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Support for Refugees

Welcome to East Sussex. We're here to help you feel settled by providing support with any mental health and wellbeing concerns you might be having, or direct you to other organisations better placed to help. 

Below you will find the resources to help you.

Information about mental health if you are a child or young person or their parent/carer.

Children will also be affected emotionally by a relocation. There are resources available for parents and carers.

- Emotional support from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Advice and information on local mental health services

Our team can offer guidance and further information on the mental health services available. We are not an emergency line so if you are in crisis or in need of urgent assistance please see the urgent support section below.

For advice and information from us: 

- Call 0300 00 30 130 and select option 3 or hold to be connected to a member of our team. (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm except bank holidays)

One of our administrators will answer and will take some details from you.

- Email (monitored Monday to Friday 9am-5pm except bank holidays) - Please provide us with your name and contact phone number. Please provide a few details about the advice you are looking for and tell us if you need an interpreter. We will then organise for further information to be sent to you within 48 hours and arrange for a clinician or the most appropriate person to call you back.

Make a self-referral to access our mental health service

If you would like to make a referral to our service, please complete our self-referral form:

Self-referral form

One of our clinicians will call you back within 72 hours to review the information you have provided. This is to make sure we are the most appropriate service to meet your needs. 

If you are having difficulties completing the referral form, please contact us by telephone on 0300 00 30 130 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm except bank holidays)or (monitored Monday to Friday 9am-5pm except bank holidays) and we can arrange an alternative way of taking your referral information.

Urgent support

Health in Mind is a therapy service and not an urgent care or crisis service. For urgent support:

- Call the Sussex Mental Healthline on 0300 5000 101. They offer 24/7 telephone support, including support for those who may be in crisis, distressed and in urgent need of help with their mental health

For information on what we mean by urgent help and crisis and a list of useful numbers and websites visit our Urgent Help page. 

Suicidal thoughts

If you are having thoughts about taking your own life it's important to tell someone. Call Samaritans for free on 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website.

If you would prefer support via text you can text Shout to 85258.