How to get in contactmake a referral

We know it takes courage to talk with someone about how you’re feeling. We offer a safe space where you can do that. 

Complete a self referral today to speak with one of our team. 

About Contacting Us

In response to COVID-19 we have increased our range of courses and online treatment options as well as created a new resources page packed with useful information. 

Whilst the majority of our sessions are delivered remotely either over the telephone or online (many people finding that this has made access to our service even easier), we are now able to discuss offering face to face appointments where necessary. 

Most importantly, we encourage you not to wait in asking for our help. Our waiting times are short (currently 82% of people start working with one of our team within 6 weeks, with many of those within 2-3 weeks.) Our team is ready to help you make positive changes and be your guide to better mental health. 


Making a referral to Health in Mind

Who can refer?

We provide courses and therapies to people who are registered with a Doctor's surgery 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 0800 0309 500 or use the numbers at the bottom of this page.

Please note:

You can refer to the service is two ways; the online self referral below, or you can register for one of our courses from the courses page. Please only make one referral type as it can take longer for us to contact you if we receive multiple referrals.

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)

What if I need help more urgently?

If you currently receive a service from the Trust, such as a psychiatrist or local community mental health team, then make contact with them as soon as you can. It may be helpful to refer to your care plan, which should have details of who to contact in an emergency. If you do not receive any of our services, the best thing to do is to get in touch with your own GP (family doctor). They may be able to help you themselves or put you in contact with more specialist mental health services. If you need to speak to someone urgently, or out of business hours, you may find one of the following telephone numbers helpful.

Sussex Mental Healthline - 0800 0309 500 - Freephone Telephone support and information. The line is available 24/7 providing help, support and advice to anyone who needs it, at any time of the day or night.

Samaritans - 116 123 -  FREE, 24 hours, seven days a week. Confidential and non-judgemental emotional support whenever you need someone to talk to.

If you would prefer support via text you can do so by texting "shout" to 85258. 


If you have concerns that you may have symptoms in line with risk of COVID-19, please phone 111 prior to attending health service venues such as your doctor or Accident and Emergency Departments.


For more advice on coping with suicidal thoughts, useful information can be found on the NHS and Minds websites:


Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has a leaflet on Confidentiality – Keeping Information Safe regarding your Personal Information and how we use it and Freedom of Information for patients, please see the link below.

Download Trust Confidentiality Leaflet


If you're interested in joining our growing team, visit our Careers page.