Peer Support Service (East Sussex Community Network)
The Peer Support Service is provided by Peer Specialists, people with lived experience of mental health challenges, who can support you to take control of your mental health and stay well.
The service is 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 on our website here).
What support is available?
One to one support
Peer specialists will work with you in up to 6-8 one to one sessions. They can help you to overcome challenges and work on specific goals including; managing your mental health, identifying your strengths and interests, connecting with the local community and taking part in volunteering, work and other activities you're interested in.
Drop in sessions
We also offer weekly recovery-focused drop ins where you can talk with other people facing mental health challenges in a friendly, informal environment. You can participate in recovery-focused activities, have a short one to one session with a Peer Specialist or just pop in to see a friendly face and have a cup of tea.
Where can I access support?
The service is provided at our seven Wellbeing Centres in Hastings & St Leonards, Bexhill, Lewes, Eastbourne, Hailsham, Uckfield and Newhaven. You can also request to meet a Peer Specialist in the community.
Am I eligible and how do I apply?
The service is available for adults (aged 16+) living in East Sussex with mental health support needs.
We accept self-referrals and referrals from organisations and providers on behalf of individuals. To apply, contact us on the details below.
Are you interested in Peer Support Mentoring?
East Sussex Community Network provides accredited Level 2 training in Mentoring/Peer Support at the Lewes Wellbeing Centre. For more details see the downloads below.