The Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has said statistics suggest the NHS workforce of nurses is getting smaller every year.
It is estimated that there are currently 40,000 vacancies in the country.
Last year alone, the Sussex Partnership spent £6m on agency nursing staff.
The local Partnership has a target of recruiting 150 new nurses within the next 12 months.
Diane Hull, Chief Nurse for Sussex Partnership, said:
“We have made a real commitment to nurses.
“To value, nurture and develop them and think creatively about how we can help them along their career pathway.”
Today the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has launched a NHS mental health nurses recruitment campaign.
The Sussex Partnership which provides mental health and learning disability services for all ages in Sussex.
The new film, called Nursing at Sussex Partnership, features the stories of nurses who work for the Trust.
It’s hoped their honest accounts will encourage others to pick the NHS organisation as a place to either start or continue their nursing careers.
To find out more about the services that Sussex Partnership provides and current vacancies click here.