Across Brighton and Hove, there is a range of mental health support available. However, we know that it can sometimes be difficult to find out information about services, know how to access them and know which ones are right for you.
One of our key aims is to ensure that no matter where people enter the mental health system, they can easily gain access to services that meet their needs.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement
We'd like to reassure you that we are here to take your calls and answer your emails as per our normal opening times (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm).
We also have a list of self-help tools, Apps and resources here, to help you stay well.
Central Access Point
To help you navigate and access Community Roots’ services, we have set up a ‘central access point’, which includes a freephone number and this dedicated website.
The freephone number is operated by a team of Community Navigators, who can guide you through support available and provide professional advice.
Our website provides a summary of Community Roots’ support and a list of resources that you may find useful. You will also find information about how you can get involved and the latest news on mental health and wellbeing activities happening across the city.
"You put me at ease with everything, which was a breath of fresh air." - Caller to the Central Access Point
About our Community Navigators
Our Community Navigators are a friendly, caring bunch who understand that taking that first step to contact support for your mental health can be hard.
The team is based in Brighton and, as the first point of contact for the Community Roots network, are experts on the wide range of support available.
After talking through how you are feeling and the type of support that would meet your needs, the Community Navigator will contact service/s directly on your behalf. The individual service/s will then get in touch to arrange details for you to access support. The Community Navigator can also advise on useful resources available.
How to get in touch and/ or to arrange a callback
If you need support, or know somebody that does, give us a ring on 0808 196 1768. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Or, use the form below to ask us to contact you.
If you like, you can ask us to get back to you at a time and day that is convenient for you - type into the box below where it says 'message' to let us know what suits you best. Otherwise, we will aim to contact you within 24 hours. Please note, our callback service isn’t available over weekends.
In addition, if you’d like to share anything with us before we call you, please do so in the ‘message’ box. Anything you share will be treated as confidential.
On Friday 9th October, our web developers made us aware that the messages from our contact form below had not reached our Central Access Point Team via email as we would expect. We would like to assure you that after a full investigation into this technical issue, there has been no risk to the information shared through this form. However, it is regrettable that any forms completed between 18th August and 7th October have not been received and this information is irretrievable. Please accept our apologies if you completed a form within these dates and have not received a response; we would encourage you to get in touch with us again, either using the form below, or by calling us on Freephone 0808 196 1768 (Monday to Friday) so that we can assist you with your enquiry.