The OCC is a group of current and former clients of Sussex Oakleaf all of whom have lived experience of mental health. The OCC works as a team, with a Chair and Vice Chair, in partnership with Sussex Oakleaf on issues that affect clients and the organisation. The OCC gather clients’ views and opinions and ensure that the client perspective is incorporated in everything Sussex Oakleaf does. The OCC are in close contact with the board and management of Sussex Oakleaf, acting as a ‘critical friend’, giving advice and making recommendations to improve services.


Our mission statement:-

‘You are not alone: The Oakleaf Consumer Circle – a representative group
with lived experience where everybody counts and every voice is heard’

The OCC is currently reinvigorating itself within Sussex Oakleaf and is looking for new members. If you are interested in joining the OCC please either contact a member of staff / volunteer or Claire Knight on:

01444 459517