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The East Sussex Duty and Liaison Team are a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians who are skilled and experienced in working with children and young people experiencing a mental health crisis.

We carry out mental health assessments within an acute hospital and clinic settings, using our skills to formulate risk and care/ safety plans to enable young people in crisis to be supported within the community.  We also support young people who are in acute hospitals who are waiting to be transferred to a mental health hospital or discharge is delayed.  Our team also offer follow up's to young people after discharge and refer on for further assessment in CAMHS or signpost to other services.

We also provide support to children and young people who are waiting for assessments and a range of therapies. We do this by talking to young people and their network either face to face, by telephone or our virtual platform.

Our team are very responsive and we work shift patterns to offer assessments between 9-8pm weekdays and 10-6 at weekends and public holidays.

Our work involves liaising with a range of services who are all working towards helping young people in crisis to function to their optimum level.  The work can be challenging and busy at times but we are a friendly, highly supportive team who values staff well-being through daily huddles, weekly team meetings and supervision.

Read more about our CAMHS services

The team covers East Sussex and is a mix of home working and attendance at A&E Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital. For duty shifts, the team can meet with young people in the three CAMHS bases: St Anne's Centre (Hastings), Highmore (Eastbourne) and Ouse Valley which encompasses Orchard House Lewes, Peacehaven Health Centre and Uckfield Community Hospital.

Latest Vacancies

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

Support Worker | Permanent
03/07/2022
The Department of Psychiatry, Eastbourne District General Hospital, East Sussex are looking for a committed Band 2 Support Worker to work as part of a dedicated team of professionals that provide the highest standards of care and support to people with acute mental health needs. The ward is looking ...
£18870.00 to £19918.00 a year per annum
Principal Practitioner Psychologist | Permanent
06/07/2022
We are recruiting a Principal Practitioner Psychologist to provide a clinical service for our working age acute wards and crisis team in Eastbourne and Seaford, and professional leadership for our acute psychology and psychological therapy services across East Sussex. The service is well ...
£54764.00 to £63862.00 a year pro rata per annum
Urgent Care Practitioner for Older People | Permanent
06/07/2022
The service will: oProvide an urgent response to all General Ward referrals for Older Persons Mental Health oProvide clear Emergency and Urgent Care Pathways for older mental health patients who attend the Emergency Department or are admitted onto the General wards. oProvide specialist ...
£32306.00 to £39027.00 a year per annum
Mental Health Staff Nurses | Permanent
07/07/2022
The Department of Psychiatry is part of Eastbourne's District General Hospital and has three inpatient wards for adults with mental health problems. Heathfield ward; an integrated ward people for older people or those with additional physical and wellbeing needs, Amberley Ward; a ward for women ...
Depending on experience Band 5 - £25,655- £31,534
RGN Staff Nurses | Permanent
07/07/2022
The Department of Psychiatry is part of Eastbourne's District General Hospital and has three inpatient wards for adults with mental health problems. Heathfield ward; an integrated ward people for older people or those with additional physical and wellbeing needs, Amberley Ward; a ward for women ...
£14.21 a year Band 5 - £14.21 per hour
Urgent Care Practitioner - Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team | Permanent
07/07/2022
Do you have a desire to support an established and dynamic Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team with the development of supported discharge? Are you committed to delivering quality driven mental health services? Do you value working positively, respectfully and collaboratively? If so, we'd love ...
£32306.00 to £39027.00 a year Per annum
RGN Staff Nurses | Permanent
07/07/2022
The Department of Psychiatry is part of Eastbourne's District General Hospital and has three inpatient wards for adults with mental health problems. Heathfield ward; an integrated ward people for older people or those with additional physical and wellbeing needs, Amberley Ward; a ward for women ...
Depending on experience Band 5 - £25,655- £31,534
Bank Mental Health Staff Nurses | Permanent
07/07/2022
The Department of Psychiatry is part of Eastbourne's District General Hospital and has three inpatient wards for adults with mental health problems. Heathfield ward; an integrated ward people for older people or those with additional physical and wellbeing needs, Amberley Ward; a ward for women ...
£14.21 an hour 14.21 per hour
Consultant Psychiatrist- Crisis Team - Eastbourne | Permanent
14/07/2022
Are you interested in a role supporting adults in crisis or acute episode of care requiring home treatment and are you motivated by providing treatment in the community? If so, our ConsultantPsychiatrist role at our Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHT) , may be just the role for you! We ...
£84559.00 to £114003.00 a year per annum
Nursing Associate | Permanent
10/07/2022
Amberley Ward at the Department of Psychiatry, Eastbourne District General Hospital, East Sussex are looking for a committed, positive, compassionate and enthusiastic Band 4 Nursing Associate to work independently under the leadership of registered nurses. Nursing Associates are equipped with the ...
£22549.00 to £24882.00 a year per annum
Support Worker | Permanent
11/07/2022
The Department of Psychiatry, Eastbourne District General Hospital, East Sussex are looking for a committed Band 2 Support Worker to work as part of a dedicated team of professionals that provide the highest standards of care and support to people with acute mental health needs. The ward is looking ...
£18870.00 to £19918.00 a year per annum

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