Shepherd House is an inpatient recovery unit and community hub for clients experiencing psychosis. It offers intensive rehabilitation using psychological, psychosocial, physical and medical approaches.
Shepherd House specialises in working with adults with a severe and enduring mental health disorder with a focus on psychosis.
Our service users have recovery needs such as:
- Relapse prevention and identifying triggers
- Medication management
- Support with daily living and activities, for example budgeting, cooking, transport use, shopping, self-care and meaningful activities
- Social inclusion
At Shepherd House, our aims are:
- To empower the individual to regain control over their life through identifying relapse prevention signatures
- To approach the individual holistically to provide the best chance of recovery
- To enhance social inclusion where mental health has created obstacles to this.
Services provided at Shepherd House include:
- 24-hour care
- Clozapine monitoring clinic
- Peer support service
- Community and unit-based activities and groups
- Access and support with further education / employment
- Post discharge care package
- Access to advocacy services
We ask visitors to call ahead of their visit if possible to ensure that it doesn't coincide with any groups and activities, or meetings on the ward. We also try to avoid visits during the following times to allow our residents a protected period of time to have their meals:
06:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 18:30
The highly skilled and enthusiastic team at Shepherd House includes a consultant psychiatrist, specialist doctor, clinical psychologist, matron, ward manager, charge nurses, registered mental health nurses, support workers, occupational therapists, occupational therapy technicians, peer support specialists and an administrator.
The team work closely in partnership with our clients to realise and achieve their potential on their journey to recovery.
Shepherd House works closely with other recovery-based units, housing providers and a variety of voluntary and statutory organisations to achieve this goal.
How to get here
Shepherd House is located opposite Worthing seafront and is five minutes' walk from the town centre and many of its amenities.
The 700 Coastliner (Stagecoach) service stops on the A259 (nearest stop: Windsor Road).
The nearest train stations are Worthing (approximately 1 mile) and East Worthing (1 mile).
Limited onsite parking. Further parking available on surrounding roads but parking is for permit holders only between 10am and 11am, and 2pm and 3pm.
Open 24 hours