The NHS and local authorities across Sussex are currently reviewing the emotional health and wellbeing services and support available for local children and young people between 0-18 years of age. The aim of the review is to get a better understanding of what works well and where improvements could be made. Continue reading
Money can’t buy happiness, but when money becomes a worry, it can have a serious effect on health and wellbeing.
Even if you’re in generally good health, concerns about finances can cause sleepless nights, take their toll on relationships and lead to anxiety. For those in the community who are more vulnerable, money worries can lead to a vicious cycle of deteriorating health and difficulty managing daily tasks like household bills.
An East Sussex Better Together service is helping local people from some of the most deprived areas of East Sussex to take back some control of their finances and improve their health and wellbeing. Now in its fifth year, the ESBT Benefits and Debt Advice Project (BDAP) enables people to access their correct benefit entitlements and offers free, expert advice on managing debt to those with long-term physical or mental health conditions. Continue reading
Four mental health services have been funded in the East Sussex Better Together (ESBT) area from April 2018 to work alongside the new East Sussex Community Network, which you may have read about in our March newsletter.
The services aim to tackle mental ill-health and improve community resilience by detecting and engaging mental health issues early and enabling people to develop recovery goals, self-manage and adapt healthier behaviours. This should mean that those using the services are prevented from reaching crisis point where they might need hospital admission.
Here we explain the latest offering from each service, and where you can find them. Continue reading
i-Rock is an award winning mental health, wellbeing and practical support service for young people aged 14 – 25 in Hastings.
In March they held a successful open day to welcome visitors into their new larger space at Rock House and meet the staff behind the service.
We spoke with the team to learn more about i-Rock and their roles.