Mental health course available next month in Eastbourne

Courses will help those with mental health challenges
Courses will help those with mental health challenges

A free course aimed at people with mental health challenges, their carers and friends is taking place next month.

The one-day session, called Making it up! Improvisation Skills for Life, is open to people across Sussex and is being held on June 17 at Newhaven Your Way, a community mental health support centre in Marshall Lane .

People struggling with mental health problems will have the opportunity to work with a partner and in groups to create stories and scenes.

Making it up! Improvisation Skills for Life is one of many Recovery College courses being held across East Sussex during the summer.

The Sussex Recovery College courses are free of charge and open to anyone who has experience of mental health challenges.

They are designed to allow people to become experts in their self-care and recovery through education and learning. They’re also open to their supporters.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust works with local voluntary organisations across the region to deliver a wide range of courses during the spring, summer and autumn terms.

Each course is co-produced and co-run by peer trainers who are people with personal experience of mental health challenges, alongside mental health professionals.

A prospectus details the wide range of courses and is available from the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

All students receive a certificate on completion of the course.

All courses are free to adults of all ages with mental health related challenges.

They are their friends, families, carers and mental health professionals.

The session in June is running from 2pm to 4.30pm.

For the chance to gain a space on the course a registration form must be filled out. Download the form at

For more information on this course and others available call 0300 303 8086.

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