Our services are available as usual during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are following Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust guidelines and measures to ensure you are safe when receiving treatment. If you have any concerns about how Covid-19 may affect your treatment, get in touch.
Do you live with a long-term health condition? Time to Talk Health is a free talking therapies service that could help.
Time to Talk Health is not a crisis service and we are not able to provide crisis support. If you are in crisis and need urgent support please contact one of the following services:
We support adults in West Sussex to cope with one or more of the following diagnosed long-term health conditions:
At Time to Talk Health, we know living with any of these conditions can be really difficult - you may become worried, anxious or low in mood, which can lead to even worsening health. Our friendly, qualified team of clinicians work with your physical health clinicians to help you if you’re struggling to adjust to a new diagnosis or experience problems coping as your condition progresses.
Our clinicians can support you to:
After your assessment, we will recommend next steps for you, either from the range of treatments we offer or another service.
We partner with IESO, an online therapy provider. You may be referred to IESO after your initial assessment with Time to Talk or Time to Talk Health. IESO works via an easy to use platform which can be accessed using a computer, tablet or smartphone. Find out more in the video below.
What our patients are saying
“Time to Talk Health and my allocated therapist was a life saver for me. My therapist was kind and supportive throughout. She helped me to recognise warning signs, not use avoidance and to work through my fear and panic.” – Time to Talk Health patient
“My therapist was great, I could not have picked a better match for me. My therapist made me feel like me again and I have not felt like that for such a long time. I now have the skills to live a better life. Thank you so much”. – Time to Talk Health patient
You can ask your healthcare nurse, doctor or GP to refer you, or you can self-refer to Time To Talk Health using the online referral.
You can also ring us on 01273 666480 Monday to Friday between 8am to 5pm. If you leave an answer phone message outside of these hours, we will respond to you the next working day.
You can also email us on: sc-tr.LTCreferrals@nhs.net
Once you’ve referred, we will arrange a time to complete a telephone assessment with you.
Assessments usually take place Monday to Friday between 8am-3pm. Please allow yourself an hour in a confidential space to talk through what your needs are. In some circumstances, we can offer face-to-face assessments. Please ask if you have particular requirements regarding your assessment.
Tel: 01273 666480
We have appointments and courses from 8am to 6.45pm. Our office hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.
We deliver the Time to Talk Health service in venues across West Sussex. When you have your initial assessment, we will work with you to find the best location for you, or provide you with treatment you can access online or on the telephone.
Online mental health support
Support for living with diabetes
Support for living with a heart condition
Support for living with COPD
Support for living with IBS
Support for living with Asthma
Support for living with MSK pain
Support for carers