benefits, tax and employment.
Support for BME colleagues
  • Bespoke Health and Wellbeing Support is collaborating with staff networks to develop a number of bespoke support offers for BME NHS colleagues.
  • The East Sussex BME Mental Health, Spirituality and Faith Forum is a space for people to meet and support each other whilst exploring wellbeing and community support services. If you would like to get involved, contact Val Biggs for more information (phone 01273 336355 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Support for LGBTQ+ colleagues
  • MindOut is a local mental health service run for LGBTQ+ people experiencing mental health difficulties. You can access online support via the MindOut website, or access Peer Support groups either online or by telephoning 01273 234 839.
  • Switchboard offers a range of services to the LGBTQ+ community within Sussex, including offering a helpline, an LGBTQ+ Disability and Neurodiversity group, and a Trans and Non-Binary Link which involves Social Prescribing.
Domestic abuse support
  • Refuge has a National Domestic Abuse Helpline offering free and confidential advice for victims 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247, or you can contact them through the contact form or live chat service.
  • If you are a male victim, you can access specific support through the Men’s Advice Helpline on 0808 801 0327.
  • Victim Support is a charity that can offer emotional and practical help to people who have been affected by crime in Sussex, including domestic violence. Brighton & Hove Domestic Abuse service is a specialist service within Victim Support that can offer independent information, advice, support and advocacy for victims.
Bereavement support
  • The Sussex Bereavement Helpline can provide information, guidance and practical support for those who have lost a loved one. This helpline is open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm on 0300 111 2141.
  • The NHS Bereavement Support line can offer free emotional support for bereavement, grief and trauma. It is open 8am-8pm seven days a week on 0300 303 4434.
Support with disability
  • Scope is a national disability equality charity. They provide practical information and emotional support when it's most needed.
  • Aspens is a charity that helps children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities and complex needs, providing highly personalised support to enable people to learn new skills, live life to the full and contribute to society wherever possible.
  • Amaze is a local charity giving information, advice and support to families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) across Sussex.
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