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Service Type: Mental Health and Employment Support
Service Location: Brighton and Hove East Sussex

Health and Wellbeing Service

Contact Details

Sarah Hole - Health & Wellbeing Service Team Manager

Sarah.Hole@southdown.org

07867 123578

About the service

The Health and Wellbeing Service is a social prescribing service, working in partnership with GP practices across East Sussex and Brighton and Hove and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

We support people aged 18 or over who have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or psychosis, to improve their health and wellbeing following their free annual Physical Health Check (PHC) appointment. In East Sussex we also support 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. In East Sussex we also support 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 Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.

Eligibility

Support is available for people aged 18 or over, who have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or psychosis and are registered with a GP in *Brighton & Hove or East Sussex.

*In Brighton & Hove, we also support people with a diagnosis of Emotionally Unstable Personaility Disorder.

Referrals

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.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us using the contact details at the top of this page.