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Useful Links

Links for help and information

Samaritans

Available 24 hours, 365 days a year to help.
Call 116 123 for free.
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Childline

Available to talk or get in touch online anytime.
Call 0800 1111
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Young Minds

Offering guides and advice about young people’s mental health.
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Young Mind Parent Helpline

Available Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm
Call 0808 802 5544
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Anxiety UK

Support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Available Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 5.30pm
Call 03444 775 774
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No Panic

Supports Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders. Open weekdays from 10am to 10pm.
Call 0844 9674848
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Transsober

Support with drug and alcohol use for the trans and non-binary community.
Tel: 07341 395239
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The Clare Project

Supporting trans, non-binary and intersex adults in Sussex.
Call 07464 229395 or email info@clareproject.org.uk
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Papyrus

Offering practical advice and confidential support to anyone having thoughts of suicide, and those affected by suicide.
Call 0800 0684141
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Childline Toolbox

Take your mind off things with or find new ways to handle your emotions
Available online
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Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Information about mental health, network and parents’ groups.
Available online
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Kooth

Young people online wellbeing community – free & anonymous support.
Available online
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Mermaids

An organisation that supports and provides information for trans and gender diverse young people and their families.
Available online
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Stonewall

Stonewall provides information and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people.
Helpline: 020 7593 1850 (Mon-Fri 09:30-17:30)
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The Mix

If you’re under 25 you can talk to The Mix for free on the phone, by email or on their webchat. You can also phone their counselling service, or get more information on support you might need.
Freephone: 0808 808 4994 (13:00-23:00 daily)
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Shout

Anxious? Worried? Stressed?
Get 24/7 help from our team of Crisis Volunteers
Text 85258
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stem4 (apps for young people)

Calm Harm App: an award-winning, free app to help teenagers manage or resist the urge to self-harm.
Calm Fear App: a free app to help young people manage the symptoms of anxiety.
Move Modd App: a free app to help young people manage the behaviours associated with low mood and depression.
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stem4 (app for families and friends)

Combined Minds App: a free app to help families and friends find ways to provide the right environment to help the individuals they support affect their own change. As important influencers in the lives of young people, this provides a positive impact on their mental health.
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mindOUT

MindOUT is a mental health service in Brighton run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people with experience of mental health issues.
Tel: 01273 234839
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allsorts youth project

Allsorts Youth Project listens to, supports & connects children & young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity (LGBT+) in Sussex.
youth@allsortsyouth.org.uk
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Pink Therapy

UK’s largest independent therapy organisation working with gender and sexual diversity clients.
admin@pinktherapy.com
07971 205323
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AYA – As You Are

Provides affordable counselling and group work for depression, stress and anxiety for people living in East and West Sussex.
Tel: 07392 612771
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Apart of Me

When someone you love dies, it can feel like everything has turned upside down. But you’re not alone. Apart of Me is an app and has been designed by grief experts and young people who have had a similar experience to you.
Apart of Me is freely available to download wherever you are in the world from both the iOS App Store and on Google Play.
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Winston’s Wish

We support children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling – based in Hove.
Call our Freephone Helpline on 08088 020 021.
We are open between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
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Sussex Mental Healthline

Provides direct support
for mental wellbeing and signposting to other services. Sussex Mental Healthline 24/7 .
Tel: 0800 0309 500
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Mental Health Rapid Response Service (MHRRS)

Provides support for adults (18+) experiencing a mental health crisis.
Tel: 0300 304 0078 – if the line is busy, an advice message will be given.
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Every Mind Matters

Supporting your own Health and Wellbeing
Every Mind Matters gives useful guidance on keeping yourself well.
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