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 Support, West Sussex Pathfinder and UOK Brighton & Hove are useful websites that signpost to mental health support available.

Covid-19 statement (28th March 2022)

Now that the Government has lifted Plan B measures and we move out of the pandemic, the Government is encouraging people ‘to learn to live with Covid-19’ and manage the risk to ourselves and others. At Southdown, we’re continuing to follow Government guidance to reduce the risk of infection and transmission across our workplaces and services.

Our services are continuing to offer in-person support and are meeting with clients outside and inside Covid-safe venues (whichever is the most appropriate for client support). We are also continuing to offer phone or online support where this is appropriate. We have local arrangements in place to make sure we manage this ‘learning to live with Covid-19’ stage.

If you have any questions regarding our safety protocols for staff and clients, please contact us using the details on the relevant service page.

Community Connectors Team
Social Prescribing to improve mental health and wellbeing.
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Supporting people to improve their health and wellbeing.
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Support from people with lived experience of mental health challenges.
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Helping shape mental health support and provision across East Sussex.
A welcoming and supportive environment where people can learn new skills.
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Supporting people to become experts in their own self-care and mental health recovery.
Out-of-hours crisis prevention support in Brighton, Eastbourne and St Leonards-On-Sea.
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Specialist support for people experiencing Personality Disorder and Emotional Intensity.
Dedicated service for people with Personality Disorder.
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A central point of access for advice, guidance and support for mental health and wellbeing
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Providing mental health recovery support, advice and guidance.
Find out more about 'recovery' and what it means to our clients.