Talking therapies self referral and crisis contact numbers


Time To Talk - talking therapies in West Sussex

Time to talk is an NHS service offering free, confidential talking therapy to adults registered with a GP in West Sussex. If you are feeling low, anxious or worried, talking therapies can really help you. Time to Talk can also help people with depression, phobias, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorders, health anxiety, low self-esteem or low confidence, relationship difficulties and bereavements. Talking therapies are available are available in person, on the phone and via video call. 


How to access the service -

You can self refer to Time to Talk - you don't need to speak to your GP first. If necessary your GP can refer you with your permission. You can self-refer by phone, or you can complete an online self-referral form. Visit the Time to Talk website  to find out more how to contact them. Once you have self referred/been referred one of the Time to Talk team with be in touch with you for an initial assessment. 

More information

There are links to online self-help resources on the Time to Talk website

If you feel you need help urgently, please contact 

  • Sussex Mental Health Line: 0300 5000101
  • The Samaritans on 116 123
  • 111 or your local A&E department
  • Stay alive app 



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