Lewes, Uckfield, Heathfield and Havens CAMHS directory

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Lewes, Uckfield, Heathfield and Havens CAMHS directory

Comprehensive CAMHSinLewes, Uckfield, HeathfieldAnd the HavensInformation about services for teachers, health visitors,GPs, voluntary services and other professionalsWorking with children, young people and familiesWithin comprehensive CAMHSEmma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 1


The Primary Mental Health Worker’sDirectory of Support Services for Children, YoungPeople and Familiesin Lewes District, Peacehaven, Newhaven andSeaford, Uckfield and HeathfieldProduced byEmma RayPrimary Mental Health Worker AdministratorWith the help ofLindsey HarveyPrimary Mental Health Worker (CAMHS)andRebecca Lloyd-WilliamsPrimary Mental Health Worker (CAMHS)September 2012For extra copies or amendments to the directory please contactEmma Ray on 01323446242 or email emma.ray@sussexpartnership.nhs.ukEmma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 2


INTRODUCTION TO THE SEPTEMBER 2012 EDITIONWe hope you find this Directory useful. If you have any comments or Query please let us know byemailing emma.ray@sussexpartnership.nhs.ukUpdating your DirectorySome of you may have a previous edition of the directory in its special folder. This e-mail update isintended so that you can print it out, remove the old pages from the transparent sleeves, and replacethem with the new version.We are no longer posting out bound versions of the directory (though we still give them out at CAMHSTwilight Trainings), but if you need an electronic version, please contact Emma Ray, Primary MentalHealth Team Administrator, on emma.ray@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk. She will send one to you, andensure that you receive future electronic updates. They are free, and available to anyone who works withchildren, young people and families. We hope you find it useful.Please inform Emma if you change address, or e-mail address.Lindsey Harvey Primary Mental Health Worker, Rebecca Lloyd-Williams Primary Mental Health Workerand Emma Ray PMHW Team Administrator, CAMHSEmma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 3


Contents of Comprehensive CAMHS DirectoryAccommodation & HomelessnessHome Works........................................................................................................................... 28Lewes Foyer ........................................................................................................................... 30Targeted Youth Service.......................................................................................................... 36Behaviour Problems at HomeCOPES................................................................................................................................... 18CRI Families and Parenting Service....................................................................................... 19Dialogue ................................................................................................................................. 21Duty and Assessment Team ESCC........................................................................................ 21East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service ....................................................................................... 24Educational Psychology Service............................................................................................. 23Family Outreach Service (FOS).............................................................................................. 27Family Support Health Team .................................................................................................. 25Fegans Child & Family Services............................................................................................. 26FISS (where moderate to severe learning difficulty is present)............................................... 26Health Visiting Team............................................................................................................... 28Primary Mental Health Team (CAMHS).................................................................................. 31Time 2 Talk / Mediation Plus .................................................................................................. 37Behaviour Problems at Playgroup/School/CollegeAnti-Bullying Team.................................................................................................................. 14Child Development Team (where a developmental problem is present)................................. 17COPES................................................................................................................................... 18Dietetic Service....................................................................................................................... 21East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service ....................................................................................... 24Educational Psychology Service............................................................................................. 23Family Outreach Service (FOS).............................................................................................. 27FISS (where a moderate to severe learning difficulty is present)............................................ 26Health Visiting Team............................................................................................................... 28Sussex Downs College Student Support................................................................................ 35Time 2 Talk / Mediation Plus .................................................................................................. 37Bereavement (Children and Young People)Afterthoughts .......................................................................................................................... 13Chestnut Tree House.............................................................................................................. 16CRI Connexions...................................................................................................................... 19CRUSE Bereavement Care .................................................................................................... 20Family Support Health Team .................................................................................................. 25Health Visiting Team............................................................................................................... 28Primary Mental Health Team (CAMHS).................................................................................. 31Sussex Downs College Student Support................................................................................ 35BullyingAnti-Bullying Service............................................................................................................... 14Emma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 4


Child Protection IssuesDuty and Assessment Team ESCC........................................................................................ 21East Sussex Family Group Conference.................................................................................. 22FISS (where a moderate to severe learning difficulty is present)............................................ 26Sussex Downs College Student Support................................................................................ 35Child/Adolescent Significant Mental Health ProblemsCAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service) ............................................................. 15Early Intervention Service in Psychosis.................................................................................. 22Fegans Child & Family Service............................................................................................... 26FISS (where a moderate to severe developmental problem is present) ................................. 26Health Visiting Service............................................................................................................ 28Looked After Children Mental Health Service ......................................................................... 29Sussex Downs College Student Support................................................................................ 35Urgent Help Service................................................................................................................ 37Communications Difficulties within the familyChildren's Integrated Therapy Service (where a developmental problem is present)............. 18COPES................................................................................................................................... 18Family Support Health Team .................................................................................................. 25Fegans Child & Family Service............................................................................................... 26FISS (where moderate to severe learning difficulty is present)............................................... 26Health Visiting Team............................................................................................................... 28Language & Learning Support................................................................................................ 30Primary Mental Health Team (CAMHS)................................................................................. 31South Downs Outreach Service.............................................................................................. 34Time 2 Talk / Mediation Plus .................................................................................................. 37Developmental ProblemsASD Monitoring and Support Group ....................................................................................... 14ASD Support Group................................................................................................................ 14Autism Sussex........................................................................................................................ 15Child Development Team ....................................................................................................... 17Children's Integrated Therapy Service.................................................................................... 18Early Years Teaching and Support Service ............................................................................ 23Families for Autism ................................................................................................................. 24FISS (where a moderate to severe learning difficulty is present)............................................ 26Health Visiting Team............................................................................................................... 28Language & Learning Support Service................................................................................... 30SALT (see Children's Integrated Therapy Service)................................................................. 18School Nurses ........................................................................................................................ 33SENCO's ................................................................................................................................ 34Spectrum ................................................................................................................................ 35Sussex Downs College Student Support................................................................................ 35Difficulties Learning at Pre School Provision/School/CollegeAnti-Bullying Team.................................................................................................................. 14Child Development Team (where a developmental problem is present)................................. 17COPES................................................................................................................................... 18Early Years Teaching & Support Services.............................................................................. 23Emma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 5


Educational Psychologist........................................................................................................ 23FISS (where a moderate to severe learning difficulty is present)............................................ 26FLESS .................................................................................................................................... 26Language & Learning Support Service................................................................................... 30School Nurses ........................................................................................................................ 33SENCO's ................................................................................................................................ 34South Downs Outreach Service................................................................................................ 4Sussex Downs College Student Support................................................................................ 35Divorce and Separation IssuesCOPES................................................................................................................................... 18Family Support Health Team .................................................................................................. 25Fegans Child & Family Services............................................................................................ 26Health Visiting Service............................................................................................................ 28Primary Mental Health Team (CAMHS).................................................................................. 31Sussex Downs College Student Support................................................................................ 35Domestic ViolenceEast Sussex Fire & Rescue Service ....................................................................................... 24Fegans Child & Family Services............................................................................................. 26Health Visiting Team............................................................................................................... 28Refuge.................................................................................................................................... 33Sussex Downs College Student Support................................................................................ 35Youth Support Team, Children's Services .............................................................................. 38Emotional Difficulties in Parents and CarersAfterthoughts .......................................................................................................................... 13Care for the Carers................................................................................................................. 16CRI Families and Parenting Service....................................................................................... 19Duty and Assessment Team ESCC........................................................................................ 21Fegans Child & Family Services............................................................................................. 19Health In Mind ........................................................................................................................ 27Mankind.................................................................................................................................. 31Postnatal Depression/Anxiety Support Groups....................................................................... 31Youth Support Team, Children's Services ................................................................................ 4Fire SettingEast Sussex Fire & Rescue Service ....................................................................................... 24LBGTU IssuesAllsorts Youth Project ............................................................................................................. 13Rainbow Families ................................................................................................................... 32Loss or Trauma Related to Pregnancy or BirthAfterthoughts .......................................................................................................................... 13Fegans Child & Family Services............................................................................................. 26Parents and Carers Requesting Support in Parenting/CaringAfterthoughts .......................................................................................................................... 13Emma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 6


Catch-22................................................................................................................................. 16Child Development Team (where a developmental problem is present)................................... 4COPES................................................................................................................................... 18CRI Families & Parenting Service........................................................................................... 19Dietetic Service....................................................................................................................... 21Duty and Assessment Team..................................................................................................... 4East Sussex Family Group Conference Service..................................................................... 22Family Information Service ..................................................................................................... 29Family Nurse Partnership ....................................................................................................... 26Family Support Health Team .................................................................................................. 25Fegans Child & Family Services............................................................................................. 26FOS - Family Outreach Service.............................................................................................. 27Home Start South Downs ...........................................................................................................Looked After Children Mental Health Service ......................................................................... 29Postnatal Depression/Anxiety Support Groups....................................................................... 31Primary Mental Health Team (CAMHS).................................................................................. 31School Nurses ........................................................................................................................ 33Time 2 Talk / Mediation Plus .................................................................................................. 37Youth Support Team, Children's Services .............................................................................. 38Physical Conditions or Disability in a Parent or CarerAfterthoughts .......................................................................................................................... 13Care for the Carers................................................................................................................. 16Duty and Assessment Team ESCC.......................................................................................... 4FOS ........................................................................................................................................ 27Health Visiting Team............................................................................................................... 28Time 2 Talk / Mediation Plus .................................................................................................. 37Youth Support Team, Children's Services ................................................................................ 4Self Harming Young PeopleCAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services) ........................................................... 15Fegans Child & Family Services............................................................................................. 26Fegans FISS (where a moderate to severe learning difficulty is present)............................... 26Sussex Downs College Student Support................................................................................ 35Severe Psychological/Mental Health in a Parent or CarerCare for the Carers................................................................................................................. 16CRI Families & Parenting Service........................................................................................... 19Fegans Child & Family Services............................................................................................. 26Health In Mind ........................................................................................................................ 27Health Visiting Service............................................................................................................ 28SWIFT .................................................................................................................................... 35Sexual HealthTargeted Youth Support ......................................................................................................... 36Sexual Orientation Issues for Young PeopleAllsorts Youth Project ............................................................................................................. 13Emma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 7


Speech, Language and Social CommunicationsASD Monitoring & Support Group........................................................................................... 14Children's Integrated Therapy Service.................................................................................... 18Language & Learning Support................................................................................................ 30Substance MisuseCOPES................................................................................................................................... 18CRI Families & Parenting Service........................................................................................... 19Duty and Assessment Team ESCC.......................................................................................... 4Sussex Downs College Student Support................................................................................ 35SWIFT .................................................................................................................................... 35Targeted Youth Support ......................................................................................................... 36Emma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 8


Hyperlinks for Comprehensive CAMHS Directory (For electronic use only)ISSUENAME OF SERVICEAccommodation & HomelessnessHome WorksLewes FoyerTargeted Youth ServiceYMCABehaviour Problems at HomeCRI Domestic Abuse ServiceCOPESCRI Families and Parenting ServiceDuty and Assessment Team, ESCCEast Sussex Fire and Rescue ServiceEducational Psychology ServiceFamily Support Health TeamFegans Child and Family ServicesFISS (where a moderate to severe learning difficulty is present)FOSHealth Visiting ServicePrimary Mental Health Team (CAMHS)Time 2 Talk / Mediation PlusBehaviour Problems at Playgroup/School/CollegeAnti-Bullying TeamChild Development Team (where a developmental problem is present)CRI Domestic Abuse ServiceCOPESDietetic ServiceEast Sussex Fire and Rescue ServiceEducational Psychology ServiceFISS (where a moderate to severe learning difficulty is present)FOSHealth Visiting ServicePrimary Behaviour Support Service (West)Secondary Behaviour & Attendance ServiceSussex Downs College Student SupportTime 2 Talk/ Mediation PlusBereavement (Children and Young People)AfterthoughtsChestnut Tree HouseCRUSE Bereavement CareFamily Support Health TeamHealth Visiting ServicePrimary Mental Health Team (CAMHS)Sussex Down College Student SupportCRI ConnexionsChild Protection IssuesDuty and Assessment Team ESCCE.Sussex Family Group Conference ServiceFISS (where a moderate to severe learning difficulty is present)Sussex Downs College Student SupportEmma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 9


Youth Support Team ESCCChild/Adolescent Significant Mental Health ProblemsCAMHSEarly Intervention Service in PsychosisFegans Child and Family ServicesFISS (where a moderate to severe learning difficulty is present)Health Visiting ServiceLooked After Children Mental Health ServiceSussex Downs College Student SupportUrgent Help ServiceCommunications Difficulties within the familyCOPESChildren’s Integrated Therapy Service (where a developmental problem is present)Family Support Health TeamFegans Child and Family ServicesFISS (where a moderate to severe learning difficulty is present)Health Visiting ServiceLanguage and Learning SupportPrimary Mental Health Team (CAMHS)South Downs Outreach ServiceTime 2 Talk (Mediation +)Developmental ProblemsASD Monitoring and Support GroupASD support groupAutism SussexChild Development TeamChildren’s Integrated Therapy ServiceChild Development TeamEarly Years Teaching and Support ServicesFamilies for AutismFISSHealth Visiting ServiceLanguage and Learning Support ServiceSchool NursesSENCO’sSpectrumSussex Downs College Student SupportSALT (See Children’s Therapy Service)Difficulties Learning at Pre School Provision/School/CollegeAnti-Bullying TeamChild Development Team (where a developmental problem is present)COPESEarly Years Teaching and Support ServicesEducational PsychologistFISS (where a moderate to severe learning difficulty is present)FLESSLanguage and Learning Support ServiceSchool NursesSENCO’sSouth Downs Outreach ServiceSussex Downs College Student SupportDivorce and Separation IssuesEmma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 10


COPESFamily Support Health TeamFegans Child and Family ServicesHealth Visiting ServicePrimary Mental Health Team (CAMHS)Sussex Downs College Student SupportDomestic ViolenceEast Sussex Fire and Rescue ServiceFegans Child and Family ServicesHealth Visiting ServiceRefugeSussex Downs College Student SupportYouth Support Team, Children’s ServicesEmotional Difficulties in Parents and CarersAfterthoughtsCare for the CarersCRI Families and Parenting ServiceDuty and Assessment TeamFegans Child and Family ServicesHealth In MindHealth Visiting ServiceMankindPostnatal Depression/Anxiety Support GroupsYouth Support Team, Children’s ServicesFire SettingLBGTU IssuesEast Sussex Fire and Rescue ServiceAllsorts Youth ProjectRainbow FamiliesLoss or Trauma Related to Pregnancy or BirthAfterthoughtsFegans Child and Family ServicesParents and Carers Requesting Support in Parenting/CaringAfterthoughtsCatch-22Child Development Team (where a developmental problem is present)COPESCRI Families and Parenting ServiceDietetic ServiceDuty and Assessment TeamE.Sussex Family Group Conference ServiceFamily Information ServiceFamily Nurse PartnershipFamily Support Health TeamFegans Child and Family ServicesFOSHome Start South DownsLooked After Children Mental Health ServicePostnatal Depression/Anxiety Support GroupsPrimary Mental Health Team (CAMHS)School NursesTime 2 Talk (Mediation +)Emma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 11


Youth Support Team, Children’s ServicesPhysical Conditions or Disability in a Parent or CarerAfterthoughtsCare for the CarersDuty and Assessment teamFOSHealth Visiting ServiceTime to Talk/Mediation PlusYouth Support Team, Children’s ServicesSelf Harming Young PeopleCAMHSFegans Child and Family ServicesFISS (where a moderate to severe learning difficulty is present)Sussex Downs College Student SupportSevere Psychological/Mental Health in a Parent or CarerCare for the CarersCRI Families and Parenting ServiceFegans Child and Family ServicesHealth In MindHealth Visiting ServiceSWIFTSexual HealthTargeted Youth SupportSexual Orientation Issues for Young PeopleAllsorts Youth ProjectSpeech, Language and Social CommunicationsASD Monitoring and Support GroupChildren’s Integrated Therapy ServiceLanguage and Learning SupportSubstance MisuseCOPESCRI Families and Parenting ServiceDuty and Assessment TeamSussex Downs College Student SupportSWIFTTargeted Youth Support3Emma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 12


Directory of Comprehensive CAMHSAfterthoughts -- Children’s Centres Counselling ServiceThis is a service for parents of all ages during pregnancy, or who may have experienced a pregnancy loss or withchildren under 5 years and living in East Sussex. This service is free. The service is currently available at somechildren’s centres across East Sussex in Hastings, Bexhill, Eastbourne and Uckfield.Counselling is a positive way of helping people cope with changes in their lives by managing feelings and coping.For example becoming a parent, experiencing bereavement and loss, miscarriage, termination of pregnancy,chronic illness, or feeling that life is difficult right nowThe service is run by volunteer trained counsellors.Referral Process: Referrals can be made from any agency and self-referrals are particularly welcomed.Sessions commence within 12 weeks from when referral is received, usually sooner. Clients are offered anintroductory assessment session followed by a block of 10 weekly sessions, lasting 50 minutes.Contact Details: Afterthoughts Counselling Service Tel: 07920275914Allsorts Youth ProjectAllsorts covers Brighton & Hove and wider Sussex. They offer support, information and advocacy to young peopleaged 13-26 who are lesbian, gay , bisexual, trans or unsure of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.Services offered: Weekly Drop-In on Tuesday evenings for those aged 16-25 between 5.30pm and 8.30pm Male Matters (young men’s group for those aged 16-25) No Dress Code (women’s group for those aged 16-25) Bi Network (bi network for those aged 16-25) Transformers (trans network for those aged 16-25) TAG (a 15 and under group) Young People’s Voice (LGBT youth volunteering and campaign programme) Telephone, email and one to one support to LGBTU young people with LGBT Youth Workers. Homophobia/biphobia/transphobia awareness training for staff at schools, colleges, youth services andother statutory and community organisations. Trained peer educators help run LGBT Youth Awareness workshops for young people at local schools,colleges and youth projects. Support from an NHS Mental Health Worker 1-2-1 information and support about drugs and alcohol. Drama, music, creative writing and painting projects A peer led and user contributed website and resource library Residential tripsFrontline service staff:Marianne Lemond, Project Manager - mariannelemond@allsortsyouth.org.ukBen Dew, Male LGBT Youth Support Worker - bendew@allsortsyouth.org.ukMeg Lewis, Female LGBT Youth Support Worker – meghanlewis@allsortsyouth.org.ukSam Thomas, LGBT Youth Engagement Worker - samthomas@allsortsyouth.org.ukElliot Klimek and Andy Devine, Trans Youth Support Workers – transformers@allsortsyouth.org.ukMel Berry, Bi Youth Coordinator – melberry@allsortsyouth.org.ukReferral Process and Contact Details: Any young person wanting to attend the Drop-In should contact us first toarrange an induction. To do this please ring the office on 01273 721211, email info@allsortsyouth.org.uk ormessage ‘Allsorts Staff’ on Facebook.Allsorts Youth Project, Young People’s Centre, 69 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AEWeb: www.allsortsyouth.org.ukEmma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 13


Anti-Bullying ServiceThe Anti-Bullying Service, located at St Mark’s House in Eastbourne, provides a range of advice, guidance and supportacross East Sussex to children and young people (aged 5 to 21) affected by bullying behaviour, their parents or carers,and their schools. The service is now fully traded with schools, but maintains a statutory function to support children andyoung people where there are serious emotional well-being concerns as a direct result of bullying behaviour. The rangeof services offered to young people includes: Work with individual children and young people to respond directly to incidents of bullying behaviour to buildself-confidence, self-esteem and resilience Work with key partners where a young people has been out of school due to bullying behaviour Mediation or restorative justice conferences between individual students. A range of bespoke anti-bullying training for professionals, parents and carers, and children and young people.Referral Process: referrals can be made directly to the service or via Education Support, Behaviour and AttendanceService. Self-referrals are also accepted.Contact Details: John Khan, Anti-Bullying Co-ordinator, Anti-Bullying Team, St Mark’s House, 14, Upperton Road,Eastbourne BN21 1EP Tel: 01323 747060 81 or 07876 037489Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5pm Friday 8.30am – 4.30pmASD Monitoring and Support GroupThe ASD Monitoring and Support Group covers East Sussex and offers support for those involved in educating andcaring for children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). It is available for a child with a diagnosis of ASD beingeducated in a mainstream primary school, or in Year 7 of a secondary school.We can offer the following services:Develop flexible training programmes for parents and carers, professionals and school and other settingsTrack children’s progress to be able to respond quicker and in a more co-ordinated wayProvide specialist resources and equipmentShare and pass on good practice and latest research findingsProvide a forum for solving problemsGive advice on specialist support servicesThe following professionals staff the ASD Monitoring and Support group:Education Professionals: Specialist ASD teaching and support workers; Teaching representative from specialistlanguage facilities; Teaching representative from the Language and Learning Support Service; Special Schoolpractitioners; Educational PsychologistsHealth Professionals: Paediatricians; Speech and Language Therapists; Clinical psychologists; CAMHSPractitionersSocial Care Professionals: Senior practitioner and members of the Social Worker Children’s Disability Team.Referral Process: schools can contact support groups and a parental request form will be sent out.Parents can refer by telephone and a request form will be sent out.Contact Details: for the Eastbourne and Hailsham area Tel: (01323) 463636ASD Support GroupASD support group is for parents of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, including Aspergers Syndrome.Parents Supporting Parents meets every Thursday during term-time between 1pm and 2pm at Home Start, 30AHigh Street, Newhaven.Referral Process: there is no need for referral. Parents are welcome to just go along to a meeting.Emma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 14


Autism SussexAutism Sussex is a countywide service that supports adults and children who have an Autism Spectrum Condition,and their families and carers. The general philosophy of Autism Sussex is to provide a safe base for people withAutistic Spectrum Conditions, where their special needs are recognised and from which they may take fulladvantage of community opportunities. We aim to provide high quality care in a stimulating environment to children,young people and adults. Emphasis is placed on an enabling role to foster independence and self-determinationAutism Sussex offers the following support for families:Parent and Carer Support GroupsParent and Carer WorkshopsSibling WorkshopsFamily Fun DaysBehaviour Workshops and ClinicsFamily Support Website –forums, Drop inClinics, E learningNewslettersSpecialist Autism Training.Autism Sussex offers the following services for adults and children:Residential CareSupported LivingResources Centres (in Battle, Hastings, Short breaks for Children and YoungBrighton)People’sEmployment SupportCommunity Outreach SupportVocational trainingBehaviour Support InterventionsChildren’ s Summer Holiday ClubsAspergers Support GroupsChildren and Young People’s Activity GroupsAutism Sussex employs highly motivated and well-trained staff to provide a level of care appropriate to eachindividual. This helps our service users to achieve their full potential in all areas of development. Each service userhas an individual programme that is geared to providing him or her with the maximum support to reach a full life inareas that we take forgranted. Education, social integration, participation in life, recreation and emotional wellbeing are all targeted. Wefeel, that by the nature of our work and our determination to ensure that people with autism participate in thecommunity and the prospects for all of individuals we support will lead to richer and fuller lives.Referral Process: self referral is possible. Family support can be offered immediatelyChildren’s Services can be offered immediately. Residential Services and Day care requires a referral process.Contact Details: Autism Sussex, Tills Courtyard,19 High Street, Battle, E. Sussex TN33 0AETel: 01424773366 email: enquiries@autismsussex.org.ukFamily Support 01903882666 familysupport@autismsussex.org.ukCAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)(Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)CAMHS offers Mental Health Assessments and Treatment to children and young people up to18, where a mentalhealth problem may be present. Please see “Specialist CAMHS Referral Guidance” in Appendix 1 for clarification.The Wealden CAMHS Team is based at Uckfield Hospital Framfield Road, Uckfield. It holds clinics at UckfieldHospital, Heathfield Health Centre and Grove House in Crowborough.The Lewes CAMHS Team is based at Orchard House, Victoria Hospital, Neville Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN71PF Tel: 01273 4025210. It holds clinics at Orchard House, Lewes, Peacehaven Childrens Centre and SeafordDay Hospital.The service is staffed by a child psychotherapist, clinical nurse specialists, play therapist, psychiatrists,psychologists, systemic family therapists, and others and is available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.Referral Process / Criteria: Referrals can be by letter, phone or in person. All referrals are sent to Sturton Place,Hailsham. The office is open Monday to Friday, 9 – 5pm Any professional who is involved is able to refer toCAMHS, with the appropriate consent. After a referral has been accepted, in a high risk situation an appointmentwill be offered in 24 hours. Otherwise, CAMHS will offer a CHOICE appointment/assessment within 4 weeks. Thiswill consist of up to 3 meetings. If after that time the problem needs further attention, there may be a referral toanother specialist in the team, or further appointments offered.If a referral does not reach the CAMHS criteria for a Mental Health Assessment, we will endeavour to offer adviceregarding alternative sources of help.Emma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 15


Contact Details: Referrals to be sent to CAMHS, Sturton Place, Station Road, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 2AU.Enquiries Tel: (01323) 446248CAMHS Community Service Manager: Martin Komen martin.komen@sussexpartnership.nhs.ukCAMHS Consultation Line:CAMHS offers a consultation line for professionals which operates Mon-Fri from 12 midday to 1pm on 07786110175Care for the CarersCare for the Carers is a local, independent charity supporting Adult and Young Carers (from the age of 8) in EastSussex. They hold local, up to date information tailored to carers’ needs. Their range of services includes: Advice, support & information Befriending Scheme Counselling Emergency Alert Card CareLine Magazine - information, tips and carers’ shared experiences Carers’ groups - Opportunities to meet other carers Involvement – support for carers to have their say Volunteering Help to access other voluntary & statutory servicesThe Young Carers’ Service runs clubs across East Sussex, providing young people with the opportunity to havefun and make friends in a safe & supportive environment. Their services also include: One-to-One Support - for young people who are involved in regular & substantial care Activities, Trips and residential short breaks (subject to funding & availability)Referral Process: Self referral, statutory agencies (ESCC, GPs etc), other voluntary organisations can also refer.All of Care for the Carers services are free to unpaid carers.Contact Details: Tel: 01323 738390 Email: info@cftc.org.uk website: www.cftc.org.ukCatch22 (Parent and Child) ServiceCatch22 are a supported housing project providing support to Young Single Parents between the ages of 16-25.Support is tailored to individual needs and can focus on parenting, budgeting, cookery, independent living skills andemotional needs.We also work with numerous external organisations that can provide specialist additional support such assubstance misuse, counselling and health if this is required.Referral Process: Referral Procedure is by telephone, email and fax where an application form will be sent.Referrals are accepted from Housing, Health, Social Care and other recognised agencies.Contact Details: Sarah Forristal, Service Co-ordinator, Room 1, Hillcrest Centre, Hillcrest Road, Newhaven BN99EA Tel: - 01273 510681 Email: - sarah.forristal@catch-22.org.ukOpening Hours: staff Support is available weekdays 9-5 approximately but there is a 24- Hour on call system.Chestnut Tree HouseChestnut Tree House provides palliative care services for children and young people (0-19 years old) with lifelimitingor life-threatening illness. Our services are offered across Sussex and SE Hants and include the following: Assessment, advice and information for children and young adults with life-limiting or life-threateningconditions 24 hours per day. Specialist short breaks, emergency and end-of-life care provided at Chestnut Tree House 24 hours per day. Specialist short breaks, emergency and end-of-life care in the child’s own home 24 hours per day. Support for the entire family following diagnosis through the whole disease process by the multi-disciplinaryteam at Chestnut Tree House Bereavement support which includes befriending, counselling and spiritual care Support and advice on the transition from paediatric palliative care services to adult servicesEmma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 16


Care of families after the unexpected death of a child or young person, including the use of our ‘Stars’bereavement suite.Referral Process: Anyone can refer a child or young person providing it has been discussed with the family first.Families can also refer themselves. Permission is sought from the parent or carer to request medical informationfrom their GP and paediatrician. A home visit from a Community Team member may then be arranged to discussthe referral and establish the level of support required. Referral Forms and Consent Forms are downloadable fromour website or by request from our children’s hospice.Contact Details: Chestnut Tree House, Dover Lane, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PXTel: 0845 450 5820 Email: admin@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk ORLouise Borton – Acting Community Team Manager 01903 871803 louise.borton@chestnut-tree-house.org.ukCaroline McCullough – Clinical Nurse Manager caroline.mccullough@chestnut-tree-house.org.ukWebsite: www.chestnut-tree-house.org.ukChild Development TeamThe CDT offers medical assessment and diagnosis on children with complex additional needs and socialcommunication difficulties in the West of the county (Eastbourne, Havens, Lewes and Wealden). We offer postdiagnosis support, information resources and signposting to other services. We are staffed by CommunityPaediatricians a Community Specialist Paediatric Nurse and Specialist Nursery Nurses. The Child DevelopmentTeam will refer to other departments/services if required to support the families.The service is available to: Children with complex developmental needs: 0-16 yrs and to 19yrs if in specialisteducation Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder - 0-11yrs (for ASD assessment of older young people, refer toCAMHS).Referral Process: Referrals must come via GP or other health professionals and SENCO’s. No self referral.Families are seen within 6- 9 months of referral by a paediatrician. Nurses do selected home visits prior to thisdepending on referral information.Contact Details: Scott Unit, District General Hospital, Kings Drive, Eastbourne BN21 2UDTel:01323 41700Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9.00 am- 5 pmChild Development Clinics are also held in Peacehaven, Hailsham & Crowborough.Children’s CentresThe Lewes District Children Centres and Uckfield and Heathfield Childrens Centres provide groups and activities forbabies, children, parents and carers that encourage positive interactions, aid development and improve health andwellbeing. Other services provided in partnership with other agencies both statutory, voluntary and private willsupport and assist families in matters related to childcare, health, employment and training. All priority groups willbe encouraged to access services to lessen isolation and disadvantage, with additional services being provided asand when required.We offer the following services: Links to Integrated childcare Family Support & Outreach through our partnership with the Family Outreach Service Numerous groups for parents to attend with their children including Pop in & Plays, Music Groups,Swimming and baby clubs, Links with the Play Development service and English as a Second Languageservice Support to those working with families in any identified priority group. Child & family health services, including breast feeding support, a speech and language therapist, dieticianand home safety. We also work in partnership with the local health visiting teams. Support for children with special needs Links with Childminders Links with Job Centre Plus and the Children’s Information service. Training for Parents, where a crèche is usually provided. Access to wider services including Citizens Advice Bureau drop-ins, counselling for parents and support incases of domestic abuse. Young Mums GroupsReferral Process / Criteria: Most of the services we provide are open to all parents/carers and their childrenwithin the Borough of Lewes, and parents can turn just up for sessions or when advised will need to book inEmma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 17


advance. We also provide some targeted services but parents will be able to self refer, providing they meet thecriteria for that particular service. We hope to be able to offer a very reactive service and would try to offer a servicewithin two weeks.For further information, please contact:LewesNewhaven Children’s CentreChildren’s CentreLewes YMCA Denton IslandWestgate Street NewhavenLewesBN9 9BNBN7 1YR01273 51725001273 580504Uckfield ChildrensCentreUckfield Children'sCentre1 Manor CloseUckfieldTN22 1DLPeacehaven Children’sCentreMeridian WayPeacehavenBN10 8NF01273 517250Children’s Integrated Therapy & Equipment Service for East SussexThe Children’s Integrated Therapy & Equipment Service (CITES) is a service jointly commissioned by East SussexHealthcare NHS Trust and the Local Authority. It employs Occupational Therapists (Health & Community),Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists and their assistants working in partnership with parents andother professionals to support children aged 0-19 years across East Sussex. The service is split into fivegeographical area teams (see below).Referrals: Referrals can be made for: Paediatric Speech & Language Therapy Paediatric Occupational Therapy Paediatric PhysiotherapyParents/ professionals should contact their local area team base for referral forms or access through the EastSussex County Council website, Czone, or the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust website.Contact Details: Hampden Park Children’s Centre (Eastbourne, Weald & Lewes Area Teams), 12 Broderick Close,Hampden Park, Eastbourne BN22 9NQ Tel: 01323 514360Hastings & St. Leonards Children’s Services (formerly Ore Clinic) (Hastings & St Leonards and Bexhill & RotherArea Teams), 407 Old London Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN35 5BH Tel: 01424 728360COPES (Children’s Outreach & Parent’s Extended Support)COPES is a free service offered to children and young people between the ages of 5 – 13 years and their familiesliving in all areas outside Hastings, Eastbourne, Bexhill and Hailsham. We are the equivalent of the Parent SupportAdviser (PSA) service outside of Eastbourne, Hailsham, Bexhill and Hastings. One to one support can be offered toeither the child/young person and /or their parent, at home, in school or another agreed venue. Problems dealt withinclude anything that comes along with growing up and parenting and can include: Difficulties at home Finding school work difficult Problems at school Drugs and Alcohol issues Being Bullied Feeling unhappy Truancy Parenting/Family issues School ExclusionCOPES also work in partnership with other agencies to deliver Parenting groups and other groups whererequested. The range of work available depends on the hours bought in by the schools. If COPES is unable to offersupport on an issue we will work with others to find the appropriate service for the client. The Outreach team allhave various backgrounds and have on-going training. All staff work to a solution focused outcome.Referral Process: All referrals come via the Head teacher or SENCO of the school. Referral to the COPES projectwill be acknowledged within two weeks.Contact Details:Tel: Office Number – 01273 407336 Nicola.dudley@ruralsussex.org.ukEmma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 18


CRI ConnexionsThe CRI Connexions team in East Sussex empowers and enables young people to take responsibility for their lifechoices through offering information, advice and guidance (IAG) and targeted support with regards to employment,education and training.To use CRI Connexions, the young person must be in years 12, 13 or 14 (16, 17 or 18 yrs old) and fit into one of thegroups below-*those who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities; *those who move straight from school to being NEET;*those who leave post education early;*those who are working with a statutory agency e.g.Care Leavers Service, YOT, CAMHS;*those who are in yr 12 or 13, at risk of becoming NEET; *those who are 16 or 17 and claiming benefits;Combined with appearing in one of those groups young people must also have an identified barrier to participation.CRI Connexions Targeted Personal Advisers have expertise in the following areas; Substance Misuse, TeenageParents, Learning Difficulties & Disabilities, Mental Health and Youth Offending. They support young people toidentify and overcome barriers to learning and economic stability; this may involve signposting to and working withother relevant agencies and professionals, both internally and externally. CRI Targeted Connexions PAs work out inthe community offering support in the environment that the young person feels most comfortable in.Referral Process: professionals can refer using the CRI Connexions referral form. To obtain a referral form pleaseemail rory.abbott@cri.org.uk; nicole.cresswell@cri.org.uk or louise.scott@cri.org.uk. Self referral is an option butyoung people self referring will need to be aware that they must fit in to the eligibility criteria as outlined above.They can do this by ringing either 01323 410803 or 01424 722045. Help is offered within 3 weeks of receiving thereferral.Contact Details:Eastbourne House, 22-24 GildredgeRoad, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN214SATel: 01323 410803Rothermere House, 49-51 Cambridge Road,Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1DTTel: 01424 722045CRI Families and Parenting ServiceThe CRI Families and Parenting Service delivers a range of innovative support and interventions for families andyoung people across East Sussex. The service works generically with families with multiple, complex problems, in abid to reduce risk and enable families to achieve control and stability in their lives.The service delivers an Intensive Family Intervention Project, which is designed to reduce poverty, antisocialbehaviour and offending and aims to improve family and parenting relationships, increase school attendance andemployment, support families in maintaining their tenancies, improve physical and mental health and safeguardvulnerable adults and children. The service also seeks to raise aspirations and break intergenerational patterns ofunemployment and offending: it is driven by a belief that early intervention and intensive, whole-family, co-ordinatedsupport can achieve lasting, positive outcomes for individuals and local communities.CRI also deliver a range of parenting programmes.CRI have been commissioned to deliver this intervention by Hastings Borough Council, East Sussex CountyCouncil, Eastbourne, Wealden and Lewes Housing departments.Referral and Contact Details: For more information regarding the service or to discuss our referral criteria in moredepth, please contact Sarah Bainger, Senior Project Worker on 01424 423344 or sarah.bainger@cri.org.uk.CRI Domestic Abuse ServiceCRI offer a professional support service to women and men aged 16+ who are or have experienced domestic abuseand live in East Sussex. This includes behaviour of power and control where one person dominates another throughthreats of violence, emotional, sexual or financial abuse.Clients are given information and advice regarding their options on a range of issues including legal, housing,benefits and health matters. We also provide a court support service and will accompany clients to externalappointments if required. We offer one to one support at a wide range of venues to ensure easy access.Our aim is to provide a specialist support and information service to enable clients to make informed choices onhow they want to proceed. Anyone experiencing domestic abuse is welcome to use our free and confidentialEmma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 19


service. CRI operate a child protection policy. Our core service does not offer support to the abuser/perpetrator ofdomestic abuse.Referral process: We will accept self-referrals, or professional referrals with the person’s permission, in writing orby telephone. For a written referral please contact us for a referral form. If you are unsure about whether a referralis appropriate for the service, please telephone to discuss with one of our workers.Contact details: CRI Domestic Abuse Service, 29a Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TT Tel: 01323 419340CRI Domestic Abuse Children’s Therapeutic ServiceCRI provide a range of practical and emotional support for adults and a therapeutic service for children who havebeen affected by domestic abuse and/or violence.Children and young people may be displaying behavioural problems such as Poor Concentration Aggressiveness/bullying Disturbed Sleep Patterns Delayed development BedwettingOur adult service supports Women and Men from age 16+ who are or have experienced Domestic Abuse. However,CRI does not work with perpetrators of abuse. The CRI’s children service supports children from age 4 to 17 years,where the perpetrator is no longer in the family home.CRI specialist workers offer age appropriate interventions including assessments with victim and the childconcerned, one to one therapeutic sessions, play therapy, talking therapy. Up to 10 weekly sessions are offeredwith a midway review and ending sessions. Families are also referred onto other appropriate services to build upsupport systems.Parents and carers must accompany their children to appointments, unless they take place in school and duringterm time. In these cases, the school will be made aware of the time/date and name of the child, who is attendingthe service. If a parent is unable to attend than an appropriate adult would be asked escort the child to the sessionand return them to the classroom at the end.CRI operate a child protection policy and will disclose information to the appropriate authorities should there bereason to believe that a child is at risk of harm on neglect.Referral Process: all referrals for the children’s service must go through the adult service first. Once a referral isreceived via adult services for the therapeutic children’s work then a response will be sent out to the parent/carer ofthe referee within 14 days.Referrals are accepted from statutory and non-statutory services as well as self-referrals. Referral forms andeligibility criteria are available on request.Contact Details: Eastbourne Area: 01323 419340CRUSE Bereavement Care – East SussexThis voluntary service for bereavement is offered to children and young people of all ages in East Sussex. CRUSEoffers individual counselling for children of all ages. Individual counselling is usually in a client’s home but can be inthe CRUSE office in Eastbourne, or at other locations by arrangement.All volunteer counsellors have additional specific training to work with children and young people. They abide bythe Cruse Standard for working with bereaved children and young people and have supervision with appropriateexperience. As a voluntary organisation the numbers of volunteers available may limit this service at any one time.The service is free, voluntary contributions are welcomed.Referral Process: Parental/guardian consent is needed for under 16’s.Please contact the CRUSE office forinformation & assessment. The office is manned weekday mornings and there is an all day answering machine.The timescale for help to be offered is variable depending on the size of the waiting list.Emma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 20


Contact Details: East Sussex CRUSE Office, c/o The Venton Centre, Junction Road, Eastbourne BN21 3QYTel: 01323 642942Email: cruse@cruseeastsussex.org.ukwww.cruse@cruseeastsussex.org.ukDialogue Therapeutic & Family ServicesDialogue is a project of Sussex Central YMCA that provides a range of services to support children, young peopleand families.Dialogue provides: Counselling for Children and Young People Family Therapy Group Work Family Support Services Mediation for Divorcing and Separated CouplesSupport for Schools and School StaffPractice Supervision/Consultation for SchoolStaffTrainings for professionals working in mentalhealth and psychological wellbeingTrainings for school staffServices are provided in schools and community settings in East and West Sussex as well as the Dialogue Centrein Brighton.Referral Process: Referrals can be made through schools, parents/carers, self-referral, other agencies (e.g. GP,CAMHS, Social Services, Education Welfare, YOT, Connexions, CAB) or initial queries can be made directly to:Dialogue Counselling, Family Therapy, Mediation and Training,Sussex Central YMCA, The Dialogue Centre, 24 Windlesham Road, Brighton BN1 3AGTel 01273 320500 email: dialogue@sussexcentralymca.org.ukDietetic ServiceThe Department of Nutrition and Dietetics provides specialist assessment, diagnosis, treatment and managementservice to children and their carers, who require nutritional interventions and management.Registered Dieticians (RDs) are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet andnutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level. Dieticians provide practical dietary advice based onscientific research to help people make appropriate lifestyle and food choices to improve their health or to helpmanage some clinical conditions.Referral Process: - To make a referral please do so via the child’s GP.Contact details:East Sussex Downs and Weald areaAvenue House, Eastbourne: 01323 444167Uckfield Hospital: 01825 745003Firwood House, Eastbourne: 01323 514861Hastings and Rother areaGeneral office: 01424 755255 ext. 8640Appointment enquiries: 01424 757035Fax: 01424 757035Duty and Assessment Team, ESCC Children’s ServicesThe Duty and Assessment team provide an assessment service for Children in Need and Children in Need ofProtection for children aged from 0 – 11 in Eastbourne and Hailsham. (The Youth Support Team works with youngpeople over the age of 11).Child in Need Assessments are completed with parental permission and will take account of the child’sdevelopmental needs, parenting capacity and the child’s environmental factors and community support networks.Social Workers completing assessments where appropriate will signpost to other agencies and where matters aremore complicated on to Family Support Teams. The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) model should nowprecede a referral to the duty and assessment team and any referral from agencies should be an action point fromthe CAF.The Duty and Assessment Team are the intake team for all Child Protection referrals. This team will deal withreferrals for 0-11 and any referrals for children over the age of 11 will be passed on to the Youth Support Team.Unless there is deemed a risk to the child, professionals should inform the parents that they are making this referralto Children’s Services. Child Protection enquires will be made on all referrals which in general are co-worked withEmma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 21


police colleagues. Referrals by members of the public are accepted and anonymity is respected if necessary.Professionals should refer to the Child Protection Procedures for additional information.The Duty and Assessment Team are responsible for undertaking all pre-birth assessments where there areconcerns in relation to parenting capacity.The Team are pleased to offer a consultation service to professionals and members of the public and would askprofessionals to call to discuss referrals to the service before hand. Members of the public are welcome to visit theteam in Eastbourne during opening hours to discuss any issues.Referral Process: Referrals accepted from all professionals and members of the public, this includes self-referrals.Contact Details: 01323 747373The office is open Mon-Thurs 8.30am- 5pm, Fridays until 4.30pm.Out of hours for all ages and areas: Tel: 01273 335920East Sussex Family Group Conference ServiceThis is a County wide service for children 0 to 16yrs and their families.A Family Group Conference is a decision making and planning process whereby the wider family makes plans anddecisions for children and young people who have been identified as being in need of a plan that will safeguard andpromote their welfare. Family is defined broadly to include the child, parents, extended family and significant others.Family Group conferences are arranged and facilitated by independent co-ordinators; by this we mean someonewho has not and will not be involved in making decisions about the child. The child(ren) is central to the process.Referral process: Referrals can be made by any professional within Children’s Services.Contact details: Pauline Fellows, East Sussex Family Group Conference Service Manager,North pod, 5th floor, St Marks House, 14 Upperton Road, Eastbourne BN21 1EP Tel: 07876 037304Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)The East Sussex Early Intervention Service is a small multi-disciplinary team providing direct services for 14-35year olds who are presenting with symptoms of psychosis. This service covers all of East Sussex (excludingBrighton & Hove).An assessment and appropriate treatment is offered (including psychiatric consultation, psychological input,vocational and educational support and advice and support for relatives and carers). We also offer training andconsultancy to other agencies working with younger people who are developing psychosis.The team consists of Community Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Support Workers,Psychiatrists and Social Workers.Referral process: Referrals will be accepted directly from GP’s, Health In Mind, CAMHS, WAMHS, Under 19 SMSand Youth Offending Team. Referrals from other agencies will be considered following a telephone screening.Preferably, people referred to the service are seen at a site of their own choosing. There are currently no waitinglists for this service.Contact Details: Highmore, Western Road, Hailsham, East Sussex BN273DYTel: 01323 446065 fax: 01323 446064 Opening times: Monday – Friday, 9am –5pmEmail : ESEIS@sussexpartnership.nhs.ukWebsite: www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/eipEarly Years Teaching and Support ServicesFor children with special educational needs (East Sussex, all geographical areas):At the foundation stage, services for children with disabilities and complex special needs are provided andcoordinated by the following teams:The Early Years Teaching and Support Service (EYTSS)The Early Years Teaching and Support Service is one of a range of support services which seeks to work inpartnership with parents, and carers, foundation stage settings and other agencies to provide a range of high qualityearly intervention opportunities for children with complex special educational needs and disabilities.Emma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 22


The service provides a specialist team of early years practitioners from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.Whilst all team members are able to draw on a range of generalised skills and experience of working in early years,many also offer specialist areas of expertise.These include knowledge of speech and language development, autistic spectrum disorders, physical/neurologicaldisabilities, interactive play and augmentative and assistive communication techniques.The Early Years Communication TeamsThe Early Years Communication teams accept referrals of children with complex and long term communicationdifficulties. The teams, which are made up of Speech and Language Therapists and Therapy Assistants,Educational Psychologists, Early Years Specialist Teachers, and Support Workers, operate an open referralsystem. The teams aim to: Help pre-school children with complex needs or disabilities to communicate as effectively as possible. Provide a high quality service, from a team of professionals specialising in working with young children withcommunication difficulties. Work closely with parents/carers, combining their knowledge of their child’s communication needs, with theteam’s expertise. Provide services in the most appropriate and natural settings.Referral process: Self referral or assisted referral via schools, early years settings, health professionals.Contact details:Eastbourne AreaSt Mark’s House14 Upperton RoadEastbourneBN21 1EP01323 747471Wealden AreaHoly Cross CE Primary SchoolBelmont RoadUckfieldTN22 1BP01892 655244Hastings & Rother AreaSidley Community Centre121 Ninfield RoadBexhill-on-SeaTN39 5BD01424 733753The East Sussex Early Support Key Worker SchemeThe East Sussex Early Support Key Worker Service is available to the families of preschool age (0-5) children withcomplex needs or disabilities, who have more than two specialist practitioners involved in their care.We offer a named person as a Key Worker who is the first point of contact, advice, support and information forparents and professionals.The role of the Key Worker is also to: Increase the level of information sharing and reduce duplication in the assessment and planning of thechild’s needs Encourage family participation and professionals’ communication in the assessment and planning process Clarify the roles of the professionals.Contact details: Chris Hill or Janet Jury, East Sussex Early Support and Care Coordination Scheme,3rd floor, StMarks House, 14 Upperton Road, Eastbourne, BN21 1EP; Tel: 01323 747470Education Support, Behaviour and Attendance Service (ESBAS)The Education Support, Behaviour and Attendance Service supports Secondary schools in managing pupils withchallenging behaviour, and all schools in supporting those with problems in relation to attendance. This includeslegal intervention when necessary.ESBAS also provides parenting support, flexible learning provision for children unable to attend school for medicalreasons, including e-learning. The service monitors and tracks Children Missing Education, provides support forchildren in Employment and Entertainment, in terms of advice to schools, parents, employers, and provides trainingfor chaperones.Referral Procedure: the service takes referrals from schools and offers a range of support and intervention toimprove pupil Attendance and Behaviour, including children permanently excluded from mainstream education.Contact Details: John Mockler – Deputy Head of Service, Tel:01273 481967 ,open office hours.Educational Psychology ServiceEducational psychologists focus primarily on the learning, social and emotional problems encountered by children &young people. They carry out a wide range of tasks and work in a wide variety of settings with the aim of enhancingEmma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 23


children’s learning and enabling teachers, parents, carers and practitioners to become more aware of the social andemotional factors affecting teaching and learning. The work of an educational psychologist can either be directlywith a child, or group of children or indirectly through their work with parents, teachers and other professionals.Indirect work often involves training, consultation and discussion to clarify the precise nature and requirements ofany psychological intervention proposed either at the individual or systems level.Additionally educational psychologists are often called upon to contribute to decision-making process and to lead,advise or join working and consultation groups on issues concerned with organisation and policy planning.Educational psychologists can also be called upon to support schools in times of unexpected bereavements orother traumatic events. Direct work usually involves some form of assessment. This may include consultation withparents, carers and professional colleagues, observation, interview, or use of assessment materials.Recommendations are then made to determine the most appropriate educational psychological or therapeuticinterventions. Educational psychologists also undertake a statutory function on behalf of the Children’s ServicesDepartment in relation to the assessment of those children and young people who are judged to have the mostsevere, complex and challenging needs.Referral Process: To ensure children’s needs are promptly addressed, involvement by the educational psychologyservice in relation to individual assessments continues to be allocated through schools and settings in accordancewith the priorities of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice . Level of involvement in a school isdetermined also by the nature of the Service Level of Agreement they may have with the Educational PsychologyService.East Sussex Fire and Rescue ServiceThe service covers the whole of East Sussex and Brighton & Hove. We provide help and advice for people, bothadult and young person, who play with or set fires, victims of domestic abuse where arson may be a threat and alsohave a Safeguarding Team to assist people of all ages.Firesetter Intervention Scheme (FIS)Offered to all ages - children, young people and adults. Intervention is adapted to each individual’s requirements.Specially trained Fire Service professionals work with individuals and help them understand and control theirfeelings and circumstances that lead to firesetting behaviour.FIS Referral Process: referrals can be made from agencies, schools, parent/carer and self-referrals are alsoaccepted. We aim to see referrals within 3 weeks, and help can be offered usually within two weeks depending ondemand.Contact Details: Helpline: 0303 999 1009 email: FiresettersInterventionScheme@esfrs.orgOut of office hours are covered by voicemail.Arson Risk Reduction for Victims of Domestic AbuseWe offer home safety visits to ensure smoke detectors are present and working whilst also providing advice onsafety and security to the occupants. In more serious instances letterbox blanking plates can be fitted to reduce therisk from arson attack. Although this scheme predominantly works with victims of domestic abuse, we also workwith anyone who is subject to threats or acts of fire related activity.Referral Process: referrals can be made from agencies or by self-referral. Each referral is risk assessed and helpcan usually be offered within 48 hours for urgent cases. To make a referral please contact the team for a referralform, in urgent cases details can be taken over the phone.Contact Details: Helpline: 01323 4621 email: airt@esfrs.org Out of office hours are covered by voicemail.SafeguardingAs part of our work with the community and the above projects we also make and support safeguarding referrals topartnership agencies for vulnerable people of any age.Contact Details: email: safeguarding@esfrs.orgFamilies for AutismFamilies for Autism provides leisure activities for children and young people in East Sussex on the autism spectrum,with well trained staff in an autism friendly environment. We aim to support parents and other family membersinvolved in caring for a child or young person with autism. We can help with children between the ages of 5 and 13Emma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 24


who have a diagnosis of autism or Aspergers, and young people between the ages of 13 and 19 who have adiagnosis of high functioning autism or Aspergers. Many staff are currently TA’s in special schools, with relevanttraining and checks.ActivitiesA Saturday club for children between the ages of 5 and 13 on the autism spectrum which includes activities such asart, cookery, soft play, multisensory and outdoor play.Time and location: on the second and fourth Sat. of the month, from 10.30 – 3pm, at Hazel Court School, LarkspurDrive, Eastbourne.A youth group for young people between the ages of 13 and 19 with a diagnosis of Aspergers or high functioningautism which includes activities such as cookery, art, WII, table tennis, outdoor games and board games.Time and location: on the first and third Sat. of the month, from 10 – 2pm, at the Eastbourne Academy, BrodrickRoad, Eastbourne.Outings swimming, bowling and to other local places such as Knockhatch.Coffee mornings termly for parents as an opportunity to share advice and offer support. Sometimes speakersattend.Social events for parents such as meals out. Quarterly newsletters.CostsA one off £10 joining fee in order to access services. £24 pounds for a whole day and £12 for a half day. Siblingsmay attend and are half price. Outings are generally free as long as we can get funding.At the clubs we provide free drinks and snacks for all the children and cater for specialised diets such as gluten anddairy free.Referral Process: Self - referral . We can usually offer help within a couple of weeks, but sometimes it is necessaryto operate a waiting list if we are very busy and may need time to employ and train new staff.Contact Details: Julie Jones – Family Services Coordinatorwww.familiesforautism.com07908 314102 julie.jones@familiesforautism.comFamily Support Health Team (East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust)This service is available to Children and Young People from 0 – 19 yrs of age and their families, who live within thearea of Eastbourne Borough Council (and not Wealden) and Hastings and Rother area. The team sit within thehealth visiting and school nursing teams.Typical problems that can be helped:Sleep problems Behaviour problems Temper tantrumsBereavement Anxiety or fear Anger, mood swingsLow self-esteem Constipation and Soiling Relationship difficultiesDealing with a traumaticeventComing to terms with illnessDistress because of familybreakdownEating issues which do notwarrant a Specialist CAMHSreferralFamily and/or individual work with children or young people is offered, to help them understand their feelings andlearn to deal with them safely.Practical strategies can be offered to support parents/carers in managing their child’s behaviour more effectively.Families, children and young people can be seen in a venue of their choice.Referral Criteria: the child/young person has a persistent emotional/behavioural issueThe issue has already had tier one interventionThe issue can be helped through short-term focused work (up to 12 sessions)The family and young person are willing to engage in supportReferral Process: referrals accepted on a Family Support Health Team form only from the child’s health visitor,school nurse, or SENCO/Inclusion Manager/Pastoral Deputy Head. If a referral is accepted, an assessment will beoffered.Contact Details:Emma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 25


Family Nurse Partnership (ESHT/East Sussex County Council)The Family Nurse Partnership is a preventative programme offered to young mothers having their first baby(currently within specified areas of Hastings, St Leonards, Eastbourne and Hailsham). It begins in early pregnancy,and is oriented to the future health and well-being of the child.The programme is most effective with young parents who have low psychological resources, limited family supportand low educational achievement. The Family Nurse Partnership is a service for any first time mothers who are 19years and under.Referrals need to be received by 12 weeks gestation if possible and no later than 24 weeks gestation so that we areable to deliver a large proportion of the program before birth. The service works with strengths of the client andencourages them to fulfil their aspirations for their babies and themselves. A pattern of weekly /fortnightly visitsbegins in early pregnancy and continues until the child is 2 years old. The visits do not replace the midwife but theFamily Nurse does take the place of the Health Visitor (incorporating aspects of the Healthy Child programme) untilthe child is 2 years old.Referral Information: - Referrals are from any agency or self referral by telephone. Please contact to determine if aclient may be eligible.Contact Details: - Eastbourne Office: 01323 514363 / Hastings Office 01424855222 ext 206Fegans Child & Family ServicesFegans Services support children of all ages and their families in East Sussex to cope with issues such as familybreakdown, anger, anxiety and bereavement. They provide services in counselling, supporting schools, andfacilitate in parenting courses and coaching to help them be the best parents they can. The qualified counsellors areHelen Blackford, Lesley Allaway, Maggie Phillips, Mark Evetts, Mary Dicker & Rowena Cole. Counselling fees £30ph for those in full time employment, a reduced fee is negotiated for those on benefits or experiencing financialproblems. We work from the Seaside Centre in Eastbourne on Tuesdays.Referral Procedure:Professionals may make referrals by phone or send details on headed paper to the contact address. Self-referralsare accepted. Help is offered usually dependant on length of waiting list, however they seek to respond as quicklyas possible.Contact Details: Fegans, 3c Cherwell Road, Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 8JT. Tel: 01435 868324FISSThis service is available to children and young people in East Sussex from 5 – 19yrs of age with moderate/severelearning disabilities together with challenging behaviour. FISS aims to work in Partnership with families to providehigh quality assessment and intervention and help meet the needs of children/young people with learningdisabilities.• The family is central to the process• We will try and understand each other and work towards the same aims.• We respect one another’s ideas and views.• We discuss ideas and negotiate working towards the same goals.• We agree how long we work together.The service is delivered by Psychologists, a Speech and Language Therapists and Family Support Workers.Referral Process: Referrals are usually made by other professionals. However self- referral are possible. There isa referral form which we ask parents to complete whether they self-refer or if they are referred to our service byanother professional. We aim to respond with an initial home visit which we call a Choice to assess the needs ofthe child ,young person and family within 4 weeks of the referral.Contact Details: Limousin House, Athelstan Close, Kingsmere, Eastbourne, BN23 6TE Tel: (01323) 741717Fax: (01323) 741710 The office is open from 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Thursday & 8.30am – 4.30pm on Fridays.Flexible Learning Educational Support Service (FLESS)FLESS supports schools in providing education for students who are unable to attend school attend school, as aresult of either physical or mental health problems. The remit of FLESS is to work in partnership with the student’sEmma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 26


school in the provision of education and to assist a return to school when children and young people are physicallyable to do so. Students are taught in hospital, home or one of four Teaching & Learning Centres.FLESS reintegrates students back to school as soon as possible.The FLESS service also supports the learning of students with SEN who are awaiting the arrangement of suitableprovision.The service has an additional function of ensuring that the Local Authority meets its statutory responsibilities inensuring that students whose parents elect to educate them at home (EHE), rather than sending them to school ,are receiving a suitable education.FLESS delivers the service from four areas Hastings & Rother, Eastbourne & Hailsham, Lewes & the Coastal stripand WealdenReferral Procedure: Schools refer students to the service, along with a medical report from a consultantpaediatrician or CAMHS. If CAMHS are considering a referral an initial discussion with the Area Co-ordinator takesplace to establish referral suitability.Contact details:Susan Marsh Senior CoordinatorFlexible Learning Educational Support Service (FLESS)East Sussex County Council, River House, Bell Lane, Uckfield, TN22 1AETel: 01273 336 885Family Outreach Service (FOS)The Family Outreach Service provides support and advice for parents and carers with children under 5. FOS is anearly intervention, generic family support service working in partnership with parents, needs led, holistic in itsapproach, offering a short focused piece of work, usually for around 8 visits. Home visits make up a large part of ourwork, offering guidance and support around various issues affecting under 5’s.The services that we offer are: -Working with attachment issuesBehaviour IssuesIssues around isolation and assisting families new to the areaFamilies needing short-term emotional support around a variety of areasRoutinesIdeas on PlayNursery/Groups-fundingHousing, FinancesAdvice on home safetyHow soon can support be offered?Casework is allocated on a weekly basis. Currently families are contacting quite quickly after referrals are received,within ten days to two weeks. However the is variable depending on the caseloads of the FOS workers.Referral procedure/criteria: - FOS is open to any family with an under 5 requesting support. Referrals can comethrough the health visiting teams, social services, other agencies, etc. Either referral is made via a referral form,electronically or a paper version is available. Self-referral is wholly appropriate.Contact Details: Tina Jackson, Family Outreach Service Manager, Peacehaven Children’s and Families Centre,Meridian Way, Peacehaven Tel: 01273 580504Health In MindHealth in Mind is a service for people in East Sussex aimed at helping anyone who is experiencing problems withlow mood (depression) or concerns and worries (anxiety), whether it is thought to be emotional or psychological.We all go through low points at times in our lives and it is not unusual to experience symptoms such as stress,anxiety or depression. At the best of times caring for young people can be very difficult and challenging – the HealthEmma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 27


in Mind service is keen to work with carers to help you identify and use personal strengths to improve your ownresilience and help you manage stress levels.In the past you may have had difficulties getting practical help for these common issues but now Health in Mindhave teamed up with your local GP. We have effectively bridged the gap between you visiting your GP surgery andaccessing Talking Therapies (Psychological Therapies), helping you unravel your difficulties with neutral andeffective support.Health in Mind is delivered in partnership with Turning Point and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.Referral Process: If you are experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties we strongly recommend youcontact your GP who will put you in touch with one of our Primary Care Mental Health Workers. We also welcomeself referrals.Contact Details: Health in Mind Tel: 0300 00 30 130 Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm spnt.healthinmind@nhs.netHealth Visiting Service (East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust)The Health Visiting Service covers the East Sussex area and aims to work closely with families in a transparent andcollaborative partnership. The service is available to ante-natal mothers and children under the age of 5. We canoffer advice, support and guidance around the following: Health Promotion Accident Prevention Immunisation Children’s Development Weaning Play & Activity Neonatal Hearing Behaviour Management Sleep Management Enuresis Management Feeding Contraception Parenting Safeguarding Maternal Mental Health Sexual HealthWe support families where there are children with special needs; advice and support to families suffering from postnatal depression and families where domestic violence exists. We work in partnership with local agencies tosupport and protect children under safeguarding policy. The service is staffed by Health Visitors (qualified nurseswith at least 2 yrs practice experience who undertake extra training to become a Health Visitor), health visiting staffnurses, qualified Nursery Nurses & Support Workers/Health Care Worker who has undertaken training in specificareas and is supervised by a qualified nurse. The service is offered from Health Centres, Children’s Centres,Community Venues, and GP Surgeries. The Children’s services are open to feedback from users and partner’sagencies about their experience of the services, quality of the services and access to the services.Referral Process / Criteria: All families have access to the Health Visiting service, it is a universal service andanyone can refer. Referrals are prioritised and help and advice may be offered at the point of contact (i.e. over thephone or at a clinic where no appointment is necessary).Contact Details: Health Visitors may be contacted directly at their bases or through the GP or School.Eastbourne Central TeamHampden Park ChildrensCentre12 Broderick CloseHampden ParkEastbourneEast SussexBN22 9NQTel: (01323) 514362Eastbourne East TeamPrincess Park HealthCentreWartling RoadEastbourneEast SussexBN22 7PGTel: (01323) 744629Eastbourne SouthTeamCentenary HouseThe AvenueEastbourneEast SussexBN 21 3XYTel: (01323) 444101 x4096HailshamHailsham Health CentreVicarage FieldsHailshamEast SussexBN27 1BETel: (01323) 840851Home WorksHome Works is a short term floating support service for people with housing-related support needs and can visitpeople at home. It’s commissioned by East Sussex County Council for single people, couples and families who: Live in East Sussex, in any type of housing Are aged 16-64Emma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 28


Are vulnerable because they may be facing homelessness, are homeless, need re-settlement support, havesubstance misuse issues, offending history, experiencing anti social behaviour, never lived alone, haveundergone a relationship breakdown, have physical or mental health problems, have rent / mortgageproblems – these are just some examples / situations that require short term support and coaching to assistpeople in finding solutions to problems that are impacting on their housing, and to explore their options withthem.Home Works helps by: supporting you to work out what you need to do to overcome your housing issues and what type of help youneed giving guidance and coaching you on how to manage tasks related to keeping your home helping you to understand your tenancy or mortgage responsibilities supporting you to settle into your new home and set up your gas, electric, and water supply referring you to independent legal and advocacy services if you need this connecting you with other services and opportunities in the community that can help you manage in otherareas of your life working closely with the other agencies giving you advice and support to make sure our support fits wellwith this only sharing information about you with relevant agencies and with your permissionReferral Process: Telephone or text our referral line, or email:01273 898700 / 07773 377754 Home Works West (Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden)referrals@homeworkswest.org.uk01424 858341 / 07540 721244 Home Works East (Hastings and Rother) referrals@homeworkseast.org.ukIf you aren’t sure whether Home Works can help you please get in touch with us to find out more.Information for Families (formerly Family Information Service, Parentlink and KITES)We provide free information, signposting and advice to practitioners working with families, other agencies, anddirectly to families with 0-25 year olds living in East Sussex.Areas of Enquiry Services for children and families, such as pre-natal services, children’s centres, schools and colleges,support for families, health services, community services and more. Childcare and activities for children of all ages, such as nurseries, childminders, afterschool clubs andleisure activities, including accessible and specialist activities for disabled children. Special educational needs (SEN), such as information and advice about education in pre-schools, schools,colleges and the special needs system; how to work with your child’s school or college; school admissions andexclusions. We can help with paperwork and meetings.Contact Details: Call: 0345 60 80 192, Text: 07797 870317, Email: informationforfamilies@eastsussex.gov.ukWeekdays 8.30am to 5pm (4.30pm on Fridays)If you cannot call our helpline, ask someone to call for you. We may be able to visit you at home or arrange aninterpreter.You’ll find us at: www.eastsussex.gov.uk/informationforfamiliesFor SEN and disability information and advice: www.parentlinksussex.org.ukFind us also on: www.facebook.com/InformationForFamiliesLooked After Children’s Mental Health Service (LACMHS)The Looked After Children’s Mental Health Service (LACMHS) is a multidisciplinary child & adolescent mentalhealth service managed by Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust (SPFT) and based with Children’s Services. Itprovides a specialist service for children and young people who are in the care of East Sussex local authority andfor whom the plan is permanence.The LACMHS has the following remit: To contribute to placement stability by supporting the mental health, emotional and behavioural needs ofthe looked after child and promoting positive attachments with their new carers.The LACMHS has the following functions:Emma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 29


To provide assessment/consultation/therapeutic input in relation to a specific child’s needs and /orplacement stability.To assess emotional, behavioural and therapeutic needs in preparation for permanence.To offer time limited direct therapeutic work with young people and/or their carers regarding mental healthneeds.To provide a Therapeutic Parenting Group for carers employed by the Fostering Service.Referral Process: Referrals should be made in collaboration with the child’s social worker or foster carer’ssupervising social worker.The request must (1) Relate to an East Sussex Looked After Child (2) For whom the plan is permanence (3) Who ispresenting with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties and (4) And who is not already open to East SussexCAMHS.Contact Details: Our team administrator is Emma Ray who can be contacted at 01323 446242, oremma.ray@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk.Lewes FoyerThis service is offered to 16 – 25 year olds who are homeless or potentially homeless and in training and who wishto continue to improve their employment prospects and life skills. The service covers Lewes, and East Sussex.Foyer management team, Support workers and multi agency workers staff the service. We offer the followingservices:Accommodation (Emergency / Foyer accommodation/ Second stage move on)A support package, linked to other agencies, training, education and life skillsMoney management, Counselling, Mental wellbeing, Physical health, GymClose links with relevant agenciesHelp with move-on accommodation, ResettlementFees: Charges vary for rent. Most clients claim housing benefit and pay a personal service charge of £7.41 perweek. Clients who are in employment pay higher levels of rent dependent on income.Referral Process: Agency and self referralsContact Details: Lewes District Foyer, St Andrews Court, Valley Road, Newhaven BN9 9TWFor more information please phone 01273 615 300, www.saha.org.uk lewes.foyer@saha.org.ukLanguage and Learning Support ServiceThe Language and Learning Support Service provides a range of advice, support and training to schools who havebought a Service Level Agreement, This support would be in the areas of dyslexia/literacy, speech, language andcommunication difficulties. The service supports pupils from the foundation stages to key stage 3 and also supportsstaff, parents, and carers with children who are in these age ranges.The support could entail: Early Identification/ preventative work Observation and diagnostic assessment for non statutory work Modelling/coaching Transition meetings at each key stage Multi agency surgeries for teachers/TAs to en-skill them insupporting C/YP with complex needs Book Banding Training in a range of assessments to use, strategies/support tooffer Working with schools and staff to become learning / dyslexiafriendly environmentsThe opening hours of the service are 8.30-4.30 Monday to Friday, term time only. The LLSS office is in Uckfield andthe service covers the whole of East Sussex.Emma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 30


LLSS staff consists of specialist Teachers and TA's, most of who have a specialist qualification in dyslexia and/orspeech, language and communication difficulties.Referral Process: through a Service Level Agreement (SLA) or request from SEN DepartmentContact Details: River House, Uckfield TN22 1AE Telephone: 01273 336887 Email: llss@eastsussex.gov.ukMeridian Multi-Sport ClubSporting activities (Including Cricket, Tag Rugby, Football, Badmington and Wheelchair and Basketball) for youngpeople with learning and physical disabilities, participants are encouraged to bring non disabled family and friends.Ages 6-18, (Tuesday 17-18) Cost £1 per sessionContact Jackie Wood, Peacehaven Leisure Centre, Greenwich Way, Peacehaven BN10 9PNTel: 07779316595 email: wood555@aol.comMankindMankind is a support service for men (18+) who have suffered sexual abuse/assault at any time in their lives. 1-1counselling, couple counselling and therapeutic groups are available. Counselling service for partners/family ofmale victims are also available. ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) service for men and women in EastSussex. The service is based in Newhaven, but open to anyone throughout Sussex.Charges for counselling are on a sliding scale, depending on ability to pay.Referral process: Self-referral or assisted referral through any other agencyContact details: Telephone: 01273 510447 Email: admin@mankindcounselling.org.ukPostnatal Depression/Anxiety Support Groups (East Sussex Healthcare Trust)These groups run in Eastbourne, Newhaven and Hastings. They are open to any postnatal mother (up to the firstyear after delivery) who is finding it hard to cope emotionally. Each group runs for 10 weeks, aiming to help withissues of attachment. For the first 3 weeks, mothers attend with their babies. For the next 7 weeks, mother attendwhile their babies are looked after in a crèche next door. Mothers are supported to attune and connect with theirbaby.Referral Process: Referrals are accepted from GP’s, health visitors, FOS, midwives and other healthcareprofessionals. Self-referrals are also welcome.Contact Details: The East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Perinatal Mental Health Lead Tel:07879426913Primary Mental Health Worker (CAMHS) Team(Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)The role of the Primary Mental Health Worker is to strengthen and support comprehensive CAMHS provision inrelation to the early identification, prevention and intervention with children’s mental health needs at home andschool. The role incorporates consultation, liaison, supervision, training, information about service provision in thearea, and some limited clinical input through joint and individual work.Primary Mental Health Workers are involved in the CAMHS Twilight Training and can offer further training onrequest.Lindsey Harvey is the PMHW for the Ouse Valley area.Rebecca Lloyd-Williams is the PMHW for Uckfield and Heathfield TeamAriel Katz works countywide specifically with Traveller families who need CAMHS support.Karen McIlwain is presently organising CAMHS training programmes for practitioners in the county, and somegroupwork.ConsultationFor professionals working with children, young people and their families, PMHW’s offer a consultation service.Consultation is open to all professionals working with children and young people in relation to emotional well beingand emerging mental health issues and can take place by phone or face-to-face meeting. The Primary MentalHealth Worker can advise on current difficulties and strategies, suggest alternative approaches, and give adviceEmma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 31


about signposting on to other services according to the level and nature of need. (Consultations cannot be enteredinto by e-mail because of confidentially guidelines in the NHS). Rebecca Lloyd-Williams offers phone consultations for any professional in Uckfield and Heathfield. Lindsey Harvey offers phone consultations for any professional in Ouse Valley Ariel Katz offers phone consultations to professionals in connection with Travellers families.Referral For Direct InterventionLindsey and Rebecca will undertake direct intervention following consultation where the case is complex and furtherwork is indicated. This will be decided through discussion with the consultee.Ariel Katz receives referrals via consultations with TEALS (Travellers and English as an Additional LanguageService).PMHW’s may support with assessment, family work, or individual work with a child or young person. They are ableto facilitate referrals to local CAMHS, where a case requires it.Contact Details:Lindsey Harvey, CAMHS, Orchard House, Victoria Hospital, Neville Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1PFTel: 01273 4025210Rebecca Lloyd-Williams, CAMHS, Uckfield Community Hospital, Framfield Road, Uckfield, East SussexTel: 01825 745001Ariel Katz – Tel: 07769 928331, Mon-FriKaren McIlwain -- Tel: 07900 654821, Mon-WedPMHW’s for other areas in East Sussex:Eastbourne - Dolmen Domikles – Tel: (01323) 446241 or 07887 571691, Mon-ThursHailsham - Clare Meredith – Tel: (01323) 446241 or 07824 343656, Mon-TuesHastings – Ruth Sequeira and Doug Jack -- Tel: 01424758905East Sussex PMHW Team Leader – Olivia Trimbee – Tel; (01323) 446241 or 07771 840339Primary Behaviour Support Service WestThis service can help with problems related to serious behavioural issues at school and risk of exclusion. It coversall of East Sussex. More information may become available at a later date.Referral Process: the service is accessed through the Educational Psychology Service, which in turn is accessedthrough each school.For further enquiries, contact the relevant Educational Psychology base:Eastbourne:Crowborough:Educational PsychologyEducational Psychology3 rd Floor, St Mark’s HouseBeaconwood13 Upperton RoadBeacon RoadEastbourne BN21 1EPCrowboroughTN6 1ARTel:01323 463636Tel: 01892 655244Hastings:Educational PsychologyTower BuildingLower South RoadSt Leonards on SeaTN37 6RHTel: 01424 720702Rainbow FamiliesRainbow families are an informal social group for LGBT parents and their children living in the South East. Theyorganise lots of fun activities through the year so parents and children can socialise with other same sex familiesaround Brighton and Hove. They aim to keep social events low cost and accessible to all and have a range ofactivities to suit babies through to young teens.The group meet once a month, usually on Sundays and they also hold special events including camping trips andPride celebrations. There is something for the adults too with regular parents’ get togethers.Recent successful events include:SwimmingPicnicsFamily area at PrideSocial evenings for parentsEmma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 32


CampingRock climbingSoft play sessionsChristmas partyFor more information, please visit www.rainbowfamilies.org.uk or email at info@rainbowfamilies.org.ukRefuge – Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Rother, & WealdenRefuge offers safe, short-term, supported refuge accommodation for women & children experiencing domesticviolence. The service is available to women (minimum age 16, no upper limit) and their children (both genders, upto 18yrs). We may accept ex-offenders and women previously evicted from refuge accommodation. We may alsooffer services for women with mental health or drug/alcohol dependency support needs, including women on amethadone programme. Women with no recourse to public funds may be accepted depending on funding. We arebased in five confidential locations in Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Rother, and Wealden districts.We offer safe short-term accommodation, with key worker support during office hours. Advocacy, information andsupport regarding domestic violence issues, including risk assessment, safety planning, housing advice, benefitsadvice, help with budgeting, life and parenting skills support, practical help and legal support. We have 2-3 workersat each refuge and staff are on site on weekdays. Overnight and weekend staff are on-call for emergencies andreferrals. Rental Charges (variable dependant on which refuge); mostly eligible for Housing Benefit; small ineligibleweekly personal charge – discussed at point of referral.*Staff email a number of agencies when vacancies are available at the refuges. If you would like to be included onthis emailing list, please contact Jo Egan-Payne on jo_eganpayne@refuge.org.ukReferral Process: We accept self or agency referrals by phone. Staff carry out first level needs and riskassessment prior to offering accommodation, based on discussion with client and any relevant agencies. Eligibilitycriteria apply (available on request). Staff are also available to give referral advice.Contact Details: Referrals (24hr) Tel: 07795 968400Public 24 hour Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership with Women’s Aid) 0808 2000 247School Nurses (East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust)The School Nurses Service, which covers the East Sussex area, is open to all school age children & young peopleand can provide support to families with the following: Health promotion guidance & information Sexual health guidance & support Guidance on children’s growth & development Family planning Hearing screening Maternity support Eye sight testing Anti-bullying advice & supportIn addition to the above the School Nursing service also offer advice, support and guidance around the following: Accident Prevention Behaviour Management Immunisation Sleep Management Health Screening Enuresis Management Smoking Cessation Contraception/ Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Nutrition Looked After Children Growth Parenting Exercise Mental HealthWorking in partnership with local agencies we provide support and protection to children at risk under safeguardingpolicy. Our services aim to work closely with families in a transparent and collaborative partnership and is availableMonday to Friday, 8.30 – 5pm both in schools and homes. The service is staffed by School Nurses are qualifiednurses with at least 2 years practice experience who undertake extra training to become a school nurse, healthvisiting staff nurses, qualified Nursery Nurses & Support Workers/Health Care Worker who has undertaken trainingin specific areas and is supervised by a qualified nurse. Referrals to other services would generally followconsultation with families.Emma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 33


Referral Process / Criteria: All families have access to School Nursing services, it is a universal service, andanyone can refer.Contact Details:School Nurses may be contacted directly at their bases or through the relevant school.SENCO’s (Special Educational Needs Coordinators)This service is available in every mainstream Primary and Secondary School in East Sussex and is for 4 – 16 yearolds. SENCO’s (also known as Inclusion Manager in some schools) have a qualified teacher status and on-goingtraining in the area of Special Educational Needs. There may be other staff in the school that assist the SENCO intheir role and would also be able to deal with referrals and enquiries. The problems, which they can help with,include the following:Primary SchoolsEarly identification of difficulties with learning,social, emotional and behavioural difficultiesInitial and on-going assessment of difficultiesand information provided Management of provision in school for childrenwith special educational needs Support plans for children with severe learningand behaviour difficulties Regular communication with parents reprogress and concerns and general informationsharing Regular communication with children to reflecton self assessment of progressStrategies in place to support transition toanother school settingReferrals to appropriate agencies for furtherassessment, advice and helpSecondary Schools Policy & strategy in place to ensure goodtransition from Primary to Secondary Schoolsetting for all children including those withspecial educational needs On-going identification of difficulties withlearning, social, emotional and behaviouraldifficulties Continual assessment of difficulties &information provided Management of provision in school for childrenwith special educational needs Support plans for children with severe learningand behaviour difficulties Regular communication with parents reprogress, concerns and general informationsharing Regular communication with children/youngadults to reflect on self assessment of progress Support and guidance on life skills, workplacement and further educationWe offer the following services to deal with the above:Primary SchoolsSecondary Schools Assessments and on-going tracking of progress Assessments and on-going tracking of progress Target setting & planning Target setting & planning Nurture Groups Social skills programmes Social use of language programmes Literacy & numeracy programmes/interventions Literacy & numeracy programmes/interventions Visual Provision Visual provision Lunchtime provision Provision for physical and co-ordinationdifficulties Provision for physical and co-ordinationdifficulties Lunchtime provision After school clubs After school clubs Direct work with other agencies Direct work with other agencies Whole staff training Whole staff training Guidance & support for work placement &further educationReferral Process: Referrals can be made directly through the school. Initial contact with a SENCO at the schoolwill help to identify and prioritise need and the appropriate response.Contact Details: Please contact the relevant school direct.South Downs Outreach ServiceEmma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 34


The South Downs Community Special School Outreach Service offers support to mainstream primary schools in theEastbourne and Hailsham area of East Sussex. The service is managed by and located within The South DownsCommunity Special School (East Site).Mission Statement: the Outreach Service aims to offer specialist support to mainstream schools to address theneeds of its pupils who have language and communication needs, including autism.Vision: our vision is to work in partnership with mainstream schools to develop the expertise of staff so that pupils inmainstream schools with language and communication needs, including autism, have access to the support thatthey need throughout their school day, to reach their academic and social potential.Specialist support is delivered by the Outreach Service in a variety of ways designed to respond to the needsidentified within each individual mainstream school including:Whole School SupportMainstream School Staff CPDParent/carer SupportPupil SupportMulti-agency workingReferral Process / Criteria: referrals are made to the service through the CITES Integrated Referral Pathway.Referral forms are contained in the Outreach Handbook for Schools and can be obtained from the outreach service.Contact Details: Penny Kershaw, The South Downs Outreach Service, The South Downs Community SpecialSchool (East Site) Tel. 01323 761061 email: outreach@downs.e-sussex.sch.ukSpectrumWe are a county wide service that supports young people with autism to access leisure opportunities throughadvice, support, mentoring and training. This is a time limited service that facilitates young people to access clubsand groups with the aim of them being able to independently continue at a club once the service has finished. Wealso provide training and support for leisure providers to make groups more accessible. The service is open anyonein East Sussex aged between 0 and 19 with autism as long as they can maintain a placement once our support hasfinish . Information and training is available for everyoneReferral Process: Access to the service is through the referral form attached to our leaflets or through directlycontacting the team.Contact Details: Spectrum, 130 Dorset road, Bexhill, TN40 2HTPhone: 01424 724700 Email: spectrum@eastsussex.gov.ukSussex Downs College – Student SupportThis service is available to the students attached to Sussex Downs College at all geographical locations andprovides initial emotional support. The following services are available:1) Counselling 2) Personal Tutor Support 3) Mentoring 4) TYS SupportInformation about the services is available Monday to Friday from 9 – 5pm.Available times for TYS support:In Eastbourne – 01323 466665 Open 11-2 Mon to Friday tys.eastbourne@eastsussex.gov.ukIn Lewes - 01273 335130 Open 11-2 Mon to Friday tys.lewes@eastsussex.gov.ukReferral Process: Self-referral is part of the service. Please contact the Learner Support Manager, a TYS worker,or a Tutorial Leader.Contact Details: Learner Support Manager, Sussex Downs College, Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, EastSussex Tel: (01323) 637637SWIFT Specialist Family ServiceEmma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 35


The SWIFT Specialist Family Service in East Sussex comprises a number of different services which undertakeassessment and intervention with families in which children are at significant risk of emotional, physical or sexualharm and neglect as a result of complex family difficulties. SWIFT encompasses specialist services in mentalhealth, substance misuse, domestic abuse, learning disability and sexual risk. The multi-disciplinary staff teamincludes practitioners from Health and Social Care whose expertise in undertaking assessment and providingintervention within each of the specialist areas ensures a robust and integrated approach to supporting families.The SWIFT Specialist Family Service aims to promote positive change in families while seeking to ensure the safetyand wellbeing of children as a priority. The Service is committed to continuous professional development andtraining to remain up to date with current research, theory, policy and practice. In addition to direct work, the servicefurther supports the needs of East Sussex Children’s Services through the provision of consultation and training.The team is supported through both internal and external supervision and consultation processes, ensuring quality,and independence from the commissioning service.Referral Process: Referral is restricted via children’s services, where children have an allocated children’ssocial worker, and the duration of the referrals process will be advised on referral.Contact Details: Main Office, Lansdowne Children’s Centre, Hawks Road, Hailsham BN27 1NPTel: 01323 464900 Email: rachel.moran@eastsussexcc.gov.uk claire.robson@eastsussexcc.gov.ukOpening Hours: Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5pm, Friday 9.00am – 4.30pmTargeted Youth Support Service(This service supersedes previous non-statutory Under 19's Substance Misuse & Youth Offending Team – astatutory service remains. Also supersedes Youth Development Service, Teenage Pregnancy Services &Connexions IPA)The Targeted Youth Support Service works with vulnerable young people aged 11-19 in East sussex to help themaccess learning and development opportunities.We offer specialist support in areas including: crime prevention youth homelessness teenage pregnancy substance misuse mental health and wellbeingWe can help by providing: one to one or group support for vulnerable young people assessment by skilled staff to plan an early intervention help with getting specialist support, for example from youth justice, teenage pregnancy and substancemisuse services. an effective link between schools and the family CAF/Lead Professional processes and a multi-agency plan to identify and address areas of concernWe provide free support to schools for the most complex cases, for example where: if additional support is not given the young person would need statutory intervention from youth justice orsafeguarding services a young person is displaying multiple risk factors or actual evidence of the need for intense interventionAll other services are available depending on the level of traded service bought in by each school. It may include: support for young people and their families at an early stage to prevent concerns reaching a level wherethey need health, police or social care services. a range of intervention methods for young people in the areas of sexual health/teenage pregnancy, crimeand substance abuse non-statutory assessments, such as the Common Assessment Framework and risk assessments wherethey are needed work with targeted groups on recognised areas of need, such as substance or alcohol misuse, teenagepregnancy, anger management.Referral Process: Professional, families & young people can refer. Either via the contact line - see details below,c-zone (schools) or secure email.Emma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 36


Eastbourne team: 01323 466665 1130-1400 tys.eastbourneteam.@eastsussex.gov.ukLewes team: 01273 335130 1130-1400 tys.lewesteam@eastsussex.gov.ukWealden team: 01272 335160 1130-1400 tys.wealdenteam@eastsussex.gov.ukRother team: 01424 724150 1130-1400 tys.rotherteam@eastsussex.gov.ukHastings team: 01424 724150 1130-1400 tys.hastingsteam@eastsussex.gov.ukTime 2 TalkOne of the services offered by the independent charity Mediation Plus which covers the Eastbourne, Wealden,Lewes District and the Havens areas. Time 2 Talk is a service that offers impartial confidential and independentmediation for family members of different generations who are experiencing relationship difficulties. Time 2 Talkprovides intergenerational mediation, between children/young people from age 9 upwards, and their parents orcarers. (Please note that the service is not able to offer mediation to couples experiencing relationship problems)Mediation can help family members to: Talk and listen to each other Improve communication Improve understanding Resolve conflictsThe process can help to reduce stress and improve family relationships, providing the opportunity for both parentsand young people to focus on their work/school/college commitments and their wider social relationships withgreater confidence.The mediator team, who work in pairs, will visit family members separately, but aim to bring all parties together assoon as that is appropriate in each case. The work is not time-limited, but mediators will review progress regularlywith the family. Visits take place in the family home, but sometimes young people prefer to be seen in school, or afamily may choose to attend our office in Hailsham for some or all of the sessions.Referrals come from other professionals or agencies in both the statutory and independent sectors. Many familiesalso hear of the service and self-refer. Clients will be sent further information about the service, including full detailsabout our confidentiality and child protection policies, and we aim to arrange a first visit with the family within 7-14days.Contact Details: Time 2 Talk/Mediation Plus, Southview, Western Road, Hailsham BN27 3DNTel: 01323 442781 email: time2talk@mediation-plus.org.uk Web: www.mediation-plus.org.ukUrgent Help Service(Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)This service offers crisis intervention and home treatment to young people and families who need intensive, timelimited support to help manage significant risk in the community. It is available until 8pm each evening and from10am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.In working hours, referrals come through local CAMHS Tier 3 Teams. Outside of normal working hours the teamcan be contacted for emergency presentations (e.g. by paediatric wards, out of hours social workers) via Chalkhill.The team can access the on-call CAMHS Psychiatrist for support and advice and the Duty Psychiatrist asappropriate. Outside of the team's hours advice is available from the on-call CAMHS Psychiatrist, accessed viaPrincess Royal Hospital.Referral Process: any young person, who is assessed as having an acute mental health condition, potentiallyrequiring a hospital admission, should be referred to the Urgent Help Service. The team works closely with localCAMHS and will contribute to an existing care plan where there are intensive or acute needs. It also works closelywith the inpatient unit to facilitate early discharge.Contact Details: Tel: (01444) 472670Under 19 Substance Misuse ServiceEmma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 37


The U19sms covers East Sussex (excluding Brighton and Hove) & aims to offer one to one support to young peopleunder 19 years who have alcohol/drug issues. The service offers tier 2-4 (prevention –treatment) service provisionincluding an assessment, case work and access to a range of holistic specialist interventions, focused around theyoung person’s health, wellbeing and social functioning. The team is made up of substance misuse workers,psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and Connexions personal advisors.Referral Process: Referrals can be made by phone, fax, post or email. All enquiries are addressed on the day by aduty worker. It may be appropriate in some instances for a non-specialist worker to deliver, with guidance fromU19’s SMS, an intervention to those young people who refuse to engage with another service.Contact Details: Head Office contact number: 01323 464404. Opening times: Mon – Fri 9am -5pmYouth Support Team, ESCC Children’s ServicesThe Youth Support Team provides an assessment service for Children in Need and Children in Need of Protectionfor young people over 11 in Eastbourne and Lewes and Wealden (including Hailsham).The Eastbourne Youth Support Team is the intake team for Child Protection referrals for young people over theage of 11 in the West of East Sussex. Unless there is deemed a risk to the child, professionals should inform theparents that they are making this referral to Children’s Services. Child Protection enquires will be made on referralswhere a child is assessed as being at significant risk of harm. Children's Services work closely with the Police ChildProtection Team in investigating child protection cases. . Referrals by members of the public are accepted andanonymity is respected if necessary. Professionals should refer to the Child Protection Procedures for additionalinformation.The Eastbourne YST also assesses young people aged 16 and 17 who present as homeless, as well asunaccompanied asylum seeking young people who present / or are picked up in the West of East Sussex.Referral Process: Referrals accepted from all professionals and members of the public, this includes self-referrals.Contact Details: Eastbourne YST Lewes and Wealden YSTTel: (01323) 747094 Tel: (01273) 482801Emma Ray Lewes and Uckfield Directory 2012 38

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