STRUCTURE: A new hub structure for delivering mental health services across Hastings and Rother was launched on 12 December.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has developed an adult community mental health service pooling teams and experts from across the area. It is designed to mean people “get help sooner, with treatment planned around their needs and choices, to help them stay well”.

The service will be based at Cavendish House, Hastings, which replaces a number of separate premises and will act as a central hub.  Many people will continue to be seen in their own homes and Sussex Partnership will continue to run clinics in Bexhill and Battle and from St Anne’s Centre.

Cavendish House will be the Hastings and Rother base for:

  • Adult Community Mental Health Service Assessment and Treatment Centre – a new service which combines the former recovery, assertive outreach and psychological therapy services and now also supports people aged over 65
  • Sussex Partnership’s community team for people with learning disabilities.

Some of the Trust’s other services will make use of Cavendish House. East Sussex County Council’s adult Social Services teams for mental health and learning disability will also be based there.   

St Anne’s House, near the Conquest Hospital, will continue to be the centre for people with mental health conditions related to age, and for services for children and young people.