A volunteer group that provides information, advice and support to those affected by abuse.
The Mankind Initiative
Specialist support services to men (18+) who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or adult sexual assault. Helpline: 01823 334 244.
National Association for People Abused in Childhood
works to provide all of the resources it can to empower survivors to take control of their healing. Helpline: 0800 085 3330.
Al-Anon Family Groups
Information and support for relatives of someone with alcohol addiction. Helpline: 020 7403 0888.
Helpline: 0845 769 7555.
Provides free specialist counselling for anyone affected by problem gambling. Tel: 01273 833 722.
Brighton Oasis Project
Offers support and help to women affected by drug and alcohol misuse.
Provides up-to-date information about the side effects of prescription medication.
Drug education, support and advice aimed principally at teenagers. Confidential 24-hour helpline & email. Helpline: 0800 77 66 00.
National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA)
Helps children growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from addiction problems. Helpline: 0800 358 3456.
UK Narcotics Anonymous
Provides information and support for those affected by drug addition. Helpline: 0300 999 1212.
Anxiety and panic
Works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1-to-1 therapy services. Tel: 08444 775 774.
Provides support for sufferers of panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, general anxiety disorder and tranquiliser withdrawal. Tel: 0808 808 0545.
Bereavement and death
The Compassionate Friends (TCF)
is an organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children. TCF also offers support, advice and information to other relatives and friends. Helpline: 0845 123 2304.
Promotes the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services include information, a helpline and contact details for local friendship and counselling services.
Helpline: 0844 477 9400. Mid-Sussex branch: 01293 531 191.
Provides useful information to children, parents, teachers, adults and youth organisations about bullying both at school and the workplace.
Children, Young People & Families
Sussex ADHD Support Group –
Help and support for families affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Help and support for families affected by Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. Helpline: 0800 1111.
NSPCC provides a wide range of services for both children and parents. Helpline: 0800 800 5000.
Counselling organisations and directories
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Includes a directory of therapists and organisations.
Lists independent, fully-qualified counsellors working in East and West Sussex and who have trained to a Diploma standard or beyond.
The Counselling Directory
A nationwide directory of fully qualified counsellors.
Debt and homelessness
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
Provides free, impartial and confidential advice on all aspects of housing & benefits
The national charity for single homeless people - Tel: 0844 251 0111.
Off The Fence Trust
A Brighton-based Christian providing vital services to homeless people. - Tel: 01273 733 566.
Depression and despair
Is a free and confidential phone line service for anyone experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to. Telephone 0800 83 85 87.
Helps people affected by depression. DA works to relieve and to prevent this treatable condition by providing information and support services to those who are affected by it via publications, supporter services and a network of self-help groups.
Provide confidential, emotional telephone support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Tel: 0845 7 90 90 90.
The key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. It supports a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK . 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247. North Sussex Refuge Helpline: 01403 750 499. East Sussex Refuge Helpline: 01323 892 731.
Brighton’s Women’s Centre
www.womenscentre.org.uk provides a safe, supportive space for women in Brighton . Tel 01273 698036
UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families.
Website address is www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk
A national support site for anyone affected by bulimia, anorexia & binge eating. It has a blog site for adolescents.
Sufferer's Helpline: 01934 710679
Parent Helpline: 01934 710645
Office: 01934 713789
Helps people take control of their mental health. It provides high-quality information and advice on depression, bereavement, anxiety and medication. Infoline: 0845 766 0163.
Works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. Tel: 020 7840 3188.
Parents and childbirth
Association for Post-Natal Illness
Offers 1-to-1 advice, information and support for mothers who have or think they may have PND. Tel: 020 7386 0868.
Offers self-help and support to families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies. Helpline 08451 228 669.
A national organisation. Volunteers help parents who are struggling to cope Helpline: 0800 68 63 68. Local office: Crawley and Horsham 01293 416 327.
Let’s Talk Ltd
Parenting Classes and Workshops - 01273 890635
Offers support and information to anyone affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy. Helpline: 01924 200 799.
Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS)
Supports anyone affected by the death of a baby. Helpline: 020 7436 5881.
Relationships and marriage
Offers couple counselling, workshops & information on many aspects of relationship and family difficulties.
An online supportive community for marriage advice and help.