Crisis Support Contacts

Sussex Rainbow Counselling is unfortunately not able to offer immediate support in a crisis.

However if you feel unable to keep yourself safe or you are worried about harming yourself please use the numbers below to access some support.

Disclaimer: Sussex Rainbow Counselling cannot accept any responsibility for the quality of these sources of support as they are independent from us. 

Info all correct at time of posting on this page. 

A&E hospital in Brighton and Hove, and Sussex

Accident and Emergency


If you are concerned about immediate risk of harm to yourself or someone else, phone for an ambulance or go to your nearest A&E hospital.

  • Call 999 and ask for an ambulance

Brighton and Hove Mental Health Rapid Response Service

Mental Health Rapid Response Service


Phone line for anyone living in Brighton and Hove.


Call if you feel at risk to yourself or you are concerned about someone else harming themselves or others.

  • Call 0300 304 0078 (24-hr number)

Samaritans - confidential support for suicidal thoughts and distress



Confidential emotional support for anyone who is experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts. You don't have to be suicidal to contact Samaritans.

Many branches also offer face-to-face listening.

For more details click your local branch below:

Sussex Mental Health Line - SPFT NHS Foundation Trust

Sussex Mental Health Line


A telephone service offering support and information to anyone experiencing mental health problems including stress, anxiety and depression. 

  • Call 0300 5000 101

(open 5pm–9am, 24hrs on weekends & bank hols)

For more details click here

Stay Alive – free phone app


This free app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, full of information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

For more details click here

LGBT Police in Brighton & Hove/Sussex - Hate Crime

LGBT Police in Brighton & Hove/Sussex

​​ To report hate crime call 101 ext 550 427

For more info on hate crime and how to report it click here