Staying Well Space (East Sussex Community Network)

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The Staying Well Space is an out-of-hours mental health crisis prevention service, provided at our St Leonards-On-Sea and Eastbourne Wellbeing Centres.   

Open 7 days a week, the service provides evening and weekend, recovery-focused support to help you manage your mental health, stay well and prevent crisis.

The service is part of a network of mental health recovery support across the county, called the East Sussex Community Network. For more information, download the leaflet below (translated versions are also available on our website here).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

During these uncertain times we would like to reassure you that we are still operating and are here to support you.

“During these unprecedented and rapidly changing times, the health and wellbeing of our staff, clients and wider local communities, is at the very forefront of our plans to respond to the coronavirus public health major incident.” - Neil Blanchard, Chief Executive - Southdown

We will be adhering to the social distancing advice set out by the government. This means that we will be offering telephone support rather than face-to-face support until further notice.

If you have any urgent questions about your support, or have a new enquiry about our service, please contact Judy Pearson by calling 07867 123652 or emailing

Please visit the NHS website for the latest advice on what to do if you think you might be infected or at risk, and how you can prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Click here to read the latest message from Southdown’s Chief Executive.

We would like to wish you and your family well and we will update this page when our telephone support model changes.

What support is available?   

If you need urgent mental health support, outside of normal working hours, the Staying Well Space is here for you.

Get help and advice in a relaxed, friendly and safe environment.

Our team of Recovery Workers are on-hand to provide non-judgmental support tailored to your needs; whether that’s simply listening or providing more in-depth support. Peer Supporters (people with lived experience of mental health challenges) are also available to talk to.  

Am I eligible?

The service is available for adults (16+) living in East Sussex with urgent mental health support needs.

How do I access support?

Support is provided from our Wellbeing Centres in St Leonards-on-Sea and Eastbourne.  

  • Staying Well in St Leonards-On-Sea is provided from the St Leonards-On-Sea Wellbeing Centre (Carisbrooke House, Stockleigh Road, TN38 0JP). Opening hours are: 6pm to 10.30pm on weekdays and 3pm to 10.30pm at weekends.
  • Staying Well in Eastbourne is provided from the Eastbourne Wellbeing Centre (8 Saffrons Road, BN21 1DG). Opening hours are: 4pm to 10.30pm on weekdays and 3pm to 10.30pm at weekends.  

Please note, Staying Well is not a drop-in service and last admission is 9pm every day. Telephone support is available in some circumstances, up until 10pm each day.

To self-refer or refer on behalf of an individual, contact us using the details below and we will complete a short ‘introduction form’ with you. We can do this by phone or email; whichever is easiest for you. You can also download the ‘introduction form’ from this page below.  

How to find us:

Staying Well in St Leonards-On-Sea is provided at our St Leonards-On-Sea Wellbeing Centre at Carisbrooke House, Stockleigh Road, TN38 0JP

From St Leonards Warrior Square Station, walk south down London Road (towards the sea) and turn right onto Silchester Road when you get to the Anglican Church. Take the first right onto Stockleigh Road. Carisbrooke House is about half way up the road on the right, next to a nursery.

Staying Well Hastings St Leonards-on-sea

Staying Well in Eastbourne is provided at our Eastbourne Wellbeing Centre at 8 Saffrons Road, BN21 1DG

From Eastbourne train station, head North on Terminus Road (away from town) towards a roundabout near Prezzo. Cross at the nearby crossing and head towards Eastbourne library (which you’ll see). From the library, walk uphill along Old Orchard Road. The Centre entrance is at the top of Old Orchard Road, on the left, via a small car parking area.

Staying Well Eastbourne


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Staying Well Space team
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General Enquiries
Freephone 0800 023 6475

You can also contact Staying Well in Eastbourne direct by email at and Staying Well in Hastings and St Leonards by email at