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There are a number of services and support groups locally that you may find useful

When someone dies there are many decisions that need to be made at a time when we feel least able to do so.
 
To support you through this difficult time East Sussex Registration has produced this brochure to help inform and guide you through the practical tasks and arrangements needed.
In this brochure you will find information on how to register a death, details about arranging the funeral, how to deal with the deceased’s Estate, who to inform, and contact details of organisations who can provide support.

We understand the difficulties you may be facing at this time of bereavement and will do our best to
provide a sympathetic, compassionate, professional and helpful service.

Download the Guide

Contact us

0345 60 80 198

eastsussex.gov.uk/registration

Classes are available in Hastings and Rother or in Eastbourner Hailsham and Seaford. Details are below or see the attached flyer:  /uploads/files/Hailsham_Multi_Flyer_V4.pdf

Hastings and Rother:

Free antenatal classes for first time pregnant women and partners or support person.
Booking required.
Bump Workshop (1 session)….Between 16-22 weeks gestation
Discussing fetal development including the human brain, building a loving relationship, lifestyle choices and the changes for the pregnant women
At East Hastings Children’s Centre. 46-48 Chiltern Drive Hastings TN34 3PZ.
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Booking required.
Birth & Beyond….. Between 28 - 36 weeks’ gestation
Discussing preparation for labour, labour and giving birth, meeting baby,  caring for baby--safe sleep recommendations, crying baby, bathing baby, baby cues and feeding methods
Mental health awareness and support in the community.
 
Day sessions – 4 weekly sessions …..
At East Hastings Children’s Centre. 46-48 Chiltern Drive Hastings TN34 3PZ.
Evening Classes—2 weekly sessions ….
St Leonard’s Children’s Centre, Clyde Road, St Leonards, TN38 0Q
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For ALL pregnant women
Antenatal drop-in sessions at Bexhill Health Centre 2nd, 3rd, 4th Thursday of each month.      
10- 11.30 hours. No booking required.
Bexhill Health Centre. Holliers Hill, Bexhill TN40 2DZ
Discussing preparation for labour, labour and giving birth, meeting baby,  caring for baby--safe sleep recommendations, crying baby, bathing baby, baby cues and feeding methods
Mental health awareness and support in the community.
 
Aquanatal from 16 weeks gestation – Booking required
6 Week Course - Summerfield’s Leisure Pool Hastings
 
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Bumps & babies- small steps for first time pregnant women under 21 years of age.
 
6 week Antenatal course/group and postnatal sessions. 26- 32 weeks gestation
(4-5 courses/groups a year) Looking at topics in both Bump workshop and Birth & Beyond
 
Hastings Town Children’s Centre Waterworks Rd Hastings TN34 1 RT.
 
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For Bookings call Charlotte and Karen – Children Centre Admin. 01424726450 / 01424726440
 
Any questions or a referral contact Karen Farrow -Antenatal Specialist Health Practitioner
Mobile 07786111325. E mail karen.farrow@nhs.net

in Eastbourne, Hailsham & Seaford CCG
Free antenatal classes for first time pregnant women, and partners or support person.
Booking required.
Bump Workshop (1 session)….Between 16-22 weeks gestation
Discussing fetal development, including the human brain, building a loving relationship, lifestyle choices and the changes for the pregnant women.
Hailsham Children’s Centre Vega Close Hailsham BN27 2JZ
Shinewater Children’s Centre Milfoil Drive BN23 8ED
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Booking required.
Birth & Beyond….. Between 28 - 36 weeks’ gestation
Discussing preparation for labour, labour and giving birth, meeting baby,  caring for baby--safe sleep recommendations, crying baby, bathing baby, baby cues and feeding methods
Mental health awareness and support in the community.
 
Day sessions – 4 weekly sessions …..
Hailsham Children’s Centre Vega Close Hailsham BN27 2JZ
Shinewater Children’s Centre Milfoil Drive BN23 8ED
Evening Classes—2 weekly sessions ….
The Elim Family Centre 1 A Hartfield Rd, Eastbourne BN21 2ET
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Bumps & babies- small steps for first time pregnant women under 21 years of age.
 
 
6 week Antenatal course/group and postnatal sessions. 26- 32 weeks gestation
(4-5 courses/groups a year) Looking at topics in both Bump workshop and Birth & Beyond
 
Devonshire Children’s Centre 43 Seaside Rd, Eastbourne BN22 7ND
 
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For Bookings call Charlotte and Karen – Children Centre Admin. 01424726450 / 01424726440
 
 
Any questions or a referral contact Karen Farrow -Antenatal Specialist Health Practitioner
Mobile 07786111325. E mail karen.farrow@nhs.net

 

Lotus Domestic Abuse Recovery Service

A free course for female survivors of domestic abuse to understand their experiences and recognise the early warning signs of of abusive relationships, to build a future free of abuse.

Programmes are run monthly and are currentlyy being run over Zoom

More information can be found on the Home Start Website or by calling 01273 612025

Home Start East Sussex

Supporting families, parents and children in East Sussex via volunteer home-visiting and group work , including reflective domestic abuse courses.

Home-Start East Sussex is a small independent charity which works towards the increased confidence and independence of disadvantaged families living in the county.   The charity supports families living in East Sussex to build stronger, more resilient relationships through targeted services that encourage clients to act for themselves, make decisions and take back control of their lives.  We currently run three services:

1) Lotus Domestic Abuse Recovery Programme is a free 6-week group delivered in various movable locations across the county.  The programme supports the recovery of women (with or without children) that have experienced domestic abuse and empowers them to help keep themselves and their children safe in future relationships. Due to current restrictions, this programme is being delivered remotely via the video calling software, Zoom.

2) Our free Volunteer Home-Visiting Service support families with pre-school children to help children meet their developmental milestones inside and outside the home so they are prepared to start reception year with the skills to interact with their teachers and peers and to help them learn. Due to current limitations, this service is being delivered remotely via telephone or video call.

3) Being Mum Programme is a free 6-week programme for new first-time mothers in East Sussex, aiming to help women feel more confident and connected in their new role as ‘mum’. The transition to parenthood brings a lot of challenges and changes, and can be a particularly isolating time. Being Mum helps women to discuss these issues in a group context, normalising these topics of conversation and helping them to build friendships with new mums in their local area. Due to current restrictions, this programme is being delivered remotely via the video calling software, Zoom.

www.hses.org.uk

/uploads/files/Being_Mum_East_Sussex.pdf

 



The Sara Lee Trust provides counselling, complementary therapies and therapeutic group activities to people in Hastings and Rother living through cancer and other life threatening illnesses, with support for their families and carers.

The Sara Lee Trust runs a programme of events which take place at the
 
St. Michael's Hospice on Monday afternoons. These one-off sessions will cover areas of interest to people affected by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.  Topics include Lymphoedema, Sex & Intimacy, Mindfulness, Aromatherapy, Creative Stitching, Music Therapy, Massage Techniques, Creative Therapy, Legal Matters, Cooking, Hair Loss and Making Plans for the End, as well as sessions for Men and Young Women Affected by Cancer. 

More information about future events can be found at :
http://www.saraleetrust.org/category/97/409/educational-events/


 

www.saraleetrust.org 
www.facebook.com/SaraLeeTrust 
twitter.com/SaraLeeTrust 

 

Type 2 Diabetes Education Programme

Have you recently been diagnosed with diabetes? East Susses Healthcare Trust is now offering the Desmond diabetes education programme for newly diagnosed patients.  Courses are run monthly in Bexhill, Eastbourne and St Leonards-on-sea and patients are invited to attend with a partner, friend or relative.

What is Desmond?
DESMOND stands for Diabetes and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed. The programme is:

•An opportunity to fond out more about Type 2 Diabetes from health care professionals
•A Tool that will enable patients to manage lifestyle changes from their condition
•A chance to ask questions, meet and share experience with others

If you would like to attend a course, please ask your GP or practice nurse to refer you to the Desmond structured diabetes type 2 education programme.