Mental Health

Mental Health Crisis

Is your life in Danger?

If you have seriously harmed yourself – for example, by taking a drug overdose – or you feel that you may be about to harm yourself, call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E. Or ask someone else to call 999 or take you to A&E.

24/7 mental health crisis line

Call NHS 111 and select the mental health option to be connected to a 24/7 mental health crisis line. The service is also known locally as the Sussex Mental Healthline.

A mental health crisis is when someone feels at 'breaking point'. It can disrupt usual thought patterns, mood, daily activities and feelings. People in crisis will usually need support quickly.


The West Sussex Single Point of Access (SPoA) is a dedicated service which provides a simplified single route to access specialist emotional wellbeing and mental health support. The SPoA helps direct you to the right service, eliminating the need to refer to multiple services.

Anyone – children, young people, parents, carers, families – can refer to the PSPoA


West Sussex Talking Therapies are a free, confidential NHS service who can help you get the support you need if you are living with anxiety or depression.