Would you like to have the opportunity to improve your health and wellbeing?
At MSHC we are lucky to have our own Personalised Care Team who can talk to you about what matters to you to improve your health and wellbeing.
This could include gym referrals, weight loss, exercise, smoking cessation, health and wellbeing coaching, advice about housing and benefits, linking you with community organisations, referral to our Emotional Wellbeing Service, or organising a review of your chronic medical conditions with our clinical team.
If you would like to start a conversation about improving your health and wellbeing then please contact our team who would be happy to help you get started.
Emotional & Mental Wellbeing at Mid Sussex Healthcare
Getting support for your emotional and mental wellbeing at Mid Sussex Healthcare.
If you are looking for support for your emotional health and wellbeing, and would like some tools, techniques and resources to cope better, the emotional wellbeing service is now available at the surgery.
You can contact the surgery and ask to be referred to the mental health support coordinator Kirsty, and after an initial call and assessment a personalised support plan will be created for you. This plan will enable you to work towards your goals taking small positive steps that will suit your needs.
Support will usually be offered on a one-to-one basis, either in person, over the phone, via online video calls or by email. From time to time small group workshops are offered on prominent emotional wellbeing topics.
Information can also be provided about other local services in the area that maybe helpful for you, and if appropriate help with referrals to higher level services.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, are worried about a family or friend, or want to find other services available in Sussex to support you, help is available as detailed below.
For non-emergency situations:
NHS 111 Tel: 111 and selection option 2
Sussex Mental Health Line Tel: 0800 0309 500
Sane Line Tel: 0300 304 7000
Samaritans Tel: 116 123
Shout Mental Health Text Support Text: SHOUT to 85258
In an emergency, call 999 or go to your nearest A&E department.
Mental Health Practitioner (MHP) with the Burgess Hill and villages PCN.
My name is Jas Sadool, I am a Mental Health Practitioner (MHP) with the Burgess Hill and villages PCN. I work collaboratively with Kirsty, the Mental Health Support Coordinator (MHSC), as part of the Emotional Wellbeing Service (EWS). Our combined efforts are focused on providing the best possible support for your mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Kirsty takes the lead in working directly with patients, offering up to six one-on-one sessions. During these sessions, she provides personalised support plans, coping techniques, and signposting for further mental health assistance. Kirsty carefully assesses each patient’s needs and challenges to determine the appropriate level of support.
If Kirsty identifies that a patient would benefit from additional expertise and support, she refers them to me as the MHP. At this stage, we conduct a joint assessment to gain a comprehensive understanding of the individual’s unique needs and goals. Working together, we determine the best course of action for their mental health journey.
Following the joint assessment, I will begin working with the patient through one-on-one sessions (up to six times). In these sessions, I will create personalised support plans that address their specific needs and goals. My focus is on empowering patients with coping skills and techniques to manage emotions, navigate challenges, and build resilience.
Throughout the journey, Kirsty and I maintain a strong collaborative approach, to ensure comprehensive care that addresses your overall wellbeing. We are committed to fostering a nurturing and empathetic environment, creating a safe space where you can explore and enhance your mental health. Our goal is to empower you with the necessary tools and support to navigate life’s challenges and embrace a healthier mental state.
If you or anyone you know could benefit from our support, please reach out to your GP practice. Remember, seeking support is a proactive step towards better mental health, and we are here to assist you every step of the way.
Mental health practitioner
Burgess Hill and Villages PCN launch Health and Wellbeing Coaching Service- January 2024
Health and Wellbeing Coaches support people in making improvements to their lifestyles. It is suitable for patients who may be low in motivation to change, who ‘know’ what they should be doing but are finding it challenging to follow through.
Do you have raised cholesterol/ blood pressure or are pre/Type 2 diabetic and would like to improve your diet, reduce your weight or increase your activity? Then working with a coach could help you learn new skills to self-manage these conditions and take back control of your health.
Coaches encourage people to find workable solutions whilst providing information, resources and links to other services to support change.
Health Coaching will enable you to
- Establish step by step goals
- Learn new skills
- Be persistent
- Reward success
- Focus on one behaviour at a time
- Seek support
- 18 years and over
- Complex health: cardiovascular disease, prediabetes, type 2, raised blood pressure, raised cholesterol and other long-term conditions
- Lifestyle factors; poor diet, weight, anxiety, low activity, poor sleep
- Low in motivation or activation
- Wanting behavioural change to improve health
Not suitable for:
- Severe mental illness
- Severe cognitive impairment Addiction or misuse of substances
- Urgent social care needs
- Eating disorder
How do I access Health and Wellbeing Coaching?
Have a chat with your GP or practice staff member about being referred.
How many sessions will I get?
X 6, 1-2-1 sessions spread over a period of months.