A-Z Directory (M-N)

Mental Health

Mental Health Services

Anyone experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties should contact their GP who will be able to put them in touch with a Primary Care Mental Health Worker (PCMHW) under the Health in Mind service. PCMHWs are qualified mental health professionals based at GP practices.
Tel: 0300 0030 130
Email: healthinmind@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk

Care Co-ops

Provide support services to adults with mental health and learning difficulties including home, creative, educational and employment support¬†and a women’s drop-in.
Tel: 01273 685300
Email: info@careco-ops.org.uk
Website: www.careco-ops.org.uk

ICAST (Integrated Community Advice and Support Team)

Mind  in Brighton and Hove has this team which provides advice and support for older people with mental health problems.
Tel: 01237 718685
Website: www.mindcharity.co.uk

Mental Health Care

This website contains information about psychosis.  It has been designed for family members and friends of people diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or related illnesses.
Website: www.mentalhealthcare.org.uk

Mind in Brighton & Hove

Mind works to promote good mental health in the City. It offers a wide range of mental health services including advice, information, user involvement and advocacy.
Tel: 01273 666950
Email: brightonimha@mindcharity.co.uk
Website: www.mindcharity.co.uk

Rethink Survivors of Suicide

Provides information, support and advocacy for people with issues connected with suicide in Brighton and Hove.
Tel: 01273 709060
Email: brightonandhovesos@rethink.org

Right Here Brighton and Hove

Right here Brighton and Hove is a project led by young people aged 16 to 25, with the aim of promoting the mental and emotional wellbeing of young people in the city.
Tel: 01273 222562
Text: 07834 480725
Email: info@right-here-brightonandhove.org.uk
Website: www.right-here-brightonandhove.org.uk

Sussex Mental Healthline

A telephone service providing support and information to anyone experiencing mental health problems including stress, anxiety and depression. The service is also available to carers and healthcare professionals.  Calls are limited to 20 minutes, to allow maximum accessibility to the service, except in cases of extreme distress.
Tel: 0300 5000 101 ( Monday to Friday 5pm-9am and weekends and Bank Holidays 24 hours)

Mobility Equipment

British Red Cross

The Medical Equipment Centre in Hove can hire wheelchairs and loan short-term items such as commodes, backrests, bath seats and walking frames. They also sell equipment.
Tel: 0800 0280831
Website: www.redcross.org.uk

Clearwell Mobility

Shops selling a wide range of disability equipment and hiring wheelchairs.
Tel:  01273 692244 (Brighton)
01273 424224 (Hove)
Email: info@mobility.gb.com
Website: www.clearwellmobility.co.uk

Age UK Mobility

Provides a range of outdoor stairlifts that are ideal for providing easy access to exposed staircases, making it easier for you to enjoy spending time outdoors.
website:
 www.ageukmobility.co.uk

Community Transport

Provides accessible and affordable transport to people with mobility difficulties or special needs in the Brighton & Hove area, including Easylink buses.
Tel: 01273 677559
Email: easylink@bhct.co.uk
Website: www.bhct.co.uk

Daily Living Centre

Offers free advice and information on a comprehensive range of equipment for daily independent living. Equipment can be tried out by appointment. There is also a general drop-in day on Wednesdays.
Tel: 01273 296132/3
Textphone: 01273 725421
Email: dlc@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Website: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/dailylivingcentre

Occupational Therapy Service

The City Council’s service supports adults and older people with physical disabilities to remain independent and safe in their¬†homes. ¬†Help can be¬†given to make¬†all aspects of daily living¬†easier including the use of¬†equipment and home adaptations.
Tel: 01273 295555
Email: accesspoint@brighton-hove.gov.uk

REMAP

REMAP is a charity which designs, manufactures and supplies unique pieces of special equipment for disabled people in cases where there is no suitable commercial item. There is no charge to the person needing the equipment.
Tel: 01273 842342
Website: www.remap.org.uk

The Federation Centre for Independent Living

The Federation provides a Shopmobility service in Brighton and Hove hiring wheelchairs and scooters to people with mobility issues.
Tel: 01273 323239
Email: info@thefedonline.org.uk
Website: www.thefedonline.org.uk

The Disability Equipment Register

A not-for-profit organisation facilitating buying and selling of second-hand disability equipment.
Tel: 01454 318818
Email: disabreg@blueyonder.co.uk
Website: www.disabreg.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

The Sussex Rehabilitation Centre

This service supplies, maintains, and repairs wheelchairs for people with long term mobility problems. You must be referred to this service by your GP or other health care professional.
Tel: 01273 696011
Website: www.bsuh.nhs.uk

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Society

Provides information and support for people affected by MS.
Tel: 0808 800 8000
Email: helpline@mssociety.org.uk
Website: www.mssociety.org.uk

Myalgic Encephalopathy

Action for M.E

Provides information and support for anyone with M.E and their carers.
Tel: 0845 123 2314
Email: support@actionforme.org.uk
Website: www.actionforme.org.uk

National Carer Organisations

Carers Trust

The Trust is a new charity which was formed by the merger of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care in April 2012. It works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. It aims to ensure that information, advice and practical support are available to all carers across the UK.
Tel: 0844 800 4361
Email: info@carers.org
Website: www.carers.org

Carers UK

The charity provides information and advice about caring¬†together with¬†practical and emotional support for carers¬†.¬†It also campaigns to make life better for carers and influences policy makers, employers and service providers, to help them improve carers’ lives.
Tel: 0808 8087777
Email: info@carersuk.org
Website: www.carersuk .org

Carers Direct

Offers an information, advice and support service for carers.
Tel: 0808 802 0202
Website: www.nhs.uk/carersdirect


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