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Wellbeing in Hastings and Eastbourne Project

Wellbeing in Hastings and Eastbourne is a pilot project that promotes the emotional and mental wellbeing of communities within Hastings and Eastbourne.
The project aims to develop the skills and knowledge of local people to help them make positive behaviour changes to prevent ill-health, increase awareness and understanding of mental health and wellbeing, and provides evidence-based activities that support positive mental wellbeing.
Who can use this service?

This service works with young people who live within specific areas of Hastings and Eastbourne, and people of any age with long-term conditions (such as a mental health condition, physical disability).

What does this service offer?
  • Workshops that explore the 5 Ways to Wellbeing
  • 1-to-1 conversations about mental health and wellbeing
  • Creative writing workshops, drama classes, physical activity and sport
  • Pop Up sessions to talk about your mental health and wellbeing topics
  • Signposting to other organisations to help those with long term conditions to self-manage their health more effectively
  • Information to schools and GPs about how students/clients can access support
What are the outcomes?
  • Increased health and wellbeing knowledge, promoting positive behaviours to prevent ill-health
  • Improved young people's awareness and understanding of mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Developing self-management skills and coping mechanisms to deal with life stresses
  • Awareness of other support services such as advice on debt, employment, housing, learning and skills opportunities, health improvement services, stop smoking and weight management

Volunteers needed

As a new project, Wellbeing in Hasting and Eastbourne is looking for volunteers to help deliver a wide-range of activities and support to service users. This is a great opportunity for you to develop your skills, increase confidence, and make a real difference. 

Wellbeing Volunteer – 2 + hours per week

Mind in Brighton and Hove empowers and supports people who have experience of mental health issues in Brighton, Hove, East and West Sussex

We are seeking volunteers in Hastings and Eastbourne to support the community wellbeing coordinator to develop and deliver mental health promotion and wellbeing activities in Hastings and Eastbourne.

The role will have a wellbeing focus and aim to raise awareness and deliver a range of activities, workshops and events with a particular focus on outreach within geographic communities.

The role requires some knowledge and understanding of mental health issues and how mental health impacts people’s lives.

Applying for the role

All successful applicants are subject to DBS

Closing date for applications: currently open for new applications

We are committed to equal opportunities and encourage applications from people with disabilities, experience of mental health issues, people from ethnic minorities and of any religion, belief or sexual orientation.

How to contact us

For more information about Wellbeing in Hastings and Eastbourne, please contact Jacy Kilvert - Community Wellbeing Coordinator

Email: Jacy.Kilvert@mindcharity.co.uk

Telephone: 07825 683 530