A NEW ‘pop up’ mental health hub will be located at Eastbourne Station on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The purpose is to provide signposting to available healthcare services and practical advice for managing your own and others mental health.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will be providing a range of psychologists and therapists to staff the hubs and will be on hand to talk to customers and the public, with Southern ‘wellbeing champions’ joining them to provide more general help, advice and support.

Earlier in the year, Southern undertook an extensive campaign engaging with NHS Trusts to ensure the rail service met the needs of key workers.

During this piece of engagement, concerns were raised about future impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on health and wellbeing, particularly surrounding mental health.

With this in mind, Southern and Sussex Partnership NHS Trust have developed a programme throughout October to use the local rail network as a source to provide extra mental health support for our communities and rail passengers during this difficult time.

The timings are Mon 12th – Wed 14th – 3pm – 6pm.

This pilot marks the first partnership between Southern and an NHS trust to deliver localised mental health support collaboratively.