Psychiatry at Chalkhill, Haywards Heath



Sussex Partnership was established as an NHS Foundation Trust with teaching status in August 2008. It is part of the NHS and is regulated by Monitor, the independent regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts


We provide mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services for people of all ages and to meet their choices and needs.


We support people close to home. In Sussex, our services are based around Brighton and Hove; Eastbourne and Wealden; Hastings and Rother; Adur, Arun and Worthing; Chichester and Littlehampton; and Northern West Sussex (Crawley, Horsham and Mid-Sussex). In Sussex we provide prison healthcare services at HMP Lewes. In Hampshire and Kent we provide mental health services for children and young people. InKentand South London we provide substance misuse services.


We aim to provide high quality care for everyone which will help you to recover and maintain your mental health and wellbeing. Our services include:


  • Services based in and alongside GP practices, providing counselling, ‘talking therapies’ and support to people with mild levels of mental health need.  These include our Access Services and Primary Mental Health Care and Wellbeing Services including Health in Mind inEast Sussex
  • Adult community mental health services, for people who need specialist support and treatment
  • Specialist services including Early Intervention in Psychosis, adult eating disorders, personality disorders and post-natal depression
  • Recovery services for people with long-term conditions
  • Community and inpatient services for children and young people, including work with schools, and specialist help with conditions such as eating disorders
  • Services for people with conditions related to age, such as dementia. These services include memory clinics, crisis teams, inpatient care and support to people in nursing and residential homes.
  • Specialist services for people with learning disabilities, including help with independent living and inpatient facilities
  • Substance misuse services including community teams and an inpatient detoxification service.
  • Crisis teams and inpatient services for people with the most urgent or complex needs
  • Secure and forensic mental health community and inpatient services.


Planned outpatient assessment of Child and Adolescent Patients and their families referred for a wide range of mental health problems requiring team based comprehensive assessments at Worthing hospital Children’s Centre. SHO keeps own clinical dairy.


Psychiatric/medical assessment and reviews of complex psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents.


Opportunity to carryout joint assessments and therapeutic input for children with complicated Psychiatric needs in the in-patient and community settings.


Use of multi-modal and multi-disciplinary approach to treating children, adolescents and their families.  Treatment approaches include Family Work, Systemic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and use of psychopharmacological agents when appropriate. Opportunities to gain experience in psychotherapeutic approaches under supervision.


Close liaison with the Tier 3 CAMHS teams, Early Intervention Team and Substance Misuse Team. School Visits, Home Visits and working with other agencies. 


Supervision: Regular weekly supervision with the Consultant clinical supervisor (audited by college tutor).  Access to Consultant for advice as necessary.  Direct clinical supervision for work-place based assessments in the outpatient clinic.


Participation in Family Therapy Clinic once a week.


Anticipated duration of programme and start date: Six months as part of a rotational scheme.


Expected outcome, i.e. completion of Core or CCT: Competencies through ARCP process


Basic pay referring to national salary scales:


Travel and relocation expenses policy:


Clinical Lead: Dr Gillett



About this training opportunity
Training Level: 
Core Training
Contact information
01444 472670


Chalkhill, Haywards Heath
Lewes Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex.
RH16 4NQ
United Kingdom
50° 59' 37.3524" N, 0° 3' 31.6368" W
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