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Local services

There are various services to assist patients seeking additional support, with the majority accepting self-referrals. To make things easier for you, we’ve created a patient information poster summarising the services that patients inquire about the most.

View the most popular self-referral services

Action for Deafness

A long established charitable organisation which delivers an adult audiology service on behalf of the NHS in Sussex.

More information on the Action for Deafness website
Carers Health Team

A team of health professionals who aim to promote the health and wellbeing of carers. A free service provided by Sussex Community NHS Trust providing support for carers over the age of 18 registered with a West Sussex GP. Working directly with carers and developing individual strategies for each carer with an aim to reduce the strain of coping with their caring role.

More information on the NHS Sussex Community website
Carers Support West Sussex

Looking to provide unpaid carers with information and guidance along with practical and emotional support, so they feel valued and supported. Offering support in solving financial concerns or alleviate the often-felt feelings of isolation and loneliness.

More information on the Carers support website
Change Grow Live - Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Network

Friendly and non-judgmental drug and alcohol service for adults aged 25+ (including offenders), families and affected others. This services is free and confidential.

More information on the Change Grow Live website
Citizens Advice

An independent, local charity providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

More information on the Citizens Advice website
Daybreak - respite for carers, West Sussex

Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove runs carer-focused respite service.

They provide the opportunity for carers of people with dementia and carers of frail older people to take some time for themselves, knowing the people they care for are in a safe, stimulating environment.

More information on the AgeUK website
Health and Independent Living Support - Meals on Wheels

Health and Independent Living Support has been providing independence-promoting services to older, vulnerable, and disabled people since 2007. Originally established with help from Hertfordshire County Council as Hertfordshire Community Meals a not-for-profit social enterprise, to deliver meals on wheels.

More information on the HILS website
HealthUnlocked

A peer support platform for patients, linking to groups of other people with the same conditions e.g Diabetes, COPD, Asthma, Mens health, Weight loss.

The forums are moderated and kept safe. Evidence shows peer support makes a massive difference to living well with long term conditions.

More information on the HealthUnlocked website
Healthwatch West Sussex

Healthwatch is your health and social care champion. If you use GPs and hospitals, dentists, pharmacies, care homes or other support services, they want to hear about your experiences.

More information on the Healthwatch West Sussex website
i-Rock Horsham District

i-Rock Horsham District is a support and advice hub for young people aged 14 to 25 and living in West Sussex.

Offering a range of support services to help with issues such as mental and emotional health, relationships, money and benefits, family problems, bullying, housing, education and employment.

Find our more on the Sussex CAHMS website
Living Well Programme

Helping you to live well.

A free self-management course for adults living with a long-term health condition.

For more information see the NHS Sussex Community website
Macmillan Horizon Centre

With experts on hand offering a warm welcome for anyone, at any point in their cancer experience, as well as their family and friends. From help with money worries or how you’re feeling, to complementary therapies. They will also help you find other local cancer support services near you and across Brighton and further into Sussex.

More information on the Macmillan website
Marie Curie

Marie Curie Nurses and Marie Curie Healthcare Assistants are used to working in people’s homes during difficult times. They’ll do their best to make you feel comfortable about their presence in your home.

More information on the Marie Curie website
Mens Talk Club

Founded in Bristol in March 2019 it has now grown into a force for good, with over 2,500 men in its community and 67 groups around the globe.

It’s a positive space for men to be vulnerable, to be themselves, to talk about what is bothering them. Offering online support groups for those unable to access their in person sessions.

More information on the Talk Club website
Mind, West Sussex

Supporting people with their mental health, providing specialist training and campaigning to improve services and promote understanding.

Aiming to improve people’s physical and mental well-being, strengthen self-esteem and confidence and promote strong relationships with family, friends and communities. Mind West Sussex can also help people get into education, training or work and achieve their personal and social goals.

More information on the Mind website
Mid Sussex Wellbeing

Mid Sussex Wellbeing can help you to find local wellbeing information and services. You can also get support for things like getting your family fitter, doing some regular exercise, dealing with stress, changing a habit, or simply improving your general wellbeing.

More information on the Mid Sussex Wellbeing website
NHS West Sussex Talking Therapies

Are you feeling sad, lost or anxious? NHS West Sussex Talking Therapies (formerly Time to Talk) offer a range of talking therapies that can help you feel better. Their friendly therapists can help you work through your problems and support you to live life to the fullest again.

More information on the Sussex Community website
Parkinsons UK

From support with welfare benefits, to managing your Parkinson’s symptoms, to just having a friendly face to share with. You’re not alone. Help is out there. And Parkinsons UK can help you find what’s available to you.

More information on the Parkinsons UK website
Pathfinders

Pathfinders West Sussex is an alliance of organisations working together to enable people with mental health support needs, and their carers, to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

More information on the Pathfinders website
Pregnancy Care

You should contact your local midwife service as soon as you find out you’re pregnant (before 8 weeks into the pregnancy).

It’s important to see a midwife as early as possible to get the antenatal (pregnancy) care and information you need to have a healthy pregnancy.

More information on the UH Sussex website
Relate

The largest provider of relationship support in England and Wales, helping millions of people every year to strengthen the relationships that mean the most to them.

With a network of licensed local counsellors offering in counselling in person, over the phone and online. Services include relationship counselling for individuals and couples, family counselling, counselling for children and young people and sex therapy.

More information on the Relate website
Single Point of Access, West Sussex

A dedicated service which provides a simplified single route to access specialist emotional wellbeing and mental health support for children and young people. The SPoA helps direct you to the right service, eliminating the need to refer to multiple services.

More information on the e-wellbeing website
Steepstation

Sleepstation is a clinically validated sleep improvement programme that can help you sleep better after just four sessions. Designed by experts and backed by science, their online sleep service is proven to combat even the most severe insomnia.

More information on the Sleepstation website
Southern Gambling Service

This NHS funded service offers high quality assessment and evidence-based treatments for people with gambling-related harms / gambling disorder.

More info on the Southern Gambling Service page
St Catherine's Hospice

Offering a range of advice and support to people living with cancer and their families including: end of life care, support in the community, welfare advice, therapeutic therapies, counselling and bereavement support.

More information on the St Catherine's website
Sussex MSK Partnership

The Sussex MSK Partnership is a unique local, not for profit partnership bringing together primary care, specialist musculoskeletal care, community and mental health and well-being experts to deliver the whole musculoskeletal service in central Sussex. Their commitment is to a truly integrated MSK service that is effective, efficient and compassionate.

More information on the Sussex MSK Partnership website
The Good Grief Trust

Helping you find the support you need as quickly as possible. You will find stories from others who have had a similar loss, practical and emotional support and signposting to a choice of immediate tailored local and national support.

More information on the Good Grief website
Turning Tides

​If you are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, Turning Tides are here to support you. Please visit their help section for advice, information and support from them and other local services.

More information on the Turning Tides website
West Sussex Libraries

Hosting regular activities and special events for adults and children from Toddler Time to Digital Volunteer support.

Check what's on at your local library on the West Sussex Council website
YMCA

Providing the critical foundations for a fresh, strong start for young people and a better quality of life in the community.

Read more on the YMCA website