Chanctonbury support hub

Steyning mental health team

Our Chanctonbury team supports people in Steyning, Storrington, Pulborough and Billingshurst

Chanctonbury support hub services now via phone and video calls

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, we have adapted how we support people around their mental health. We are now offering video calls, online video group sessions and phone support - see below.

If you are looking for help with your mental health for the first time, you have come to the right place! Please email us at, giving your phone number if possible for us to call you back. Existing Chanctonbury area service users will receive a weekly newsletter with further updates.

Regular online support:

  • Virtual drop-in every Wednesday, alternating between 11am-12noon one week and 2pm-3pm the next week. Our virtual drop-ins offer a 'safe virtual space' and an opportunity to be meet other people who are accessing the service and have a chat about how you’re managing at the moment, share techniques and also bring along some arts or crafts to complete during the session. 
  • Virtual quiz on a Friday, 2pm-3pm: We will come prepared with some quiz questions, but we’d like to invite any budding quiz masters out there to bring some along too! Opportunity for a chat with other service users in a light-hearted and fun environment.
  • Monday meditation, 11am-12noon. A relaxing way to start the week with a guided meditation offered through Headspace. We start the session with a check-in to see how you are and then run a 10 minute meditation session. This is then followed by another check-in to see how the session went for you and your plans for the week ahead.
  • Facebook pages: Access to a private Facebook page, where you are able to share, support and connect with other individuals who are getting support with us. We get a lot of joy from the shared photos on this page of crafty creations, art, pets, baking and views from walks!

One-off workshops:

We are currently offering the following workshops throughout the year. To access the workshops you have to refer yourself into the service and a member of the team will provide you with upcoming dates of the following:

  • Managing self-isolation and social distancing: How do we manage our worry and anxiety at this time, what might help and how do we structure our days?  Join us for a 75 minute workshop with opportunity to discuss the tips and share your thoughts.
  • Crisis planning workshop: Become better informed about a mental health crisis and how to manage before, during and after and how a crisis has changed as we self-isolate.
  • Introduction to Five Ways to Well-being: looking at the Five Ways to Well-being model, the benefits of this model and how it can be utilised during self-isolating.
  • Understanding depression: a workshop looking at the impact that depression can have on our well-being and physical health.  Looking at how to make sense of depression and ways to manage the overwhelming effects of depression.
  • Self-care: why it matters: A workshop that focusses on what self-care actually is, the aspects of self-care, how self-care is linked to our physical and mental health and how to manage this in a positive way.
  • Book folding: A craft workshop that looks at uses the art of folding pages of a book  and creating visual images.
  • More workshops are in development: watch this space…

To take part in online drop-ins, events and workshops, and to get mental health support, please email

If you need support with your mental health, our Chanctonbury support hub can offer you: 

  • Advice and information about your mental health and about other services in the local area that can help you  
  • One-to-one support to set goals, review your progress and discuss any issues you are dealing with 
  • Weekly drop-in sessions at various locations around Chanctonbury including Steyning, Pulborough, Storrington and Billingshurst. These sessions give you the opportunity to get advice from a member of staff, to socialise with others in an informal atmosphere and get involved in activities. Drop-ins are available to anyone receiving support with us
  • A learning and development programme led by staff and trained peer mentors. Sessions will help you achieve your goals around improving mental and physical well-being and support your personal development. The programme will include workshops on depression, self-esteem, anxiety, resilience, crisis planning, and an introduction to the five ways to well-being. Please call or email us if you are interested.
  • A social activities programme with informal leisure opportunities to promote your physical and mental well-being, which are led by staff, users and supporters. Our current activities programme includes badminton, yoga, mindfulness,.art and craft and walking.
  • Access to a peer mentor. You can find out more about peer mentoring here

Contacting our Chanctonbury support hub

To access services at our Chanctonbury support hub please ring 07495 077298 to speak to one of our staff or email

Through Pathfinder West Sussex our support hubs are linked to a network of mental health support hubs and services provided across West Sussex. Pathfinder West Sussex is an alliance of organisations working together to enable people with mental health support needs, and their carers, to improve their mental health and wellbeing.  Pathfinder West Sussex includes the following organisations Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, Cornerhouse, Stonepillow, United Response, Richmond Fellowship, Southdown, Sussex Oakleaf, Rethink, Capital, & Mind in Brighton & Hove

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