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Parenting support

Being a parent is not always easy. You are not alone if you find it difficult sometimes. Contact these organisations for help and support:

East Sussex County Council’s Children’s website provides details about the Council’s services plus information about health topics from emotional and physical health and wellbeing to speech and language disorders and equipment for physical disabilities. Visit East Sussex Children’s Website.

Open for Parents provide information, advice and guidance for all parents living in East Sussex. They can help if you are worried about managing your child’s behaviour, supporting their development or their emotional wellbeing or if you want support and advice to help build a positive relationship with your child. Visit their website www.openforparents.org.uk or call 01424 725800.

NSPCC provide support and tips to help you keep children safe from advice on children’s mental health to staying safe online, support for parents and what to do if you’re worried about a child. Visit the NSPCC website.

Home Start East Sussex provide a ‘volunteer home-visiting service’ to support families with pre-school children be ready for school and a ‘Being Mum Programme’ which is a free 6 week programme for new first-time mums. Visit the Home Start East Sussex website.