Our mental health support

We help you develop strategies to cope and manage your mental health – and support you on your ongoing journey towards recovery

Once you have contacted us for help, you will be referred to one of our mental health support workers. You will be offered a number of one-to-one sessions, based on your needs.

Your first one-to-one appointment could be via video call, phone or in person at one of our support hubs.

In your first session, we will explore your needs and what kind of support might be the most appropriate for you – and, of course, what sort of support you’re interested in.

We’ll ask you for a brief overview of your mental health history. But it’s totally up to you what you share. It is helpful for us to have an appreciation of your mental health and to know what you are experiencing now so that we can help you.

Everything you say is completely confidential – unless something gives us concern about your own safety or someone else’s.

We’ll ask you what your goals are and how you think you’d like to achieve that. This can help us focus our support for you. For example, for someone who has not been working for a while, their goal might be to feel less isolated.

Moving forward

We’ll let you know about our social opportunities and courses to help you build your self-esteem and better manage your mental health.

At West Sussex Mind, we work with you to develop a support plan. This plan will outline what you think you need, what help is available, and how we could support you. It will also include goals which you'll set for yourself.

We're a member of Pathfinder West Sussex

As a member of Pathfinder West Sussex, our support hubs are linked to a network of mental health services across the county. Pathfinder West Sussex is an alliance of organisations working together to enable people with mental health support needs, and their carers, to improve their mental health and well-being.

> pathfinderwestsussex.org.uk

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