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Organisations that support parents

Education Futures Trust (EFT)

Education Futures Trust (EFT) offers support in Hastings and Rye. It advises on emotional and well-being issues. It does this through its Forest School and parenting courses.

Family Lives

Family Lives is a charity that has a free helpline open seven days a week. The website offers online advice and live chat. There are is also information on befriending, parenting and support groups. 

Care for the Family

Care for the Family is a national charity. It has information on parenting and family life.


Relate's website offers guidance and information for parents and carers of teenagers. You can speak to a Relate counsellor in real time using Live Chat.

East Sussex Community Information Service (ESCIS)

You can visit ESCIS, then type 'parent support' in the search field. ESCIS is our online directory for local services.

Help with the cost of holidays

For children with additional needs:

There is also help available for disadvantaged families to get a much-needed break away from home:

Parenting courses

Our parenting team offer free, local courses. Visit our Family Hub page for further information: Activities and courses | Family hubs