Preston Park Recovery Centre

Photo of Preston Park Recover Centre front of building from street

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.

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

Please be aware that face-to-face activities are not currently running, however we are now offering online activities. You can view or download our online activity timetable below.


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 (11th January 2021)

To best protect the safety of our clients and staff, we changed the way support was provided by our Recovery Centre from March so we could adhere to the Government’s advice on social distancing and infection control.

In place of building-based and face-to-face support, our teams have been supporting clients over the phone and through online means.

Using covid-safety guidance, from November 2020 we have been able to offer registered clients who are assessed as needing essential support access to one-to-one appointments with a Recovery Worker and/ or access to small covid-safe indoor and outdoor groups. This is only on a pre booked basis, unfortunately we are not able to offer ad hoc support via attending the building.

We are regularly reviewing our service offer and when there are any changes to the support we provide, we will update this page. We would also encourage you to visit our social media pages for updates as well as useful resources and links:

  • Facebook: @prestonparkrc
  • Instagram: @prestonparkrc

If you would like to be added to the Preston Park Recovery Centre mailing list and receive a weekly bulletin please request this via email:

Preston Park Recovery Centre is only open for essential pre booked appointments and groups only. Telephone support and our online calendar of events will be provided within these opening hours. Please see the weekly email bulletin for more details or contact your Recovery Worker, or Preston Park Recovery Centre main line 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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