Community Mental Health Services by area

1. Bexhill

Open access drop-in Wellbeing Centres and peer support

Bexhill Wellbeing Centre

Who is it for?
People living in East Sussex (16+) with mental health issues

What does it offer?

Drop-in centre:

  • Recovery Workers offer a range of recovery focused support to empower people to develop skills and resilience to stay in control of their life, including information and advice, 1:1 support, group sessions and workshops.
  • Peer Specialists are based at the Wellbeing Centre and have lived experience of mental ill health. They offer support for people to better manage their mental health and move towards recovery offering 1:1 support and drop-in group sessions

Who can make referrals?

GPs and other health and care professionals, or people can self-refer
Contact and referral details:

73a London Road, Bexhill on sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LB

Wellbeing Centre

  • Phone: 01424 215548
  • Email: bexhillwellbeingcentre@southdown.org

Peer Support

  • Phone: 01323 405 334.
  • Email: PeerServiceESussex@southdown.org

Referral form, activity timetables, service information leaflets (including a variety of translated versions) available on Southdown’s website

Out of hours support

Staying Well Space

Please note: the service is not a drop-in.

Who is it for?

People living in East Sussex (16+) experiencing mental health distress

What does it offer?

The Staying Well Space provides evening and weekend, recovery-focused support to help de-escalate and manage mental health distress and prevent crisis. Recovery Workers and Peer Supporters offer 1:1 support in a safe, friendly environment.

Open 7 days a week:

6pm to 10.30pm on weekdays

4pm to 10.30pm at weekends.

Who can make referrals?

GPs and other health and care professionals

Self-referral only after initial visit or if the patient already uses SPFT or Southdown services

Contact and referral details:

Carisbrooke House, Stockleigh Road, St Leonard’s-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0JP

  • Phone: 07384 467 593 after 4pm
  • Email: StayingWell@southdown.org

To make a referral, use the Introduction form on Southdown’s website

Community support

Southdown Community Connectors

Who is it for?
People living in Hastings and Rother or Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG areas (16+) who are experiencing low to moderate mental health issues (e.g. low mood, depression, anxiety,
What does it offer?

A Social Prescribing model to link people with specialist agencies/ community activities, finding practical solutions to everyday issues that are impacting on mental health and wellbeing.

Support is offered by Community Navigators in GP practices, community-based clinics and out and about in the local community.

Who can make referrals?

GPs and other health and care professionals, or people can self-refer

Contact and referral details:
  • Phone: 01323 340 151

GP referrals can be made via DXS

Self-referral form and a timetable of community clinics and GP walk-in clinics are available on Southdown’s website

Employment and Employment Retention Support

Southdown (IPS) Supported Employment

Who is it for?
People (16+) with long-term mental health problems who are using a Mental Health Service.
What does it offer?

Helping people to gain or retain paid employment, self-employment, voluntary work or education/training

Support is offered in local Assessment and Treatment or Health in Mind venues, or in the local community
Who can make referrals?
Referrals are made by SPFT Assessment and Treatment Service or people can self-refer
Contact and referral details:

Bexhill Assessment and Treatment Service on Sussex Partnership NHS website

  • Phone: 01323 747224

Find out about being referred on Southdown’s website

Southdown and Health in Mind – Work in Mind

Who is it for?
People (18+) with common mental health challenges who are accessing Health in Mind services
What does it offer?

Helping people to gain or retain paid employment, self-employment, voluntary work or education/training

Support is offered in local Assessment and Treatment or Health in Mind venues, or in the local community
Who can make referrals?
Referrals from Health in Mind teams only
Contact and referral details:

People can speak to their Health in Mind practitioner or clinician who can refer them directly to the service

Talking Therapies

Health in Mind (HiM)

Who is it for?
People (18+) experiencing stress, anxiety and/or low mood
What does it offer?
An NHS organisation providing courses and other types of therapies that help with stress, anxiety and low mood. Support is available by telephone, online, 1:1 or in groups
Who can make referrals?

GPs and other health and care professionals, or people can self-refer

Contact and referral details:
  • Phone: 44 (0) 300 00 30 130
  • Email: spnt.healthinmind@nhs.net

On-line referral form available from the Health in Mind website

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