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The Chichester Centre is a purpose-built hospital for people who need rehabilitation and treatment within a secure environment. It has three low secure wards, all with en-suite facilities.

People in our low secure service will have either committed a criminal offence or have significant challenging behaviour that requires a higher level of security than can be provided in mainstream adult mental health services.

Our aim is to help service users to understand and manage their mental health so that where possible, they can get back into the community. 

No two days are the same; while we have structure and set boundaries, there is always a need to be able to adapt to what is a dynamic ward environment.

We are a patient centred service where we endeavour to involve our patients in service delivery and development. We also provide a full activity programme, including both therapeutic activities and access to leisure opportunities within the local community.

All teams are considered to be multi-disciplinary which includes a Consultant Psychiatrist, Matron, Senior Nurses, Occupational therapists and assistants, Health Care Support Workers, Social Worker and Psychologists.

The unit also has a working dog who attend the centre for 3 days a week and is fully integrated in to the therapeutic programme.

Read more about our Forensic healthcare services

Our Wards

Fir ward is a 17 bedded men's ward where we assess service users' needs and what support they need whilst at the Chichester Centre.

Hazel ward is a 15 bedded Women's ward where we assess service users' needs and what support they need whilst at the Chichester Centre.

Pine ward is a 17 bedded men's ward where we assess service users' needs and what support they need whilst at the Chichester Centre.

Latest Vacancies

Below you will find the latest vacancies in our team, plus other teams at this location.

Senior CAMHS Clinical Nurse | Permanent
24/01/2022
This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Senior Clinical nurse to join the Chichester CAMHS team. This is a permanent role 22.5 hours per week (0.6).
£40057.00 to £45839.00 a year Pro rata
Clinical Psychologist | Permanent
24/01/2022
Our extremely friendly multi-disciplinary team in Chichester are currently looking for a full-time, substantive Band 7 Clinical Psychologist. We are very proud of our strong Clinical Psychology structure in West Sussex and in Chichester you will be working alongside an 8a Psychologist and an ...
£40057.00 to £45839.00 a year per annum
CAMHS Mental Health Practitioner | Permanent
25/01/2022
Are you a Mental Health Nurse, Paediatric Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Clinical Psychologist? Do you have a passion for improving the lives of children and young people suffering with mental health difficulties? If so, Chichester CAMHS may have just the opportunity for you! ...
£32306.00 to £39027.00 a year per annum
Clinical Psychologist | Permanent
25/01/2022
Do you have a passion for improving the lives of children and young people suffering with mental health difficulties? If so, Chichester CAMHS may have just the opportunity for you! Chichester Children Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) has recently received funding to develop and expand the ...
£47126.00 to £53219.00 a year Pro rata

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