Thinking Well (East Sussex Community Network)

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Thinking Well is a dedicated service for people with Personality Disorder.

Provided in partnership with the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, it 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 available on our website here). 

What support is available?

The service offers drop-in, social and clinical sessions to help you self-manage your condition and avoid crisis. 

Support is provided at our Bexhill, Eastbourne and Lewes Wellbeing Centres.

Coronavirus Statement (19th July 2021 - Step 4 update)

At Southdown, we’re heeding the advice to proceed with caution and there will be no changes to our office and community work arrangements across the organisation until September at the earliest. This includes the continuation of social distancing and wearing of face coverings for staff and clients. Staff will also continue to take Lateral Flow Tests prior to attending one of our buildings or conducting any in-person work.

We are currently offering a blend of virtual and face-to-face groups whilst adhering to PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and social distancing measures.  Phone support also remains available as a form of additional support, on each member’s clinical day and Fridays.

The three Southdown Wellbeing Centres that we operate from (Eastbourne, Bexhill and Lewes) have been risk-assessed using Covid-safety guidance for 2:1 face-to-face support, and we are now delivering some indoor groups onsite, in addition to outdoor groups on Fridays.

As and when there are any further changes to the support we provide, we will update this page.

Please see the Thinking Well 2021 Summer Prospectus for further information on the service.

Am I eligible?

The service is for people (aged 16+) with a diagnosis of Personality Disorder living in East Sussex.   

How do I apply?

Due to strictly limited spaces at the service, referrals are made through the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust only. Referrers from the Trust will be contacted when referrals to the service can be made.

You can also access recovery-focussed support at our Wellbeing Centres.

For more information please get in touch using the contact details below.

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Contact Details

Nathan Hayes
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Project Coordinator for Thinking Well
01323 405 344