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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. 

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

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.

How do I know if I need help?

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.

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

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.

Link to Dementia Friends Website

Whether you attend a face-to-face Information Session or watch the online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help.

From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.


Care For The Carers East Sussex

Care For The Carers East Sussex


Are you caring for someone? Do you look after a friend, family member or neighbour who could not cope without your support?

Carers Card Apply for an Emergency and Discount East Sussex Carers Card

Hastings Advice And Representation Centre

Hastings Advice & Representation Centre (HARC) provides free confidential advice, information and representation to over 10,000 people in a typical year, raising over three million pounds in unclaimed benefits. HARC’s service is available across East Sussex to all residents irrespective of age or financial circumstances


Our specialist Benefit Advisors can offer the help and support you need to resolve your problems. They will work out what financial help you are entitled to and assist you in claiming any relevant Benefits or Tax Credits. Working out which Benefits or Tax Credits you are entitled to can be complicated, especially with recent changes to the Welfare system.

In 2019 almost 15,000 people contacted HARC and 88% gained increased income. We secured £4,000,469 in previously unclaimed, enhanced or reinstated benefits of which £3,373,528 was obtained for people with disabilities.

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