Community Mental Health Services by area

4. Hastings and St Leonards

Open access drop-in Wellbeing Centres and peer support

Southdown Hastings / St Leonard’s Wellbeing Centre

Who is it for?

People living in East Sussex (16+) with mental health issues

What does it offer?

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:

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

Wellbeing Centre

Peer Support

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?

Open 7 days a week:

6pm to 10.30pm on weekdays

4pm to 10.30pm at weekends.

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
Who can make referrals?
GPs and other health and care professionals, or self-referral 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

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

Easy access service for people with complex lives

Seaview Project

Who is it for?

People living in Hastings/St Leonard’s (16+) from the street drinking community, homeless, on low incomes or with no recourse to public funding, who are significantly affected by a complex range of needs and mental ill health

What does it offer?
A warm and welcoming building where people can find help, comfort, friendship and inspiration. Laundry and washing facilities are available, as well as access to activities such as gym, arts choir, healthy hot meals and friendship.
Who can make referrals?
GPs and other health and care professionals, or people can self-refer
Contact and referral details:

Southwater Centre, Hatherley Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN37 6LB

Community support

Southdown Community Connectors

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

The service offers 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:

Hastings Assessment and Treatment Service on Sussex Partnership NHS website

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

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