Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service

Children and Young People(4-17yrs)

What we offer

How can we help?

The Community Wellbeing Service provides support for Children and Young People who are experiencing mild depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and relationship issues.

The Community Wellbeing Service is working with the Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Brighton and Hove to ensure that people are directed to the most appropriate service. This could be the Community Wellbeing Service, Specialist CAMHS or the School’s Wellbeing Service.

If you would like to refer yourself or help someone else into the service, please complete the online self referral form below. We will review your referral and will contact you to discuss next steps. This could be in the Wellbeing Service, in CAMHS or within the school.

If you would prefer to complete the form on paper, please call us on 0300 002 0060 or email us at and we can send you a copy of the form.

If you would like to refer a young person to the CAMHS Assertive Outreach Team, please complete the referral form below. This service is for young people aged 14-25 with complex mental health difficulties who due to these difficulties have found services hard to access.

what we offer

The range of support in the Wellbeing Service includes:

  • e-wellbeing: Online supported counselling (more info below)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialogue Face to face Counselling including specialist support for people from Black Minority & Ethnic (BME) and Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) communities

  • A wide range of activity based groups to help with such issues as worry and anxiety

  • Brief Interventions offering support and advice

  • Family Interventions


Our new e-wellbeing platform provides online counselling for young people aged 13-17 years. This service offers a weekly exchange of messages online with your own counsellor for up to 10 weeks. All of our counsellors are friendly, experienced at working with young people and have trained in working online.

If you are interested in accessing online counselling via e-wellbeing, please complete the self-referral form via the button below.

Seeking help, advice and guidance is a website where you can find information about mental health services and support available for people aged 25 and under in Brighton and Hove, including details on self-referral options. You can also access help and advice pages to find books, podcasts, apps and other handy tools that can help with wellbeing.

If you are a parent you can view the parents and carers page to find helpful resources and tools to support yourself and your child around mental health.   

If you are 13 or over and would like advice about the support available to you or someone you know, or would like help completing the referral form you can contact the Youth Advice Centre (YAC). 

The team aim to provide young people in the local area with a safe and friendly environment where they can access helpful advice and support.

YAC hold drop in sessions Monday to Friday from 3-6pm.