Mental Health Recovery

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Mental health affects us all with one in four people in the UK experiencing mental health challenges each year and those that don’t most likely knowing somebody who has.
To support people to get well, stay well and prevent crisis, we provide a range of mental health services across Sussex.
Our services are holistic, person-centred and recovery-focussed. What this means is that we work with you to tailor support to enable you to manage your mental health as well as address other issues that are impacting on your happiness and wellbeing. To help develop our services to be the best they can be, we involve people with experience of mental health challenges, whose insights and expertise are invaluable.

All our services are free and available for people aged 18 and over (some can also be accessed by young people aged 16 and over). Please note: eligibility and access to our services varies depending on how support has been commissioned. More information is available in the sections below.

Useful resources: There is a wide range of support available across Sussex from a variety of providers, including Southdown. The East Sussex Mental Health Directory of Community SupportWest Sussex Pathfinder and Brighton & Hove's Community Roots network are useful websites that signpost to mental health support available.  
Community Roots Logo
A central point of access for advice, guidance and support for mental health and wellbeing
Recovery College
The College supports people to become experts in their own self-care and recovery.
A welcoming and supportive environment where people can learn new skills.
Some of the staff members from The Lighthouse team
Specialist group treatment service for personality disorder/emotional intensity issues.
Providing mental health recovery support, advice and guidance.
Peer Support Service Logo
Support from people with lived experience of mental health challenges.
Out-of-hours mental health crisis prevention support in St Leonards-On-Sea and Eastbourne.
Dedicated service for people with Personality Disorder.
Community Connectors Team
Social Prescribing to improve mental health and wellbeing.
Let's Talk About Mental Health Bracelets
Helping shape mental health support and provision across East Sussex.
Voluntary Community Sector project to develop ‘social prescribing’ services in East Sussex
Find out more about 'recovery' and what it means to our clients.