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Time to Talk Health

Time to Talk Health provides support to people who live with a long-term health condition

Time to Talk Health is a NHS Service for residents registered with a West Sussex GP who are in need of support to cope/manage with any or all of the following long-term health conditions:

  • Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes.
  • A cardiac (heart) condition.
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary (lung) Disease (COPD).


Living with any of these conditions may be difficult to manage. Patients may become worried, anxious or low in mood, which can lead to deteriorating health.  They may benefit from support either to adjust to a new diagnosis or at a later stage as their condition progresses. Our friendly qualified team of therapists and healthcare practitioners work with patients and their families and carers in order to achieve the outcomes they want, for example:

  • Making and sustaining healthy lifestyle changes.
  • Compliance with medication.
  • Overcoming fears, anxieties or low mood related to living with a health condition.
  • Reducing the impact of the condition on work, family life and other activities.
  • Improved education and understanding of the condition and related symptoms.


Working closely with a range of other professionals we offer a variety of interventions to improve health and wellbeing, such as:

  • Phone consultations.
  • One-to-one sessions.
  • Online sessions.
  • Group work.


Time to Talk Health is available 8am-8pm Monday to Friday in venues across West Sussex for anyone aged 18 years+ who needs support living with any of these long-term conditions.  We accept referrals from GPs and other healthcare professionals or patients can contact us directly as follows:

Time to Talk Health is provided by Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. It is an expansion of the existing Time to Talk service. Further information about this service is available online: www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/ttth