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. It is designed by young people, for young people. The website provides:

  • self-help information
  • handy toolkits
  • a directory of local services

Website: e-wellbeing


Free online counselling service for 12 to 18 year olds in East Sussex. It is not a crisis or emergency service. It 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

  • 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 or 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.

Online workshops for parents and carers (NHS)

These NHS produced videos may be helpful, either while you are waiting for CAMHS treatment, or as an alternative to CAMHS:


For support and information on services for

  • children

  • young people and

  • parents or carers.

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. It supports families going through mental ill health. It currently offers free, friendly online or phone support sessions for parents and carers. 

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