NEW out-of-hours crisis prevention service opens in Brighton & Hove

On the 14th December 2021, a new out-of-hours mental health crisis prevention service called Staying Well opened in Brighton and Hove (operating weekdays 5.30pm – 10.30pm and weekends 3.30pm – 10.30pm). This new service enhances the current mental health and wellbeing services delivered in the City and is part of Community Roots network of community and voluntary sector support services.

A tribute to Sheila Clouting, co-founder of Southdown

In 1972, Sheila was a founder member of our organisation (later re-named  Southdown Housing Association) as part of a small group of like-minded professionals who were working with mental health patients at St Francis Hospital and in the community. She was instrumental in setting up, in her own time, a volunteer-run Sunday Support Group and then a supported housing service in Brighton and Hove. 

New ‘Discharge to Assess’ Pilot Service in Brighton and Hove

Jim Aspdin, our Director of Housing, and Gareth Liley, Team Manager of our Homeless Prevention and Mental Health Support Service in Brighton and Hove share an update on a new pilot project….
Jim says, “On the 2nd November, Southdown launched Discharge to Assess – a new scheme that offers a short-term package of support and accommodation to individuals ready to leave mental health inpatient settings.