Our charity

Helping people feel supported, stay active and involved





Our charity Heads On helps people with mental health problems feel supported, stay active and be more involved in their communities. The charity provides funding for special projects, patient and family support, pioneering research and the transformation of your local mental health hospitals into more comfortable and welcoming environments.

Thanks to the generosity of our fundraisers, Heads On can help to provide the best possible support to people with mental health problems across Sussex and beyond. You can find our more on our charity website.

Projects supported by Heads On

Rhythmix music project for people with dementia

Heads On funded a music project on Grove with Rhythmix, one of the UK's leading music charities, to encourage people to connect with the world again. For ten weeks musicians visited the ward every week, playing instruments with our service users and encouraging people to interact, sing and play instruments themselves. The project was a huge success, making a real difference to people's interactions on the ward.

Find out more on the Heads On charity website

Up for it! Community football team in Brighton & Hove

Up for it! is a community football team in Brighton & Hove supporting men who have been in mental health hospitals to play sport regularly. Up for it! gives people the opportunity to play with others in a similar situation to them, establish new friendships and build their confidence.

Find out more on the Heads On charity website

Mindfulness for Voices – research study

Heads On invested in a pilot research study to assess a psychological intervention that uses mindfulness meditation within group based therapy to help people diagnosed with schizophrenia who hear voices. 

Find out more on the Heads On charity website

Get involved

If you'd like to know more about Heads On charity, you can contact Head of Fundraising Rachael Duke on 01273 778383 extension 2140 or by emailing headsoncharity@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk

You can also find the charity on Twitter @HeadsOnCharity