About us

Logos of all of UOK Brighton and Hove's partner organisations.

UOK Brighton & Hove is a partnership of local services working together to support good mental health and wellbeing.

We unite 17 separate organisations to strengthen mental health support for different types of need.

Our mission is to help people find and receive the support they need at the right time, and to promote good mental wellbeing for all.

We are committed to ensuring all of Brighton and Hove’s diverse communities know what services are available and how to access them.

Through everything we do, UOK Brighton & Hove aim to maximise hope, independence and resilience so that people can manage their mental health and realise their full potential.

More about who we are...

The UOK Brighton & Hove partnership is delivered by Southdown, the largest not-for-profit support, care and housing provider in Sussex. We unite 17 organisations to provide a range of mental health and wellbeing support.

As well as working together, Southdown and UOK Brighton & Hove's partner organisations work with other partners in the mental health and wider health and care system (both clinical and non-clinical services). Through collaborative working, we aim to ensure people get the support they need at the right time. 

The partnership is funded by NHS Sussex and Brighton & Hove City Council.

Our services

Based on the recovery model for mental health, our services have a holistic, person-centered approach to mental health care that focuses on the person, not just their symptoms.

The concept of recovery is about people staying in control of their life despite their mental health challenges. Our services include prevention, wellbeing and recovery support for people with a range of mental health challenges. Support for carers and families is available too.

Visit ‘Our Services’ to find out more

To help people navigate and access services, we have a Central Access Point. 

If you or someone you know needs support, please give us a call on 

0808 1961768

Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays)

Did you know?

At any one time, one in four adults will experience mental health challenges significant enough to adversely affect their health and wellbeing, potentially threatening their job, relationship or home.

In Brighton and Hove, more people have mental health issues compared to the national average. Over 25,000 individuals have common conditions like depression, and over 3,700 have severe mental illness. Early intervention and prevention can greatly reduce the impact of these conditions.