Phone numbers
To place a referral: 0800 090 1356
General enquiries: 0800 138 8680
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About this location
Address
Priory Hospital Burgess Hill
Gatehouse Lane
Goddards Green
Hassocks
BN6 9LE
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Telephone 01444 231 000
Email Address info@priorygroup.com

Priory Hospital Burgess Hill is a specialist service providing care for people with mental illnesses and/or personality disorders. We have a male acute service, high dependency units for males and females, and a specialist personality disorder unit.

The hospital is split across four units:

  • Wendy Orr – male, high dependency unit
  • Helen Keller – female, high dependency unit
  • Edith Cavell – acute male-only service
  • Amy Johnson – personality disorders

Amy Johnson is a 10-bedded ward, which helps patients to acquire the skills needed to effectively manage their own emotions, be inter-personally effective and tolerate distress. Our aim is to help patients to live a happier, more independent life.

Our approach

Our expertise enables us to support patients with a high level of risk and challenging behaviours including individuals with high risks of self-harming behaviour and people who may require a period of stabilisation achieved through high dependency care or acute care, depending on their diagnosis.

Our clinical programmes focus on:

  • Rehabilitation onsite and in the community, including programmes that are specifically focused on treating offending and challenging behaviours, and minimising the risk to self and others
  • Building skills to increase independence to promote people stepping down to care in the least restrictive setting, appropriate to their health
  • Substance misuse and addictions treatments

Treatment programmes are run on a 12-week rotation but with high flexibility so that we can meet the ever-changing needs of each of our patients or residents. The multidisciplinary team meet with the patients regularly to identify their needs, assess engagement levels and whether a group or one-to-one approach is best in each person's case.

Each patient has a recovery/interest checklist which helps them to select from the activities and groups that are available, in a one-to-one session with a member of the occupational therapy team. These then play a part in timetable development.

Therapeutic sessions include but are not limited to:

  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Anger management
  • Trauma treatment
  • Family therapy and support
  • Physical healthcare programme and education
  • Creative activity as therapy
  • Compassion focused therapy (CFT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Coping skills group
  • Offence related therapy (arson, sexualised behaviour)
  • Relapse prevention
  • Problem solving
  • Art psychotherapy

We also provide real work opportunities which aim to identify job-specific skills, strengths and experience, develop job-acquisition skills to take on an in-house real work opportunity, give appraisals and reviews and identify roles and employment opportunities outside the hospital setting.

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Enquiries and Referrals

For further information on Priory services offered to the NHS, or to make a referral, please call our dedicated 24/7 customer service centre on 0800 090 1356. Alternatively, click here to submit an enquiry form

How to find us
NHS 24/7 Emergency Placements

The Priory is ready to take emergency placements 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for adult acute mental health, adult eating disorders, CAMHS and PICU. To make a referral please call us on

0800 090 1356
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