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Israel-Gaza conflict: Looking after your mental wellbeing

Posted on 25 June 2024

Southdown is deeply concerned about the unfolding Israel-Gaza conflict and our thoughts are with all those affected.

We recognise that witnessing incredibly distressing images in the media can be profoundly upsetting and disturbing. We encourage everyone to take steps to manage their wellbeing during these challenging times. This could include practising self-care, being in the community with others, and seeking support.

If you need urgent support for your mental health, please seek help from the services listed below:

  • Call NHS 111 and select the mental health option (available 24/7)
  • Call the Samaritans on 116 123 (available 24/7)
  • Text the word SUSSEX to 85258 (available 24/7)
  • Visit a Staying Well service (available in Brighton & Hove, Crawley, Eastbourne, Hastings, and Worthing, evenings and weekends). Find your local Staying Well service here.
  • If your life – or someone else’s life – is in immediate danger, please call 999.

For anybody seeking to support or contribute to relief efforts, we recommend the following organisations: