Sussex Recovery College operates out of a number of campuses. Sussex Recovery College is administered centrally by staff based at the Sussex Partnership Education and Training Department at Aldrington House in Hove. The Brighton and Hove campus is administered by Southdown staff at Fredrick Place (addresses below). All other campuses in East and West Sussex are administered from Aldrington House.


Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove Recovery College campus is based at the Frederick Place Recovery Centre which is centrally located near to Brighton Railway station. Many courses will be run from this venue. We are developing a Recovery College library to be housed here for students to use as a resource. We also use other community venues across the city including Black Minority Ethnic Community Partnership, Cornerstone and others. This campus is led by Southdown and Sussex Partnership NHS Trust in an equal partnership.

We are developing new ways in which students can be involved in the development of Recovery College including student focus groups and a student union

Telephone: 01273 749500

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Hastings and Rother campus 

Hastings and Rother Recovery College campus is based at Cavendish House and courses are held there, at Together buildings in Hastings and Bexhill, and St Anne's and Woodlands inpatient unit. Courses are also held in Battle and Rye.

Cavendish House, Hastings

The campus was developed by Activ8 (Hastings Mind) and Sussex Partnership and opened its doors in spring 2013. It is currently led by Sussex Partnership. Other partners who run courses or are otherwise involved include: Southdown Housing, Together, MindOUT, ICE carers project (Improving Carers Experience), Albion in the Community, Alzheimer’s Society, Creative Bexhill, SEAP (Support, Empower, Advocate, Promote), Creative Bexhill, Bexhill College and Sussex Coast College.

Hastings has an active student union who meet monthly and influence the way the College is run and what courses we provide.

Telephone: 0300 303 8086
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High Weald & Lewes-Havens campus 

High Weald & Lewes-Havens campus covers a wide rural area with a number of bases across the area to increase accessibility. Courses take place at Together Newhaven Your Way, Newhaven Hillrise, Lewes Your Way, the House of Friendship in Lewes, and the Bellbrook Centre in Uckfield. It ran its first courses in Autumn 2014. Currently led by Sussex Partnership, other partners include Together, Southdown Housing, ICE carers project (Improving Carers Experience), Re-think and Sussex Oakleaf.

High Weald & Lewes-Havens campus has an emerging student union which will meet monthly.

Telephone: 0300 303 8086
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Eastbourne, Hailsham & Seaford campus

Eastbourne, Hailsham & Seaford campus ran its first courses in Autumn 2014. The main base is at Aveneida Lodge. Courses also take place at St Mary's House, Brightview, the Department of Psychiatry, Woodside training annex near Hailsham, Amberstone in Hailsham and Friston Forest. It is led by Sussex Partnership and other partners include Southdown Housing, Sussex Wildlife Trust, Sussex Oakleaf, East Sussex County Council.

Telephone: 0300 303 8086
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 Coastal West Sussex

Littlehampton, Worthing & Shoreham-by Sea.

With 13 courses running in its inaugural term January 2015 including managing Chronic Pain, Autism and understanding PTSD this campus boast some of the widest ranging courses in the College. 

Western West Sussex


Running 8 courses in its first term, January 2015, the Western Campus has courses such as self-advocacy and Resilience to help people regain control of their lives


Northern West Sussex


Crawley, Horsham, Haywards Heath and East Grinstead 

Serving the Northern area of West Sussex courses running in its first term include wellbeing in the wild, Creativity and Recovery most of the courses will be running from Crawley and Horsham for the first term.

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East and West Sussex campuses

Telephone: 0300 303 8086



Recovery College

Education and Training

Aldrington House

New Church Road




Brighton and Hove campus 

For Brighton and Hove campus only please contact:

Telephone: 01273 749500



Brighton & Hove Recovery College

42 Frederick Place


BN1 1EA 

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