How to get in contactmake a referral

IMPORTANT NOTICE

We know these are challenging times. Our service remains open to support you, and you can make a self-referral from this page.

However, due to COVID-19 we have less capacity and are unable to do things in the normal way. We are therefore not able to provide our normal full range of therapies. 

If you make a referral, we will be in contact to let you know what we are able to offer, but please be aware there may be a delay given the expected increase in pressure on NHS services. 

Our website will be updated regularly on this dedicated COVID-19 page 

COVID-19 updates

In a fast changing situation we are having to make changes too.

To keep you informed of developments, our website will be updated regularly on this dedicated COVID-19 page. 

 

We are open, but If you need to speak to someone...

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has expanded the Sussex Mental Healthline. This service is now available 24/7 to anyone who needs urgent help or has general concerns about their mental health.

Call - 0300 5000 101

Registered clinicians are at the other end of the freephone number to provide help, support and advice to anyone who needs it, at any time of the day or night.

Making a referral to Health in Mind

Who can refer?

We provide courses and therapies to people who are registered with a GP in East Sussex (excluding Brighton and Hove), are over 18 and struggling with mild to moderate stress, anxiety and or low mood. We are not able to provide a service to anyone who is already open to another mental health service. 

Please note we are also not a priority service. If you need urgent support please call the Sussex Mental Health Line on 0300 5000 101 or use the numbers at the bottom of this page.

General Contact Information

For all general and non urgent enquiries, please use our email address: 

spnt.healthinmind@nhs.net 

We can also be reached by phone on: 

44 (0) 300 00 30 130

Our office opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. For support or advice outside of these hours please see alternative numbers below. 

(*for Brighton and Hove residents contact the Brighton and Hove Wellbeing service on 0300 002 0060)

What if I need help more urgently?

If you currently receive a service from the Trust, such as a psychiatrist or local community mental health team, then make contact with them as soon as you can. It may be helpful to refer to your care plan, which should have details of who to contact in an emergency. If you do not receive any of our services, the best thing to do is to get in touch with your own GP (family doctor). They may be able to help you themselves or put you in contact with more specialist mental health services. If you need to speak to someone urgently, or out of business hours, you may find one of the following telephone numbers helpful.

Sussex Mental Healthline - 0300 5000 101 - Freephone Telephone support and information. The newly expanded line is available 24/7 providing help, support and advice to anyone who needs it, at any time of the day or night.

Samaritans - 116 123 -  FREE, 24 hours, seven days a week. Confidential and non-judgemental emotional support whenever you need someone to talk to.

If you would prefer support via text you can do so by texting "shout" to 85258. 

 

If you have concerns that you may have symptoms in line with risk of COVID-19, please phone 111 prior to attending health service venues such as your GP or Accident and Emergency Departments.

 

For more advice on coping with suicidal thoughts, useful information can be found on the NHS and Minds websites:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/suicide/ 

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/suicidal-feelings/helping-yourself-now/

 

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has a leaflet on Confidentiality – Keeping Information Safe regarding your Personal Information and how we use it and Freedom of Information for patients, please see the link below.

Download Trust Confidentiality Leaflet