Need urgent help?


If you need urgent help, please contact the organisations listed below.

For preventative support, visit the 'Find a service' and 'Find resources' sections on this website.  Please note, Community Roots doesn't provide crisis support.      

Emergency 999

If you think that you may act on suicidal feelings or you have seriously harmed yourself call for an ambulance or go straight to A&E.

Call: 999

Mental Health Rapid Response Service (MHRRS)

24 hours a day mental health crisis support for individuals that think they are at risk of harming themselves or others. 

Call: 0300 304 0078


The Samaritans

24/7 confidential listening service providing emotional support for anyone in crisis.  Their number is free from landlines and mobiles.    

Call: 116 123



Sussex Mental Healthline

A 24/7 telephone service offering support and information to anyone experiencing mental health problems including stress, anxiety and depression. Also available to carers and healthcare professionals. Text Relay calls and New Generation Text calls from hearing and speech impaired callers welcome. 

Call: 0300 5000 101


Sane Mental Health Helpline

Confidential national helpline, 7 days a week, 4.30pm to 10.30pm for emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers. 

Call: 0300 304 7000


NHS 111 or your GP

If you need medical help or advice fast but it is not an emergency, call 111 or contact your GP to make an appointment.

Contact Mental Health Services

If you are receiving support from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s mental health services, you should have a care plan and a crisis card. These will include details of who to contact in a crisis.

The Haven at Mill View is a dedicated mental health crisis assessment facility located on the Mill View Hospital site in Nevill Avenue, Hove.  24/7 mental health crisis facility, an alternative to attending A&E for people experiencing a mental health crisis. The Haven is not a walk-in service, assessment is by professional referral only.