People living in Steyning and surrounding villages will now be able to get community-based mental health support as we are expanding our much-needed services into the area.
Until now, we had funding to offer some support for 16 to 25-year-olds in its youth service in the Steyning area but none for adults over 25 there.
Now some NHS funding, together with money from fundraising, means people in Steyning, Henfield, Storrington, Pulborough areas will be able to get the help they need.
Coastal West Sussex Mind area manager Adam Howell said: “It’s been great getting out in the community, meeting people and starting to set up our new service. I’m delighted that Steyning Leisure Centre manager Dale Whitford has offered us use the centre, not only for activities there, but with a room for some of our one-to-one sessions with our recovery workers.
“Hazel Smith who manages the local libraries is also helping us set up some information sessions.” See dates for Steyning Library below.
In addition, as a key mental health provider in Pathfinder West Sussex - an alliance of organisations which work together to support people with mental health needs – we are teaming up with Pathfinder clinician from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Paul Chapman to offer a FREE six-week Five Ways to Well-being course at the Steyning Centre.
Adam said: “It is amazing how much you can do yourself to boost your ‘feeling good’ body chemistry without traditional drugs or psychotherapy routes.”
Find out about it in an open-access taster Five Ways to Well-being session, Thursday August 22, 10.30am-12.30pm at the Steyning Centre. To book your FREE place on the taster event please call Adam on 07495 077298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are seeking mental health support in the area, please also contact Adam.
The library information dates are: Thursday August 8, 2pm-4pm, Tuesday August 20, 10am-12noon and Thursday September 5, 2pm-4pm.
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