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.

Crisis/Urgent Help

  • Samaritans 08457 909090
  • Mental Health line 0845 300 2727


Anxiety and Depression

  • www.livinglifetothefull.com
    A very extensive e-CBT programme that helps people with difficulties with anxiety, depression and sleeping difficulties
  • www.mind.org.uk
    A very useful source of information on all mental health issues


  • www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk
    Cruse is a national organisation with local branches that provide support and listening for those who have suffered a bereavement.  This can also be a useful source of information.
  • www.mind.org.uk
    Also Mind have a good information sheet about bereavement.

Children and Young People


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
  • www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk
    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)
  • www.uk-sands.org
    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)
  • www.apni.org
    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.
  • www.cry-sis.org.uk
    CRY-SIS offers information and support for new parents. Helpline 08451 228 669 (9am – 10pm every day
  • www.tcf.org.uk
    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.
  • www.home-start.org.uk
    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.
  • www.netmums.com
    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
    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, alimayor@hotmail.com, www.alistairmayorcounselling.co.uk

LGBT Information

  • www.switchboard.org.uk
    A useful source of information and advice with a counselling service is the LGBT Switchboard in Brighton.


Miscellaneous links