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Extra support

Please find below information pages for extra help and support in the community and other useful websites.

The medical information on this website, and on any sites linked to from this website, gives general advice only and SHOULD NOT be used as a substitute for the personal advice patients receive when consulting a GP.

AAA Screening

What is AAA? An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a bulge or swelling in the aorta, the main blood vessel that runs from the heart down through the chest and ... [continue] AAA Screening

Accident prevention

RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) has advice on preventing accidents out & about for adults & children. The Child Accident Prevention Trust focus on children. There is advice on ... [continue] Accident prevention

Bereavement Support

The death of someone close to you may be the most devastating and overwhelming experience that will ever happen to you. There are several organisations there to support you through ... [continue] Bereavement Support

Better Health Campaign

Your health matters. There has never been a better time to kickstart your health. Better Health has a range of tools and support to help you to eat better, drink less alcohol ... [continue] Better Health Campaign

Cancer & Life Threatening Illness

There are a range of organisations offering support to those with cancer or life threatening illnesses: Sara Lee Trust Supporting people in Hastings and Rother who are affected by cancer ... [continue] Cancer & Life Threatening Illness

Children’s support

There is now a new NHS website dedicated to children and young people’s health in East Sussex –  Here you will find everything in one place, including: special pages ... [continue] Children’s support

Community Connectors

There are times when we all need support to address life’s challenges. Knowing how to access available support locally can make a big difference. Social Prescribing helps you to explore ... [continue] Community Connectors

Community Midwives

Our Community Midwives are based at East Sussex Hospitals Trust. If you think you are pregnant, you can self-refer to the midwives here. They will guide you through your pregnancy and ... [continue] Community Midwives


If you’re becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if you’re over the age of 65, it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of dementia. ... [continue] Dementia


There is lots of useful information on diabetes at and Diabetes UK. Type 2 diabetes is one of the biggest healthcare challenges of our time. Recent analysis shows that those living with diabetes ... [continue] Diabetes

Domestic violence

Domestic or sexual abuse and violence can happen to anyone. You are not alone. Here are some useful links: My nearest safe place Amidst a rise in instances of domestic abuse ... [continue] Domestic violence

Falls prevention

Are you at risk of falls? East Sussex County Council have a useful guide to reducing your risk of falls and provide help and support. Find out more.

Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Communities

Friends, Families & Travellers provide advice, advocacy & a service directory for Gypsy, Roma & Traveller communities.

Healthwatch East Sussex

Healthwatch East Sussex gather people’s views of health and social care services in the county and make sure they are heard by the people in charge. Visit their website to ... [continue] Healthwatch East Sussex

Learning disabilities

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Visit Mencap’s website for advice, support and help. Contact provide support for families with disabled children. Visit Contact’s website for advice, support ... [continue] Learning disabilities

Mental Health Staying Well Space Out of Hours

The Staying Well Space provides evening and weekend mental health crisis prevention support in a safe environment for adults aged 16 years and over. If you need urgent mental health ... [continue] Mental Health Staying Well Space Out of Hours

One You East Sussex

One You East Sussex can help you get back to a healthier you and support you to make simple changes towards a longer and happier life. They provide tools, motivational ... [continue] One You East Sussex

Preventing radicalisation

Families and friends who are worried their loved ones are at risk of radicalisation are being encouraged to ‘act early’ and share their concerns in confidence with the police. The ... [continue] Preventing radicalisation

Safeguarding vulnerable adults

A vulnerable adult is someone aged 18 or above who may need community care services for reasons like mental health issues, disability, age or illness. They may not be able ... [continue] Safeguarding vulnerable adults

Stroke: Act FAST

Stroke strikes every five minutes in the UK. It can happen to anyone, of any age, at any time. It’s vital to know how to spot the signs of a ... [continue] Stroke: Act FAST

Sussex Recovery College

Sussex Recovery College offer educational courses that focus on mental health and recovery. They design their courses specially to increase your knowledge and skills and help promote self-management. The aim ... [continue] Sussex Recovery College