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Local services

There are various services to assist patients seeking additional support, with the majority accepting self-referrals. To make things easier for you, we’ve created a patient information poster summarising the services that patients enquire about the most.

View the most popular self-referral services

Action for Deafness

A long-established charitable organisation, which delivers an adult audiology service on behalf of the NHS in Sussex.

More information on the Action for Deafness website
Age Concern Crawley

A range of friendly meet-ups and fun sessions for older people in the local community that help social connections, as well as physical and mental wellbeing.

More on the AgeUK website
Autism All Stars

Driven by a mission to create safe environments where autistic people can express themselves, knowing they’ll always be welcomed and appreciated.

Read more on the Autism All Stars website
Carers Health Team

A team of health professionals who aim to promote the health and wellbeing of carers. A free service provided by Sussex Community NHS Trust providing support for carers over the age of 18 registered with a West Sussex GP. Working directly with carers and developing individual strategies for each carer with an aim to reduce the strain of coping with their caring role.

More information on the NHS Sussex Community website
Carers Support

Carers Support recognise that being a carer comes with many different challenges. They have a range of services that can help support you, from counselling and access to relaxation therapies to a Carer Wellbeing Fund, Support Groups and Carer Response Line.

More information on the Carers support website
Crawley Community Action

With a vision of a vibrant, active community that enables and supports positive change. Their mission is to build a strong and diverse Crawley, enabling and supporting volunteers, volunteer groups and charities to deliver strong and active communities. The team advocates for this voluntary and community sector with local government and other statutory authorities.

More information on the Crawley Community Action website
Citizens Advice

An independent, local charity providing free, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

More information on the Citizens Advice website
Crawley Staying Well - Richmond Fellowship

If you’re facing challenges with your mental health outside normal working hours, Staying Well Crawley is here to provide support. Receive help and advice from professionals in a safe, relaxed, and friendly environment. Support is also available for carers struggling with their own mental wellbeing due to the pressure of caring for someone experiencing episodes of mental ill-health.

Richmond Fellowship recovery workers will assist you in identifying your needs and help you create a plan for your support. Volunteers with lived experience and a Mental Health Practitioner from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will also be available to provide immediate clinical support to those in need

Staying Well, Crawley is run in partnership by Richmond Fellowship and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more on the Crawley Staying Well website
Daybreak - respite for carers, West Sussex

Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove runs a carer-focused respite service.

They provide the opportunity for carers of people with dementia and carers of frail older people to take some time for themselves, knowing the people they care for are in a safe, stimulating environment.

More information on the AgeUK website
Diabetes Peer To Peer Support Group

Peer support group offering a welcoming environment for individuals with diabetes to come together and share experiences. Located in Crawley, the group comprises diabetic patients dedicated to providing support and guidance to others facing similar challenges.

more information on the Crawley Community Action website
Friends, Families and Travellers

A leading national charity that works to end racism and discrimination against Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people and to protect the right to pursue a nomadic way of life. Supporting individuals and families with the issues that matter most to them, at the same time as working to transform systems and institutions to address the root causes of inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people.

More information on the Friends, Families and Travellers website
Gatwick Greenspace Partnership

A community project that works to benefit people, wildlife and the countryside between Horsham, Crawley, Horley, Reigate and Dorking, hosting school and group visits, guided walks and other wildlife events.

More information on the Wildlife Trusts website
Happy Baby Community

A community of support for women who have fled from violence or traffickers, and are pregnant or with a young child and are seeking international protection in the UK.

More information on the Happy Baby Community Website
Health and Independent Living Support - Meals On Wheels

Health and Independent Living Support has been providing independence-promoting services to older, vulnerable, and disabled people since 2007. Originally established with help from Hertfordshire County Council as Hertfordshire Community Meals a not-for-profit social enterprise, to deliver meals on wheels.

More information on the HILS website
HealthUnlocked

A peer-support platform for patients, linking to groups of other people with the same conditions e.g diabetes, COPD, asthma, mens health conditions, weight loss.

The forums are moderated and kept safe. Evidence shows peer support makes a massive difference to living well with long-term conditions.

More information on the HealthUnlocked website
Healthwatch West Sussex

Healthwatch is your health and social care champion. If you use GPs and hospitals, dentists, pharmacies, care homes or other support services, they want to hear about your experiences.

More information on the Healthwatch West Sussex website
Inclusive sport - Crawley Borough Council

Providing a variety of cycling opportunities and facilities to help people of all abilities to become more physically active and to improve their mental and physical wellbeing.

For ages eight to 18, sessions cost £5 (payable on the day) and run on Fridays from 12.30pm to 2.30pm at the Inclusive BMX Track on Cherry Lane in Crawley.

Find out more on the Crawley Borough Council website.
i-Rock Horsham District

i-Rock Horsham District is a support and advice hub for young people aged 14 to 25 and living in West Sussex.

Offering a range of support services to help with issues such as mental and emotional health, relationships, money and benefits, family problems, bullying, housing, education and employment.

Find out more on the Sussex CAHMS website
Living Well Programme

Helping you to live well.

A free self-management course for adults living with a long-term health condition.

For more information see the NHS Sussex Community website
Macmillan Horizon Centre

With experts on hand offering a warm welcome for anyone, at any point in their cancer experience, as well as their family and friends. From help with money worries or how you’re feeling, to complementary therapies. They will also help you find other local cancer support services near you and across Brighton and further into Sussex.

More information on the Macmillan website
Marie Curie

Marie Curie nurses and Marie Curie healthcare ssistants are used to working in people’s homes during difficult times. They’ll do their best to make you feel comfortable about their presence in your home.

More information on the Marie Curie website
MENSHARE Listening Group

A space where men come together to be seen, heard, and supported. MENSHARE circles are purposefully crafted for men to share their life experiences without fear of judgment or assumptions. The circles prioritise the highest levels of confidentiality and respect.

Find out more on the MENSHARE website
Mens Talk Club

Founded in Bristol in March 2019 it has now grown into a force for good, with over 2,500 men in its community and 67 groups around the globe.

It’s a positive space for men to be vulnerable, to be themselves, to talk about what is bothering them. Offering online support groups for those unable to access their in person sessions.

More information on the Talk Club website
Mind, West Sussex

We support people with their mental health, providing specialist training and campaigning to improve services and promote understanding.

Aiming to improve people’s physical and mental well-being, strengthen self-esteem and confidence and promote strong relationships with family, friends and communities. Mind West Sussex can also help people get into education, training or work and achieve their personal and social goals.

More information on the Mind website
NHS West Sussex Talking Therapies

Are you feeling sad, lost or anxious? NHS West Sussex Talking Therapies (formerly Time to Talk) offer a range of talking therapies that can help you feel better. Their friendly therapists can help you work through your problems and support you to live life to the fullest again.

More information on the Sussex Community website
Parkinson's UK

From support with welfare benefits, to managing your Parkinson’s symptoms, to just having a friendly face to share with. You’re not alone. Help is out there. And Parkinson’s UK can help you find what’s available to you.

More information on the Parkinson's UK website
Pathfinders

Pathfinder West Sussex is an alliance of organisations working together to enable people with mental health support needs, and their carers, to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

More information on the Pathfinders website
Relate

The largest provider of relationship support in England and Wales, helping millions of people every year to strengthen the relationships that mean the most to them.

With a network of licensed local counsellors offering counselling in person, over the phone and online. Services include relationship counselling for individuals and couples, family counselling, counselling for children and young people and sex therapy.

More information on the Relate website
Single Point of Access, West Sussex

A dedicated service which provides a simplified single route to access specialist emotional wellbeing and mental health support for children and young people. The SPoA helps direct you to the right service, eliminating the need to refer to multiple services.

More information on the e-wellbeing website
Southern Gambling Service

This NHS funded service offers high quality assessment and evidence-based treatments for people with gambling-related harms / gambling disorder.

More info on the Southern Gambling Service page
Sport in Mind | Badminton at K2

Sport in Mind are a charity that uses sport and physical activity to improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems, their sessions take place in Crawley every week and operate all year round.

Find out more on the Sport in Mind website
St Catherine's Hospice

Offering a range of advice and support to people living with cancer and their families including: end of life care, support in the community, welfare advice, therapeutic therapies, counselling and bereavement support.

More information on the St Catherine's website
Sleepstation

Sleepstation is a clinically validated sleep improvement programme that can help you sleep better after just four sessions. Designed by experts and backed by science, their online sleep service is proven to combat even the most severe insomnia.

More information on the Sleepstation website
Sussex MSK Partnership

The Sussex MSK Partnership is a unique local, not-for-profit partnership bringing together primary care, specialist musculoskeletal care, community and mental health and wellbeing experts to deliver the whole musculoskeletal service in central Sussex. Their commitment is to a truly integrated MSK service that is effective, efficient and compassionate.

More information on the Sussex MSK Partnership website
The Good Grief Trust

Helping you find the support you need as quickly as possible. You will find stories from others who have had a similar loss, practical and emotional support and signposting to a choice of immediate tailored local and national support.

More information on the Good Grief website
Turning Tides

​If you are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, Turning Tides are here to support you. Please visit their help section for advice, information and support from them and other local services.

More information on the Turning Tides website
West Sussex Libraries

Hosting regular activities and special events for adults and children from Toddler Time to Digital Volunteer support.

 

Check what's on in your local library on the West Sussex Council website
YMCA

Providing the critical foundations for a fresh, strong start for young people and a better quality of life in the community.

Read more on the YMCA website