Who Are Open
There is no such thing as a perfect parent and we all need a little help and support at times. Every child is different and at every stage we are faced with new challenges and situations to handle.
How We Can Help
We provide information, advice and support for parents and carers who want to support their child’s development and wellbeing, who may be experiencing some difficulty with managing their child’s behaviour or who simply want some tips and strategies for dealing with common childhood and teen issues. We want everyone in a parenting role in East Sussex to feel supported and ensure that East Sussex is a great place to grow up.
What We Offer
Open for parents offers a variety of support through the Triple P programme: talks, one-off groups, longer courses, brief one-to-one support and online courses.
Support is available in a wide range of places, including schools and local community venues.
We aim to provide practical positive ways to manage some of the challenges you may encounter. We signpost parents to other appropriate services and work in partnership with other agencies to support families.
Parents and carers can book on to local sessions and groups using the Book Sessions page.
Supported by Triple P
Open for parents is funded by East Sussex County Council and the NHS Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group. Triple P delivery is supported by Triple P UK.
This has been a very helpful course-thank you. After a year of post-natal depression, I now feel a lot more confident and happier as a parent. This course is beneficial in numerous ways.
- Emma, Mum
Following on from the strategy you have given me my daughter's behaviour is so much better and tantrums easier to manage. I'm over the moon with your service and just thought I would let you know.
- Tom, Single dad
I thought I had been implementing strategies but I realised I wasn’t doing them effectively or consistently and triple p has highlighted that to me- now I always go over to my child, get down on her level and speak rather than calling or shouting.
- Fay, Carer
Was really great. So much more to it then I realised, I really thought it was going to be stuff I already knew but it was way more than that.
- Julie, Grandma