Health and Wellbeing Service
Sarah Hole - Health & Wellbeing Service Team Manager
About the service
The Health and Wellbeing Service is a social prescribing service, working in partnership with GP practices across Sussex and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
We support people aged 18 or over who have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis or Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) to improve their health and wellbeing following their free annual Physical Health Check (PHC) appointment. We are also temporarily offering support for people to attend their PHC.
Physical Health Checks are carried out by GPs and/or healthcare practitioners at a GP surgery. PHC appointments are designed to look at different aspects of a person’s health, including blood pressure, mental health, diabetes, sexual health, oral health and much more. These checks can help people to get the support and referrals needed to support and improve their physical and mental health.
How the service works
There are times when we all need support to address life’s challenges and knowing how to access local support can make a big difference. Social Prescribing helps people to explore services, groups and activities that can support them to improve their health and emotional wellbeing.
Addressing difficult issues needs extra time and support. Southdown’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Advisors work specifically with people following their Physical Health Check to support them to develop personalised health and wellbeing improvement plans. We are also temporarily offering support for people to attend their PHC.
Our Health & Wellbeing Advisors offer face-to-face and remote support in a range of settings from GP practices, to community venues across Sussex.
Support is available for people aged 18 or over, who have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis or Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) and are registered with a GP in Sussex.
Referrals for this service are made directly by healthcare professionals within GP practices.
To refer a client in Brighton & Hove click here.
To refer a client in East Sussex click here.
To refer a client in West Sussex click here.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with us using the contact details at the top of this page.