Legal Advice and Practical Support

Legal and practical problems can have a huge impact on our mental health and wellbeing. It is always worth seeking advice and support to help you navigate the often complex systems. The referral processes and ways to access services can be complicated and we hope to have provided straightforward information to guide you through the process.

If you know the service or category of help you are looking for, you can go straight to our directory to search for services that might be of use to you.

You can also contact:

  • National Mind's Legal Advice Service providing legal information and general advice on mental health related law covering mental health, mental capacity, community care, human rights and discrimination / equality relating to mental health issues.
  • The Advice Brighton & Hove website has information on the different advice services avaliable in Brighton & Hove and online advice and how to find an adviser.


If you want to make a complaint about a government department, other public organisations or the NHS in England, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman might be able to help.

Please click on a section below for more information