Mount Lodge

Mount Lodge operates as a residential recovery community for 15 residents who are experiencing complex mental health difficulties. This includes those who have been diagnosed with a personality disorder, psychosis, forensic history or a history of complex trauma and those for whom placements have broken down elsewhere

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The service is a large house with 15 single bedrooms for residents. Shared facilities include four bathrooms, two large lounges, dining area and kitchen. There is also a large rear garden with a newly built Summer House for individual therapy sessions as well as group work.
Therapeutic Support
All Residents have a named key worker who works with them to identify and address their, daily-living and psychosocial needs as they work towards a more satisfying interdependence through active engagement with domestic, vocational, educational and social activities in the house and in the community. Our basic requirement is that those referred will benefit from a structured, yet individualised programme which is both practical and therapeutic.
Length of stay
The length of stay for each resident varies depending on each individual’s treatment plan. The aim is to encourage residents to share responsibilities, make decisions for themselves and to regain their independence as far as possible. Residents are encouraged to set realistic goals with staff and establish a range of activities in the service and the local community.
Mount Lodge is staffed 24-hours a day, with waking night cover.  CHT employs staff committed to recovery, and encourages applications from those with lived experience. Each service’s staff team is made up of Live-in Support Workers, Therapeutic Support Workers, Senior Therapeutic Support Workers, an integrated fully qualified Psychologist/Psychotherapist, a registered Social Worker, and a Registered Manager.  The service is also supported by a Psychiatrist, a Lead Psychotherapist and Senior Manager.

Our dedicated staff are crucial to the successful delivery of recovery and therapeutic services, so CHT is committed to providing high quality staff training, including Skills for Care training for staff and managers, and a 20-module tailored programme of training in psychosocial theory and practice.  

Staff also have regular supervision, weekly reflective practice facilitated by the service psychotherapist.

Contact details:
Mount Lodge, 5 Upper Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3UY

Telephone: 01323 411 312


Emma Pyle

Emma Pyle

Service Manager

Hi, my name is Emma and I am the service manager of Mount Lodge.  I have been working with CHT on and off for more than 20 years. My background is in psychology and psychodynamic therapy.

I am responsible for making sure the community feels safe and that the therapeutic program is running. I am based at the service so residents will see me regularly for both formal meetings and day to day time spent together.

Lucy Skelton Greenwood

Lucy Skelton Greenwood

Community Psychotherapist

Hi my name is Lucy and have worked for CHT since Spring 2018. I am a fully accredited member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and the ACPP (Association of Core Process Psychotherapists) with 9 years of practice experience, including 3 years in a hospital setting. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Masters in Core Process Psychotherapy.