Social Prescribing services

Social prescribing - Support and Wellbeing

Welcome to our social prescribing page. Social prescribing is when health professionals signpost patients to support in the community, in order to improve their health and wellbeing.

At MSK Therapy services, we appreciate that there may be contributing factors that make your path towards recovery more challenging.

Throughout East Sussex there are several services and organisations that can help to support you throughout your journey with MSK and beyond.

East Sussex 1Space is East Sussex County Council’s online directory. It brings together groups and organisations that offer care, support, and wellbeing services to people in East Sussex.

It’s free to use and providers can list their services for free.

Some of the more commonly used support services are listed below for your convenience

Supervised exercise groups and also offer specific health groups e.g. for back pain sufferers*:

01323 846755

*Charge Applies

20/20 Health is an exercise referral company working with clients referred by a medical professional to take part in exercise to help reduce the effects of medical conditions.

Based at Bexhill Leisure Pool, but working from Helenswood Sport Centre and Rye Sports Centre also.

07872 525432

*Charge Applies

Offers therapy to help with stress, anxiety and low mood either face to face or over the telephone.

Free service open to all residents of East Sussex apart from Brighton and Hove aged over 18 years.

0300 003 0130

Supervised exercise groups at leisure centres and pools in Lewes, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Seaford and Ringmer*

01323 490011

*Charge Applies

Free central hub of services including health coaching for people requiring assistance in weight management, smoking cessation and exercise.

01323 404600

A Free to access movement supporting people with a range of long term health conditions, developed by 16 leading health and social care charities

Their purpose is to support and encourage finding ways to be active that work with each person’s conditions, not against them.

Personalised Care and Support

Improving Digital Literacy

Richmond Borough Council have put together a useful information pack:

Useful resource on the basics from Age UK:

If you are aged over 55 with limited or no digital skills, you can get 4 weeks of free telephone support to help you. ClickSilver Connections’ friendly mentors can help you to use your phone, computer, tablet, and more:


Staff Support

Sussex Staff in Mind

For those who are working in the Health and Care sector in Sussex. This service is for people experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties who are less likely to seek help or who may prefer not to access the occupational health and wellbeing support that is available where they work.

Schwartz Centre Rounds for ESHT staff

ESHT have been running Schwartz Centre Rounds for over five years. Schwartz Centre Rounds are a reflective group practice forum which provides an opportunity for staff from all disciplines to reflect on the emotional aspects of their work. At the moment, due to Covid-19, the rounds are not running in their original format but running online. Contact the wellbeing team on the below address or visit the extranet page for other links and resources.