Sussex Oakleaf provides a range of support service to people with mental health needs, those with a personality disorder and individuals at risk of homelessness.

Originally established to provide homes for people being moved out of long stay mental health institutions, we now operate throughout Sussex providing both accommodation and community based support services.

We empower people and promote independence by providing recovery focused community wellbeing services, residential care, peer mentoring, housing support and volunteering opportunities.

We work in partnership with people who use our services to provide personalised support.

The ethos of our organisation is recovery focused.  This means that we view all clients as individuals with their own unique needs.  We offer services that are client focused, supportive, encouraging, engaging and have clearly defined goals and aspirations.

All clients are allocated a dedicated key worker who meets with them to formulate an Action Plan.  We use a range of outcome measuring tools including Wellness Recovery Action Plans and Recovery Stars to provide a focus on setting goals and targets.  These focus on key areas, including employment, education, cultural, spiritual and physical wellbeing.

If you or someone you know needs urgent support, the following telephone numbers may help:

Samaritans: 116 123 (open 24/7)
NHS non-emergency: 111 (open 24/7)
Sane: 0845 767 8000
Mind Infoline: 0300 1233393
Rethink Mental Illness Advice Service: 0300 500 0927
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000 (open 24/7)
Childline: 0800 1111 (open 24/7)
YoungMinds Parents Helpline: 0808 802 55544