I have put together resources that I know about that may be helpful for you. I do not vouch for the credibility of any agency listed below and I urge you to check out how safe or useful they are.
- Samaritans 08457 909090
- Mental Health line 0845 300 2727
Anxiety and Depression
Children and Young People
Young people in West Sussex can access help through FindItOut Centres. The Worthing centre is The Place, 24 Marine Place, 01903 210315. Advisers at these centres can arrange a referral into the counselling service.
- Alternatively a young person can be referred into Youth Emotional Support (YES) service via their GP, nurse or school nurse. A young person may also access counselling via YMCA Dialogue on 07739 893707 or email.
- Online counselling can be directly access at Kooth Counselling.
- Relate offer a service for young people (11-18) that are affected by separation or divorce. However, this service only seems to be running in Chichester, Bognor, East Grinstead and Crawley. www.relate.org.uk
- Other useful websites include:
- Here is a useful website with information about Cyberbullying and Substance Abuse:
The following websites are full of useful information and support:
- Sussex Alcohol Counselling Service
Here is a useful website with information about Cyberbullying and Substance Abuse:
Help for Parents
- The National Childbirth Trust can be very helpful for advice, support and creating social contacts. They sometimes run “Early Days Postnatal Support Groups”. Postnatal support group leaders undergo a thorough training and are well supported by a national organisation passionate about parent’s early experiences. 0870 421 4426 for details
The miscarriage association maintains a UK-wide network of phone counsellors and support groups, and issues a range of publications. Helpline 01924 200799 (Mon – Fri 9am – 4pm)
The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS) provides support for bereaved parents and their families when their baby dies at or soon after birth. It has a national helpline and UK-wide network of self help grops run by and for bereaved parents. Also publishes books and leaflets. Helpline 0207 436 5881 (mon – fri 10am – 5pm)
The Association for Post-Natal Illness offers one-to-one advice (by phone, post or email), information and support for mothers who have or think they may have PND. Also publishes leaflets.
CRY-SIS offers information and support for new parents. Helpline 08451 228 669 (9am – 10pm every day
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is an organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children. They also offer support, advice and information to other relatives, friends and professionals who are helping the family.
A national organisation that offers volunteer help for families with babies and pre-school children and drop-in sessions for support. There is a helpline number 0800 68 63 68.
This is an internet community site designed for parents with a designated section for Sussex.
- Getting back into shape in a social and fun way – Pramtastic with Sarah Kingston. www.rkfc.com or 07725 985104
- SUPER DAD
Advice, Coaching and Counselling Services for Dads with Super Intentions. Alastair Mayor is a qualified and experienced counsellor and Dad based in Brighton. 07880 712585, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.alistairmayorcounselling.co.uk
A useful source of information and advice with a counselling service is the LGBT Switchboard in Brighton.
For information about M.E.
- British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
A registering body for counsellors and psychotherapists.
- Counselling Directory
A well established directory to find local counsellors and psychotherapists in your area.
UKATA are the official body in the UK, overseeing TA therapists. For more information on TA, please visit their website.
The UK Council for psychotherapy.