IPEH Stakeholder and Partner Newsletter - 25/06/19

IPEH Partners

Keeping our Stakeholders and Partners informed

Headline News

It's the final countdown!

With the deadline fast approaching, EPIC nominations have been flying in which is great news for our children and young people. If you haven't had chance to nominate yet, please do so by Friday 28 June: www.westsussex.gov.uk/epic

We have received 267 nominations to date, which is so close to our 300 target so please make sure you get nominating in time to make the day super special for the young people we work with.

In addition, we are looking for volunteers for the day, or to set up the evening before. It will be a fun filled MUSIC FESTIVAL themed ceremony and a day to remember for our young people! In addition, if you have any props you would be able to lend us for the day or know any local celebs that the young people will know that could do a short video clip, please contact Sarah Dimmock.


For more information about Firewise, click here

Voice and Engagement


Make the West Sussex Climate Pledge

A major campaign to encourage residents to play a part in reducing the impact of climate change in West Sussex has launched. The West Sussex Climate Pledge asks everyone in the county to commit to making small changes in key areas:

  • Make low carbon journeys
  • Save water and energy
  • Pass on plastic
  • Shop local
  • Fight against food waste

We’re asking all staff to make their pledge and to share with family and friends. With over 850,000 people living in West Sussex we can all work together to make a change.

Find out more and make your pledge by:

We cannot end domestic abuse without listening to the voices of men and boys

Men and boys are more likely to harm other people and themselves, and less likely to talk to anyone about it. However, they are almost entirely absent from the public conversation and understanding of domestic abuse. In order to open up this conversation, we’ve put together a survey that aims to gain an understanding of the attitudes men and boys have towards relationships, masculinity, gender roles and what behaviours are acceptable in a relationship.

We want to gather at least 1,000 voices from all backgrounds and all parts of the UK – we’d love it if you could share the survey with your friends, family and wider networks. The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete and all responses are anonymous. The results will help to inform our work, and allow us to amplify the voices of men and boys on these complex issues.

Voices of men and boys

News from your Local Hubs


Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust awarded for best practice initiatives by Community Hospitals Association

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is celebrating success in Horizon Unit at Horsham Hospital and on Piper Ward at Crawley Hospital after winning three awards and a commendation for Innovation and Best Practice by the Community Hospitals Association (CHA). Read more about this article here

Looked after children and self-harm

Community Care has published a podcast looking at how social workers can support looked after children and young people who are at risk of self-harm. The podcast covers definitions of self-harm, why looked after children are more at risk and how professionals can best work with children and young people who harm themselves. 

Source: Community Care / Read more on NSPCC Learning: Looked after children

Think Futures

Other Newsletters...

(click on the icons below to view previous newsletters)




This bulletin is sent to you as our stakeholders and partners with a warm welcome, keeping you up-to-date with all our service news.

Feel free to send any short articles (with an optional image) by 11am Friday, for inclusion in the fortnightly Tuesday newsletter.

If you have any questions, or know that someone has not received this, please email sarah.dimmock@westsussex.gov.uk.