Update dated 10 June

College will have limited reopening from 22 June

The College will open for small numbers of priority students from 22nd June. The vast majority of our students will remain at home and online delivery will continue for the majority of students.

What to do if you are an ESCG Student with COVID19 symptoms?

What to do if you are a ESCG Staff member with COVID19 symptoms?

Guidance for households with possible COVID-19 infection

COVID-19: guidance for education and childcare

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the UK

Support Services

Southdown Peer Support Service

Please see the latest information regarding the Southdown Peer Support Service here:

We recognise that during this challenging time connecting with others is an important part of maintaining positive health and well-being.

As well as supporting current clients, the ESCN Peer Service are also accepting new referrals for 1:1 support. This can be ‘light touch’ , supporting you/clients to manage their mental health and well-being during this challenging time, or more long term support for up to 6-8 weeks.

Support will be provided by a Peer Specialist who draws on their own lived experience and recovery journey to mentor and guide others. The Peer Specialist will enable you/your clients to identify strategies/tools to help manage your mental health and promote recovery and well-being. Where needed, they will also signpost to relevant services.

Support will be provided over the phone, however, our team are also exploring new communication platforms and methods to meet the current needs of the community.

To ease the referral process, we have adapted our current referral form (
click here to download).

Please send completed referral forms to:

For further support/ information about this service please contact Michelle Trunchion (Team Manager) on 07772 613945 or by email at michelle.trunchion@southdown.org

Online Mutual Aid meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous
Cocaine Anonymous
All fellowships
SMART Recovery

Eastbourne Volunteers

Eastbourne Volunteers have launched a telephone befriending service –if you know anyone who needs support get in touch with Helen Burton at eastbournevolunteers@gmail.com.

East Sussex County Council Newsletter

Information including: looking after your mental wellbeing, let the library help during lockdown, ways to stay active, keeping the kids busy at home, and other useful links. Click here to read the full newsletter.