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. 

Projects supported by Heads On

Rhythmix music project for people with dementia

Heads On funded a music project 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. 


Up for it! Community football team in Brighton and Hove


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


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. 

Latest news

Sussex NHS Charities funding

Heads On were selected as lead charity on behalf of all Sussex NHS charities, to manage a grant application from NHS Charities Together to provide funding to third sector healthcare partners across the county. They were recently successful with this application, and have been awarded £830,000 to enhance Sussex health care.

Kit and Equipment for inpatients during lockdown

Thanks to public and community support and NHS Charities Together, Heads On were able to provide much needed kit and equipment to wards and services over difficult lockdown periods. Heads On were so pleased to have the capacity to fund this, by introducing meaningful activities at a time where many individuals would have been struggling with isolated periods. 

Make Your Mark and make for Tomorrow (MFT)

Make Your Mark is the arts and health programme for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, delivering and supporting a range of arts-based participatory learning opportunities for service users, staff and carers. Within this, Make For Tomorrow was introduced as Heads On creative response to Covid. Funded by the Arts council, this initiative aimed to bring together arts and NHS mental health communities in an interactive digital multi arts programme within the restrictions of Covid-19.  

Get in touch 

If you’d like to know more about Heads On and the ways you can fundraise for us, please get in touch!

Call: 07469 351 456

Email headsoncharity@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk 

Web: headsoncharity.org

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