East Sussex Mental Health Directory of Community Support

Non-mental health services

These are free services which are available to anyone and may be of use to those with mental health issues. More services can be found on East Sussex 1Space.

Adult Social Care and Health – Anyone can ask Health and Social Care Connect for an assessment of social care needs. You can do this for yourself or on behalf of someone you know. They will respond to your request within three working days.

Support for vulnerable people from BME communities

FTT (Friends Families and Travellers)

Helping gypsies and travellers get a good deal

Available across East Sussex

Find more information about this service on 1Space: FTT

Vandu language services

Interpreting, translation and advocacy services throughout the South East of England in over 120 languages, helping to support your organisation in bridging the language gap with your clients and patients.

Available across East Sussex

Find more information about this service on 1Space: Vandu language services

The Links Project

Advice and assistance for black and ethnic minority communities, including asylum seekers and refugees

Available across East Sussex

Find more information about this service on 1Space: The Links Project

Advocacy and representation

Healthwatch

Every comment counts – the independent consumer champion, gathering and representing the views of the public on issues relating to health and social care

Available across East Sussex

Find more information about this service on 1Space: Healthwatch

Vandu advocacy

Bilingual advocacy allows people who can’t yet understand English to make informed decisions about their health and social care.

Available Across East Sussex

Find more information about this service on 1Space: Vandu language services

Welfare benefits advice

Welfare Benefits Helpline

Available in Hastings, Rother, Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford areas.

Find more information about this service on 1Space: Welfare Benefits Helpline

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