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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Depression Information.

Information about Depression


There are a range of leaflets on mental health and physical health problems and medication available at Patient UK


There are self help leaflets on a range of issues including Depression, Anxiety, Sleep and Anger at


The Royal College of Psychiatrists has a range of leaflets available


First Steps to Mental Health and Wellbeing is a Brighton Service with recommended self help leaflets and websites


Moodgym is a free website with Cognitive Behaviour [CBT] exercises to help with depression


Living life to the full also has information on depression and CBT exercises


MIND has information and advice on mental health support services available in Brighton and Hove


Help with Suicidal Thoughts


Sussex Mental Health Line is available from 5pm-9am Monday to Friday and 24 hours on Weekends and Bank Holidays and provides support and information. Calls are charged at local landline rates 0300 5000 101


The Samaritans provide support 24 hours a day 365 days of the year – 08457 90 90 90



Saneline is a national mental health line for anyone affected by mental illness and is available 6pm – 11pm 365 days of the year – 0845 767 8000



Rethink survivors of suicide service provides a safe place to talk if you have attempted suicide or been bereaved by suicide – 0845 456 0455



Help with Diet and Exercise


NHS choices has information on a healthy diet, including some healthy recipes


There is information on Healthy Living, including diet and exercise, at the Information Prescriptions Website


NHS Brighton and Hove has more information on support with increasing activity, and on the health benefits of exercise


Albion in the community –
Works in partnership with a range of health sector organisations to tackle health inequalities by using football and sport in innovative ways to improve the health and well being of young people, adults and the elderly


Help with Financial and Housing Problems


The information Prescription Website has information on a range of organisations that can help with benefits, finances and housing.


National debtline provides free advice for those affected by debt




Help with Drugs and Alcohol - a Brighton and Hove website with information on drugs and alcohol, and where to go for help. There are free, confidential, open access services in a range of places in the City.


Talk to Frank is a national website giving information on drugs and how they affect you


Brighton Oasis Project is a women only service for Substance Misuse


East Brighton Drug and Alcohol Support can meet people and offer support in a range of locations including your own home - phone 01273 574100 or 07738994903 or 07711087734 if you live east of Brighton Station


Brighton benzo support gives information on medication for anxiety and depression, and on how to stop taking benzodiazepines


PATCHED gives support and one to one, couples and group counselling as well as a freephone help line for the families, friends and carers of people with substance misuse issues




Help for Young People


The Youth Advice Centre [YAC] provides support or people aged 13-25 as does the Young Peoples Centre [YPC],_Brighton/17983


Right Here produce a guide for young people aged 16-25 on how to look after yourself


Help for LGBTG People


MINDOUT provides mental health support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people


Allsorts provides mental health support for people under 26 who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender of unsure


The Clare project runs support groups for transgender people


Help with Issues related to Disability


The Fed (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed) give free independent and confidential advice on issues related to disability



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