About the service
The Mental Health Support Coordinator Service is provided by Southdown as part of UOK Brighton & Hove. The service works with other local mental health services in Brighton & Hove and is integrated into mental health services provided by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT).
Mental Health Support Coordinators (MHSCs) work with people with complex mental health challenges to help them achieve healthy social networks and the right support in the community.
What to expect?
MHSCs will work closely with you, providing short-term one-to-one support. They will also work alongside clinical partners and other community services where this will help your support goals. They will maintain regular contact with you to help you connect to your community and build social support.
MHSCs will talk to you about your interests, any support you need to access education or social groups and if you need any help managing your finances. They will also discuss how you currently look after yourself to understand what support the service can provide.
What support is available?
MHSCs will work with you to help you develop an individual support plan. They can also help you attend appointments, access groups and activities and help you develop coping strategies.
Digital tools and media are increasingly becoming available to support good mental health; MHSCs can help connect you to websites and Apps to support your wellbeing.
Am I eligible?
The service is free and available to adults aged 18 and over, living in Brighton & Hove that are facing complex mental health challenges such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis, anxiety and depression.
If you are unsure about your eligibility for this service, please contact our Central Access Point detailed below.
For more information and to discuss accessing support from a Mental Health Support Coordinator, please call 0808 196 1768 to speak to a friendly member of our Central Access Point team (lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).
Alternatively, if you prefer, you can arrange a call-back by clicking here.
Southdown are committed to supporting people whilst keeping both our clients and staff safe by practicing good infection control. You can read our latest Covid-19 statement here.
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