The next Sector Connector Forum - "Digital and remote work in Mental Health" 3rd December 10.00am 

Register Below - Sussex wide Forum 

The local breakout groups will be: 

  • East Sussex 
  • West Sussex 
  • Brighton and Hove 

The Three Presentations in the Forum will be:  

  1. Digital support for people with complex needs - Thinking Well
  2. Healthwatch - Accessing Health and care Services in the Pandemic

3. Digital interventions patients and clinicians - SPFT

Outpatients Transformation Sept 20 Digital Consultations

Running Order for the forum

  • 10.00 - 10.10 - Introduction and opening remarks - David Liley, Healthwatch in Sussex Mental Health lead
  • 10.10 - 10.20 - Dr Lester Coleman - Healthwatch Brighton and Hove, Insight and Evidence Manager, Presentation on "Accessing Health and Care during COVID"
  • 10.20 -10.30 - Nathan Hayes - "Thinking Well - Adapting a voluntary sector mental health service during COVID"
  • 10.30 - 10.40 - Beth Lawton [or nominee] - The SPFT experience implementing digital solutions during COVID, and for the future
  • 10.40-10.55 - Question and answer session selected from the online chat, but most questions are likely to be addressed in the breakout groups or after the Forum.
  • 10.55 - 11.30 - Breakout groups for East and West Sussex and B&H - task for the breakout groups "What are the three top issues that the VCS and statutory services can address to help develop digital solutions in Mental health care"

Latest News

Sector Connector and the Sussex Mental Health Collaborative - NHS England podcast with Sam Allen, David Liley and Dr Paul Deffley

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 if you want to know anything more about any of the agenda items