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Before we take you to the self-referral form, we have a few quick questions to make sure we are the right service to meet your needs:


Do you need urgent or emergency help due to feeling suicidal or are in a mental health crisis situation?

Health in mind is not able to provide support for people who are in immediate danger and crisis or immediate risk of serious harm or injury.

In the event of an emergency, please contact:

Sussex Mental Health Line, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 0309 500

The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247 

Text SHOUT to 85258

Call the Samaritans, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 116123

Attend your local A&E (or call 999/112 or 111 for non-emergency medical attention).

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Contact your Doctor’s surgery

Contact your Doctor’s out of hours number

If you are not sure if you are in urgent need, click here to see our urgent help and crisis information page (opens in new window)


Are you currently being seen by another mental health team or service?

If you are currently receiving counselling or being supported by a community-based team, please continue with completing the self-referral form and we can discuss your support from us at your first appointment.

If you are being seen by a psychiatrist or receiving long term mental health support, Health in Mind may not be able to support you at this time. We advise to speak with your care-coordinator or your regular appointed support person.


Are you registered to a doctors surgery which is NOT in the county of East Sussex?

If you are not a resident of East Sussex and live elsewhere, you may not be eligible to access our service. As we are part of a national programme of talking therapies services there will be a service near you.

Please click here to find your local service.

If you are a student in East Sussex but your doctors surgery is out of this area, you are welcome to continue your referral to us but you may instead wish to contact the local IAPT service which is joined to your doctors using the link above.

Please note our service does not cover Brighton & Hove.

That's all the questions done. If we have advised you to continue on ALL 3 questions please click on the below link to start your self-referral.

Online Referral Tips

When using this referral link you will be taken to a secure patient portal.

  • Please do not click the back button on your browser or the form will be reset and you may have to start again.
  • Avoid using special characters (e.g. ?':/"-()&!) as this can create errors.

If you are experiencing any difficulties with this form, please contact the service by email or phone on 44 (0) 300 00 30 130.