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If you would like further information please contact:

Dr Mark Hayward, Clinic Director

Email: voices.clinic@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk

Telephone (Research & Development): 0300 304 0088 
Telephone (Voices Clinic): 07825 753379

Twitter: @sussexvoices

 

Address: Sussex Voices Clinic, Research and Development, Sussex Education Centre, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Mill View Hospital Site, Nevill Avenue, Hove BN3 7HZ

 Referrals

 

Sussex Voices Clinic is available to patients that are distressed by their voice hearing experiences in the following services:


Hailsham Early Intervention Service (EiS)
- Any patient within the Hailsham EiS who is distressed by hearing voices can be referred to the clinic, regardless of diagnosis.
- Patients must have a Lead Practitioner and be under the care of the EiS.
- Patients must not be expected to be discharged from the EiS within the next 
3 months.
- Patients are required to have an up to date risk assessment.  



Hailsham Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
- Any patient within the Hailsham CAMHS who is distressed by hearing voices can be referred to the clinic, regardless of diagnosis.
- Patients must have a Lead Practitioner
 and be under the care of the CAMHS.
- Patients must not be expected to be discharged from the CAMHS within the next 3 months.
- Patients are required to have an up to date risk assessment.  



Eastbourne 
- Any patient within the Eastbourne Assessment and Treatment Service (ATS) service who is distressed by hearing voices can be referred to the clinic, regardless of diagnosis.
- Patients must have a 
Lead Practitioner and be under the care of the ATS.
- Patients must not be expected to be discharged from the ATS within the next 
3 months.
- Patients are required to have an up to dat
e risk assessment.  



Arun, Adur and Worthing
- Any patient within the Adur, Arun and Worthing Assessment and Treatment Service (ATS) or Assertive Outreach Team (AOT) who has a diagnosis of psychosis and is distressed by hearing voices can be referred.
- Patients must have a Lead Practitioner and be under the care of the ATS or AOT.
- Patients must not be expected to be discharged from the ATS or AOT within the next
 3 months.
- Patients are required to have an up to date
 risk assessment.  

 

Western
- Any patient within the Western Assessment and Treatment Service (ATS) or Assertive Outreach Team (AOT) who is distressed by hearing voices can be referred to the clinic, regardless of diagnosis.
- Patients must have a 
Lead Practitioner and be under the care of the ATS or AOT.
- Patients must not be expected to be discharged from the ATS or AOT within the next
 3 months.
- Patients are required to have an up to da
te risk assessment. 
 

If you are a patient receiving services from Sussex Partnership Trust in one of these areas – please speak to your care co-ordinator or lead practitioner within your Assessment and Treatment Service. They can refer you to the Sussex Voices Clinic by sending your details to voices.clinic@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk.

If you are a clinician in one of these areas and wish to refer a patient – please speak to the patient you wish to refer. If they are happy to be referred, please send their details to voices.clinic@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk using our referral form.

 

If you are a family member, friend of carer, we hope the information about the Voices Clinic is of help. Unfortunately we can’t provide support to you directly. However, you are welcome to attend the assessments at the beginning and end of therapy if the person who hears voices is happy for you to do so. We welcome this. 

 

Feedback from clinicians who have referred patients to the clinic:

  • “It allows the client to vocalise their concerns, strategies that have and have not worked for them and discusses strategies that other people may use, there are practical tools that they can go away and practice with.”
  •  “It offers a specific and effective intervention for voice hearers.”
  • “Specialist and focused input with no discrimination regarding diagnosis.”
  • Opportunity for my patients to explore their experiences in a meaningful way.”
  • “Ease of referral, does not exclude on diagnosis, intensive support, great adjunct to support already in place.”