Peer support and group activities (ESRA)


ESRA( East Sussex Recovery Alliance) was formed in 2012 and is a registered Community Interest Company, its overall aim is to guide and support people and their families who want to make real changes in their lives. ESRA likes to show that recovery is possible by offering peer led support groups and activities in the community.

ESRA is made up of people who in the majority have past drug and alcohol problems and others that have been affected by these issues. The staff and volunteers use their past experiences to affect change, break down prejudice, stigma and show that recovery is possible.

S.M.A.R.T Groups:

  • Tuesday:10.30- 12.00 North Café Eastbourne
  • Thursday 6.00- 7.30 Thrift House, Hastings
  • Friday 12.30 - 2.00 Lift House, Eastbourne

Stands for Self Management and Recovery Training and is a 4 point science based programme to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behaviour.S.M.A.R.T will help build up motivation to change and offers a set of proven tools and techniques to support recovery.

Coffe, cake and friendship :

(Come and meet volunteers and staff to find out what we can offer)
  • Monday : 10.00 -11.00 ESRA building, Hastings
A safe place to meet new friends and a relaxed environment are so important in early recovery. This is a very informal group where people can have a coffee and a chat and become part of a growing recovery community

Members Forum:

(Have your say about the development of the project all travel expenses will be paid if you attend this forum)
  • Monday : 11.00 - 12.00 : ESRA building, Hastings
Monday : 12.30 -2.30 ( 4 sessions offered by ESRA. You will learn safety and paddling techniques from a trained instructor. A small charger of £2.50. Please meet at ESRA Hastings .

Sustaining Recovery:

Monday 2.30 -4.00 Music and Jammin ( learn how to play the guitar)
    Monday 6.00- 7.30 Making 12 Steps count
  • Tuesday : 10.00 - 11.30 : Sustaining Recovery ( learn different ways to cope with triggers and different recovery pathways) ESRA building, Hastings

Women's Group:

  • Tuesday: 12.30 -2.00om : ESRA building (Hastings)
A relaxed ladies only group where females can fell safe, have a cuppa and a chat whilst learning new crafts. Refreshments provided.

Craft Activity:

  • Tuesday 2.00- 3.30: ESRA building, Hastings
Wednesday 10.30- 11.30 : Fitness basics ( easy basic fitness fun class for men and women)
  • Wednesday 12.30 -2.00 : Creative writing group ( learn how to write as a tool for recovery) ESRA building, Hastings

Thursday 1.00-3.00 pm : Meditation and ear acupuncture ( 8 week course)

  • Thursday : 2.00- 4.00 pm Photography ( get the most out of your camera)ESRA building, Hastings
Friday: 10.30 -11.30: Yoga ESRA building, Hastings
Friday 12.30 -2.30: Men's Group Friday 1.30 - 4.30 : art afternoon

Service Details

East Sussex Recovery Alliance (ESRA)
Service Type:
Help for addictions and substance misuse
Organisation Sector:
Not for profit

Cost & Availability

Free service

This page was last updated on 03 October 2017

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Jacqui Skilton
East Sussex Recovery Alliance, 5 Harold Place, Hastings, TN34 1JA
01424 435318