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.





2019 Carers Week Events across the county

Carers’  Workshops – all 10am-3pm

Thurs 27th June – Personality Disorders

Speaker –  Emma Smith, Lead Psychologist

at the View  Hotel Eastbourne BN21 4DN

Fri 28th June –  The Police and Mental Health

Speakers – Sara Gates Mental Health Lead for Sussex Police  and Inspector Jonathan Hartley

at the Royal Victoria Hotel, St Leonards on Sea TN38 oBD

Tues 2nd July –  Younger People (CAMHS)   

Speaker – Su Davies, Locality Manager for Hastings CAMHS

at the Royal Victoria Hotel, St Leonards on Sea TN38 oBD

Thurs 4th July – Understanding Psychosis

Speaker – Becky Whitfield, Principal Psychologist

at the Fleur de Lys room, Inglenook, Market Street, Hailsham BN27 2AE.

Call/email/text us to book a free place or for more information


07483133543     or






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 and 2018.  


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



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