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 (15th April 2021)

As we continue to adhere to the Government’s advice around the easing of restrictions, social distancing and infection control, we continue to provide a modified service offer.

In place of building-based face-to-face support and groups previously offered in our Wellbeing Centres, we are providing an online timetable of virtual drop-in sessions, groups and events such as Yoga, Drama, Creative Expression, a Men’s Group and a monthly LGBTQ group. Telephone support also remains available, to continue to support our clients with their recovery and wellbeing.

We are still accepting referrals for one-to-one recovery-focussed support with an allocated key worker, however, this support will mainly be offered over the phone or using online platforms.

Following the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, our Wellbeing Centres have reintroduced small outdoor groups in the local community and will start to provide indoor groups late April/early May. These groups will be limited in numbers due to the current restrictions and will therefore be offered by invitation only.  We do hope, however, that we will be able to widen this offer as we come out of lockdown.  Only when it is absolutely essential will we consider a face-to-face appointment and our Recovery Workers will discuss with clients individually if it is felt that their circumstances meet this criteria. Individuals who attend face to face groups and appointments will be asked to adhere to Southdown’s guidelines on wearing PPE and social distancing.

Our support offer is reviewed regularly in line with the Government Covid-19 safety guidance. 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 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.

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.

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

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

"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  

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Contact Details

General Enquiries
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East Sussex Community Network
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