Celebrating World Mental Health Day 2017
To mark World Mental Health Day 2017 we are highlighting the support we provide for people living with mental health challenges and our plans to develop services. We are also hosting a number of special events across Sussex to bring people together to share their experiences of mental health.
In our website news section, read about our new contract to transform non-clinical services for people living with mental health challenges in East Sussex. Also, read about how we are developing our specialist Supported Employment to help more people with mental health challenges secure and retain work.
World Mental Health Day events
Across East Sussex libraries (Lewes, Bexhill & Eastbourne) our Peers in Partnership team, with colleagues from our Eastbourne Wellbeing Centre and Supported Employment, are hosting 'Living Libraries' from 10am to 4pm.
A Living Library is a chance for the reader to borrow a book to find out about a certain topic, only in this case the books are real people, with real life experiences. We are also asking people to complete a Mental Health and Work questionnaire. The questionnaire is an opportunity for people to share their thoughts on what more could be done to support people with mental health challenges in the workplace. Read more here.
A local jazz musician is coming along to our Brighton-based Preston Park Recovery Centre to perform and entertain clients of the service.
It promises to be a lovely event and an opportunity for people to come together and listen to great music. The team are also sharing what they do to keep well at work, with each other as well as clients of the service, to encourage discussions about how to look after your mental health.
Our Uckfield and Hailsham Wellbeing Centres, provided as part of the new East Sussex Community Network, are hosting coffee mornings.
The informal events are an opportunity for clients of the services to relax over a cup of tea or coffee, and talk to staff and peers.
And, at our Lewes head office we are displaying and sharing information about the mental health support we provide for our staff.
For more information about Southdown’s mental health recovery services visit our website here.