1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.StressAnxietyLow mood

It is not unusual to experience symptoms such as stress, anxiety and depression. 

Health in Mind is a free NHS service for anyone in East Sussex experiencing these kinds of emotional or psychological difficulties.

Referrals received by Health in Mind each year

Are you OK?

The symptoms of anxiety or low mood are not easy to spot.

If you can relate to any of these statements, it might be time to get in touch with us.

How do I know if I need help?

Of the thousands of referrals we receive each year, many are from people who don’t know what is wrong. They only know that their life is not enjoyable.

We often find people have waited several months or even longer before making contact. We encourage people to identify symptoms and make a referral sooner. Tackling issues at an earlier stage means quicker access to treatment and can prevent symptoms worsening.

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

Take a quiz and find out for yourself...

The NHS has developed an anonymous Mood Assessment Quiz which can help identify if you would benefit from a service like ours. We use similar questions when we work with you to find out how you are doing and monitor this over time.

When you take the quiz it will open in a new window so you'll stay with our website too. At the end of the quiz you will be given a total of your scores. Even if you are scoring very low (0-5) but you feel that you’re struggling we’d encourage you to come back to our page and get in touch.

You can speak to your Doctor of course, but you can complete a self-referral today from our contact page

What we offer

COVID-19 Changes

In response to the COVID-19 crisis the Health in Mind service has had to make some changes to how we do things. Our main priority is keeping everyone safe. 

Whilst the majority of our sessions are delivered remotely either over the telephone or online, 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.

You don't need to know what option might be best. Our trained professionals will work with you to identify and agree what's going to be best for your situation. But here are some of the things we do...