Reducing the barriers to literacy in Hastings

The NMSC is part of the consortium delivering the  ‘Read Your Way’ project which is working to improve literacy amongst young people in Hastings. 

The NSMC trains Royal Rangers in Jordan

We have just completed a "Train to Deliver" social marketing course for the Jordanian Royal Rangers in Amman.  The Royal Rangers are responsible for protecting Jordan's natural environment and resources.  We have been working with them specifically to develop behaviour change programmes to stop pollution and the theft of Jordan's precious water supplies.  

Hastings Safe Space - shortlisted for the Health Service Journal awards

Hastings Safe Space has now been operating for nearly 9 months on a Saturday night in central Hastings close to the town’s bars and clubs. Developed and operated by the NSMC, on behalf of Hastings and Rother NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the service aims to reduce the demand for unnecessary A&E visits and emergency service call outs by treating young people suffering from intoxication or other minor injuries ‘on-the-spot’ in the Safe Space using our team of highly trained first aiders and volunteers.

Social marketing training in Washington D.C. May 2018

We are delighted to announce that the NSMC will be running its Three-day Introduction to Social Marketing training course in Washington D.C. in May 2018. We have run this course for a couple of years exclusively for a client in Washington but this year we are opening it up to everyone. 

NSMC back in Jordan

The NSMC is currently working with the Jordan Social Marketing Center (JSMC) on a number of water and energy projects designed to deliver behaviour change on people's use of Jordan's scarce natural resources.  Jordan is one of the most "resource poor" countries in the world and has water rationing across the whole country.  It imports over 97% of all its energy and has experienced challenges over the last few years from high levels of inward migration because of the Syrian civil war.

Hastings Safe Space: A new venture for the NSMC

The NSMC is delighted to announce that we will be launching the Hastings Safe Space on the 23rd December to support the town's night-time economy. The service will operate on Saturday nights for the next two years, as well as on special event days in the town. 

Tackling the supply of alcohol to young people in Hastings

In April, The NSMC launched a campaign in Hastings aimed at parents of teenage children. The campaign highlighted the negative impact alcohol can have on a teenager child’s brain development and ran with the slogan: Your child and alcohol. Think Again Now.

Hastings night-time Help Point

In late January/early February 2017, The NSMC piloted a night-time Help Point in central Hastings designed to reduce the number of minor alcohol-related injuries and provide a refuge for vulnerable people.

Over 50 people used the service over the two nights. Some came in to sober up and take a break from drinking while others were treated by St John Ambulance staff for issues ranging from ankle injuries to severe alcohol intoxication.  We also helped members of the street community with warm drinks and clothing on two particularly cold and wet winter nights.

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our new website!

Although our old website has given good and faithful service over the last few years, we felt that it was time for a refresh. We hope you find our new site easy to navigate and the content useful. 

Refreshing our website is very much work in progress and over the next couple of months we will be transferring more content over from our old site. However, if you take a look at our new site you will see that you can still access all the content that you tell us you like such as The Social Marketing Toolkit and the Show Case case studies.