We aim to develop and promote sports and physical activity relating to:

  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Active recreation
  • Active travel

Areas of work include:

  • Support of sports
  • Wellbeing programmes
  • Club, coach and volunteer development - see the Active Sussex website
  • Small grants and support

More information

Tel: 01444-477275
Email: culture@midsussex.gov.uk

Please also take a look at our Leisure and Culture Strategy for Mid Sussex 2009 - 2020.

Mid Sussex Wellbeing

Online Wellbeing Referral Form

Get support to help with:

  • Making your family fitter
  • Regular exercise
  • Dealing with stress
  • Kicking a habit
  • Or simply improving your general wellbeing

Please visit midsussex.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk for more information or complete a Mid Sussex Referral form.

Dementia friendly Mid Sussex

Dementia friendly Mid Sussex works towards dementia friendly communities.

It is a joint project with:

  • West Sussex County Council
  • Mid Sussex District Council
  • East Grinstead Town Council
  • Haywards Heath Town Council
  • Burgess Hill Town Council
  • Shops and businesses
  • Community groups
  • Local residents

Burgess Hill Dementia Action Alliance

The alliance held a successful Virtual Dementia Tour conference in June 2015. And marked Dementia Awareness Week 2016 with a Vintage Routemaster stand in the town centre.

For more information please take a look at the Burgess Hill Dementia Action Group's Support for those with dementia and their carers leaflet.

East Grinstead Dementia Action Alliance

The alliance meets quarterly at the Library in West Street. They also have a steering group that meets every two months.

Age UK host the Saturday Morning Dementia Club which provides activities for those living with dementia - and allows their carers to rest and relax.

The East Grinstead Library has a memory management card for those who may have trouble returning books on time. They also offer a range of books for family, friends and carers to share with people with dementia.

For more information please take a look at the East Grinstead Dementia Action Group's Support for those with dementia and their carers leaflet.


Chair Julie Holden

Secretary Kate Bennett

Haywards Heath Dementia Action Alliance

The alliance is formed from local residents and professionals.

Its aim is to:

  • Help people with dementia feel part of the wider community
  • Raise awareness about dementia
  • Improve the quality of life for those living with dementia and their carers

They provide free monthly Dementia Friends sessions at the Town Hall. These last for an hour and give attendees an understanding of dementia. Alliance members also give free Dementia Friends sessions to schools, businesses and other agencies.

More information:

Or contact:

Fatima Mirza
Community Liaison Officer
Tel: 01444-455694
Email: info@haywardsheathdaa.org.uk
Website: Haywards Heath Action Alliance on the Dementia Action

The Alzheimers Society

If you're worried that you or someone you know might have dementia please contact:

The Alzheimers Society National Dementia Helpline

Local Sussex Alzheimer’s Society Helpline
Tel: 01403-213017

For more information please read Dementia support in Mid Sussex.

Sussex Police - helping people living with dementia in our community

Sussex police now uses a Missing person information sheet. Download this form and fill it in. Keep it ready just in case a vulnerable person you know goes missing. This will save you valuable time.

Dementia support

Know Dementia Memory Moments Café in Haywards Heath

Meets every first Saturday and third Tuesday of every month between 2pm and 4pm.


St Richards Church Hall
Sydney Road
Haywards Heath
RH16 1QE

Everyone is welcome - especially those with memory problems and their carer. For more information - please take a look at the Dementia Memory Moments Café leaflet

Become a Dementia Friend

A Dementia Friend learns what it's like to live with dementia - and then turns that understanding into action. To become a Dementia Friend or to find out more information - please contact:

Paul Turner
Mid Sussex Wellbeing Manager

Helping Hand Card

The card is free. It gives bus passengers a discreet way to show they may need extra assistance. It is run by Brighton and Hove and Metrobus and supported by:

  • Southdown PSV
  • Compass Travel
  • Stagecoach
  • Big Lemon
  • Sussexbus.com

The intention is to also get the card scheme rolled out to businesses, retailers and other public services across Mid Sussex.

More information:

Tel: 01273-886200
Helping Hands website

Last updated: 21 August 2023