Young People

West Sussex Children and Young People's Drug And Alcohol Wellbeing Service

The West Sussex Young Persons Substance Misuse Service (WSYPSMS) offers flexible, confidential treatment and support for young people aged up to 24 years. Young people are offered appointments at a venue which suits them and drop-ins are held around the county, including FindItOut Centres.

Telephone: 0300 303 8677

Website: Young People Dug and alcohol abuse

Youth Emotional Support

Youth Emotional Support (YES) is a free service for young people aged 11-17. They can help with: self-harming, low mood and mild depression, anxiety, low self-esteem

Go to:
Find It Out,
Centenary House,
County Buildings,
Woodfield Road,
Crawley, RH10 8GP

Find It Out is open 1pm – 5pm Monday to Thursday

Telephone: 01293 843327

Young Carers

Young Carers – Support for young people caring for a parent or older relative

Telephone: 01903 270300

Website: West Sussex Young carers

The Find It Out Centre

If you’re 13-25 you can talk to a Personal Adviser at the Find It Out Centre about anything that’s on your mind including: Accommodation, Bullying, Careers, Drugs, Education/training, Friendship, Good Health, Jobs, Legal Advice, Local Information, Money, Qualifications, Sexual Health & Relationships, Sport, Leisure and Travel.

Telephone: 01293 843327

Website: findItout

Change Grow Live

At change, grow, live (CGL) we help people who want to change their lives for the better.

We run the following types of services:

  • Children and young people’s services
  • Drug and alcohol services
  • Family services, including services for people affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use
  • Street outreach services
  • Domestic abuse services
  • Clinical services
  • Criminal justice and prison services


Talk To Frank

A 24-hour helpline offering information and advice to anybody concerned about drugs and substance misuse. Can address health concerns about any drugs – legal or illegal. Provides information about local services and support groups and national drug resources. Literature available and there is a lot of information on the website including what to do in an emergency.

Telephone: 0300 123 6600

Website: Talk To Frank

Chat Health

Chat Health (Text a School Nurse) Confidential advice and support texting service for 11-19 year olds. Available from 9 – 4.30, Monday to Friday

Text: 07480 635 424

Domestic Abuse

If you feel unsafe at home because someone is threatening you, hurting you, or making you feel trapped, afraid or degraded, you can talk to someone about your situation and get help.

 Mon Sun  9am-5pm Telephone : 0330 222 8181

Weekends  Telephone: 07834 968539


Crawley Community Youth Service

Crawley Community Youth Service is a local charity that works with young people providing safe open access spaces where they can take part in activities. Our clubs are for young people aged 11 to 16, or Juniors aged 9 to 13, or Seniors aged 13 to 18.




Want someone to understand, or advice on how to help a friend?  Kooth offers free,  safe and anonymous support for young people