Please always contact your GP before seeking other help. For school-based concerns, please raise them with your child's class teacher or the school SENCo.

 

Many families like to use self-help resources as a first step towards helping their child or adolescent to overcome their difficulties. Please find links and contact details for local and national resources listed below.

Accommodation and homelessness

Alcohol / substance misuse

Anger management

Autistic spectrum disorder

Bereavement

Books and online articles

Bullying

Careers advice / NEET

Child sexual exploitation (CSE)

Counselling

Domestic violence

Family mediation

Foodbank

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ)

Learning disability

Mental health

Psychosis

Self-harm

Sexual health

Social media issues

Suicide

Young carers

Youth offending

If you are in crisis please contact:

Samaritans

https://www.samaritans.org Tel: 116 123 (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

East Sussex Mental Health Line

Advice and support for people experiencing mental health problems including stress, anxiety and depression, plus advice for carers and healthcare professionals.

Tel: 0300 5000 101 (open Monday-Friday 5pm-9am / 24 hours at weekends & bank holidays)

Alternatively take your child to the nearest Accident and Emergency Department or, if they are at immediate risk of harm, call 999