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).

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 team has been supporting clients over the phone and through online means.

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 seven Wellbeing Centres to ensure they can initially be used by staff in a socially-distanced safe way. We are pleased to be able to say that, having put in place strict measures to minimise risk, some of the Centre teams 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 in some Centres. Keyworkers will discuss with clients individually if it is felt that their circumstances meet the criteria of face-to-face support being required. For the time being we will continue to offer the majority of our support by telephone or online platforms such as Zoom or Facebook.

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