Keeping healthy and well in challenging times

Keeping healthy and well

The price of energy, food and bills are all rising and many of us are worried about our finances. We know that worries about money can impact our mental health and wellbeing, and be particularly challenging for people with mental health problems.

Here are some resources and organisations that can help:

Adur & Worthing Wellbeing: support for adults to stop smoking, keep a healthy weight, alcohol reduction, etc. See:

Pathfinder West Sussex: Advice, information and services to support people with mental health support needs, and their carers, to improve their mental health and wellbeing. See

Time To Talk Befriending: offer a range of telephone, face to face and group befriending to support older people who are experiencing loneliness because they have limited existing social contacts with family and friends. For anyone aged 65+ living in the Adur, Worthing, Brighton or Hove areas. See:

Time to Talk - NHS West Sussex: free service offering talking therapies (for those aged over 18) that can help you feel better. See:

The Silverline: free service for older people for friendship, conversation and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. See:

Rethink Shayak Asian Language Mental Healthline: free, confidential information and support for anybody affected by issues of mental health, including carers and professionals. Volunteer operators speak English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and Gujarati. See:

Resources for people concerned about mental health (and suicide risk)

Crisis lines:

Support for families

Family Hubs: information, advice and guidance and support with referrals or support directly. See:

Parent helpline, web chat and email service: advice, emotional support and signposting about a child or young person up to the age of 25.

Minded for Families: Hints and tips for parents/carers concerned about the mental health of their child / teenager - and how to take care of yourself too. See:

FamilyLine: Supporting adult family members via telephone, text, email and web chat

Ten Little Toes Baby Bank: based in Cowfold, West Sussex, offering support to families and parents in crisis or facing difficult circumstances throughout Sussex. We are like a foodbank, giving out bundles of essential items to people who need them in our community. We support people who are pregnant or looking after young children. We provide free (mostly pre-loved) baby and child equipment and supplies. See:

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Page last updated: 25 November 2022

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