Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service
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Children and Young People(4-25yrs)

What we offer

How can we help?

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

The Wellbeing Service is working with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Brighton and Hove to ensure that people are directed to the most appropriate 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 bics.brighton-and-hove-wellbeing@nhs.net and we can send you a copy of the form.

Support within the Wellbeing Service

The range of support in the Wellbeing Service includes:

  • 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
  • e-motion online counselling
  • Support groups to help with such issues as worry and anxiety
  • Brief Interventions offering support and advice
  • Family Interventions


Seeking help, advice and guidance

www.findgetgive.com 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.

 

NEED URGENT SUPPORT?

A crisis can be any situation where you feel you might need help urgently.

 A crisis situation could be:

  • You are seriously injured or hurt
  • You feel suicidal
  • You are thinking or harming yourself or others

You may know what has caused the crisis or the cause may be unknown to you. You can seek help in the following ways.

If you are thinking about acting on suicidal thoughts or feelings or you are thinking of harming others

  • You can go to any hospital A&E department and ask for help
  • You can call 999 and ask for an emergency service if you need to

If you are in need of emotional support now you can call:

Saneline - 0845 767 8000 (local rate on BT landlines).
They give help, support and information to anyone affected by mental health. They are open 4.30pm – 10.30pm every day or you can email sanemail@sane.org.uk

HOPELineUK - 0800 068 41 41/ Text: 07786 209697
They give confidential advice and support to under 35 year olds thinking about suicide, and anyone who is concerned about a young person and suicide. They are open 10am-10pm weekdays, 2pm-10pm weekends, and 2pm-5pm Bank Holidays.

Samaritans - 116 123 (free to call from within the UK and Ireland, 24 hours a day). They give confidential listening support.

If you need medical help and it's not an emergency you can contact:

  • Your doctor (GP)
  • NHS 111 for advice