Preston Park Recovery Centre

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About the service and what to expect

Preston Park Recovery Centre is provided by Southdown, a Sussex-based housing, care and support provider committed to preventing homelessness and supporting people’s health, wellbeing and independence.

Southdown’s Preston Park Recovery Centre provides a welcoming and supportive environment in which people with mental health support needs can learn new skills and get involved in a variety of groups and activities. The Centre also provides access to a specialist employment service, a welfare benefits service and can refer onto other services as appropriate such as housing and health. 

There is also a café, free internet access and an art room. The Centre is open seven days a week including some evenings.

Preston Park Recovery Centre has wheelchair access via a sloped drive to the rear door. There is also a ground floor disabled access toilet. Please speak to staff about any access issues or questions.

Recovery Action Plan

Our Recovery team provide individual support. Trained staff can support you to develop your own personal Recovery Action Plan to help you achieve your goals. You can use the Centre to meet friends or get to know new people too.

Group Activities

At Preston Park Recovery we provide a wide range of groups:  
•    Holistic health; ear acupuncture, shiatsu and homeopathy appointments
•    Physical health; stretching (body & mind), yoga, tai chi and qigong
•    Creativity; art group, craft group, poetry, writing, anti-stress colouring group, mixed media (clay, mosaic, felting)
•    Peer group for voice hearers
•    Also; singing and 1:1 computer tuition provided by a volunteer

YouTube links to our regular activities are below, simply click on the activity to open in YouTube:

How do I apply for support?

We're currently taking new referrals for the service. Please be aware due to current Covid-19 restrictions we are only able to offer clients phone support and access to a varied online programme of groups and activities. Initial assessments will also be conducted by telephone or video link. There is an expectation that you are able to engage with this type of support at this time, which will be explained more at your welcome meeting.

Ways to refer: 

•    Fill in our online referral form, which you can access here.
•    Call our main phoneline to request a referral form via post: 01273 565 049
•    Email to request a referral form to be sent via post: 

Coronavirus Statement (19th July 2021 - Step 4 update)

Southdown are heeding the advice to proceed with caution and there will be no changes to our office and community work arrangements across the organisation until September at the earliest. This includes the continuation of social distancing and wearing of face coverings for staff and clients. Staff will also continue to take Lateral Flow Tests prior to attending one of our buildings or conducting any in-person work.

We are currently offering a mix of online and pre-booked in-person groups, and face-to-face support for registered clients whilst adhering to PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) measures. Face-to-face support is only on a pre-booked basis; we are not yet able to offer drop-in support at the Centre.

We would encourage you to visit our social media pages for updates as well as useful resources and links:

If you would like to be added to the Preston Park Recovery Centre mailing list and receive a regular bulletin please request this via email: (for clients registered with the service). 

Alternatively, if you have any urgent questions about your support or have an enquiry about the service please contact your Recovery Worker, or phone the main phone line on 01273 565 049.

Further Information

If you have any urgent questions about your support, or have a new enquiry about our service, please contact us.

For more information and to discuss accessing support that is right for you please call 0808 196 1768 to speak to a friendly member of our Central Access Point team. Alternatively, if you would prefer, you can arrange a callback


18 Preston Park Avenue
United Kingdom

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