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We're here to help you with your mental health and emotional wellbeing

We provide specialist NHS services and support to children, young people, families and carers who are experiencing difficulties with their emotional, psychological and mental health. We have teams of staff across Sussex and in the community who can help you and your family to get the support that you need.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – the latest news and information about coronavirus, and what you should do if you have an appointment, is available here.

Who we are


We’re a team of clinical and professional people who are all trained and experienced in working with children, young people, families and carers. We aim to help people to build their own skills, achieve their potential and be able to get the most out of their life.


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How we help

We help the children and young people that we see, their families/carers, and their support network, which might include friends, teachers and social workers. Research and feedback from those who use our service tells us that working in this way is more likely to help children and young people get their lives back on track. The needs for each person and family may vary, so we have various approaches and kinds of support which we can use and tailor to the individual, to make their treatment most suitable for them. To find out more, check out our About Us page.

We also provide some specialist services for young people, adults and professionals. These services are called Children and Young People’s Services (ChYPS). To find out more, go to our What We Do page.

The weather theme and illustration style

This website has a weather theme which is used as a metaphor (a way to describe) to show different moods and emotions. The focus is on tools we use to protect ourselves from weather conditions, instead of focusing on the challenge of changing weather.

For example if you look outside in the morning and see it’s raining, you will grab your umbrella and rain coat. The same applies if we wake up and don’t feel like ourselves, or are struggling with our mental health – what are the tools we can use to help us take on the day and manage the challenges we might face?

The illustrations on this website were drawn in a style without facial features or facial expressions so that you can decide what and who you think the image is showing. Mental health looks different for everyone so we wanted for you to be able to choose what you think the emotion and feeling behind the images are.

What's happening

Top tips for children, parents and teachers to understand going back to school

Specialists from Sussex Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) are offering helpful tips and guidance to parents and children about going back to school, and how to manage the new feelings and emotions they have experienced during the coronavirus lockdown.

2 months ago

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'Virtual café' launches for young people in Sussex

A new initiative is launching in Sussex to get young people involved in mental health research.

3 months ago

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