Criminal justice

C/o St. Richard's Community Centre
Egmont Road
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9.00am - 5.00pm
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The SOS & MENDOS service are two free services, supporting the Brighton and Hove population areas. The SOS service supports adults affected by suicide i.e. those who have thoughts of, attempted and /or been bereaved by suicide. Including providing groups for those bereaved by suicide.

The MENDOS service supports those who are involved in the criminal justice system and who’s offending is connected to mental health. People can self-refer to either. We provide a psycho-social model of support.

Rethink SOS and MENDOS services are part of Community Roots, which is provided by Southdown in partnership with 15 local mental health providers, NHS Brighton & Hove CCG and Brighton & Hove City Council.

Community Roots is a network of local services committed to supporting good mental health and wellbeing for all in Brighton and Hove. Alongside support to help people manage their mental health and wellbeing and live the life they want to, a ‘central point of access’ phone number and website is available to help people navigate and access services. Over the next five years (2019 to 2024), there will be a phased transformation of support, which will include the development of new services and initiatives.

You can find out more about Community Roots by visiting

My Journey from Suicide to Hope - a message for men by men

Our Rethink Brighton SOS service created a film with five men who experienced suicide to highlight male suicide and encourage men to talk about how they’re feeling

This video was funded by Brighton and Hove Council.

The video is 16 minutes long and may be difficult to watch if you are feeling down.

Take a look at the video below.


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