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Time to Talk - NHS talking therapies in West Sussex

Our services are available as usual during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are continuing to follow all Government 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.

Are you feeling sad, lost or anxious? At Time to Talk, we offer a range of talking therapies that can help you feel better. Our friendly therapists can help you work through your problems and support you to live life to the fullest again.

Quick links

We are not a crisis service. If you need urgent support, please either request an urgent appointment with your GP or contact:

  • Sussex Mental Healthline: 0800 0309 500 (24hrs)
  • The Samaritans: 116 123 (24hrs)
  • 111 and ask for crisis support
  • Your local A&E department
  • Stay Alive App

Who can sign up to Time to Talk?

Time to Talk is a free NHS talking therapies service that can help you feel better.

You can sign up for Time to Talk if:

  • You are registered with a GP surgery in West Sussex or are an out-of-area student
  • You are over 18

If you also have certain long-term health conditions, Time To Talk Health can offer you tailored support for your mental health. Visit the Time To Talk Health website for more information.

For more information about who is eligible for our services, visit our where to find us page.

What do you offer?

We offer talking therapies and other services to help support your mental health. These include:

  • Guided Self Help
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling

We also offer courses and workshops, employment support, self-help books on prescription and we can signpost you to other services. You can find out more over on our treatments page.

Our partners

We partner with IESO, an online therapy provider, and our patients can access this service free of charge. 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.

  • Service Location:
    • Adur
    • Arun
    • Bognor
    • Chanctonbury
    • Chichester
    • Crawley
    • Horsham
    • Worthing
    • Mid Sussex
  • How To Access:

    You can self-refer to the service at any time, day or night. You don’t need to speak to your GP first.

    Self-refer now

    You can also self-refer over the phone between 8am to 5pm.  If you leave an answer phone message outside of working hours, we will aim to respond to you the next working day.

    The number you call depends on where you live.

    If you live in:

    • Adur, Arun, Chanctonbury or Worthing call 01903 703540
    • Bognor, Chichester or the surrounding area call 01273 265967
    • Crawley, Horsham or Mid Sussex (Burgess Hill, East Grinstead or Hayward’s Heath) call 01403 620434

    GP referral

    Your GP can refer you to Time to Talk with your consent. They can send a referral form with information you provide about your mental health. Speak to your GP if you would like to discuss accessing talking therapies with them first.

    What happens next?

    Once you’ve self-referred or your GP has referred you, one of our team will be in touch with you for an initial assessment.

    We’ll then work with you to decide the best sort of treatment for you. 

    This might look like:

    • Video-call sessions
    • Face-to-face sessions
    • Telephone sessions
    • Online workshops

    We’ll support you every step of the way, helping you to make the most out of your talking therapy.

  • Contact Details:

    Contact one of our teams by visiting our where to find us page.

  • Opening Hours:

    Our core therapy hours are between 8am and 5pm, however appointments and courses are sometimes arranged up until 8pm.

    Our office hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.

  • How to find us:

    We have a number of locations across West Sussex – find your nearest on our where to find us page.

  • More Information:

    Online mental health support

    Every Mind Matters - This is a national mental health resource from the NHS. It includes advice and tips on managing your mental health.

    Centre for Clinical Interventions – This website includes psychological therapy resources and general information about various mental health problems, including techniques that focus on a cognitive behavioural approach (CBT) to managing difficulties.

    Living Life to the Full – You can access free online courses for managing your mood on Living Life to the Full. You can also find out more about CBT.

     

    Other support resources

    West Sussex Wellbeing - A free, friendly and impartial service for anyone in West Sussex. You can find out more about local activities and support for a wide range of health and wellbeing issues.

    Mind – Mind is national mental health charity. Their website includes resources, information and online support for anyone to access.

  • Directorate:
    Children's and Specialist Services
  • Reference Directory ID:
    16358