Mental Health and Wellbeing

If you are currently experiencing mental health difficulties

Between 08:00 and 18:30 weekdays you can call our reception team at the surgery on 01903 752200

Alternatively you can find support from the following organisations

Samaritans - freephone 116 123 (24 Hours / 365 days) 

Sussex Mental Health Line - 0300 5000 101 (24 hours / 365 days)

MIND - 0300 123 3393

MIND are a National mental health charity, ensuring anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support

The Silverline (for older people) - 0800 4 70 80 90 (24 hours)

Childline (for younger people) - 0800 1111

Self Help Resources

Time to Talk
Offers a range of talking therapy treatments and with you, decide which one will be of most benefit to you.

Get Self Help
On line psychological therapy resource offering a wide range of cognitive behavioural therapy based self-help information, worksheets and handouts

An on line self help resource designed to help you think about emotional problems and work towards solving them.

A social networking tool that helps treat depression by simply giving sufferers a way of getting help from their friends.

No More Panic
Provides valuable information for sufferers and carers of people with Panic, Anxiety, Phobias and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)

No Panic (anxiety support line) - 0800 967 4848

OCD Action
OCD Action is the largest national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, providing support and information to anybody affected by OCD.

Time to Talk

Time To Talk - talking therapies service in West Sussex

Time to Talk is an NHS service offering free, confidential talking therapy to adults registered with a GP in West Sussex.

If you’re feeling low, anxious or worried, talking therapies can really help you. Time to Talk can also help people with depression, phobias, social anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorders, health anxiety, low self-esteem or low confidence, relationship difficulties and bereavements. Talking therapies are available in person, on the phone and via video call.

How can I access the service?

You can self-refer to Time to Talk – you don’t need to speak to your GP first. If you would rather speak to your GP first, they can refer you with your permission. You can self-refer by phone, or you can complete an online self-referral form. Visit the Time to Talk website to find out more about how to contact them. Once you’ve self-referred or your GP has referred you, one of the Time to Talk team will be in touch with you for an initial assessment.

More information

More information can be found on the Time to Talk website. There are also useful links to online self-help resources.

The Time to Talk service is provided by Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

The Sustainable Mind

Mindfulness courses and drop in sessions available at the Sompting Big Local Hub.

visit for more information

Research Opportunity


Would you like to try a practitioner-guided self-help course for depression that you can do at home?

We are running a research project looking at whether self-help books for depression can be helpful. You will be given one of two self-help books and six support sessions with a trained practitioner to help you make the best of the book.

 If you are eligible to take part, you will receive three £20 shopping vouchers

 Would you like to find out more?

If you think you might be experiencing depression, are at least 18 years old and living in West Sussex please contact a member of the research team by phone on 07738 757 632 or by email at 

 The study has been approved by the London Surrey NHS Research Ethics Committee, and will be recruiting volunteers until July 2019

 Please click on the following link for more information 

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