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  • Help Us Help You

    Help Us Help You

    Help us help you get help from your GP practice The way people access their GP practice has changed to ensure patients get the best possible care safely and quickly, but please know they are open and seeing patients every day.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • ISEND

    ISEND

    During lockdown, primary and secondary schools and colleges will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings also remain open.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • The Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust

    The Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust

    The Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust are continuing their online peer support sessions for those with mental health challenges

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Holding Space – Anxiety Toolkit for Parents

    Holding Space – Anxiety Toolkit for Parents

    Anxiety Toolkit for Parents – a 6-week course to support parents of 7-13 year olds to develop skills to manage your own and your child’s anxiety.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Resurgo – Re-Work

    Resurgo – Re-Work

    Out of work in the wake of Covid19? Need some support to get back in to work? Re-Work is a 6-part course, delivered on Zoom, which equips anyone over 18 with the skills, mindset and confidence needed to re-enter employment

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Sussex Community Counselling

    Sussex Community Counselling

    Our counselling service has been awarded BACP Service Accreditation.  This means that what we offer has been commended by the

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Getting your child into bed (and staying there for the night) 2-12 Discussion Group

    Getting your child into bed (and staying there for the night) 2-12 Discussion Group

    A Discussion Group on common bedtime problems, why they happen and how to prevent them

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Dealing with Disobedience – Getting your child to listen (2-12) Discussion Group

    Dealing with Disobedience – Getting your child to listen (2-12) Discussion Group

    All children misbehave at times and we all face those moments when children will not do as they are told.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Managing fighting and aggression (2-12) Discussion Group

    Managing fighting and aggression (2-12) Discussion Group

    When children fight there is a risk that somebody could get hurt so teaching your children clear limits and boundaries is important

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Challenging behaviour in public (2-12) Discussion Group

    Challenging behaviour in public (2-12) Discussion Group

    Positive parenting strategies are discussed as step by-step suggestions for preventing problems and teaching children how to behave when out and about

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Building Teenagers survival skills for risky situations (10+) Discussion Group

    Building Teenagers survival skills for risky situations (10+) Discussion Group

    Many parents become more concerned about their teenager’s safety as they become young adults. Parents can often try to restrict their freedom to keep them safe however this can lead to conflict between you and them

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Reducing family conflict (10+) Discussion Group

    Reducing family conflict (10+) Discussion Group

    Increased conflict with children during their teenage years is common but can be upsetting for the whole family

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Getting Teens to cooperate (10+) Discussion Group

    Getting Teens to cooperate (10+) Discussion Group

    Teenagers are known to become less cooperative during their transition from child to adult. These changes can cause conflict between the parent and the teen

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Coping with Teenagers emotions (10+) Discussion Group

    Coping with Teenagers emotions (10+) Discussion Group

    The transition from child to adult can often make teenagers highly emotional. Parents may find this upsetting and difficult to manage as it can cause disagreements and frustration for everyone

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • E-Safety (2-12) Discussion Group

    E-Safety (2-12) Discussion Group

    Children are learning more and more about the internet at a young age with 55% 3-4-year olds having access to tablets and the internet. With these rising figures, children are increasingly vulnerable to online dangers

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • E-Safety (10+) Discussion Group

    E-Safety (10+) Discussion Group

    Teenagers use digital technologies for everyday activities like keeping in touch with friends on social media, relaxing and doing schoolwork

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • The Power of Positive Parenting Webinar

    The Power of Positive Parenting Webinar

    This seminar is perfect for new parents or those who need a refresh! It introduces parents to the five key principles of positive parenting that form the basis of Triple P

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Supporting Secondary School Webinar

    Supporting Secondary School Webinar

    Gain practical advice on how to support your teen in developing independence and resilience in their new school

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Tips and tricks for a successful school life (2-12) Webinar

    Tips and tricks for a successful school life (2-12) Webinar

    Often the more supported a child feels at home the better they achieve in school

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Managing anxiety and raising resilient children (2-12) Webinar

    Managing anxiety and raising resilient children (2-12) Webinar

    This session is for parents who want to develop their child’s understanding of feelings and appropriate ways to express them.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Raising confident and independent children (2-12) Webinar

    Raising confident and independent children (2-12) Webinar

    In this interesting seminar, parents are introduced to six core building blocks for children to become confident and successful at school and throughout their lives

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Turning problem behaviour into positive behaviour (children with additional needs) Webinar

    Turning problem behaviour into positive behaviour (children with additional needs) Webinar

    This fantastic session discusses common behaviour problems such as hitting, shouting and refusing to follow instructions.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Helping your child to reach their full potential (Children with Additional Needs) Webinar

    Helping your child to reach their full potential (Children with Additional Needs) Webinar

    This session can help parents to improve their child’s confidence and social skills.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Positive Parenting Group – Stepping Stones (Children with additional needs 2-12 years) – Evening Group

    Positive Parenting Group – Stepping Stones (Children with additional needs 2-12 years) – Evening Group

    The pressure of raising a child with additional needs can put a strain on family life. Come and meet other parents experiencing similar situations and learn simple strategies that can make life at home a little easier for everyone!

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Teen Talk – Young Carers Counselling in East Sussex

    Teen Talk – Young Carers Counselling in East Sussex

    Sometimes it can be hard looking after someone who couldn`t manage without your help. We offer a free counselling service for you to talk about your thoughts and feelings in a confidential space.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • SCDA – Bereaved by Suicide Support Group

    SCDA – Bereaved by Suicide Support Group

    SCDA are offering bereavement counselling for people across East Sussex

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • FSN & Dragonflies – Bereavement Support

    FSN & Dragonflies – Bereavement Support

    Dragonflies offers free support to children aged 0-18 years old and their families who are experiencing pre or post bereavement

    Location: Eastbourne Hastings Rother

  • WEA – Confidence – Transferable Skills Course

    WEA – Confidence – Transferable Skills Course

    Spend time to develop your confidence and recognise your skills can transfer to lots of different situations.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Community Chef

    Community Chef

    In these difficult times, we are very pleased to be able to offer a fantastic programme of online and inhouse community cookery activities for anyone wanting to improve their cookery skills, connect with others and look after their health.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Money Matters

    Money Matters

    This relaxed and interactive 4-week course to help parents/carers manage the family budget more effectively, by looking at a range

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Family First Aid

    Family First Aid

    Family First Aid - Interactive 4-week Zoom session for parents/carers.  Sessions cover vital emergency skills:- Choking Recovery position Adult CPR

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Parent and Child Signing

    Parent and Child Signing

    A short course designed to give parents/carers the skill and confidence to use and teach key signs to your baby/child

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Parent and Child Signing – Evening Course

    Parent and Child Signing – Evening Course

    A short course designed to give parents/carers the skill and confidence to use and teach key signs to your baby/child

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Fun with Numeracy

    Fun with Numeracy

    This 5-week course is for parents of Early Years Foundation stage & KS1, with ideas on how you can support

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Fun with Phonics

    Fun with Phonics

    This 5-week course is for parents of Early Years Foundation stage & KS1 children, with ideas on how you can

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Lotus Domestic Abuse Recovery Programme

    Lotus Domestic Abuse Recovery Programme

    Home-Start East Sussex offers a FREE six week Domestic Abuse Recovery programme, available to all victim/survivors across East Sussex and Brighton and Hove. Our Lotus Programme will give you a better understanding of domestic abuse, make decisions and take back control of your life, to help keep you and your children safe in future relationships

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Employability and Personal Development

    Employability and Personal Development

    WEA Personal Development

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Seaside Community Hub – Community Fridge

    Seaside Community Hub – Community Fridge

    Community Fridge - Seaside Community Hub is a Community Centre based at 125 Seaside, Eastbourne BN22 7NN who run the Community Fridge.

    Location: Eastbourne

  • Volunteer Family Support Programme

    Volunteer Family Support Programme

    Home-Start East Sussex Volunteer Family Support Programme is FREE and available to all families in East Sussex (not Brighton and Hove) with a child, or children aged 5 or under. We match families to our lovely trained volunteers, and they then provide support for up to four months.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Work and Health Programme East Sussex

    Work and Health Programme East Sussex

    SCDA - Sussex Community Development Association

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Job Pod

    Job Pod

    East Sussex Library and Information Services To find out more or book your place call 01323 463759 and ask for

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Holding Space – Parent Online Support Group

    Holding Space – Parent Online Support Group

    We are offering parent/carer support sessions via zoom every Wed morning 10am-11am.   Tel: 07922 851207 http://www.holdingspace.org.uk

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Holding Space – Walk and Talk

    Holding Space – Walk and Talk

    An informal, chatty, safe and confidential space for parents and carers to chat and be supported. We will adhere to Govt guidelines and walk in pairs.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Community Reach

    Community Reach

    Community Reach is a new adult service launched by St Peter & St James hospice, with the assistance of HM Government and

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Who’s in Charge?

    Who’s in Charge?

    Who’s in Charge: A 9-week safe, friendly group combining educational and therapeutic sessions for parents in East Sussex or Brighton & Hove, whose children are verbally or physically abusive and whose behaviour seems beyond their control

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • East Sussex Parent Carer Forum (ESPCF)

    East Sussex Parent Carer Forum (ESPCF)

    ESPCF is the forum for parent carers of children and young people (aged 0 to 25) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Welfare Benefits Helpline

    Welfare Benefits Helpline

    Are you facing financial difficulty? If you are struggling to pay bills or concerned about growing debt, whether this is due to the Covid-19 pandemic or otherwise, there is free, confidential support and advice available.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Holding Space – Parent Support Group

    Holding Space – Parent Support Group

    A safe space where you can connect, talk , share and be supported along your journey. A non judgemental place where you can know it’s okay to not be okay.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • East Sussex Library and Information Service

    East Sussex Library and Information Service

    Discover East Sussex Libraries’ online Wellbeing webpages. There are lots of useful resources available, with information and support for East Sussex residents, including support during Covid-19.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Fire Safety

    Fire Safety

    East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are offering a FREE online course giving Fire Safety advice and safety tips for the home to make your loved ones safer.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Being Mum – Across East Sussex

    Being Mum – Across East Sussex

    New first-time mothers living in East Sussex can join Home-Start East Sussex’s free Being Mum programme, a six-week course to chat about the challenges and changes associated with becoming a mum, and a chance to form friendships with other new mums in their area.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Being Mum – Eastbourne

    Being Mum – Eastbourne

    New first-time mothers living in Eastbourne can join Home-Start East Sussex’s free Being Mum programme, a six-week course to chat about the challenges and changes associated with becoming a mum, and a chance to form friendships with other new mums in their area.

    Location: Eastbourne

  • SEND Parents and Carers Helpline

    SEND Parents and Carers Helpline

    New Parents and Carers Helpline for parents and carers of children and young people with SEND in East Sussex. The helpline will be available until schools, nurseries, colleges and alternative provision are fully open to all pupils again after the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Location: Eastbourne Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Citizens Advice

    Citizens Advice

    Citizens advice provide free, confidential, independent and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people's lives. Please click on the coloured text above for the local contact information.

    Location: Eastbourne Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Foodbanks

    Foodbanks

    If you cannot afford food, please contact your local food bank If you can afford food but are unable to get it due to self-isolating or for another reason, please contact your local council or Citizens Advice. Please click on the coloured link above for your local contact information.

    Location: Eastbourne Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Community Hubs

    Community Hubs

    Community Hubs are the contact point that residents of East Sussex can turn to if they feel they need extra help in coping with the effects of Coronavirus or know someone else who needs help. Click the coloured text above to find out what support is available in your local area.

    Location: Eastbourne

  • I-Rock

    I-Rock

    If you are aged 14-25 and live in East Sussex i-Rock can offer you the chance to talk in confidence about any problems you may be having. During Coronavirus our sites are closed but we are still offering help to young people by providing a virtual offer. Please contact us by emailing the team who can then offer a telephone or video consultation. Click on the coloured text above to get the email address for your local area.

    Location: Eastbourne Hastings Lewes & Havens

We’re continually updating this website in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with a list of helpful links for parents.