East Sussex

Here is a summary of services available in East Sussex released yesterday by ESCC. CGL is the treatment provider.

These plans may change with government guidance, so please keep checking here for updates.

Contingency Plan

Community support directory

Community Hubs

VIDEO: Hospitals are still open for non-Covid treatment

Mental Health Support in East Sussex

Southdown has seven Wellbeing Centres located across East Sussex, in Bexhill, Eastbourne, Hailsham, Hastings (St Leonards), Lewes, Newhaven and Uckfield.

These Centres provide free mental health support to people 16 years and over living in the area. The Wellbeing Centres are currently offering support via telephone and video calls. This is available for existing clients and new referrals. Referrals are accepted by individuals or professionals on completion of a short downloadable referral form.

Southdown also offer a Peer Support service and a Staying Well service. The Peer Support Service is provided by Peer Specialists, people with lived experience of mental health challenges. The Peer Specialists will enable individuals to identify strategies and tools to help manage their mental health and wellbeing, particularly during this challenging time. 

Staying Well is a crisis prevention service which supports people in East Sussex with urgent mental health support needs, outside of normal working hours, seven days a week.

For further information and contact details for the mental health services Southdown offer, please go to the Southdown website


HVA have the following services available.

Community help

Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealdon

3VA have released the following update on available services.

Community help

Eastbourne and Hastings Walk-In Centre update

30 March 2020

Following NHS England guidance all patients who need to access services at Hastings Medical Practice and Eastbourne Station Health Centre from 28th March 2020, will need to telephone the practices in order to get an appointment.

This will enable the practice to decide whether a face-to-face appointment is clinically necessary or whether follow up care and advice can be given using remote consultation.

This will ensure patients are able to access the right care in a way that works best for them whilst helping to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups and IC24 are working with the local authority and key organisations to support vulnerable patient groups and ensure they can continue to access any required services. 

Alex Colbran

Media and Communications Manager

NHS Hastings and Rother CCG | NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG | NHS High Weald Lewes Havens CCG