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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.

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

Child abuse

If you’re worried that a child or young person is at risk or is being abused: Call 999 if the child is at immediate risk If it’s not an emergency, call ... [continue] Child abuse

Children in care & young care leavers

Become offer support for children in care & young care leavers.

Community Connectors & social prescribing

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 & social prescribing

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

Dementia

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

Diabetes

There is lots of useful information on diabetes at nhs.uk 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.

Learning disabilities

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Visit their website for advice, support and help.

Mental health self referral

We all go through low points at times in our lives and it is not unusual to experience symptoms such as stress, anxiety and depression. You can self refer to Health ... [continue] Mental health self referral

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

Parenting support

NSPCC provide support and tips to help you keep children safe from advice on children’s mental health to staying safe online, support for parents and what to do if you’re worried ... [continue] Parenting support

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

Staying Well Space

The Staying Well Space provides evening and weekend, recovery-focussed support to help you manage your mental health and prevent crisis. If you need urgent mental health support, outside of normal ... [continue] Staying Well Space

Support & advice for children

Childline offer support for children with bullying, your body, feelings, relationships, home, school and lots more. The Schools Nursing Team provide a variety of support too.

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