On the 4th June, 2021, 2.00-3.45pm, Healthwatch in Sussex hosted a webinar to explore Mental Health Money in Sussex

This event explored Mental Health Money plans and how the VCS and local people can be more involved in decision making.

Colin Hicks - NHS Sussex Commissioners, presented the Mental Health Collaborative plan for 2021-22

David Liley - Healthwatch in Sussex will posed questions about patient and public involvement in decisions about Mental Health Money

Below is a recording of the webinar and documents that go alongside it. 


Below is all of the documents from this webinar. 

MH Transformation Plan Presentation
Integrated Care Systems Mental Health Money Presentation
Sector Connector June 2021 - mental health money, report
Sector Connector June 4th 2021 Mental Health Money - Chat
Sector Connector pre submitted questions June 2021

On the 3rd December 2020 Healthwatch in Sussex hosted a Mental Health Sector Connector Forum on "Digital and Remote Work in Mental Health" 

Participants of the forum were able to listen to three presentations before being choosing either, East Sussex, West Sussex or Brighton and Hove as a breakout room to have open discussions. 

The three presenters were: 

  • Lester Coleman - Healtwatch 
  • Beth Lawton - SPFT
  • Nathan Hayes - Thinking Well 

Below is a video and information about each of their presentations 

2. Beth Lawton - Digital interventions patients and clinicians - SPFT

Outpatients Transformation Sept 20 Digital Consultations

3. Nathan Hayes - Thinking Well - Adapting a Voluntary Sector Mental Health Service During Covid 

Thinking Well (East Sussex Community Network) | Southdown Housing

Sector Connector - 1st Forum Update Bulletin and Support Document

Sector Connector Bulletin
Agenda and Minutes - SHCP Restore and Recovery meeting September 20
SPFT Data Update September 2020
Integrated Care Partnership, Principles for Remote Working vs Face to Face
Mental Health milestones

Resource Library

Healthwatch & Sussex NHS Commissioners "Accessing Health and Care Services in the Pandemic" - Executive Summary
Healthwatch & Sussex NHS Commissioners Accessing Health and Care Services in the Pandemic - Full Report
Healthwatch & Sussex NHS Commissioners Accessing Health and Care Services in the Pandemic - 'What does this mean for Decision Makers'
Digital Innovation Infographic, one-page summary
Healthwatch in Sussex - Mental Health Sector Connector First Forum
Generation Lockdown: Wellbeing Audit - Final Report
Generation Lockdown: Wellbeing Audit - Summary
ESCV COVID Surveys - Digital Extract
Young people's preferences towards the future of health and social care services
Think Well Digital Adaptation Presentation


  • BAME Disparity in Mental Health Services - report and PowerPoint
    • BAME seat at the table
    • Reduce racial and health inequality 
    • Share best practice


  • Job seekers and mental health in Sussex
    • SPFT, Job Centres and Southdown
    • Positive outcomes for 159 people, 43% of those referred
    • 18% of people secured paid employment


  • Sam Allen CEO SPFT - Chairs report to the Sussex Mental Health Collaborative, lots of interesting news


  • Sussex Mental Health Collaborative Meeting 26/22/20 - the agenda is attached, email David Liley at david@healthwatchbrightonandhove.co.uk if you want to know anything more about any of the agenda items