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Mental Health & Wellbeing Support

mental health and wellbeing community information

Mental Health Support in Hastings 
Last Reviewed 13 May 2022

If you are struggling with your mental health, reach out to someone.
Call the Sussex Mental Healthline on 0300 5000 101 for urgent, crisis or general mental health support. The line is open 24/7.

Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Call 116 123 for free.

Self-refer to if you’re experiencing symptoms of stress anxiety or low mood, or visit the website for free resources.

Visit for simple tips and advice to start taking better care of your mental wellbeing, and to get a personalised Mind Plan.

Visit for mental health support if you’re aged 13-25.

Visit for help supporting a child with their emotional wellbeing.

For a directory of other mental health services in the county visit

Counselling Plus Community
Offers affordable counselling for ages 16+ 01424 428300 

Arts on Prescription is supporting wellbeing using a variety of creative activities online. 
Self or professional referral is via:
Hospice UK have also extended their bereavement and trauma support hotline to everyone working in social care, with specialist counsellors available to support staff who have experienced trauma, stress or anxiety through their work. The helpline is available 8am-8pm, 7 days a week, call: 0300 3034434 or text FRONTLINE to 85258.

NHS Acute and Community Support

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provide mental health statutory services locally.
main switchboard 0300 304 0100

Community Support

Southdown Health and Wellbeing Service
For people with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or psychosis
07384 460956  

Southdown Social Prescribing
01323 340151

Other Southdown Projects
Adam Hodgkin
07581 002457

Seaview Centre
We are providing telephone appointments and our team are happy to support everyone through this difficult time.  If you need to speak to someone urgently or you need some food, clothes, bedding or toiletries please call us on 01424 717981 

Mental Health Support for Young People

I-Rock Hastings
Lots of info on facebook and Instagram.  Use email now button on Facebook to book telephone and video appointments or email

Offer on line and face to face creative activities, counselling and psychotherapy

We offer this to children, young people, parents and front line key workers. We also work with neurodiverse clients. 
Fully funded places are available to people on Universal Credit. 
All bookings are taken as self referrals via our website

FSN My Time 
We offer children and young people aged 5-15 years, peer support groups for those experiencing emotional wellbeing, loss and separation difficulties.   

My Time service is free and facilitated by trained staff who deliver creative and therapeutic activities to help support children and young people to express their feelings and develop their own coping strategies. These groups are delivered in schools and our centres. Follow us on Facebook - My Time at fsn for online activities and videos Or contact us at: 
or 01424 855222 ext 207 

​Dragonflies at FSN

A bereavement service offered to children aged 5-18, with trained staff.  During Lockdown we're offering telephone and online support to our families, children and young people. 

Please follow us on Facebook at Dragonflies at FSN or email 

East Sussex Schools Services
Age 4- 18 Parents can also get support 
T: 0300 123 4062
Facebook ESSchoolHealth

Young Minds
Age up to 18
Txt: YM to 85258
Parents helpline 0808 802 5544

Online Counselling
Ages 12-18

Health in Mind
Age 18+
T: 0300 0030 130

Winstons Wish
Bereavement Support
Age up to 18
01242 515 157
Crisis services Txt: WW to 85258

Mermaids UK
Info and advice support for trans / questioning
young people and parents

Family Lives

Five Ways to Wellbeing
Connect - Be Active - Keep Learning - Give - Take Notice (Keeping in mind social distancing and staying indoors the principles of the 5 ways are very relevant.)

Mind in Brighton & Hove (covering East Sussex)
01273 66 69 50

Practical advice on looking after your mental health
Planning for if you have to stay at home or indoors
A checklist for people to help them feel more prepared
Further information can also be found on the Mental Health Foundations website at and on the Samaritans website at

If you would like information about local services or to speak to someone about support for your mental health you can also contact our Advice and Information Service on 01273 66 69 50

Hastings and Rother Mediation Service provides conflict resolution through mediation for residents of Hastings and Rother.  Neighbourhood Mediation supports those in conflict with their neighbours and Intergenerational (Time 2 Talk) Mediation supports children/young people (age 18 and under) and their parents/carers where there is risk of family breakdown.  Time 2 Talk is offered free of charge to families living in Hastings and Rother and
Neighbourhood Mediation is free of charge in certain circumstances (please phone 01424446808 or e-mail  to enquire).

Mediation East Sussex (part of Hastings and Rother Mediation) offers Family across Sussex offering help with co-parenting including through the Coronavirus period.  Family Mediation is available free of charge to those eligible for Legal Aid.  All meetings are now conducted on the phone or via videoconferencing.  Please contact 01424 446808  for more information.


ESCIS has a Mental Health Tab with 200 services on it -

East Sussex County Council Mental Health Directory -

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