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Children's Mental Health Week 2020

Young people and families across Sussex and Hampshire are being reminded of the importance of looking after their mental health and wellbeing as part of Children’s Mental Health Week.

My experience of being a teenager with a mental health condition

Local mental health services are marking Children's Mental Health Week by sharing stories from young people and their families who have been affected by mental health difficulties. 

My experience of supporting my daughter with mental health difficulties

Local mental health services are marking Children's Mental Health Week by sharing stories from young people and their families who have been affected by mental health difficulties. 

Sussex mental health nurse shortlisted for award in recognition of his work with the armed forces community

Martin Diver, a nurse from Crawley, has been shortlisted for a Soldiering On Award, recognising his fantastic contribution to supporting members of the armed forces community with their mental health. 

Sussex schools start vital conversations about mental health with their students

More than 50 schools across Sussex have taken part in a campaign in collaboration with local NHS mental health services to start a conversation with their students and staff about the things we can all do to look after our mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Fantastic garden makeover helps patients improve their mental health and wellbeing

Mental health patients and staff are benefitting from a new courtyard garden that aims to help patients improve their mental health and wellbeing.

NHS mental health Trust launches ‘refer a friend’ scheme to recruit more nurses

Staff at Sussex Partnership are being encouraged to refer a nursing friend as part of the Trust's national recruitment drive.

Sussex Partnership, which provides specialist mental health and learning disability services for all ages in Sussex as well as services for children and young people in Hampshire, has re-launched its Refer a Friend scheme, similar to those used by retailers.

Award winning mental health nurse retires after 66 years

Worthing mental health nurse Aileen Coomber formally retired this month after 66 years of service to the NHS.

Aileen is a nurse at Shepherd House Recovery Unit in Worthing which is run by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust which provides mental health and learning disability healthcare across the South East.

Record number of staff vaccinated against flu at local mental health trust

A record number of staff at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have had their flu jab this winter, helping to protect themselves, their families and their patients from the flu virus.

Artwork transforms mental health hospital with help from patients

Patients at the Hellingly Centre have transformed the inside of the hospital with the help of world-renowned artists and charity Hospital Rooms