Suicide awareness and prevention

If your mental health is declining and you are feeling suicidal, please talk to your GP as soon as possible.

If you are unable to speak to your GP, got to A&E where mental health support and assessment is available in a crisis.

Help and support is available right now if you need it. You do not have to struggle with difficult feelings alone.

Getting help

Sussex Community Mental Health Service

The Sussex Community Mental Health Service is for individuals needing advice and access to support.

Phone 0300 304 0055 (Worthing and Littlehampton)
Phone 0300 304 0400 (Bognor and Chichester)

Professionals can also access this service.

Preventing suicide in Sussex 

Preventing suicide in Sussex is aimed at reducing the suicide rate amongst men in Sussex.

If you need help or are concerned about someone else, please visit the Preventing suicide in Sussex website.

Sussex Mental Health Helpline

Phone 0800 0309 500

Visit their website for more information.

Samaritans

Phone 116 123

Visit the samaritans.org

NHS

Phone 111

Mind

Phone 0300 303 5652

Visit westsussexmind.org

Our work

We believe that suicide is a preventable death. We work closely with our partnership agencies to look at support for those affected by suicide.

High risk groups

There are four population groups that have been nationally identified as at higher risk of suicide:

  • Middle aged men in their 40s and 50s
  • People who self harm
  • Children and young people up to the age of 25
  • People with a mental illness