Mental health support for young people

East Sussex Local Offer directory on 1Space

The Local Offer directory lists mental health support services for children and young people. Residents of East Sussex can access all services on the directory. These can either be in-person or online.

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.

Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services provided by the NHS (CAMHS)

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. 

CAMHS’ Sussex Mental Health Line can triage, support and signpost. The service is available to children, young people, parents, carers and health professionals. Their experienced operators can support with  concerns or queries on mental health and wellbeing. The service is available 24/7.

Find out what to do in a crisis.


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: 

For parents: 

  • Website: Young minds for parents
  • Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544.

    Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 4 pm. Free from 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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