Wellbeing Centres (East Sussex Community Network)

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Our seven Wellbeing Centres, located across East Sussex, provide a range of community-based mental health and wellbeing support to enable you to get well, stay well and prevent crisis.

The Centres are part of a network of mental health recovery support, called the East Sussex Community Network (for more information download the leaflet below - translated versions are also available below).

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Coronavirus Statement (19th July 2021 - Step 4 update)

At Southdown, we’re heeding the advice to proceed with caution and there will be no changes to our office and community work arrangements across the organisation until September at the earliest. This includes the continuation of social distancing and wearing of face coverings for staff and clients. Staff will also continue to take Lateral Flow Tests prior to attending one of our buildings or conducting any in-person work.

We have resumed face-to-face support and are meeting clients outside, in Southdown Wellbeing Centres or inside Covid safe venues. Face-to-face groups are limited in numbers due to the current restrictions and will therefore be offered by invitation only. We will continue to offer an online group timetable and telephone support where this is appropriate.

Clients will be contacted prior to face-to-face support to ask a few COVID safety questions in order to keep both our clients and staff safe. You will also have an opportunity to ask us any questions about what to expect.

In accordance with Southdown requirements and as mentioned above, staff will be taking Lateral Flow Tests prior to all in person appointments.

In the meantime, if you have any urgent questions about your support, or have a new enquiry about our service, please contact us by phone or email using the contact details at the bottom of this page for each Centre.
 

What support is available?

Our team of friendly Recovery Workers will work with you to develop a personalised wellbeing plan and support you to access activities and groups at the Centres and in your local community.

"When I visited, I was struck by the commitment, warmth and experience of the team and its warm, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere."

One to one support

Our trained Recovery Workers will work with you for up to 10 sessions enabling you to identify goals and overcome challenges that will help you move forward in your recovery and maintain positive health and well-being. This includes managing your mental health, identifying your strengths and interests and signposting you to various opportunities within your local community.

Group support

We offer a wide variety of person-centred groups that are offered online and face-to-face, within our Centres and in outdoor locations.

Group activities range from walking, yoga, mindfulness, stress management, peer social support groups and much more. Our timetable is regularly reviewed and adjusted in line with feedback from our clients.

Our online timetable can be viewed or downloaded here. For information about our face-to-face groups, please contact your nearest Wellbeing Centre – contact details can be found at the bottom of this page.

Peer support

Peer Specialists (people with lived experience of mental health challenges) are also available to provide a listening ear and support.  You can read more about our Peer Support Service on our website here.

Out of hours support

In addition, out-of-hours mental health support is available at the Hastings (St Leonards) and Eastbourne Wellbeing Centres, through our Staying Well Space service.

"As well as being a place that can support your mental wellbeing, it is a rescue place for people in distress."

 

Am I eligible?

The service is available for adults (aged 16 +) living in East Sussex who are experiencing issues affecting their mental health and wellbeing.
 

How do I apply?

We accept self-referrals and referrals from health professionals. Please complete our referral form which you can download here and send to the relevant e-mail address listed at the bottom of this page.
 

Translated information about the East Sussex Community Network  

Service Location: 

Contact Details

Name: 
General Enquiries
Job Title: 
East Sussex Community Network
Telephone: 
01323 405 334

 

Alternatively, contact the Wellbeing Centres direct:

Hastings/ St Leonards Wellbeing Centre: Carisbrooke House, Stockleigh Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0JP | Phone: 01424 435472 | Email: hastingsandstleonardswellbeingcentre@southdown.org

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Bexhill Wellbeing Centre: 73a London Road, Bexhill on sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LB | Phone: 01424 215548 | Email: bexhillwellbeingcentre@southdown.org

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Eastbourne Wellbeing Centre: 8 Saffrons Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 1DG | Phone: 01323 405330 | Email: eastbournewellbeingcentre@southdown.org

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Lewes Wellbeing Centre: 47A Western Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1RL | Phone: 01273 472453 | Email: leweswellbeingcentre@southdown.org

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Newhaven Wellbeing Centre: Summerhayes, Marshall Lane, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9RB | Phone: 01273 517641 | Email: newhavenwellbeingcentre@southdown.org

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Hailsham Wellbeing Centre: Prospects House, 7/9 George Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1AD | Phone: 01323 442706 | Email: hailshamwellbeingcentre@southdown.org

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Uckfield Wellbeing Centre: Bellbrook Centre, Bell Lane, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1QL | Phone: 01825 760684 | Email: uckfieldwellbeingcentre@southdown.org

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Crowborough Outreach Service: Bellbrook Centre, Bell Lane, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1QL | Phone: 01825 760684 | Email: uckfieldwellbeingcentre@southdown.org