Health & Safety

Below is a map of the South East Central CWU British Telecom exchange areas, colour coded into individual Union Safety Representative areas. To find out who the local USR click on the exchange area concerned below the map and that will show you the USR’s contact details. The surrounding beige exchange areas belong to other CWU branches but is on this map for the reason of recognition only.

USR MAP

Telephone: 07498 923159
Email: [email protected] 

Escalation Point: Branch Safety Coordinator
Telephone: 01732 742222
Email: [email protected]

Buildings Inspected: 

Goudhurst, Staplehurst, Flimwell Radio Station, Flimwell Radio UAX, Hurst Green ATE, Lamberhust , ATE, Marden, Frittenden, Cranbrook, Hawkhurst, Biddenden, Benenden, Tenterden, Sandhurst, Staplecross, Northiam, Beckley, Wittersham, Iden, Peamarsh, Brede, Sedlescombe, Baldslow, Guestling, Hastings ATE, Hastings TEC

Richard Cain

Telephone: 07435 666036
Email: [email protected]

Escalation Point: Branch Safety Coordinator
Telephone: 01732 742222
Email: [email protected]

Buildings Inspected:

Edenbridge ATE, Cowden UAX, Fordcombe UAX, Four Elms UAX, Ide Hill UAX, Langton ATE, Penshurst ATE, Frant UAX


 

Adam Hollands

Telephone: 07423 469565
Email: [email protected]

Escalation Point: Branch Safety Coordinator
Telephone: 01732 742222
Email: [email protected]

Buildings Inspected: 

Battle ATE, Bexhill ATE, Castleham ATE, Crowhurst ATE, Ninfield ATE


 

Matt Sadler

Telephone: 07435 959803
Email: [email protected]


Escalation Point: Branch Safety Coordinator
Telephone: 01732 742222
Email: [email protected]

Buildings Inspected:

Burgess Hill ATE, Haywards Heath ATE & Store, Lindfield ATE, Scaynes Hill UAX, Warninglid UAX


 

Phil Savage

Telephone: 07435662158
Email: [email protected]


Escalation Point: Branch Safety Coordinator
Telephone: 01732 742222
Email: [email protected]

Buildings Inspected:

Lewes ATE, Glynde UAX, Rottingdean ATE, Newhaven ATE, Peacehaven ATE


 

Steve Delacour

Telephone: 07753 949165
Email: [email protected]


Escalation Point: Branch Safety Coordinator
Telephone: 01732 742222
Email: [email protected]

Buildings Inspected:

Hove ATE, Portslade ATE, Southwick ATE & New ATE

Nick Martienssen

Telephone: 07720 271708
Email: [email protected]

Escalation Point: Branch Safety Coordinator
Telephone: 01732 742222
Email: [email protected]

Buildings Inspected: 
Otford ATE, Seal ATE, Hildenborough ATE, Tunbridge Wells TEC


 

Steve Rhodes

Telephone: 07764 338836
Email: [email protected]

Escalation Point: Branch Safety Coordinator
Telephone: 01732 742222
Email: [email protected]

Buildings Inspected:
Ardingly ATE, Balcombe ATE, Copthorne ATE, Godstone ATE, Lingfield ATE, Smallfield ATE, South Gidstone ATE


 

Les Seymour

Telephone: 07802 156842
Landline: 020 7105 9027
Email: [email protected]

Escalation Point: Branch Safety Coordinator
Telephone: 01732 742222
Email: [email protected]

Buildings Inspected:

Brighton East TEC/MTW, Brighton Kemptown ATE, Brighton Marina ATE

Sam Foot

Telephone: 07795 988549
Email: [email protected]

Escalation Point: Branch Safety Coordinator
Telephone: 01732 742222
Email: [email protected]

Buildings Inspected:

Borough Green ATE, Hadlow ATE, Pembury ATE, Plaxtol ATE, Tonbridge ATE


 

Andy Coomber

Telephone: 07889 039791
Email: [email protected]

Escalation Point: Branch Safety Coordinator
Telephone: 01732 742222
Email: [email protected]

Buildings Inspected:

Uckfield, Framfield, Halland, Ringmer, Newick ATE, Barcombe, Isfield UAX


 

Chris Power

Telephone: 07850 840581
Landline: 01273 565771
Email: [email protected]

Escalation Point: Branch Safety Coordinator
Telephone: 01732 742222
Email: [email protected]

Buildings Inspected:

Hove TEC, Shoreham, Poynings, Withdean

Telephone: 07377 880526
Landline: 01892 522948
Email: [email protected]

Escalation Point: Branch Safety Coordinator
Telephone: 01732 742222
Email: [email protected]

Buildings Inspected:

Cooden ATE, Brightling UAX, Chiddingly ATE, Hailsham ATE, Heathfield ATE, Herstmonceux ATE, Horam Road ATE, Seaford ATE, Rush Lake Green ATE, Alfriston, Polegate, Hampden Park, Pevensey, Pevesney Marina, Ripe UAX, Robertsbridge ATE, Etchingham, Burwash, Mayfield, Wadhurst, Ticehurst, Tunbridge Wells TE, Brenchley, Paddock Wood, Collier Street, East Dean

Dave Kauffman

Telephone: 07850 815644
Landline: 01892 522948
Email: [email protected] 

Escalation Point: Branch Safety Coordinator
Telephone: 01732 742222
Email: [email protected]

Buildings Inspected: 
Chelwood Gate ATE, Crowborough ATE, Dormans Park ATE, East Grinstead ATE/TRS, Forest Row ATE, Hartfield UAX, Henfield, Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint, Hadlow Down, Dane Hill, Buxted, Eastbourne, Plumpton, Wivelsfield Green, Sharpthorne, Nutley, Rotherfield, Sevenoaks ATE

Biggin Hill, Knockhols, Oxted, Westerham

Mental Health

Common Misconceptions

You’re either Mentally ill or Mentally healthy.
Not true! Like any other illness, you can suffer from a minor illness, such as dodgy knees or a light summer cold which does not make you sick, the same with mental illness. A mentally healthy person can have emotional experiences, even in a recent study less than 20% of those surveyed said they were in optimal mental health, so this should be regarded as a sliding scale.

Mental Health is a weakness.
Someone suffering from anxiety or depression can still be mentally strong, just the same as someone with diabetes can still be physically strong.

You can’t prevent mental health problems.
There are certain mental health issues that can’t be avoided, however, others can be avoided with a healthy diet, exercise and a good sleep pattern.

Mentally ill people are violent.
Perhaps this misconception is media-driven, but most people who are violent have no direct link to mental illness. In a study of violent criminals on 7.5% of crimes committed are due to mental illness. More likely any violent acts would be a factor of poverty, homelessness, unemployment and substance abuse.

Mental Health problems are forever.
Most health problems are treatable and transitory. Up to 90% of mental illness can be relieved by a combination of therapy and medication.

 

So where can you go if you believe you are suffering a bout of mental illness?

Your GP.
For many of us, our local GP practice is the first place we go when we’re unwell. Your doctor is there to help you with your mental health as well as your physical health.

Employee Assistance Programme.
Your Employee Assistance Programme is open to all members of staff and is designed to help people with all kinds of practical and emotional issues such as well-being, family matters, relationships, debt management, workplace issues, and much more. For BT People only 0800 9176767

Occupation Health.
Your OH team’s priority is your well-being at work. They can help support you in accessing further services.

IAPT service (NHS).
Improved Access to Psychological Therapies is an NHS service that provides talking therapies for common difficulties, like worry and low mood. People can self-refer to many IAPT services, or alternatively their GP can refer them. They can find their local IAPT through the NHS website: www.nhs.uk

Samaritans.
Samaritans offer a safe place for people to talk any time they like, in their own way – about whatever’s getting to them. 24/7 support for people who are in despair or suicidal. www.samaritans.org

Mind Infoline.
Mind can provide information on a range of topics including types of mental health problems, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments. www.mind.org.uk

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