Staying Well, our mental health crisis prevention service

Mental health crisis prevention in Worthing

People need to call us first before coming to our out-of-hours service in Worthing town centre

A safe space in the centre of Worthing, providing short-term, evening and weekend crisis prevention support

Due to the current circumstances, we have made the difficult decision to suspend our Staying Well service, and have launched a new offer of support.

Keep up to date with changes to our services and how we will continue to support people with mental health needs at this difficult time on our Coronavirus page.


If you need evening and weekend support to help you manage your mental health during a difficult period, Staying Well Worthing can help.

You can refer yourself or be referred by someone who is supporting you if you are over 18, live in West Sussex and are struggling to cope out of hours.

Once a referral has been received, a worker will talk to you about what support you need and get your consent to find out more about you.

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.

We are open seven days a week: Monday to Friday, 6pm-11pm and Saturday and Sunday, 12.30-11pm.

For individuals

Is this the right service for me? Follow this chart to find the right service for you

Download and complete your self-referral form here

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

Your visit to Staying Well Worthing

When you need to use the service, you can call a member of staff on the day to talk about how you are and to arrange to come to Staying Well Worthing.

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

When you come to Staying Well, you will find a warm and friendly environment where our recovery and peer support workers will be on hand to listen, give peer support, help you develop a crisis plan or look at how your plan is working and give advice about other support.

Staying Well Worthing is run and staffed by West Sussex Mind. It is also supported by local NHS services and other charities.

If you need an urgent response to feeling at risk of harm, please call 999 or go to your nearest A&E department.

For more information on the Staying Well service, please call us on 07494 972878.

A Pathfinder mental health support service

We are a member of Pathfinder West Sussex, an alliance of organisations working together to support people with their mental health. This means we can connect you with other Pathfinder services. You can find out more at




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