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

Wellbeing Centres

Contact Details

General Enquiries - East Sussex Community Network

ESCN@southdown.org

01323 405 334

About the service

Our seven Wellbeing Centres, located across East Sussex, provide a range of community-based mental health and wellbeing support to enable you to get well, stay well and prevent crisis.

The Centres are 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 also available below).

To read the information on this page in a different language, please scroll to the bottom of the page where you can select a language of your choice.

What support is available?

Our team of friendly, trained Recovery Workers and Peer Support Workers (people with lived experience of mental health challenges) will work with you to develop a personalised wellbeing plan and support you to access activities and groups at the Centres and in your local community.

“When I visited, I was struck by the commitment, warmth and experience of the team and its warm, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.”

Group support

We offer a wide variety of person-centred groups that are offered online and face-to-face, within our Centres and in outdoor locations.

Group activities range from walking, yoga, mindfulness, stress management, peer social support groups and much more. Our timetable is regularly reviewed and adjusted in line with feedback from our clients.

We can also offer you one to one sessions during assessment if needed to support you to attend group sessions.

Our Centre activity timetables can be viewed and downloaded from the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.

Am I eligible?

The services are available for adults (aged 18 +) living in East Sussex who are experiencing issues affecting their mental health and wellbeing.

How do I apply?

We accept self-referrals and referrals from health professionals. To make an online referral for yourself or on behalf of an individual, please click here.

If you require a paper version of our referral form, please contact your local Centre using the contact details below.

We currently have slightly longer waiting times than usual for initial assessments due to high demand for our services. We appreciate your patience at this busy time as we work hard to accommodate new referrals and still encourage you to make a referral for your chosen Centre despite these short delays.

Contacting the Wellbeing Centres

For general enquiries, please see the contact details at the top of this page. Alternatively, you can contact the Wellbeing Centres directly as follows:

Hastings/St Leonards Wellbeing Centre: Carisbrooke House, Stockleigh Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0JP | Phone: 01424 435472 | Email: hastingsandstleonardswellbeingcentre@southdown.org

Bexhill Wellbeing Centre: 73a London Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LB | Phone: 01424 215548 | Email: bexhillwellbeingcentre@southdown.org

Eastbourne Wellbeing Centre: Suites 1&2, The Printworks, 20 Wharf Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3AW | Phone: 01323 405330 | Email: eastbournewellbeingcentre@southdown.org

Lewes Wellbeing Centre: 47A Western Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1RL | Phone: 01273 472453 | Email: leweswellbeingcentre@southdown.org

Newhaven Wellbeing Centre: Summerhayes, Marshall Lane, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9RB | Phone: 01273 517641 | Email: newhavenwellbeingcentre@southdown.org

Hailsham Wellbeing Centre: Prospects House, 7/9 George Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1AD | Phone: 01323 442706 | Email: hailshamwellbeingcentre@southdown.org

Uckfield Wellbeing Centre: Bellbrook Centre, Bell Lane, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1QL | Phone: 01825 760684 | Email: uckfieldwellbeingcentre@southdown.org

Heathfield Outreach Service: Prospects House, 7/9 George Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1AD | Phone: 01323 442706 | Email: hailshamwellbeingcentre@southdown.org

Out of hours crisis prevention support

If you are experiencing a mental health decline and need support to keep yourself safe, Southdown also has an out-of-hours crisis prevention service available with safe spaces, that you can self-refer to. Please follow the link for more information on our Staying Well Services.