How to get in contactmake a referral
We know these are challenging times. Our service remains open to support you, and you can make a self-referral from this page.
However, due to COVID-19 we have less capacity and are unable to do things in the normal way. We are therefore not able to provide our normal full range of therapies.
If you make a referral, we will be in contact to let you know what we are able to offer, but please be aware there may be a delay given the expected increase in pressure on NHS services.
Our website will be updated regularly on this dedicated COVID-19 page
We are open, but If you need to speak to someone...
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has expanded the Sussex Mental Healthline. This service is now available 24/7 to anyone who needs urgent help or has general concerns about their mental health.
Call - 0300 5000 101
Registered clinicians are at the other end of the freephone number to provide help, support and advice to anyone who needs it, at any time of the day or night.
Making a referral to Health in Mind
We provide courses and therapies to people who are registered with a GP in East Sussex (excluding Brighton and Hove), are over 18 and struggling with mild to moderate stress, anxiety and or low mood. We are not able to provide a service to anyone who is already open to another mental health service.
Please note we are also not a priority service. If you need urgent support please call the Sussex Mental Health Line on 0300 5000 101 or use the numbers at the bottom of this page.
There are a number of ways to make a referral:
If you want to speak to someone first about the treatment options available, the quickest way to make a referral without delay is to do this online using the link below.
If you prefer, you can still be referred by your GP or another health professional. You can ask them to support you with this.
If you are only interested in attending one of our Courses you can find further details of these courses and registration forms on our courses page. You will not need to complete a full referral form via the link below. (Please note, our course programme is currently changing. We hope to have an online course available soon).
If you are already receiving support from our service or you have already completed a self-referral via a different route, for example with your GP, please do not submit either a new referral or complete a course registration form.
Again, if you are only interested in attending a Course please do not complete a self-referral form, go to the courses page instead. This is because it may slow down the process and take longer for us to contact you if we receive multiple referrals from you.
The self referral form has been designed to be easy to understand and gather all the information we need to arrange your first appointment.
Once complete, your referral will be live on our clinical system and means we'll be able to provide you with a response and the help you need sooner.
Once you have completed the referral, a member of the Health in Mind team will contact you.
Unless there is a reason why another service might be more helpful, we will arrange an initial appointment with you to assess your needs in more detail.
This initial appointment might be over the telephone or it could be by video call if that is preferable.
Please note we are not a priority service and may take up to 20 working days to get in touch. If you need urgent support please use the numbers at the bottom of this page.
Please be assured that the referral process is totally secure and complies with strict NHS data protection and information governance requirements.
Please be aware that we will let your GP know that you have accessed Health in Mind. If you do not want this to happen, please let us know on your referral form.
If you would like to know more about our confidentiality policy please download this here: Confidentiality policy
If you have any additional support needs to enable you to access the service, please do not hesitate to contact us. For example; we are able to provide interpreters for those whose first language is not English, and signing services for those with hearing difficulties.
Our website has ReciteMe technology built in. Click the blue circle icon on any page to get a range of accessibility tools.
When using this referral link you will be taken to a secure patient portal.
Some users have experienced problems using the online self-referral form so we advise the following when completing the form:
- Please do not click the back button on your browser or the form will be reset and you may have to start again.
- Avoid using special characters (e.g. ?':/"-()&!) as this can create errors.
We are always working on solving any issues people have. If you are experiencing any difficulties with this form, please contact the service by email or phone using the details below.
General Contact Information
For all general and non urgent enquiries, please use our email address:
We can also be reached by phone on:
44 (0) 300 00 30 130
Our office opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. For support or advice outside of these hours please see alternative numbers below.
(*for Brighton and Hove residents contact the Brighton and Hove Wellbeing service on 0300 002 0060)