Mental Health & Wellbeing

BHT delivers several services providing specialist support, accommodation, drop-ins and counselling to adults experiencing mental health issues.

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

BHT delivers several services providing specialist support, accommodation, drop-ins and counselling to adults experiencing mental health issues.

BHT's mental health services range from counselling to supported accommodation. Our Mental Health & Wellbeing Service works in partnership with Threshold Women’s Services to support people to improve and maintain positive mental health and wellbeing.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Services

BHT Mental Health and Wellbeing services work throughout Brighton and Hove. People come to us experiencing a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, post-natal depression, bereavement and loss.

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Archway

The Archway Project is a 24 hour residential service comprising of a five and a nine bed house, for people with mental health support needs in Hove.

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Threshold Womens Services

Threshold provides support to women with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, post-traumatic stress, chronic low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, parenting issues, birth trauma and perinatal depression.

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Shore House

Shore House provides 20 units of accommodation in one large house, situated on Brighton seafront.

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Route One

The team at Route One provide one-to-one and group support within a flexible range of two to eight hours a week as well as accommodation to 60 adults with mental health and complex needs, including dual diagnosis.

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Martha

Martha was referred to Shore House following an intentional overdose of prescription medication that nearly proved fatal, and which resulted in a hospital admission.

As Martha was too physically unwell to travel, the Shore House manager offered to conduct the initial assessment with her in hospital. Martha was offered a self-contained flat within Shore House and was subsequently discharged from hospital to Shore House with integrated support from an Occupational Therapist.

Simon

Simon moved into the Archway Project in June 2018, following a 10 year stay at another registered care home.

Before Simon moved to Archway he had lived in a registered care home for 10 years and his referral paperwork suggested someone who had become institutionalised; he did not socialise with other residents, had minimal interaction with staff, ate all of his dinners in his room, and relied on staff to cook for him and do his laundry.

Since moving to Archway Simon has shown a marked change. He is now sitting down to dinner with other residents, joining in with walks, games of croquet, trips to cafés and craft activities.

Ja

Recovery from mental ill health and moving into independent accommodation can take several years and requires individuals rebuilding many parts of their lives. This is the account of one client from the Route One Project, another of BHT’s mental health services.

“Around five years ago my journey began in the Route One Project and from the bottom of my heart l am so thankful to you all for picking me up and dusting me off, ready for the new chapter l am in now. l am taking the skills and tools as l call it in to sustaining independent living in so many aspects. I moved into my council property in March 2018 and what we have achieved in the time in the project has been champion. I say we because that is what it has been – a team effort.

“I have Bipolar One and when l came to Route One l was in a state and l had just moved out of a hostel for homeless people. I am not putting down the great work they do but it was making my illness worse, resulting in me being admitted to hospital.

Anna

Not all BHT’s mental health services are residential. The Threshold Women’s Counselling Service provides a lifeline to many women. This is the account of one of them.

“I found out about the service through Survivors’ Network. I was in a distressed state due to recent abuse and decided to go to Threshold because I wanted some more help and support. When I initially came to the Drop In I was very distressed. Staff were concerned about me because of the state that I was in, but I felt very comfortable talking to the Drop In workers.

“Before going to the service I was scared to go out, so the first few times I came I had to have someone to support me to get there. I then started using the bus to get there by myself and it was Threshold who gave me the confidence to go outside. I started looking forward to the days that the Drop In ran.

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