Acute and Emergency Mental Health Needs Assessment


Supporting Information

This needs assessment is intended to examine the acute and emergency mental health needs of East Sussex residents aged 18 to 64 years, in order to better shape strategies to improve acute mental health care within the county.

The specific aims are:

  • To attempt to quantify the burden of mental illness in East Sussex in terms of numbers of people with common mental disorders and severe mental illness, and to consider how this may change in the future.
  • To assess current levels of specialist service activity related to severe mental illness (as a proxy for need).

The report does not cover dementia or alcohol/substance misuse, both of which are important issues in their own right. However, some of the figures and statistics presented does include these conditions, in particular activity data presented in section six.

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health needs assessment for East Sussex provides an up-to-date assessment of the mental health needs of children and young people in the county.


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Resource Date

June 2015