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Breathing Space Project Hastings

Overview of Breathing Space 

The Wellbeing in East Sussex project is working with 7 other Minds and Orbit Housing to provide wellbeing support to tenants of Orbit Housing. The service is called Breathing Space.

Breathing Space supports Orbit clients who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health. The focus is on mental wellbeing, enabling people to build connections, learn new skills and enhance their own sense of wellbeing.

The project aims to prevent problems occurring or worsening, tackling the causes rather than dealing with the consequences. Our ultimate goal is to support individuals to be in control of their lives and feel empowered to contribute to their community and society.

What do we offer?

The Breathing Space service will

  • provide space and time to talk
  • provide advice and signposting to specialist and community services
  • deliver individualised support for people who are experiencing mental health challenges
  • offer personalised planning, goal setting and weekly support
  • offer self-help tools to grow and develop skills and techniques to enhance mental wellbeing
  • link people into our Wellbeing in East Sussex project which delivers mental health and wellbeing sessions and workshops.

Who is Breathing Space for?

The service is for people who are experiencing low mood, anxiety, loss, feeling worried, lonely, isolated, or ‘not feeling quite right’, and would benefit from some support with their mental health.

The service mainly supports Orbit tenants who are over 18 years and living in Orbit accommodation in Hastings. It is also able to support a small number of other residents living in Hasting who are 18 years and older.

How to refer

Orbit tenants can be referred to the service and can either be

People who are not Orbit tenants, who live in Hastings who would like to access the service  should contact Jacy Kilvert on 07825 683530 to discuss being referred to the service.

What will happen once a referral has been made?

Once referred, someone from Mind in Brighton and Hove will call the clients within 2 working days for a chat, to see if we can offer support.

  • We will then offer an assessment which will take about 30-45 minutes
  • At assessment stage we will discuss options and can offer either :
    • one to one support
    • referral into Togetherall if the clients feels they can self-manage their mental health Togetherall is an anonymous online peer support community.
  • Togetherall (formerly known as the Big White Wall) is an anonymous online peer support community that provides support 24/7, offers include community peer support at any time of the day or night and online courses and resources to support you mental health. Togetherall is monitored closely by trained health care professionals and is a safe and secure online space to access self – management tools for your mental health.