NHS West Sussex Talking Therapies is part of the NHS Talking Therapies, for anxiety and depression programme (formerly known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, IAPT). We are the only NHS Talking Therapies provider in West Sussex, and we are one of the leading services in the country. We were ranked number 1 in the NHS Care Trust rankings in 2022-2023 for our recovery rates.  

We provide a range of talking therapies and other treatments for adults with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. We also help people with a number of other mental health conditions. See our how are you feeling page for more information.

Our qualified, friendly therapists and clinicians comply with national NHS Talking Therapies guidelines and the treatments we offer are NICE-recommended. We offer guided self-help, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and counselling. Find out more about treatments.

We are an NHS service and we operate from a number of locations across West Sussex. We also provide services that can be accessed from your home. Find out more about where we work.

For more information about who can access our service, see our self-referral page.

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Long-term health conditions team

We also have a long-term health conditions team (formerly Time to Talk Health) who provide specialist support for adults struggling to cope with certain health conditions.

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About Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

We are part of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, the main provider of Community NHS health and care across Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, High Weald Lewes and Havens, and West Sussex. Our trust provides essential medical, nursing and therapeutic care to adults, children and families.

The trust's aim across all of services is to give people choice about the care they receive and provide certainty that, wherever they are, their needs will be met. The trust's services are of a high quality that are safe, effective and compassionate, and are offered with respect.

We provide a range of different services throughout a wide area of Sussex, both out in the community and in dedicated clinical areas. In total we have nearly 6,000 members of staff working across Sussex. Find out more about the trust on the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust website.