Where to go for support and advice is Brighton

Crisis Support


NHS 111: You can call NHS 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. Call 111 if you don’t know who to call, don’t have a GP or need health information and what do to next.

Mental Health Rapid Response Service (MHRRS): A local support service offering rapid assessments for people experiencing mental health issues who don’t feel able to stay safe. 0300 304 0078 (24/7)

Sussex Mental Healthline: Helpline staffed by trained mental health workers for anyone in Sussex with a concern related to mental health . Open 5pm – 9 am Monday to Friday and 24 hours at weekends and bank holidays. 0300 5000 101

The Samaritans: A national helpline providing confidential listening support. 116 123 (free phone)

Emergency services – 999: If you or someone else is at risk of immediate harm, contact the emergency services on 999.


Youth Advice Centre Housing Advice Drop-in: If you are aged 25 and under you can access this drop-in at the Youth Advice Centre between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

If you are over 25 you will need to contact Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC).

If you experience a housing emergency outside the hours of 9-5pm or over the weekend, you can call the BHCC out of hours number on 01273 680065.


National Domestic Violence Helpline: A 24 hour freephone helpline. 0808 2000 247

Childline: A 24 hour freephone support line for children and young people staffed by counsellors. 0800 1111

Missing People: A 24 hour freephone helpline if you or someone you know goes missing. 116 000

Support and advice in Brighton for 12-25 year olds