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Service Type: Mental Health and Employment Support
Service Location: Brighton and Hove

UOK Brighton & Hove

Contact Details

Community Roots - Central Access Point Team

communityrootsreferrals@southdown.org

0808 196 1768

Who are we?

Previously known as Community Roots, UOK Brighton & Hove offers a ‘Central Access Point’ to a network of 16 local community-based services working together to support good mental health and wellbeing in Brighton and Hove.

One of our key aims is to ensure that no matter where people enter the mental health system, they can easily gain access to services that meet their needs.

Southdown, is the ‘lead provider’ for UOK Brighton & Hove, which is funded by NHS Brighton and Hove CCG and Brighton and Hove City Council. The 15 local organisations that make up and provide services as part of UOK Brighton & Hove, including Southdown are:

A selection of logos of all services with the Community Roots network

As well as working with one another, Southdown and UOK Brighton & Hove’s organisations work with partners in the mental health and wider health and care systems (both clinical and other non-clinical services). Through collaborative working, we aim to ensure people access the most appropriate support, extend the pathways of mental health & wellbeing support and remove barriers to access.

About Our Services

Based on the recovery model for mental health, our services have a holistic, person-centered approach to mental health care that focuses on the person, not just their symptoms.

The concept of recovery is about people staying in control of their life despite their mental health challenges. Our services include prevention, wellbeing and recovery support for people with a range of mental health challenges. Support for carers and families is available too.

Click here to find out more about each service.

Central Access Point

To help you navigate and access UOK Brighton & Hove’s services, we have set up a Central Access Point team, operated by a team who can guide you through support available and provide professional advice. Our Central Access Point team are a friendly, caring bunch who understand that taking that first step to contact support for your mental health can be hard.

The team is based in Brighton and, as the first point of contact for the UOK Brighton & Hove network are experts on the wide range of mental health support available.

If you need mental health support, or know somebody that does, you can contact the team on Freephone 0808 196 1768 – Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

If you’d rather not call, you can fill out a web form here to arrange a callback.

“You put me at ease with everything, which was a breath of fresh air.” – Caller to the Central Access Point

Mental Health Support Coordinator Service

The Mental Health Support Coordinator Service is provided by Southdown as part of UOK Brighton & Hove. The service works with other local mental health services in Brighton & Hove and is integrated into mental health services provided by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT).

Mental Health Support Coordinators (MHSCs) work with people with complex mental health challenges to help them achieve healthy social networks and the right support in the community. Click here to find out more about the service.

Further Information

Visit our website: www.uok.org.uk

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