“This experience is helping me learn and develop”

Luke is a Team Manager for our Staying Well Brighton & Hove service, which provides out of hours mental health crisis support. In this story, Luke tells us what his role involves and why he enjoys it.

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“I’ve had amazing experiences working at Southdown services”

Mark is the Service Manager for Staying Well East Sussex. He tells us about his career journey at Southdown, starting as a Support Worker in our Learning Disability Services, to working in our Mental Health Support Services.

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“Opening up took away the burden that I was carrying”

Simon is a Peer Support Worker at our Staying Well Brighton & Hove service. He tells us how his own experiences have led him to working in the mental health sector.

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“I felt I could really make a difference”

Alice received support from our Employment Support service and is now a Peer Tutor at our Recovery College. Read her story to find out how she is supporting students with autism.

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“Often an individual’s mental health needs require more than just a prescription”

Jess is a Mental Health Support Coordinator for the Emotional Wellbeing Service. In this story, she shares what it’s like to be integrated with other services and how that benefits patients.

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“It’s about trying to keep warm and safe”

Our Digital Solutions Programme Manager, Sam, shares what happened when she and Chief Executive, Neil Blanchard, shadowed the Move On and Outreach Team on an early morning walk around to support rough sleepers around Eastbourne.

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“I think it’s important to recognise someone’s abilities”

Dee is an Activities Coordinator at one of our Learning Disability Support services. In this story, she tells us what her role entails and how it benefits clients.

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“I get a lot of job satisfaction helping clients work with their My Plan”

Service Manager, Gemma, tells us how important and beneficial a My Plan is for clients with learning disabilities.

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“Each individual client’s choices and needs are nurtured”

Our Positive Behaviour Support Team share how they support our clients to live full, high quality lives, in our Learning Disability Support services.

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“I’m very proud to work for Southdown”

As part of Southdown’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, we spoke to Brian, who has worked in our Learning Disability Support services for over three decades.

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“I am 17 years in personal recovery from gambling addiction”

The Brighton & Hove Recovery College is partnering with Breakeven to provide workshops for people or family members affected by problem gambling. We spoke to facilitator Neil, about the upcoming course.

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“We’re an applicant’s first port of call”

We spoke to members of Southdown’s Recruitment Team to find out more about the recruitment process.