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West Sussex County Council – support contacts for vulnerable residents

Below are a number of useful contacts of organisations, voluntary groups and support groups that can help during this time from organising NHS free prescription delivery service, welfare call lines and groups around mental health support.

  • If you need to talk or find out information about what is happening locally, can offer you guidance and a listening ear. Their fully trained staff can be contacted via email, phone or online chat, where they will be able to help you. You do not need to be in a caring role to benefit from this service.

Support groups

Organisation/IssueSupportContact detailsTelephone No.
The Calm ZoneSupport for mental health illnesses or crisis during isolation.www.thecalmzone.net0800585858
SaneOpen 4.30-10.30pm daily for support with mental health only
Give us a shout24/7 text service, completely free for anyone who is struggling to cope or needs immediate help.www.giveusashout.orgText 85258.
MINDStill providing phone appointments, text and online.www.westsussexmind.org01903 277000
NHS one you websiteOnline resources for mental health support while every-mind-matters/ coronavirus-covid-19- staying-at-home-tipsOnline
QwellOnline counselling and wellbeing for adults
CALM (app and online)Online resources for reducing anxiety during COVID-19 outbreak. take-a-deep-breathOnline
The Help HubCurrently still being developed but aims to help people with anxiety about ?fbclid=IwAR2_dlN_LK­pc-LD1OHgWO6CtMWcz_ ieSguu3luc2Ntr7yrbhy YUW6qUz_mYOnline
The Silver Line HelplineSocial isolation and loneliness what-we-do/0800 4708090
Talking pointOnline community (for dementia patients or carers of) where people can speak to other people in a similar situation. Free to access 24/ get-support/dementia-talking-point-our-on­line-communityOnline
iTalkAccepting referrals for phone support home/covid-19- coronavirus-updates023 8038 3920
Safe in SussexHelp for people at risk of domestic or email info@safeinsussex. org.uk0330 333 7416
Monday to Friday,
9.30am – 4pm.
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