First steps to mental wellbeing in Brighton & Hove is a resource providing information on a range of mental health and emotional issues to the public and health and social care workers in Brighton & Hove.
Our aim is to help those
experiencing psychological and emotional difficulties by providing effective self-help booklets
Links to recommendedwebsites provide access to further reading material, local services and the local Mind directory.
All links to information and booklets have been selected by NHS health and information professionals in Brighton & Hove and are available to order in hard copy
Audio booklets and information in other languages
Local information, support groups and organisations
Information for employers, employees and jobseekers
What if I need more help?
If you have tried using some of the self-help suggestions and links from this site and feel you would benefit from further support we suggest contacting your GP. You may be referred to local mental health services which are structured around a 'stepped model of care'. This is a way of trying to match the right type and level of treatment and care to a person's needs.
Step zero is about promoting mental health and keeping ourselves psychologically well, coping with difficulties and short term challenges etc.
Step one is also about self help and ‘watchful waiting’ and support from your GP.
Step two to step five is where GPs refer on for a range of treatment and care services.
The information contained in First steps to mental wellbeing in Brighton & Hove may be helpful for people and their carers at any stage of their treatment and care.
How do I order hard copies of the self-help booklets?
We can supply hard copies of leaflets and the resource pack itself to those working in Brighton & Hove and the surrounding area. How to order