SCDA works across East Sussex supporting community based projects aimed at addressing the needs of those most vulnerable in the community. SCDA includes a number of organisations based at the community hubs in Newhaven, Hailsham, Bexhill and Eastbourne SCDA Employability projects across East Sussex and Kent; Support includes safe and confidential counselling to people who are struggling with difficult issues, including support for survivors of suicide and those affected by sexual abuse. Counselling provides the opportunity to speak confidentially to an independent and non-judgemental person who will listen and work with you to improve your situation.

Offering counselling in Newhaven, Lewes, Hailsham and Eastbourne to anyone aged 16 years and above. 

Counselling Partnership – Support for Survivors of Suicide

Providing effective and timely support for anyone who is thinking about suicide or who has been bereaved by suicide. This is a free service offering one to one and group support across East Sussex. As well as face to face counselling we offer telephone support where appropriate.

Support groups for people bereaved by suicide are available:

  • the 2nd Monday of the month at Community Wise, 66 Ocklynge Road, Eastbourne from 7pm to 8.30pm.
  • the 4th Monday of the month at Charter Centre, London Road, Bexhill from 2pm to 3.30pm.

Please call 01273 519108 with any questions and to check on any changes to meetings (please note that occasionally group dates are changed when there is a bank holiday).

Are you feeling suicidal now or concerned about someone else? Please click on the following link to get help: URGENT HELP


Tel: 01273 519108