Staying Well changes to walk-in service

May 2024

Staying Well, our Worthing-based out-of-hours crisis support service, now offers walk-ins for people who are experiencing a mental health crisis and need urgent help

We have changed our evenings and weekends service to allow walk-ins, so that people in West Sussex can get support with their mental health without needing to first make an appointment.

Staying Well is run by a team of mental health and peer support workers in partnership with the local NHS and helps people build skills to reduce emotional and psychological distress.

People experiencing a mental health crisis can now drop in to our central Worthing location at Methold House and get help from our team of mental health workers and an NHS mental health practitioner.

Staying Well is a relaxed and welcoming environment where people in urgent need can find non-judgemental support for their mental health and benefit from peer support from staff with lived experience. They can get help on their path towards recovery and find out about other services and organisations that may be able to help them.

Staying Well in Worthing is a co-delivered service, led by West Sussex Mind working in partnership with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and is one of five Staying Well crisis support centres across Sussex.

The Sussex-wide service is a partnership between voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations (West Sussex Mind in Worthing, Southdown in Brighton & Hove, Hastings and Eastbourne and Richmond Fellowship in Crawley) and the NHS to support people who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

Staying Well is at Methold House, North Street, Worthing BN11 1DU. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 5pm to 10.30pm; and Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon to 10.30pm.