Working from Trinity Street in Hastings, Activ8 aims to encourage people from all parts of the community to look after their own individual health and wellbeing. We do this by providing opportunities for people to volunteer with us, participate in training, have fun with arts and creative activities and relax with complimentary therapies etc. Information about health and wellbeing topics are also available.
• To increase your self confidence and self esteem
• Improve communication skills
• Learn how to present yourself positively
• Learn how to use IT equipment
• Links to other vocational training
Basic Mental Health Awareness Training Session
• Understanding symptoms and behaviours
• Person with a lived experience of mental health distress sharing their thoughts
• Stigma and discrimination
• How you can be supportive
• Healthy workplaces
• Local services
• Time for queries and questions
'Active Times' is here!
Activ8's very own digital magazine. As it's in a digital format it is easily downloadable as a 'pdf' (3.2MB). If you work in a place that may benefit from a copy of Active Times in it's waiting room feel free to print off as many copies as you like (4 pages of A4 if double sided).
If you wish to feedback comments or have ideas for editorial please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sussex Mental HealthlineThe Sussex Mental Healthline is a telephone service providing support and information to anyone experiencing mental health problems including stress, anxiety and depression. The service is also available to carers and healthcare professionals/
0300 5000 101
Monday - Friday 5pm-9am
Weekends and Bank Holidays 24hours
Open to all (service users, carers and public)
Good Health Guide (third edition)
At long last the third edition of the Good Health Guide is available, now in sunny yellow it is free to anyone, and if you work in mental health services you should be receiving a copy via your team or department.
The guide aims to provide health and wellbeing information about services and supports in the East Sussex area as well as listing some regional and national organisations.
In the long term we hope to develop an 'updateable' website that we will keep current but in the short term you can view or download an electronic version of the printed guide from here.
Please feel free to print and photocopy material from the guide. If you wish to link your website to our site please contact our webmaster.
To get your hands on a free copy of this extremely useful book, just pop into any of the following places:
Activ8, Trinity Street, Hastings
Together Resource Centre, Stockleigh Road, St Leonards
The Bridge Community Centre, Mount Pleasant Road, Ore
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Time to Change Song
Charter Involvement Event
Off my trolley Art Exhibition
Personal experiences of Peer Support Specialist Training
Jazz in the Garden
Interactive and creative with Activ8
Sticking Together Art with Gail Salsbury
Focus Social Group Quiz Night
Information on the Activ8 Shop
Volunteer Opportunities at Activ8
Feel free to click through our links to find out more about us, why we call ourselves Activ8 and what we do.
We are hoping to update our pages regularly so please paste us into your favourites list and take a look from time to time as we provide many activities, events and opportunities for people living in the locality. If you can get yourself to us we'll be happy to see you!