The Recovery Issue Newsletter

The Hellingly Centre & The Chichester Centre

"I read someone's recovery story and was inspired to write my own. It was good to see it in print." Ben

The Recovery Issue is the newsletter written and edited by service users and staff within Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s secure and forensic service.

The secure and forensic service provides specialist mental healthcare for mentally ill offenders, who are often doubly stigmatised by repeated or prolonged contact with the criminal justice system in addition to mental health problems.

The Recovery Issue contributes to the experience of service users by giving them the opportunity to share their experiences by writing about what supports their recovery and by being inspired by the recovery stories of others.

The people who write The Recovery Issue can often be using secure services for a number of years, moving from medium secure to low secure hospital and then back into the community. People can also move between secure care and prison. It is important that our service users remain hopeful during this time and feel that there is a pathway to recovery. The Recovery Issue offers people the chance to hear positive stories of recovery from people who are perhaps further along in their recovery journeys, offering reassurance and inspiration.

How you can help

Whether you make a donation, attend an event or fundraise for us, every penny will help make life better for people with mental health problems.