Community Mental Health Services by area

3. Hailsham and Polegate

Open access drop-in Wellbeing Centres and peer support

Southdown Hailsham Wellbeing Centre

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

Recovery workers offer range of recovery focused support to empower people to develop skills and resilience to stay in control of their life, including information and advice, one to one support, group sessions and workshops.

Peer support workers, based at the Wellbeing Centres and who have lived experience of mental ill health, offer support for people to better manage their mental health and move towards recovery offering 1:1 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:

Prospects House, 7/9 George Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1AD

Wellbeing Centre

  • Phone: 01323 849844
  • Email: hailshamwellbeingcentre@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

Community Support

Southdown Community Connectors

Who is it for?
People living in East Sussex (16+) who are experiencing issues affecting their mental health and wellbeing
What does it offer?

Social Prescribing model to link people with specialist agencies/ community activities, finding practical solutions to everyday issues. Community Navigators offer support in GP Practices, community based clinics and out and about in the local community

Who can make referrals?
GPs and other health professionals, or people can self-refer
Contact and referral details:
  • Phone: 01323 340 151
  • Email: social.prescribing@nhs.net

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:

Hailsham Assessment and Treatment Service on Sussex Partnership NHS website

Find out about being referred on Southdown 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: 0300 00 30 130
  • Email: spnt.healthinmind@nhs.net

On-line self-referral form on Health in Mind’s website

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