Our crisis prevention service, Staying Well

Our Staying Well service is open for individuals at risk of going into crisis, and referrals from professionals at Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust and other Pathfinder members

Are you someone who would benefit from mental health support in the evenings and at weekends?

Or are you a mental health professional and looking for crisis prevention support for someone?

If you are over 18, live in West Sussex and are struggling to cope out of hours, you can contact our Staying Well service yourself or be referred by someone who is supporting you.

Staying Well is available in evenings and at weekends for people in need of extra support to prevent them going into crisis. Anyone referred to Staying Well will receive a call from one of our workers who will discuss what support is needed and get consent from the person to find out more about them.

We are open seven days a week: Monday to Friday, 5pm to 10.30pm and Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 10.30pm

Staying Well is run and staffed by a team of recovery and peer support workers from West Sussex Mind, working in partnership with local NHS services and other charities.

We offer support by phone and face to face (by appointment only) in our safe space in the centre of Worthing. Face to face appointments are available every evening between 6pm and 9pm and can be made by calling Staying Well on 01903 268107 or emailing sww@westsussexmind.org.

The service is not a drop-in and individuals need to phone in advance on each day prior to attending.

For professionals

Is this the right service? Follow this referral pathway chart here.

Check list for referrals from Sussex Partnership professionals here

Download and complete a referral form here

For individuals

If you think you need evening and weekend support to help you manage your mental health during a difficult period, please speak to a professional about being referred. You can also contact the team at sww@westsussexmind.org to discuss the referral process.

It may take a few days to do this so it is helpful to refer yourself as soon as you feel you may need this extra help or if you think it is a service which you could benefit from at some point in the near future.

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