Mental health support for young people
I-Rock (Hastings, Eastbourne and Newhaven)
Young people (aged 14 to 25 years) can access advice and support on emotional and mental wellbeing. The service is open daily from 11am to 6pm through video link, phone or email, and their website.
A new digital wellbeing service to support 13 to 25 year olds in Sussex with their mental health, designed by young people, for young people. The website provides self-help information, handy toolkits and a directory of local services and Coronavirus advice.
Free online counselling service for 12 to 18 year olds in East Sussex. It is not a crisis or emergency service, but can allow you to talk about your problems and feelings in a safe supportive and private space. Visit the website to register.
- Website: e-motion
A Young Carers counselling service for 12 to 18-year-olds in Hastings and Rother run by Care for the Carers. Teen Talk offers up to 12 sessions with a qualified and experienced counsellor to provide emotional support to any young person who is affected by their caring role. Assessments and sessions are currently taking place over the phone.
- Telephone: Lyn or Siwan on 01323 738 390
- Website: Teen Talk
Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services provided by the NHS
Support with emotional and mental wellbeing, for children, young people and their parents or carers. Their website has lots of information, resources and short films about common problems.
- Telephone: 0800 0309 500
- Website: Sussex CAMHS (NHS)
CAMHS’ Sussex Mental Health Line can triage, support and signpost children, young people, parents, carers and health professionals, who have concerns or queries regarding mental health and wellbeing. The services are available 24/7.
- Telephone: 0800 030 9500 or visit
- Website: Sussex Mental Health Line (NHS)
Find out what to do in a crisis.
- Website: Help! I’m in crisis (NHS)
For support and information on services for children, young people, and parents and carers. Includes advice about mental health during the pandemic.
For children and young people:
- Website: Young minds for parents
- Telephone: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm. Free for mobiles and landlines)
Holding Space (Eastbourne)
A small charitable organisation which support families going through mental ill health, currently offering free, friendly online support sessions for parents and carers, as well as phone support.
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