Mental Health

  • My Life Brighton & Hove Online Directory

    Supported by Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton and Hove Clinical commissioning Group, My Life is an online directory listing local Brighton and Hove as well as national organisations and services to support everyday living.

    The directory separates out services into easily navigable categories, helping you find the right organisation for your specific needs.

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  • BHEDS Peer to Peer Support Group – Family, Friends and Carers

    This support group allows carers as well as family and friends of those suffering from eating disorders to share and discuss their experiences with other carers within monthly meetings. Through this, service users are given the opportunity to receive peer support; seek information and advice on eating disorders to enable better understanding of symptoms; and seek information regarding gateways to support (e.g. counselling, other therapies and support groups).

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  • BHEDS Peer to Peer Support Group – Mixed Gender

    The Peer Support Service is for all adults who are directly affecting by eating disorders.
    The main purpose for the groups is to provide those who attend a space to meet with others in a similar situation to share their experiences and coping strategies. The groups aim is to ease isolation by offering inclusion to those who attend.

    The group offers: A safe and welcoming environment where sufferers can share and discuss their experiences; Monthly meetings with other sufferers to offer and receive peer support; Information and advice on eating disorders to enable better understanding of symptoms; gateways to support (e.g. counselling, other therapies and support groups).

    Anyone affected by eating disorders and problem eating over the age of eighteen from the Brighton and Hove area is able to attend the groups. Those wishing to attend are welcome to be part of the Peer Support group whether or not they are currently receiving support such as counselling or other therapies.

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  • Age UK (Brighton, Hove, Portslade) – Counselling

    Age UK Brighton & Hove offer a wide range of services for older people that cover the area of Brighton and Hove. These may include information and advice, a crisis service, Horizons (providing practical support to older people following discharge from hospital, or to prevent admission to hospital), nail cutting, advocacy, help at home, counselling, computer drop-in, and various group activities.

    Age UK requests donations in the region of £10-£25 for counselling sessions, but if you can’t afford that then you can discuss this with the service and arrange to pay what you can afford.

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  • Alzheimer’s Society

    Offering information and support to people with a diagnosis of dementia, their carers, relatives, former carers and professionals. We also have a Relief Care Service where specially trained carers can offer short home-based respite, to enable carers to have a regular break.

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  • Anxiety Alliance

    Anxiety Alliance offers support to those who experience anxiety disorders, panic attacks, phobias, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, together with those who wish to withdraw from tranquilizers and antidepressants. Help and support also offered to carers, family and friends.

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  • Anxiety UK

    National anxiety disorders charity that provides a range of support services for people affected by anxiety conditions such as panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder(OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, etc.

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  • Association For Post-Natal Illness

    Post-natal illness, or post-natal depression, is depression experienced after childbirth – around 10% of people who give birth experience this. The Association for Post-Natal Illness provides a telephone helpline and information leaflets for people who may be experiencing this, as well as for healthcare professionals. It aims to provide support to people experiencing post-natal illness, increase public awareness of the illness and to encourage research into its cause and nature.

    There is a contact form on the website.

    If you are outside of the UK – you can contact Postpartum Support International (PSI) on the following website: Otherwise see website below.

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  • beat

    Beat is a national UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families. They provide several services, including a helpline offering support and information to anyone affected by eating disorders, message boards, online support groups on Wednesday evenings, a directory of eating disorder services, and a search function for finding support groups near you. They have a dedicated helpline for young people, and a separate e-mail address as well ( The email address for adults is

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  • Bipolar UK

    Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers.

    Locally they run a support group that offers support and information in a friendly, safe and confidential environment for anyone affected by bipolar.

    Family members, partners and friends are all welcome.

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