Free Hastings seminar on mental health support

Peers in Partnership manager Carla Hawkins
Peers in Partnership manager Carla Hawkins

A Hastings-based service is holding a free seminar on the current and future provision of mental health support in East Sussex.

Peers in Partnership is encouraging anybody affected by mental health to come to the old Observer building from 12pm to 3pm on Thursday, February 25.

The event will give people to chance to have their say as well as find out more about funding and what’s on offer.

Peers in Partnership manager Carla Hawkins said: “With East Sussex County Council having £40million less to spend on adult social care services by March, 2019, it’s a critical time for mental health services as funding decisions are being made.

“Our event on the 25th is an opportunity for people to have their say about what support they need.

“We want to ensure that the experiences and opinions of people living with mental health challenges are heard and taken into account when developing services for the future.”

Peers in Partnership, run by Southdown Housing Association and funded by the Joint Commissioning Unit on behalf of East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group, work with people affected by mental health to improve mental health and wellbeing services across East Sussex.

At the event, guest speakers will share the latest on funding for mental health services, group discussions will be held on support priorities and personal budgets amongst other topics, and people will share their experiences of living with mental health challenges.

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For more information on the event or the work of Peers in Partnership call 01273 405822.

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