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Local NHS seeks planning permission for new hospital In Bexhill

The local NHS has submitted a detailed planning application to Rother District Council to build a new 54-bed mental health hospital on a site in Mount View Street, Bexhill-on-Sea, to replace out-dated services at the Department of Psychiatry in Eastbourne. 

Pioneering self-compassion teachers set for their only UK event in Sussex

Two American mindful self-compassion experts are heading to Sussex this summer for their only UK event this year, giving people the chance to learn to be kinder to themselves and let go of criticism.

Sussex Recovery College summer term

Bookings are now open for the summer term of Sussex Recovery College.

New CEO announced

Dr Jane Padmore has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, having been interim CEO since January 2022.

Sussex NHS Charities unite for Walk for Wards fundraising event

NHS Charities in Sussex are uniting to launch Walk for Walks 2022 this June, challenging participants to take on a 5km or 10km route to raise vital funds for the NHS Charity that means the most to them.

Mental health service recognised for research support

A local mental health team has been recognised for their commitment to help dementia patients understand and participate in research projects.  

Celebrating difference - local mental health Trust creates film to raise awareness of neurodivergence

In support of World Autism Acceptance Week (28 March - 3 April), a group of staff at a Sussex mental health Trust have launched a new film to help encourage awareness of neurodiversity and the small changes that can make a big difference for those with neurodifference in the workplace.

Study trials sleep strategies to help carers and people with dementia

A new study is underway to help improve sleeping patterns for people living with dementia and their relatives.

Mental health charity sea dip for International Women's Day

A team from the NHS mental health charity Heads On have taken a dip in the sea in Worthing for 1.6 minutes to mark International Women's Day. 

Sussex mental health staff celebrated at virtual awards ceremony

Outstanding NHS staff providing mental health and learning disability services in Sussex and Hampshire were recognised for their exceptional work at a special virtual awards ceremony last night (3 March 2022), and were joined by some famous faces lending their support.