Staying Well Space (East Sussex Community Network)

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The Staying Well Space is an out-of-hours mental health crisis prevention service, provided at our St Leonards-On-Sea and Eastbourne Wellbeing Centres.

Open 7 days a week, the service provides evening and weekend, recovery-focused support to help you manage your mental health, stay well and prevent crisis.

The service is part of a network of mental health recovery support across the county, called the East Sussex Community Network. For more information, download the leaflet below (translated versions are also available on our website here).

New Brighton & Hove Staying Well service to open in December

We are really pleased to announce that we will be opening ‘Staying Well Brighton and Hove’ this December. Initially the new Brighton and Hove service will be based at Southdown’s Preston Park Recovery Centre service and recruitment is currently underway for the new team -  see the news article here.

This page will be updated with further details about the new service soon.

Coronavirus Statement (5th November 2020)

To best protect our clients, visitors and staff, in March, we changed the way support was provided by the service so we could adhere to the Government’s advice on social distancing and infection control.

In place of building-based and face-to-face support, over the past few months, our teams have been supporting clients over the phone.

Alongside our commissioner, we have been planning how we can resume some level of face-to-face support for our clients whilst balancing the needs, safety and wellbeing of our clients and teams. Following Covid-safety guidance, we are in the process of risk-assessing our Wellbeing Centres that Staying Well operate from to ensure they can initially be used by staff in a socially-distanced safe way. We are pleased to say that, having put in place strict measures to minimise risk, some of the Staying Well team are now able to work from certain Centres again.

We are currently starting to trial a process of offering face to face support in very limited circumstances. Our Recovery Advisors will discuss with clients individually whether their circumstances meet the criteria of face-to-face support being required. If it is deemed appropriate to see a client face-to-face, we will attempt to offer an appointment for the next day. We will also continue to offer our support by telephone and ensure the needs, safety and wellbeing of our clients are prioritised. 

As and when there are any changes to the support we provide, we will update this page.

In the meantime, If you have any urgent questions about your support, or have a new enquiry about our service, please contact Staying Well by calling 0800 023 6475 or emailing our Eastbourne or Hastings services at or

What support is available?   

If you need urgent mental health support, outside of normal working hours, the Staying Well Space is here for you.

Get help and advice in a relaxed, friendly and safe environment.

Our team of Recovery Workers are on-hand to provide non-judgmental support tailored to your needs; whether that’s simply listening or providing more in-depth support. Peer Supporters (people with lived experience of mental health challenges) are also available to talk to.  

Am I eligible?

The service is available for adults (16+) living in East Sussex with urgent mental health support needs.

How do I access support?

Support is provided from:

  • Staying Well in St Leonards-On-Sea is provided from the St Leonards-On-Sea Wellbeing Centre (Carisbrooke House, Stockleigh Road, TN38 0JP). Opening hours are: 6pm to 10.30pm on weekdays and 3pm to 10.30pm at weekends.
  • Staying Well in Eastbourne is provided from the Eastbourne Wellbeing Centre (8 Saffrons Road, BN21 1DG). Opening hours are: 4pm to 10.30pm on weekdays and 3pm to 10.30pm at weekends.  
  • Staying Well Brighton & Hove - coming in December 2020

Please note, Staying Well is not a drop-in service and last admission is 9pm every day. Telephone support is available in some circumstances, up until 10pm each day.

To self-refer or refer on behalf of an individual, contact us using the details below and we will complete a short ‘introduction form’ with you. We can do this by phone or email; whichever is easiest for you. You can also download the ‘introduction form’ from this page below.  

How to find us:

Staying Well in St Leonards-On-Sea is provided at our St Leonards-On-Sea Wellbeing Centre at Carisbrooke House, Stockleigh Road, TN38 0JP

From St Leonards Warrior Square Station, walk south down London Road (towards the sea) and turn right onto Silchester Road when you get to the Anglican Church. Take the first right onto Stockleigh Road. Carisbrooke House is about half way up the road on the right, next to a nursery.

Staying Well Hastings St Leonards-on-sea

Staying Well in Eastbourne is provided at our Eastbourne Wellbeing Centre at 8 Saffrons Road, BN21 1DG

From Eastbourne train station, head North on Terminus Road (away from town) towards a roundabout near Prezzo. Cross at the nearby crossing and head towards Eastbourne library (which you’ll see). From the library, walk uphill along Old Orchard Road. The Centre entrance is at the top of Old Orchard Road, on the left, via a small car parking area.

Staying Well Eastbourne


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Freephone 0800 023 6475


You can also contact Staying Well by email at:


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