We have put together some useful links to help you support your young people through this difficult time. While we are encouraging our students to continue with their studies via remote learning we are also aware that this might be difficult for them to do if they are feeling anxious and isolated. We also acknowledge that parents and carers will need support to help keep their young people focused and motivated. Student Services remain available to talk to, if you or your young person would like to talk to us please contact us.

Click on the links for further support by from these leading mental health organisations.

iRock – a service providing mental health, housing advice etc to young people in Hastings & Rother, Eastbourne to Newhaven. While the drop in service is closed for face to face appointments they are able to offer online or telephone support. Please send an email to them via your local iRock facebook page. 
 
 
 
 
Holding Space are based in Eastbourne and are offering online support sessions to young people and their families. 
 


A range of activities, games, videos to support wellbeing can be found on the childline website. Just visit their Calm zone to keep your body and mind active.

Childline also offer online & Text support and have created an online mood journal that gives young people access to confidential 1-2-1 counselling support, and message boards. https://www.childline.org.uk/login/?returnPath=%2flocker%2f#journal


Self care activities suitable for EHCP learners;

annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/
https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

Young Minds provides online/text support to young people and has created a dedicated section on their website about discussing the Coronavirus with your children. There is also a parent support helpline.

Advice and guidance for managing wellbeing at home from mental health charity MIND.
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#collapse842d2

There is unfortunately a lot of fake news being circulated on social media and this can be very confusing for us and our children. Newsbeat creates age appropriate broadcasts that can help young people understand what is happening without sensationalising the topic. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround