Community Roots: Coronavirus Statement

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Community Roots: Coronavirus Statement

During these unprecedented and rapidly changing times, we want to reassure you that the mental health and wellbeing of our local communities is at the very forefront of our plans as we respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Community Roots’ service providers have instigated a rapid and comprehensive response, putting in place all best practice measures as advised by the Government. The majority of Community Roots’ services have now moved to remote support.


If you require support or further information, this can be accessed in the following ways:

  • By calling our Central Access Point Freephone telephone number on 0808 196 1768
    (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm)

  • By e-mailing us at:

  • To find out more about Community Roots’ service providers, including details of any changes to support being offered at this time, click on the relevant service provider at the bottom of this article

  • For other useful links to resources to help with your mental health and wellbeing, from telephone support to useful websites and Apps, click here

  • For Crisis Support links, click here


Our key priorities as we navigate the evolving situation are:

  1. Protect the safety, health and wellbeing of all clients, staff and their families

  2. Work flexibly and in collaboration with Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust (SPFT), local authorities, NHS and other providers to ensure the safe delivery of services for the most vulnerable people within our communities

  3. Maintain operation of the Central Access Point Freephone helpline

  4. Work with providers to identify the most vulnerable clients and determine the best way to offer them support

  5. Support people in the city with their mental health through signposting to online resources

We recognise that this might feel like a stressful time. Rest assured you are not alone, and there is a wealth of support available. Over the coming days and weeks we will be doing everything we can to ensure people have access to the right support for their health and wellbeing.


Links to Community Roots’ Service Providers: