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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Turning Problem Behaviour into Positive Behaviour (Additional Needs) – Free Webinar!

    Turning Problem Behaviour into Positive Behaviour (Additional Needs) – Free Webinar!

    This fantastic session discusses common behaviour problems such as hitting, shouting and refusing to follow instructions. Gain skills in how to encourage appropriate behaviour and create your own useful parenting plan to make some positive changes at home!

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • 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

  • 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

  • Supporting Secondary School (10+ Years) – Free Webinar!

    Supporting Secondary School (10+ Years) – Free 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 Successful School Life (2-12 Years) – Free Webinar!

    Tips and Tricks for Successful School Life (2-12 Years) – Free Webinar!

    Often the more supported a child feels at home the better they achieve in school. Come and receive top tips for developing independence, problem solving and communication skills – all of which are essential for having a successful year at primary school.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Challenging Behaviour in Public – Discussion Group for Parents

    Challenging Behaviour in Public – Discussion Group for Parents

    Positive parenting strategies are discussed as step by-step suggestions for preventing problems and teaching children how to behave when out and about. Parents develop personalised plans to manage problem behaviour and are encouraged to use them in potentially difficult community situations.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Helping Your Child To Reach Their Full Potential (Additional Needs) – Free Webinar!

    Helping Your Child To Reach Their Full Potential (Additional Needs) – Free Webinar!

    This session can help parents to improve their child’s confidence and social skills. By learning how to teach your child new skills and encouraging progress and efforts your child will be more able to reach their full potential – a common concern amongst parents of children with additional needs. Click on the image for more details and how to book your place.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Managing Fighting and Aggression – Discussion Group for Parents

    Managing Fighting and Aggression – Discussion Group for Parents

    When children fight there is a risk that somebody could get hurt so teaching your children clear limits and boundaries is important. This session will show you how to encourage your children to play well together, problem solve and solve arguments without parents always needing to be involved.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Reducing Family Conflict (TEEN)  – Discussion Group for Parents

    Reducing Family Conflict (TEEN) – Discussion Group for Parents

    Increased conflict with children during their teenage years is common but can be upsetting for the whole family. This discussion group gives some positive parenting suggestions to help teach your teenager how to get along with others in the family without constant fights and arguments.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Getting Teens to Co-operate – Discussion Group for Parents

    Getting Teens to Co-operate – Discussion Group for Parents

    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. This session will give strategies on how to teach your teen to be more polite, cooperative and to behave appropriately

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Coping with Teenagers’ Emotions – Discussion Group for Parents

    Coping with Teenagers’ Emotions – Discussion Group for Parents

    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. This session will give ideas on how to develop your teens coping skills and emotional resilience.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • E – Safety ( 2 – 12 Years) -Session For Parents

    E – Safety ( 2 – 12 Years) -Session For Parents

    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. This session will teach you how to talk to your child about E-Safety and gives lots of useful tips and tricks on how to keep them safe online.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • E – Safety (10 + Years) – Session for Parents

    E – Safety (10 + Years) – Session for Parents

    Teenagers use digital technologies for everyday activities like keeping in touch with friends on social media, relaxing and doing schoolwork. Because they’re online so much without your supervision, teenagers need to be able to identify acceptable and unacceptable online content independently. They also need to know how to behave respectfully online and avoid online risks.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Dealing with Disobedience – Discussion Group for Parents

    Dealing with Disobedience – Discussion Group for Parents

    All children misbehave at times and we all face those moments when children will not do as they are told. This very popular session helps parents to teach their children limits, do as they are told and understand the meaning of the word No.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Coping with Teen Anxiety – FREE Webinar!

    Coping with Teen Anxiety – FREE Webinar!

    This helpful webinar investigates developing a positive family environment and teaching your teen develop and practice coping skills for school. Topics include teenage emotions, school attendance, facing fears and how to get support.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Raising Confident and Independent Children (2-12 Years) – FREE Webinar!

    Raising Confident and Independent Children (2-12 Years) – FREE 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • WEA Adult Learning Within Reach

    WEA Adult Learning Within Reach

    Motown Dance - Course Code - C3746128 Starting Friday 20th November, 11am-12.30pm, 4 weeks, £19.20 or Free if you are in receipt of benefits

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

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

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

    Explores common bedtime problems, why they happen and how to prevent them. Includes information around parent traps, creating your own bedtime routines and managing problem behaviour.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Building Teenagers survival skills in risky situations – Discussion Group

    Building Teenagers survival skills in risky situations – Discussion Group

    Talking to teenagers about risky situations can be tricky as they often believe parents are overreacting. For example, is your teenager looking to go on a sleepover to their friends’ house that you don’t know? Teenagers need to be able to recognise risky situations, have a plan for coping with these or avoid more dangerous situations.

    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

  • Managing anxiety and raising resilient children – webinar

    Managing anxiety and raising resilient children – webinar

    This session is for parents who want to develop their child’s understanding of feelings and appropriate ways to express them. Gain knowledge on how to encourage your child to problem solve and cope with stressful situations – turning challenges into opportunities!

    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

  • Step up to Emotional Health Mentoring – Taster session

    Step up to Emotional Health Mentoring – Taster session

    This free online taster is aimed at adults considering working as an Emotional Health Mentor in schools, colleges and universities.

    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

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