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


Books and online articles


Careers advice / NEET

Child sexual exploitation (CSE)


Domestic violence

Family mediation


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

Learning disability

Mental health



Sexual health

Social media issues


Young carers

Youth offending

If you are in crisis please contact:

Samaritans 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