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Our comment to BBC Panorama about child and adolescent mental health services

Tonight's BBC Panorama focuses on NHS child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). We were asked for comment and here is what we said.

Unusual employment opportunity up for grabs at the Hellingly Centre

The Hellingly Centre, our mental health unit providing care and treatment for people aged 18-65, is looking for an experienced hair stylist to offer hairdressing and barbering services to patients.

Selden Centre gets seal of approval from Royal College of Psychiatrists

Congratulations to the Selden Centre, our specialist inpatient unit for people with learning disabilities, who have achieved an accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Welcoming our new Chief Nurse

We have appointed a new Chief Nurse, Acosia Nyanin, who will take up her role on 3 December 2018

Sussex residents urged to talk about how they’re feeling this World Suicide Prevention Day

In the run up to World Suicide Prevention Day, people across Sussex are being urged to talk to someone if they’re struggling with how they feel.

Not all heroes wear capes

 Mental health staff in Brighton recently received a heartfelt letter of thanks from a gentleman who hailed mental health workers as his ‘heroes’.

Have your say at our Working Together Group

We want to hear from current service users and carers on what you think would improve our services and the care that we provide.

On 7 September we will be talking about the St Peter’s Pilot. Sussex Partnership NHS Trust and St Peter’s GP practice are collaborating on a pilot project to explore the impact of having a Mental Health Practitioner in the GP surgery for two half days a week. 

Identity and mental health explored in new photography exhibition

A new photography project has helped patients at the Hellingly Centre in East Sussex explore the link between identity and mental health as part of their recovery. 

Therapy pony visits patients and staff at Langley Green Hospital, Crawley

Sooty the miniature Shetland pony visited staff and patients at Langley Green Hospital in Crawley this week (Wednesday 29 August) for the hospital’s first ‘pony therapy’ session.

Help for children who hear voices in Sussex

A clinic in Sussex is breaking new ground by researching voice hearing in children and also in adults with personality disorder.