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  • Holding Space – Online Parents and Carer Coffee Mornings

    Holding Space – Online Parents and Carer Coffee Mornings

    Are you caring for a child who is struggling with their mental health? You are not alone. Please join us

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Education Futures Trust – Shore Academy

    Education Futures Trust – Shore Academy

    Shore Academy – Sea front walks and adventures, story-based activities and Family time. Where: EFT Family Learning Centre, 464 Bexhill

    Location: Hastings Rother

  • Education Futures Trust – Forest Fun

    Education Futures Trust – Forest Fun

    Learn forest school skills and games, practical activities based on the natural environment – play and learn together and have

    Location: Hastings Rother

  • Education Futures Trust – Forest Fun

    Education Futures Trust – Forest Fun

    Learn forest school skills and games, practical activities based on the natural environment – play and learn together and have

    Location: Hastings Rother

  • WEA – Staying Healthy and Fit

    WEA – Staying Healthy and Fit

    A range of new courses starting in April.   All courses FREE if in receipt of benefits To Enrol: Call

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • WEA – Healthy Mind

    WEA – Healthy Mind

    A range of new courses starting in April.   All courses FREE if in receipt of benefits To Enrol: Call

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • WEA – Personal Development

    WEA – Personal Development

    A range of new courses starting in April.   All courses FREE if in receipt of benefits To Enrol: Call

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Active Hastings – Street Bites

    Active Hastings – Street Bites

    Children aged 7-14 can sign up for up to 4 hours a day of free outdoor activities and receive a

    Location: Hastings Rother

  • Active Hastings – Project Rewild

    Active Hastings – Project Rewild

    Children aged 7-14 can sign up for up to 4 hours a day of free outdoor activities and receive a

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • WEA – Easter

    WEA – Easter

    See the poster for all activities and links to enrol or call 0300 303 3464 with the course code. All

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • GRH Training – School Routine/Wellbeing Workshop KS2

    GRH Training – School Routine/Wellbeing Workshop KS2

    School Routine/Wellbeing Workshop KS2 (For East Sussex parents/carers with Key Stage 2 children)

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • GRH Training – School Routine/Wellbeing Workshop KS1

    GRH Training – School Routine/Wellbeing Workshop KS1

    School Routine/Wellbeing Workshop KS1 (For East Sussex parents/carers with Key Stage 1 children)

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • GRH Training – Get Ready for Reception Workshop

    GRH Training – Get Ready for Reception Workshop

    Get Ready for Reception Workshop (For East Sussex parents/carers of children who are starting school in September)

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • GRH Training – Fun with Literacy & Phonics

    GRH Training – Fun with Literacy & Phonics

    (For East Sussex parents/carers of children aged 4 – 6) This course is aimed at parents of EYFS & KS1 children, with ideas on how you can support your children with phonics and literacy.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • GRH Training – Fun with Numeracy

    GRH Training – Fun with Numeracy

    (For East Sussex parents/carers of children aged 4 – 6) This course is aimed at parents of EYFS & KS1 children, with ideas on how you can support your children with numeracy.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • GRH Training – Parent & Child Signing

    GRH Training – Parent & Child Signing

    (For East Sussex parents/carers with a child under 12 months old or older children with a communication need) A short course designed to give parents/carers the skills and confidence to use and teach key signs to your baby/child to support their speech, language and communication development.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • GRH Training – Money Matters

    GRH Training – Money Matters

    (For East Sussex parents/carers of children and young people aged between 0-19 years) This relaxed and interactive 5 week course aims to help parents/carers manage your family budget more effectively

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • GRH Training – Get Ready for Work

    GRH Training – Get Ready for Work

    (For East Sussex parents/carers of children and young people aged between 0-19 years) This 4 week course aims to build your confidence to get back to work

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Tumbledown Training – Family First Aid

    Tumbledown Training – Family First Aid

    (For East Sussex parents/carers of children and young people aged between 0-19 years) 1-hour sessions covering vital emergency skills focused mostly on First Aid for babies & young children

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • FSN Volunteers Ahead

    FSN Volunteers Ahead

    Volunteers Ahead - An Accredited Employability course Thursday 22nd April - 10th June 9.30-12.30 (term time only). The course is designed to

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Child Therapy Service

    Child Therapy Service

    This event IS FREE!   - there is help out there if you are struggling.   I'm delighted to tell you

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • East Sussex College – Finding Peace in a Frantic World

    East Sussex College – Finding Peace in a Frantic World

    Learn practical mindfulness skills for everyday life

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • East Sussex College – The Strength in You

    East Sussex College – The Strength in You

    Would you like to feel more confident dealing with Life’s challenges?

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • East Sussex College – The Future is Yours

    East Sussex College – The Future is Yours

    Would you like to take control of your future?

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • East Sussex College – Be Confident

    East Sussex College – Be Confident

    This course will provide you with the skills to enable you to move forward

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Staying Well East Sussex

    Staying Well East Sussex

    The Staying Well Space is an out-of-hours mental health crisis prevention service provided at our Eastbourne/Hastings Wellbeing Centres.  We are

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Make it Happen

    Make it Happen

    Would you like to improve your interview skills and feel more confident to find employment? Learn where to find hidden

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Incredible Years (3-8 years)

    Incredible Years (3-8 years)

    Another positive parenting programme that aims to build the relationship between parents and child

    Location: Hailsham Rother

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

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

    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: Hastings Rother

  • Positive Parenting Group Teen (10+)

    Positive Parenting Group Teen (10+)

    All parents raising teenagers need support at times and joining this 6-week group can significantly reduce family stress.

    Location: Hastings Rother

  • Positive Parenting Group (2-12 Years)

    Positive Parenting Group (2-12 Years)

    This 6-week group teaches parents a range of strategies to use that help to support, develop and manage problem behaviour in children.

    Location: Hastings Rother

  • Supporting Secondary School 10+

    Supporting Secondary School 10+

    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

  • Getting Teens to cooperate 10+

    Getting Teens to cooperate 10+

    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

  • Building Teenagers survival skills for risky situations 10+

    Building Teenagers survival skills for risky situations 10+

    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

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

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

    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

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

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

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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Power of Positive Parenting Webinar (2-8 years old)

    The Power of Positive Parenting Webinar (2-8 years old)

    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

  • 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 (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

  • E-Safety (2-10) Discussion Group

    E-Safety (2-10) 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bourne This Way

    Bourne This Way

    Bourne this Way - we are an LGBTQ+ Parent support group aiming to provide a non-judgmental, friendly, inclusive space. The

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • East Sussex Libraries – IT for you at home

    East Sussex Libraries – IT for you at home

    Would you like to learn computer basics, improve your skills, or maybe you’re just stuck on one task?

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • East Sussex College – Managing Stress

    East Sussex College – Managing Stress

    This course will look at what stress is and what causes it.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • East Sussex College – Assertiveness Communicating with Confidence

    East Sussex College – Assertiveness Communicating with Confidence

    Becoming a more assertive communicator can help you create wellbeing in yourself and impact positively on your relationship with others.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • East Sussex College – Mindfulness for the Nurturing Parent

    East Sussex College – Mindfulness for the Nurturing Parent

    Mindfulness for the Nurturing Parent A 9-week online course where you as a parent can have the time to nurture and sustain your own well-being.

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Southdown Mental Health

    Southdown Mental Health

    Improve mental health and emotional wellbeing support across East Sussex by becoming a People in Partnership Volunteer! Have you ever

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother Wealden

  • Adfam Peer Support Sessions

    Adfam Peer Support Sessions

    ADFAM are offering free peer support sessions for people affected by a family member's substance or alcohol misuse. Sessions are

    Location: Eastbourne Hailsham Hastings Lewes & Havens Rother

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub

    Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub

    The Sussex Cricket Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub is a free online platform designed to help users find hope and support through the power of shared lived experiences of mental health problems.

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pre GCSE Maths and English Courses

    Pre GCSE Maths and English Courses

    ACRES -  Adult College for Rural East Sussex

    Location: Hailsham 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hastings and Rother Benefits and Financial Advice

    Hastings and Rother Benefits and Financial Advice

    If you require additional support around claiming benefits during the Coronavirus pandemic. Please click on the coloured text above to find more information on your local benefits and financial advice.

    Location: Hastings Rother

  • 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: Rother

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