I need someone to talk to

You might be feeling lonely or need someone to talk to because coronavirus means you have to stay at home. These are the places that can help in Brighton & Hove. They’ll call you for a chat, or help you get set up with things like WhatApp or video calls.

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Together Co

Together Co’s volunteers can call you for a friendly chat on the phone if you’re feeling lonely and missing company.

Area:

Across the city

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Ageing Well

If you’re over 50, the Ageing Well team can call you for a chat if you’re feeling lonely.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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Time To Talk Befriending

If you’re 65 or older, Time To Talk can arrange regular phone calls so don’t feel so alone.

Area:

Across the city

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NHS Volunteer Responders

NHS Volunteer Responders can help you by picking up shopping and other essentials, or calling you for a friendly chat. Just call to ask for help.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

8am to 8pm

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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

If someone close to you has died

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Cruse Bereavement Care

If someone you know has died, Cruse can offer you free, confidential support to help you cope with your loss. There’s also lots of helpful information on their website.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

  • Monday and Friday, 9:30am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30am to 8pm
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Brighton & Hove City Council

Brighton & Hove City Council has a page with lots of useful contacts and information if you’re been bereaved.

Area:

Across the city

Support for disabled people

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Possability People

If you’re feeling lonely, Possability People has the Get Involved Group for you to join so you can connect with other disabled people.

Area:

Across the city

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Speak Out

If you have a learning disability, Speak Out can set up phone calls or video calls so you feel less lonely. They also have virtual groups and social media for a chat, fun and companionship.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

If you're LGBTQIA

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Switchboard

If you’re part of the LGBTQIA community, you can call Switchboard if you’re feeling lonely or down, or if you need advice.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Wednesday and Thursday, 7pm to 9.30pm

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The Clare Project

If you’re transgender, non-binary, intersex or questioning your gender, The Clare Project has an anonymous, confidential helpline you can call for support and advice.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

  • Monday and Tuesday, 1pm to 4pm
  • Thursday, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Friday, 1pm to 4pm

Help with technology

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AbilityNet

Free tech support over the phone for anyone, but particularly older people and disabled people. AbilityNet will try and fix any technical issues you’re having.

Area:

Across the city

Phone:

0800 269 545 (This is the minicom number too)

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Together Co

Together Co’s volunteers can help you get set up with things like WhatsApp or video calling.

Area:

Across the city

Faith groups

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Brighton & Hove Faith in Action

Brighton & Hove Faith in Action can help you find religious services whatever your faith. They can also support you if you or someone you know is sick or dying.

Area:

Across the city

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm