Improving mental health services in West Sussex

Working with you to improve mental health in West Sussex

We want everyone across Sussex to benefit from safe, effective and high-quality mental health services whenever they need them.

This means we need to look at the standard of care we provide to those who are in our hospitals so we can understand where we can make improvements.

These proposals have been developed by NHS Coastal West Sussex, NHS Crawley and NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), in partnership with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT).

A public consultation

Like a lot of the NHS, we have buildings and accommodation which are old, of poor quality and, even if they are upgraded, will not meet the standards we expect for our patients, carers and families. This is something we need to address urgently and has been previously highlighted by the Care Quality Commission. And we are consulting on our proposed response to these specific challenges.

If people do go to hospital then we want them all to benefit from staying in safe, modern and secure environments which provide the highest quality care. The proposals we are consulting on also provide us with the opportunity to create a centre of excellence for the treatment of those living with dementia.

To make sure we are leading the way in providing mental health care and support for local people, we have developed proposals to address the challenges we have with some of our buildings in West Sussex.

We hope you will take the time to join us in this work and help us to shape the way we support people with mental health needs across our local communities.

Please read about our proposals and let us know your thoughts and suggestions. We want to get this right and we need your help to make sure we do.

The consultation on our proposals to improve mental health services in West Sussex will run for 12 weeks from Wednesday 17 July to 5pm on Friday 11 October.

You can read about our proposals in the consultation document.

More can be found in the following documents which set out in full detail why we are putting forward these proposals:

If you want to respond to this consultation, please complete the online survey

If you want to respond to the consultation by post then please contact us using one of the options listed below under 'send us your feedback'.

Public meetings

If you want to find out more about our proposals then please come along to one of the public meetings we will be holding throughout West Sussex.


Monday 19 August 2019
6pm – 8pm
Chatsworth Hotel, The Steyne, Worthing, BN11 3DU
Book your place at the Worthing meeting.


Tuesday 20 August 2019
2pm – 4pm
The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane, Horsham RH12 5PJ
Book your place at the Horsham meeting.


Wednesday 4 September 2019
2pm – 4pm
The Charis Centre, The Green, Crawley, RH11 7EL
Book your place at the Crawley meeting.

If you would like more information then please contact us using the details in the ‘send us your feedback’ section below.

If you are part of a local community or other interested group which wants to find out more information and are interested in responding to our proposals, please contact us and we can arrange to attend one of your meetings to speak and answer questions.

Send us your feedback

Please complete the online survey to let us know your views.

Alternatively, complete and cut out the questionnaire at the end of the consultation document and post it to us at:

Engagement Team
Coastal West Sussex CCG
The Causeway
BN12 6BT

You can email us at:

Or simply call call us on: 0300 304 0330 (local rates apply).

How we will use your information

This consultation is run jointly by NHS Coastal West Sussex, NHS Crawley and NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), in partnership with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT). The information you provide us with will be accessed by employees working in the Communications and Engagement teams of these four NHS organisations.

As part of the independent analysis of the public consultation data, a market research company Public Perspectives will also access the information shared in order to analyse and evaluate the data on our behalf. If you have any questions or concerns about how we use your information, please do not hesitate to contact us.