Young people

Supporting young people to live their best life and fulfil their potential.

Parents/carers

Offering advice and guidance to parents to help them support their children.

Schools and professionals

Providing healthcare expertise to
schools and professionals.

Welcome to the East Sussex School Health and Children’s Integrated Therapy and Equipment Service’s website.

Here you will find details about our services plus information about health topics from emotional and physical health and wellbeing to speech and language disorders, equipment for physical disabilities and training and support for East Sussex schools.

If you would like to speak to us, please phone:
Therapy One Point for Children’s Integrated Therapy (TOP) on 0300 123 2650.
School Health One Point (SHOP) for East Sussex School Health on 0300 123 4062.

We are also starting a community hub where you will find information about the East Sussex Services found in the footer.

If you are an organisation or service that supports East Sussex families or schools and you think others would benefit from hearing about your service, or you would like to offer any feedback about how we could improve our website we would like to hear from you, please email us kentchft.eastsussexchildrenwebsitefeedback@nhs.net.

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Make a referral to school health

If you need support and advice for any health issues for children and young people, we can help.

East Sussex Healthy Schools

This programme supports schools to recognise and celebrate whole-school health improvement achievements through the Healthy Schools status and provides a simple way to collate a range of evidence that will be useful for Ofsted inspections.

Make a referral to therapies

If you need support and advice for any therapy related issues for children and young people, we can help.

Virtual drop-ins for young people

Apologies, our virtual drop-ins are paused at this time.

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Events calendar

June

13-17 - Healthy Eating Week
20-26 - National School Sport Week
30 - RSE Day

September

10 - World Suicide Prevention Day
12 - World First Aid Day
22 - National Fitness Day/World Carfree Day
27 - 1 - Bike to school week (Sustrans)

October

All month - International Walk to School Month
All month - Black History Month
10 - World Mental Health Day
15 - Global Handwashing Day
16 - World Food Day

November

All month - Mens Mental Health Month
8-12 - National School Meals Week
13 - Children in need
13 - World Kindness Day 2021
15-19 - Anti-Bullying Week
15-19 - Road Safety Week

December

1 - World Aids Day
3 - Interantional Day of people with disabilities
10 - Human Rights Day

February

All month - LGBT History month
6 - Time to talk day
6-12 - Eating Disorders Awareness week
7-13 - Children's Mental Health Week coordinated by Place2be
8 - Safer internet day

March

8 - International Womens day
18 - Comic Relief
19 - World Sleep day
20 - International day of hapiness
21 - 1 - Big Walk and wheel with Sustrans (previously called 'Big pedal')
22 - World Water day

April

7 - World Health Day

May

All month - National smile month (oral health)
6-13 - Sun awareness week
13-20 - Mental health awareness week
31 - World no tobacco day

News

How our school health teams work together

The School Health Service works in partnership with parents, children and young people to make sure pupil’s health needs are supported within their school and community. This includes all those attending a state school within East Sussex and children and young people who are electively home educated. We can support you and your child with their physical and emotional needs from the age of five until they are 19 years old.

What our patients say about us

School Health Service

RB – Parent feedback via survey regarding sleep webinar

“The sleep webinar was very informative. We thought we knew everything, we had read books, trawled the internet and got conflicting information but the webinar provided us with information from people who knew what they were talking about. It was really good and clear information. We had follow up contact and had a very individualised plan set out for us. It was really good care.” 

Children's Integrated Therapy Services (CITES)

Verbal feedback to physiotherapy team

Mum said that she has been super impressed with the speed and efficiency of us all and wanted me to pass on her thanks to you."

School Health Service

Parent feedback via survey

“I have used the service for a few things over the years and we have been offered lots of services including an eight week lifestyle course. The service has gone above and beyond to help my son and I rate it really highly. I have never been made to feel anything has been my fault and only offered support and strategies to help my son.”

Children's Integrated Therapy Services (CITES)

Anonymous feedback via survey following Occupational Therapy

“Thank you so much and it has been a pleasure working with you. You are an asset to your profession and we hold you in high esteem. You have helped everyone understand our child's difficulties and this has meant the start of some clear positive outcomes now and for the future.”

School Health Service

Parent feedback via survey regarding children’s healthy weight and lifestyle programme

"Ready, Steady, Go was fun, interactive and it got us thinking about our family’s lifestyle. The staff were amazing, always there offering advice and nothing appeared to be too much trouble. I was even offered catch-up sessions when we couldn’t attend.”

School Health Service

Parent feedback via survey regarding hearing clinic

“The service was very efficient with no waiting around for the appointment. The staff were very polite and informative and very welcoming. They made my daughter feel at ease because she had never had to have a medical appointment before. When in the clinic we were positioned so we were socially distanced from the member of staff. Everyone was wearing masks and we felt very safe.”

How our therapists work together

We are occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists and therapy assistants. We provide personalised support for children and young people so they can overcome or adapt to physical or communication difficulties that affect daily life. Children achieve the best outcomes when we include therapy strategies into daily routines, so we work closely with parents and carers, education and health professionals to achieve this.

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