Local Community Information


Health in Mind is the free NHS Talking Therapies service for people experiencing emotional stress and symptoms of anxiety or low mood. We’re here for all East Sussex residents over 18.

We offer a wide range of support to make seeking help as convenient, quick and straight forward as possible. From courses & online programmes to a wide range of 1 to 1 therapies, we can be your guide to better mental health. 

Don’t put it off.

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health and struggling from time to time is common and perfectly normal. Physical health problems are often easy to spot, but with mental health it is different.

It can be hard to know whether the things you’re struggling with will pass, or whether it’s best to ask for help. People often wait until things get much worse before asking us for help, and we want that to change.

Taking early action to improve your emotional health prevents symptoms worsening and means quicker access to treatment. Our advice is to not wait. Get in touch with us today. Our team are ready to help you make positive changes

What to look for

At milder levels symptoms can be hard to spot. A referral to our service could make a huge difference:

  • If you find it hard to stop worrying.
  • If you feel nervous, on edge or more irritable.
  • If you've been feeling down or hopeless.
  • If you've lost interest or pleasure in doing things.

We also help people with some long-term physical health conditions, as well as those with problems sleeping as both can have a significant impact on how you feel. If you’re not sure if you need help, you can take an anonymous quiz on our website to check.

What People Tell Us

“I feel in a much better place and more able to deal with life’s ups and downs”

“You have given me back my life”

“The best thing I have done for myself”

“I was nervous, but I needn’t have been”

How to refer

There's no need to see a GP to make a referral. You can self-refer or be supported to self-refer direct through our website. Please call us if you have any difficulties making a referral, we’re happy to help.

Although we offer a wide range of support options, you don't need to know what option might be best. Our trained professionals will work with you to identify and agree what's going to be best for your situation.

Many people find that just having an initial conversation with one of our team can be extremely helpful. Asking for help can feel like a big decision, but it could be the best decision you make.

Visit us at www.healthinmind.org.uk Or call us on 0300 00 30 130

Follow us: Twitter @HiMEastSussex Facebook @NHSHealthinMindEastSussex


Southdown are an organisation of Social Prescribers who work in partnership with your GP to ensure you receive the right help and support for your needs.

They have a wide range of services that reach out to those most in need, including minority and under-represented groups. Whilst the services differ, they all have a shared support approach that focuses on five key areas (housing and homelessness prevention, health and wellbeing, financial resilience, community inclusion, and work and learning).

All the services are free and available for people aged 18 and over (some can also be accessed by young people aged 16 and over).
Click on the link for more information of how Southdown can help you; https://www.southdown.org/ 


Relate offers a range of services to help you with your couple and family relationships, whether you're young or old, straight, gay or bi, single or in a relationship.

Relate can help with the big relationship threatening problems as well as the issues that just make things a little less than perfect. Even if things are going well for you, they can help keep things that way.

Find your nearest Relate

Care for the Carers
Do you care for another person? Did you know there is help and support available to you too?

Visit the Care for the Carers webpage or their Facebook page  for more information

Bexhill Caring Community

Bexhill Caring Community have been serving the people of Bexhill for over 50 years. They offer a range of services including shopping, visiting, equipment hire and a community care service for attending medical appointments plus much more, for the elderly, people who are housebound and anyone of any age suffering with loneliness.



Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

As a patient, relative or carer sometimes you may need to turn to someone for on-the-spot help, advice and support. This is where the Patient Advice and Liaison Service comes in.

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service provides confidential, on-the-spot advice and support, helping you to sort out any concerns you may have about the care we provide, guiding you through the different advice and support.

Visit PALS for more information.

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