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Crisis help during Christmas and the holiday season in Worthing and West Sussex

Crisis help during Christmas and the holiday season

A list of organisations (both local and national) offering crisis help during Christmas and the holiday season. If you are using a mobile phone, you can touch and call telephone numbers highlighted in blue.

West Sussex COVID-19 Community Hub open every day

With the holiday season approaching, the West Sussex Community Hub will be available every day throughout Christmas and New Year for anyone in need of assistance or experiencing hardship as a result of the pandemic.

Visit the West Sussex COVID-19 Hub website to find out their daily opening hours and how to contact the hub either by telephone or by completing a short form. The hub’s telephone number is 03302227980.

Alcoholics Anonymous in West Sussex

West Sussex and Brighton Intergroups at Alcoholics Anonymous cover an area from Horley in the North, Pulborough in the West, Worthing in the South and Brighton in the East. Visit the Alcoholic Anonymous web page for Worthing and find a map showing local meetings. If you are from outside the Worthing area, visit the AA website home page.

The freephone telephone number (with 24 hour coverage) for Alcoholics Anonymous is 08009177650.

Help with mental health problems from Mind West Sussex

Visit the Mind West Sussex website contact page where you will find their telephone number, email address and an “I need urgent support link” which will show you a crisis support telephone number, which is manned 24 hours a day. The 24 hour telephone number for crisis use is 08000309500.

Cruse bereavement support

Cruse’s volunteers are trained in all types of bereavement and can help you make sense of how you’re feeling at the moment. Their national helpline is 08088081677. According to Cruse’s website, their telephone lines are open everyday throughout Christmas and New Year. Please check their website for opening hours.

Rail to Refuge for women and men

Rail to refuge lets women travel by rail for free to a refuge, as long as they have a confirmed refuge space organised by Women’s Aid. The service is available in England, Scotland and Wales.

For women: visit the Rail to Refuge FAQ page on the Women’s Aid website. Scroll down and follow the link to “Women’s Aid services”, where you will find chat and email links.

For men: visit the Respect Men’s advice line website. Their telephone number is 08088010327.

The Samaritans

If you are in the Worthing area, visit the Worthing Samaritans web page where you will find their telephone number and contact details. Alternatively, visit the main national page for The Samaritans where you will also find full contact details. The 24 hour telephone number for the Samaritans is 116123.