Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems

Mental health problems are common but help is avaliable.



What to do in an emergency?

For urgent medical attention, your options are Accident & Emergency (A&E) and Emergency GP appointments.

For urgent medical advice you can call the NHS 111.


Helplines and services

Please click the links below for a list of helplines and services,
whether it is about yourself or a loved one.


Resources and Information


"We won't give up until everyone
experiencing a mental health problem
gets both support and respect."
"If you need someone to talk to,
we will listen.
we won't judge or tell you what to do."
Talking therapy services
in West Sussex
Urgent help in a crisis
Aspens help children,
young people and adults
with a range of disabilities
"There's only One You"
"Together we can stop it"
Calm Harm
Self harm support app

Feeling Good: positive mindset