Parent Support and Information


Information and Advice on Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Right Here Brighton & Hove Support Guide for Parents & Carers:
Young Minds Parent page:
MIND A-Z of Mental Health:
Find Get Give:

Anxiety and Panic Attacks:





Students against depression -

Eating Disorders:




Internet Safety:








Sexual Health:


Substance Misuse:






Need further (non-emergency) support?  

A GP would always be an excellent first point of call for support with any mental health enquiries. They can offer information, advice and support and can also refer to a range of other specialist services if required.

A mental health drop in is available at the YMCA’s Youth Advice Centre (YAC), every Monday at 4-8pm for 11-25 year olds in need of support, information, and advice around mental health, and parents, carers and friends concerned about a young person’s mental health.  The focus of the drop-in sessions will be to offer low level emotional wellbeing support and to signpost and refer to local mental health, counselling and support services. The drop-ins will take place at YAC, 11 St George’s Place, Brighton, BN1 4GB, and be facilitated by emotional health workers, YAC advice and support staff, and other mental health professionals.

Online chat support and counselling can be accessed via these links:

Brighton & Hove

All areas

West Sussex

Young Peoples' Centre

Counselling Directory

Emergency/Immediate Crisis Support

The following services do offer support to individuals who feel they are a serious risk to themselves or others, or those in immediate danger:

Samaritans for 24/7 support and someone to talk to. This service is free and confidential. Phone 116 123

Sussex Mental Healthline for support and information if you are worried about your mental health. Mon-Fri 5pm to 9pm, 24 hours at weekends and Bank Holidays - phone 0300 5000 101

You can call the NHS 111 service if you urgently need help or advice but it is not a life-threatening situation

The Mental Health Rapid Response Service is a rapid assessment service for people suffering from mental health problems who are at risk and may not be able to keep themselves safe, or are considering attending A&E for help with their mental health. Available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Call 01273 242220

For emergency situations always call 999 or visit the local Accident & Emergency.