Bad nerves – Mental health

If you’re feeling desperate and low and need immediate help, please ring 111. If you want to speak to someone right away, call The Samaritans for free on 116 123. If you are in the Sussex area, you can ring the Sussex Mental Health Line on 01273 234 777.

Friends, Families and Travellers can provide confidential and private mental health support in the local community or at home, within East Sussex for Gypsies and Travellers. Whether you live in a house, trailer or on the side of the road.

Friends, Families and Travellers work with everybody.


If you want more advice on your own or someone else’s mental health, contact:

The Samaritans:

A service for everyone.

Phone: 116 123


A service for everyone.

Phone: 0300 123 3393

Text: 86463

If you need help now, click here.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (For Men):

A service for men from 5pm to midnight every day.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58


A service for children and young people under 19

Phone: 0800 1111 – the number won’t show up on your phone bill


Friends, Families and Travellers

We provide advocacy casework, advice and information to Gypsies and Travellers on our national helpline.

Phone: 01273 234 777. Our helpline is open Monday to Friday from 10am-4.30pm, with the exception of bank holidays.


This is for information only. FFT does not endorse any organisation shared on the FFT website.

Correct as of October 2018.

Last updated May 2, 2019