Improving Carers’ Experience

Information for Mental Health Carers in East Sussex

This information is for people who are concerned about a relative, partner or friend because they may be experiencing a mental health problem.

The Improving Carers’ Experience (ICE) Project is funded by East Sussex County Council to

  • Offer information to Carers across East Sussex, usually this takes the form of courses or workshops.
  • Provide training for staff and volunteers around carers’ needs.
  • Involve Carers in supporting the project and to become actively involved in monitoring and developing mental health services locally




Supporting a relative or friend who is experiencing mental health issues can be a real challenge. Getting information, getting help, knowing what to say and do yourself – not always easy.



offers an opportunity to ask questions, look at your options and meet others facing the same challenges.

It’s free to mental health family/friend/carers.

8 sessions 10-1pm on Weds -7th March to the 25th April.

At the Southwater Area Community Centre,

St Leonards on Sea, TN37 6LA.

(Next to Warrior Square Station)

 To book a place or call/text 07483133543



These popular courses focus on mental health, the ‘system’, how to cope with the more challenging aspects and how to keep going yourself. Courses are free and open to all mental health carers.


O1273 617100


MH is used for mental health and MH issue as a general description of a wide range of symptoms.

‘Patients’ is a term usually reserved for those in Hospitals and in an attempt to make the terminology less medical and disempowering there are several terms in current use, most commonly ‘Service User’ or ‘Client’ or ‘Cared-for person’.

Thanks to Gill, Maggie, Deidre, Gordon, Stephen, Julie, Derek, Ian and others who helped-a lot.

Heringtons (the solicitors) who gave us some free information.

logoSussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust staff who helped with information, corrections and suggestions and paid for this information to be printed in booklet form in 2016.  


logo-large                                    East Sussex County Council who fund the project.   



Leave a Reply