People in Partnership (East Sussex)
Helping shape mental health support and provision across East Sussex
We want everybody with mental health challenges, their families and carers to have the opportunity to help shape the experience and quality of mental health support and provision across Hastings, Rother, Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford.
We work alongside the community to involve them in the design and delivery of services (across primary care, secondary care, crisis and acute).
We also work with mental health providers and organisations, supporting them to engage with their local communities to develop support tailored to the needs of the local area.
Have your say – Local Mental Health Action Groups
Do you have lived experience of mental health challenges? Do you care for somebody with mental health challenges?
If yes, we would love to invite you to share your experiences and have your say on mental health provision in your area.
Alongside our Strategic Representatives, we host 'Local Mental Health Action Groups’ at Southdown’s Wellbeing Centres across East Sussex and venues within the local community.
The Local Mental Health Action Groups provide opportunity to share your thoughts, experiences and ideas on mental health provision in your local area. Following each meeting, your ideas, views and feedback will be shared with mental health providers and organisations to support future service developments.
The meetings are held quarterly in Hastings, Bexhill, Hailsham and Eastbourne. Everybody is welcome. In particular, we would like to encourage minority and under-represented groups and people to come along to ensure the whole community is involved.
Coronavirus Statement (5th November 2020)
From March 2020, we changed the way we deliver Local Mental Health Action Groups and Events to best protect the safety of our volunteers and staff and so we could adhere to the Government’s advice on social distancing and infection control.
In place of face-to-face meetings & events, over the past few months our team have been helping shape mental health support and provision across East Sussex through online means.
Working in partnership with our volunteers and local organisations who deliver mental health and emotional wellbeing support, we have resumed activities using online platforms such as Survey Monkey, Zoom and Google Meet. We also release weekly updates to our network of partners and have been creating monthly eZines to showcase the work of Southdown’s East Sussex Mental Health services.
We have ongoing meetings and our next one is planned for November (date and time TBC). We’re working with external partners to enable more people to get online and stay online and these groups provide an opportunity for partners to share challenges and solutions as well as service updates.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, or call us on 01323 340151.
- Local Mental Health Action Group minutes Eastbourne - September 2019.pdf
- Local Mental Health Action Group minutes Hastings - September 2019.pdf
- Local Mental Health Action Group minutes Seaford - September 2019.pdf
- Local Mental Health Action Group minutes Hastings April 2019.pdf
- Local Mental Health Action Group minutes Jan 2019.pdf
Join our team – Volunteer Strategic Representatives
We are currently recruiting for ‘Strategic Representatives’ to join our team.
Together, we work with the community to actively involve them in service delivery and design and empower them to participate and engage in service development and decisions.
You will be the ‘eyes and ears’ of mental health provision, sharing the issues and information gathered with partners and commissioners. Through ongoing training, meetings and developing strong support networks, you will also engage and empower communities to help shape and improve services and care pathways.
"I see my role as a Strategic representative as a bridge or connection between the mental health community; those with lived experience of mental health issues, their carers, commissioners, providers. As such, I and other Strategic Representatives attend meetings, consultations/ focus groups, events and workshops as necessary depending on our experience and interests. I am proud to be Strategic Representative with People in Partnership and to be involved in using my experience to make a difference." - People in Partnership Strategic Representative
For more information on becoming a ‘Strategic Representative', download the advert below or contact us using the details shown below.
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