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Sussex schools start vital conversations about mental health with their students

More than 50 schools across Sussex have taken part in a campaign in collaboration with local NHS mental health services to start a conversation with their students and staff about the things we can all do to look after our mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Fantastic garden makeover helps patients improve their mental health and wellbeing

Mental health patients and staff are benefitting from a new courtyard garden that aims to help patients improve their mental health and wellbeing.

NHS mental health Trust launches ‘refer a friend’ scheme to recruit more nurses

Staff at Sussex Partnership are being encouraged to refer a nursing friend as part of the Trust's national recruitment drive.

Sussex Partnership, which provides specialist mental health and learning disability services for all ages in Sussex as well as services for children and young people in Hampshire, has re-launched its Refer a Friend scheme, similar to those used by retailers.

Award winning mental health nurse retires after 66 years

Worthing mental health nurse Aileen Coomber formally retired this month after 66 years of service to the NHS.

Aileen is a nurse at Shepherd House Recovery Unit in Worthing which is run by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust which provides mental health and learning disability healthcare across the South East.

Record number of staff vaccinated against flu at local mental health trust

A record number of staff at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have had their flu jab this winter, helping to protect themselves, their families and their patients from the flu virus.

Artwork transforms mental health hospital with help from patients

Patients at the Hellingly Centre have transformed the inside of the hospital with the help of world-renowned artists and charity Hospital Rooms

Technical issues for Health In Mind telephone line

Due to a technical issue the telephone line for Health In Mind is currently unavailable.

Work is being completed to rectify this as soon as possible (we hope by the morning of Wednesday 18 December) but in the meantime please contact the service via email at spnt.healthinmind@nhs.net.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Important changes to the Sussex Mental Healthline 

The way people access the Sussex Mental Healthline, our telephone service offering support and information to anyone experiencing mental health problems, is changing.

Top tips for staying in control of your mental health

Adults and children across Sussex are being encouraged to put their mental health first this festive season.

Success at local NHS mental health charity pub quiz

Local NHS mental health staff held a charity Christmas pub quiz on Friday 29 November to help raise funds to support people who are experiencing mental health illnesses.