Newhaven Your Way

Newhaven Your Way

Marshall Lane
East Sussex
Call: 01273 514753
Services offered:
  • Community support
    • Drop in
    • Peer support
    • Social networking
    • Volunteering
    • Your Way individually tailored support

Your Way Manager: Maggie Williams
Operations and Development Manager:  Nick Johnson
Peer Support Coordinator: Joanna Hext
Our Partners in running this service: East Sussex County Council.
Referrals accepted from: Community mental health teams, social workers, support workers, GPs, carers, family and friends, plus self-referral.
Opening times: Daily drop-ins from 11-2pm, Monday to Friday. Staff are available for 9am-5.30pm and can be booked for 1:1 appointments. Other groups take place at a variety of times during the week. Please contact us for an up-to-date timetable.

About the service

Accessing Your Way is designed to be as easy and straight forward as possible. We aim to make support genuinely self-directed for everyone we work with.

Your Way works alongside individuals as they overcome obstacles and move forward with their life. This might include:

  • Managing mental health
  • Entering education
  • Returning to work
  • Finding new hobbies and social activities
  • Solving housing issues
  • Making friends
  • Organising finances
  • Reducing need for mental health services

We help people build resources that help them stay well, their way. The essential elements of Your Way are:

  • User leadership – individuals lead their journey to wellbeing and are experts in their own recovery.
  • Meaningful personalisation – people we support benefit from person-centred and “person-led” support.
  • Open minded approach and excellent customer service – every Your Way relationship starts with a conversation and a blank piece of paper. Nothing is pre-determined and everything is possible. If we can’t do it, we’ll help you find it elsewhere.
  • Peer support – everyone can access high quality peer support based on user leadership.
  • Healthy living in the community – we help people identify and access mainstream solutions within their own community and recognise the importance of a healthy mind, body and spirit.

What we offer:

  • Bespoke one-to-one support to help individuals achieve their recovery goals.
  • Person-centred planning, using Recovery Star, WRAP Plan or other tailored tools.
  • Support to improve physical and mental wellbeing, access work, leisure, education and training opportunities.
  • Links with organisations, networks and peers across the local community.
  • An open-minded approach, and a service built on the principles of user leadership and excellent customer service.
  • Tailored support via personal budgets, direct payments, spot purchase and self-funders.
  • Peer support and peer support training.
  • Tailored volunteer opportunities.
  • A flexible programme of service user led groups and activities in the community.

More information

To find out more about this service, please contact the project directly.