Helplines page

Helplines – other ways to gain support

Check these links for helpline opening times as not all of these organisations are able to offer out of hours support.

National Mental Health Helplines

The Samaritans – 24 hours 7 day a week

Saneline – everyday 6pm-11pm

Helplines Partnerships – listing of national helplines available

Local Mental Health helpline

Sussex NHS Mental Healthline can be reached between 5pm and 9am and all day during weekends and bank holidays on 0300 5000 101

For people at risk of suicide or thinking about suicide – please contact your GP or go to A&E or look at the link below:

Online support communities

Elefriends – supporting those with depression online –

Specific Helplines


list of addiction helplines

Horsham Well Being – Alcohol Support Service


Adoption UK – help for those seeking to adopt

Barnados – support for those who are adopted

Alzheimers and Dementia

Alzheimers Society


Information from Mind

Anxiety and Phobias

Anxiety UK

Armed Forces Support

Combat Stress

Body Image

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation

Bipolar Disorder

Support groups



Bereaved children

Winstons Wish

Stillbirths and Neo-Natal Loss


Loss from a multiple pregnancy/loss of a multiple

TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Births Association) Bereavement Support

Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support


Carers UK

Concern about protecting children or young people from harm


Keeping children safe online

The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet

Crime victims

Victim Support


MIND infoline


Disability helplines

Contact a Family – supporting parents with a child/children with disability

Domestic Violence

Worth – support for victims of domestic violence in West Sussex

National Domestic Violence helpline

Mens Advice Line for men experiencing domestic violence

Eating Disorders for adults and young people


HIV and Aids

Terrence Higgins Trust

Lesbian Bisexual Gay Transgender Support

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard 

Missing People

Missing People helpline


Family Lives – helpline for parents

Twinline – helpline for parents with multiple birth children

Support for unwanted pregnancies

BPAS – abortion advice

Relationship Difficulties

Relate – online support

Sexual Abuse and violence – support for men and women

Life Centre Chichester – supporting survivors of rape and sexual abuse

NAPAC – the National Association for People Abused in Childhood

Rape Crisis– for female survivors of sexual violence

Mankind UK – support for men who have been abused (not a helpline)

The Saturn Centre – Crawley – for immediate help for men and women who have been affected by rape or sexual assault recently and support for those affected in the past