Sussex Voices Clinic aims to improve understandings of voice-hearing experiences, enhance effectiveness of therapy and make it easier for patients who are distressed by hearing voices to access evidence-based therapies.
What we provide
- Initial assessment within six weeks of referral
- Individual therapy - four sessions of coping therapy (level 1)
- If a patient continues to be distressed by voices after level 1 they are offered a level 2 therapy. Level 2 therapies can be offered in group and individual formats and are based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness principles.
Who is eligible?
The clinic is available to patients who hear distressing voices in the following Assessment and Treatment Services: Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne, Adur, Arun & Worthing, mid Sussex, and north west Sussex.
Patients receiving therapy will continue to receive their usual care and will be given the opportunity to find out about and take part in research studies to help improve the quality of the interventions we offer.
How it works
If you’re a patient, speak to your care co-ordinator or lead practitioner within the Assessment and Treatment Service. If you are a clinician, speak to the patient you wish to refer.
An initial assessment will be set up within six weeks of referral where the person who is hearing voices will be given the opportunity to discuss their voice-hearing experience and find out if the Clinic is the right option for them.
T: 0300 304 0088
Clinicians can email referrals to: firstname.lastname@example.org