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Beat The Street boost for walking and cycling

East Sussex is to be transformed into a giant walking and cycling game this Summer! Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets across East Sussex from June as the entire county is transformed into a giant walking and cycling game by the Beat the Street challenge.

Posted 16:51 Wednesday, May 17, 2017 In: Health Matters Tags: Beat The Street Cynthia Lyons Dr Martin Writer Hailsham and Seaford Intelligent Health NHS Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group

New singing clubs open for dementia sufferers

Despite funding difficulties, Dementia Support East Sussex (DSES) is pushing ahead with its mission of providing singing opportunities for people suffering from dementia, with several new clubs about to open. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 16:57 Tuesday, May 9, 2017 In: Health Matters Tags: Charter Centre Cliff Slack Dementia Support East Sussex ETC Day Centre Isabel Blackman Centre Nick Terdre Suzanne Cheal Vera Lynn

8–14 May is Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health has been in the news in a very positive way in the lead up to Mental Health Awareness Week. The focus this year is on Surviving or Thriving. The inspirational Sharon Rhodes, who has learned how to live with her mental health challenges and give back to her local community, tells HOT about the great things that will be going on in Hastings town centre from 8–14 May.

Posted 22:40 Wednesday, May 3, 2017 In: Health Matters

When will we learn…?

…that our mental health and physical health systems are intrinsically inter-linked and inter-connected – and are not separate, as our UK health provider suggests by having two independent services? HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 12:44 Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 In: Health Matters Tags: health Mental Health physical health Zelly Restorick

Sasbah’s M&S auction exceeds all expectations

A charity auction of signed memorabilia held in store at M&S Bexhill exceeded all expectations, raising £1,355 for their local Charity of the Year, the Sussex Association for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus (Sasbah). The charity reports.

Posted 12:25 Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 In: Health Matters Tags: M&S Bexhill Rob Harford Sidley Children’s Centre Simon Langton Sussex Association for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus

M&S hosts charity auction in aid of Sasbah

A charity auction is being held in aid of Sasbah – the Sussex Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus – at the M&S Ravenside store on Tuesday 21 March. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:02 Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 In: Health Matters Tags: Deep Purple Helen Mirren Michael Palin Stephen Fry Sussex Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

Hastings teenager creates self-help booklet for young people with mental health problems

Beth Sebbage, 18, wanted to help youngsters who are facing long waiting lists to access mental health support services, so she has written a self-help booklet. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 20:31 Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 In: Health Matters Tags: Beth Sebbage Fixers Frame of Mind Margo Horsley Mental Health National Citizenship Service Nick Terdre self-help booklet

Love Hastings? Love performing? Sign up here!

Love Hastings Love Yourself will be holding an event at The Palace Bar on Thursday 2 February as part of a nationwide push to get people talking more openly about mental health for one day. Sharon Rhodes, the co-ordinator of the event in Hastings is appealing to poets, performers and musicians to sign up for the Open Mike Marathon. Erica Smith grabs 10 minutes to talk to Sharon about her plans for the day.

Posted 16:20 Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 In: Health Matters Tags: Ed Mayhew Eleanor Lyn Greg Mulherne Hastings Kat Lee Ryan Love Hastings Love Yourself Mental Health Mind Rethink Mental Illness Sharon Rhodes The Awesome Sounds Choir The Sea Tones the seatones the Tune-Up Tuesday Choire Time To Change
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