Parenting courses and advice


Local parenting support

Programmes in East Sussex are for parents and carers of children and young people up to 19 years old.

Find details about current programmes on the Open for parents website.

Find support for children and families in Hastings and Rye with emotional wellbeing issues at Education Futures Trust (EFT). They offer programmes such as Forest School and Incredible Years Parenting Courses.

Or search ‘parent support’ in our online directory East Sussex Community Information Service (ESCIS).

For more information, call the parenting team on 01424 725800 or email

Online advice and helpline

Family Lives is a charity with a free helpline open seven days a week. Its website has advice, live chat, befriending services and parenting/relationship support groups.

Care for the Family provides information and guidance on all aspects of parenting and family life.

Parenting troubled teenagers – Relate.