Your Health and Mental Wellbeing
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
Please also take a look at our Leisure and Culture Strategy for Mid Sussex 2009 - 2020.
Mid Sussex Wellbeing
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.
- A guide to support those with memory loss leaflet
- Building a Dementia Friendly community in Haywards Heath leaflet
Community Liaison Officer
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
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.
Know Dementia Memory Moments Café in Haywards Heath
Meets every first Saturday every month between 2pm and 4pm.
Haywards Heath Town Hall
40 Boltro Road
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:
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
- Big Lemon
The intention is to also get the card scheme rolled out to businesses, retailers and other public services across Mid Sussex.