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

 

CURRENT EVENTS – AUTUMN 2017


EVENTS FOR CARERS

TALK

1pm-3.30pm Thurs 21st Sept 2017

A local psychiatrist who works with a crisis team will talk at a meeting especially for carers.

2nd Floor, Cavendish House, Breeds Place, Hastings TN34 3AD

Call Jane for details.

CARERS INFORMATION COURSES

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.

  1. Uckfield Civic Centre 10.30-3.30pm Weds Nov 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd.
  2. Eastbourne Leaf Hall 10-1pm Tuesdays from 10th Oct- 12th Dec.

DO YOU SUPPORT A YOUNG PERSON 16-21?

2 special events for people supporting young people with psychosis or other mental health conditions.

Two aims

a. To share information about the transition from younger people to adult services.

b. To share information about coping with challenging or worrying behaviour.

Fri 27th October 10-4pm – HVA Hastings

Sat 18th Nov 10-4pm- View Hotel, Eastbourne

 

LAST BUT FAR FROM LEAST

As a ‘carer’ how have you found Mental Health Services recently? Would you like to meet other carers and talk about how you found them? Then discuss your issues with managers and staff from the NHS/Social Care?

CARERS COMPLAINTS, COMMENTS and COMPLIMENTS

Free workshop, light lunch provided.

  1. Thurs 26th Oct 10-3.30pm View Hotel Eastbourne
  2. Thurs 23rd Nov 10-3.30pm The Cafe at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings.

For all the above please call, text or email to book a place or for further information

 

 

O1273 617100

alan.icepro@btconnect.com

jane.icepro@btconnect.com

 NB

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.  

                                                               www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/

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

                                     https://new.eastsussex.gov.uk/

 

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