Health and mental health

Worried about your health? Feeling low or need some help with your mental health? These are the places you can get help in Brighton & Hove during coronavirus. You can also contact these services for advice if you’re worried about a friend, family or a neighbour

Medical help

If you think you have coronavirus

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NHS 111

The NHS says the signs of coronavirus are: a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. If you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual.

If you have these symptoms, go to the NHS 111 website for help. Only call 111 if you can’t use the website.

Do not go to the doctor, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.

Area:

Across the city

Phone:

111

Opening hours:

24 hours a day, seven days a week

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Coronavirus testing

You can apply for a coronavirus test on the GOV.UK website. To get a test, you need to be:

  • an essential worker with coronavirus symptoms
  • aged 65 or over with coronavirus symptoms
  • someone who cannot work from home and has coronavirus symptoms (for example, construction workers or delivery drivers)

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Across the city

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Doctor’s appointments

If you need to see a doctor, call your GP’s surgery as normal. Don’t go to the surgery unless they tell you to. They’ll speak to you on the phone and decide the best way to help you.

If you’re not registered with a GP, call the surgery nearest to you.

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Across the city

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Dentist’s appointments

Dentist’s appointments are only available if you need emergency care.

Call your usual dentist and they will give you a telephone assessment and decide the best way to help you.

If you’re not registered with a dentist, call the one closest to you.

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Across the city

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A&E

A&E departments are still open for emergencies. Examples of when you should call 999 or go to A&E are:

  • if someone is unconsciousness or lost consciousness
  • an acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that will not stop
  • severe allergic reactions
  • severe burns or scalds
  • stroke
  • major trauma such as a road traffic accident

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Across the cityy

Phone:

999
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Urgent care and minor injuries

If you need medical help but it’s not serious enough to go to A&E, you can go to urgent care centre or minor injuries unit. For example if you have:

  • a sprain
  • a suspected broken bone
  • a minor head injury
  • cuts and grazes
  • bites and stings
  • minor scalds and burns
  • ear and throat infections
  • skin infections and rashes
  • eye problems
  • abdominal pain
  • vomiting and diarrhoea
  • emergency contraception

Area:

Across the city

Phone:

111
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Pharmacies

Pharmacies are still open, but you may find that you have to queue. This is because the pharmacy will probably only let one or two people in at a time, so that everyone can stay two meters apart.

The opening times might also change. Use the link here to find your nearest pharmacy and check opening times.

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Across the city

Staying well

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Healthy Lifestyles, Brighton & Hove City Council

The Healthy Lifestyles Team offer free one-to-one support, information and advice if you want to improve you health and wellbeing. They can help you with things like:

  • stopping smoking
  • getting more physically active
  • eating well
  • managing your weight
  • cutting down alcohol

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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Ageing Well

If you’re over 50, the Ageing Well team can help you find information and services to help you stay well. There’s also lots of ideas and links on their website.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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Healthwatch

If you or someone you know is going to be leaving hospital soon, you can get support from Healthwatch’s Hospital Discharge Wellbeing Service.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Every day, 9am to 5pm

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Brighter Outlook, Albion in the Community

If you’re living with or beyond cancer, Brighter Outlook’s specialist cancer rehab coaches offer one-to-one over the phone or video call for now. They’ll help you get active and stay active at home. They’re also running live online classes that you can follow at home.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Mental health support

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Sussex Mental Healthline (NHS)

If you need urgent help with your mental health, you can call the Sussex Mental Healthline at any time.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

24 hours a day, seven days a week

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Mind Brighton & Hove

If you’re worried about your mental health, you can call Mind for advice or get information on their website.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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Community Roots

If you’re worried about your mental health, you can call or email Community Roots for help.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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Mental Health Rapid Response Service

If you’re worried that you might hurt yourself or someone else because of your mental health, the Mental Health Rapid Response Service will help as quickly as they can.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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Samaritans

If you’re finding it hard to cope or need someone to talk to, you can call Samaritans for free or email them at any time of the day of night. (It can take up to 24 hours to get a reply to an email.)

Area:

Across the city

Phone:

116 123

Opening hours:

24 hours a day, seven days a week

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Stay Alive

If you’re struggling with your mental health and thinking about hurting yourself, download the free Stay Alive app. It has ideas and advice to help you stay safe.

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e-wellbeing

e-wellbeing is an online tool for young people that can help you find support and information if you’re feeling down, anxious or stressed.

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Across the city

Leaving hospital

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Healthwatch

If you or someone you know is going to be leaving hospital soon, you can get support from Healthwatch’s Hospital Discharge Wellbeing Service.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Every day, 9am to 5pm

Support for disabled people

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Possability People

Possability People can give you advice about your health online or the phone.

Area:

Across the city

Phone:

01273 894040 If you are deaf or hard-of-hearing text 07774 910064

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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Speak Out

If you have a learning disability, Speak Out can help you stay well.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

If you're a carer or have a family member with a disability

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Amaze

If you have a disabled child or young person and you’re worried or struggling because of coronavirus, Amaze can give you information and advice to help you cope. There’s also lots of information on their website.

Area:

Across the city

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The Carer’s Centre

If you care for someone, the Carer’s Centre has a helpline you can call to get advice and support.

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Across the city

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Aspens Family and Specialist Support Service

If you – or a family member – have a disability or autism, Aspens Family and Specialist Support Service are online support and live chat service on their Aspen website.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

If you're LGBTQIA

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MindOut

If you’re LGBTQIA and feeling stressed or worried because of coronavirus, MindOut can help. They have a phone line, email and webchat you can use.

Area:

Across the city

If you have HIV

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Lunch Positive

If you have HIV, Lunch Positive has a private Facebook Group, a WhatsApp group, web chat and one-to-one. support on the phone. They can also help with food.

Area:

Across the city