Supporting well-being workshop

There are a few places left for this workshop, follow the link below to book your place. The workshop is being delivered by Judy Perraton, Schools Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisor, she will be giving advice on how to support your own and your child/young persons well being and the work that is on going with schools. Judy will also be asking parent carers what information would be useful and how to best to communicate to us what services and support is available.
To book a place:

Alongside this workshop CLASS+ will be running a 1:1 clinic. You may wish to book a clinic slot for specific advice about your child/young person relating to issues at home or school. There will also be a representative from Spectrum present. If you wish to attend the clinic please reply to this email (if you do not wish to attend the well being workshop you won’t need to buy a ticket to attend the CLASS+ clinic).

Wellbeing Group

Newhaven Young Peoples Forum (01273 517250) offer drop in sessions on Tuesday and Thursday's 4-6pm where young people can access youth workers.

Alternatively young people/parents/school can make direct referrals for the counselling service on 01273 519 149. Current wait list is 3-4 months.

Click here for the Wellbeing group poster for course starting in January focusing on self esteem, confidence building, relationships, body image, nutrition and goal setting. 


Click here for TYS-Sessions for Young People across Lewes, Seaford and Peacehaven between 11-18 years of age.

SCDA - Health and Wellbeing

We provide an accessible and confidential low -cost counselling service within the local community.

Our aim is to support adults (16+) who are feeling low, worried or distressed for many reasons including life events, physical difficulties, anxiety and stress, loneliness and isolation.

Please click here to download the self-referral form

Positive Parenting Program

Teen PPP evening group beginning January 2018 at the Joff Youth Centre, Peacehaven. Click here for poster.
Please contact Amber Redish for any queries;
01273 335341/07701022266

Triple P parenting support from ESCC which offers a variety of programmes to parents/carers depending on yours and your children's needs, click on links below for further details:
Teen Leaflet
2-12 Leaflet

Open For Parents

The East Sussex Parenting Team work with parents and carers across the county to provide information, advice and support.

Open for parents (previously the Parenting Matters website) is an easy to use resource for parents (and practitioners!) who are looking for parenting advice or support in their local area. The website has useful information listed by age groups about common issues e.g. safety, nutrition, health, managing behaviour and mental health support as well as SEN/additional needs. The information will link parents to national and local sources of information and support

Free advice and support from your Triple P practitioner for parents and carers. These sessions are open to anyone wishing to attend!
Click here for full details

Ready, Steady, Go!

Ready, Steady, Go is a fun 8 week programme designed to work with families to help their children achieve and maintain a healthy weight with a focus on making small, achievable lifestyle changes around healthy eating and activity.

We will also cover other important lifestyle topics including sleep and screen time.

Families can:
• take part in fun sessions covering healthy eating, physical activity and sleep
• lots of ideas, games and challenges
• includes cookery session
• suitable for all the family
• supported by trained staff
• 1 hour session after school for 8 weeks

Families can sign up for the next groups starting in January via the following link:  
Ready, Steady, Go in East Sussex - Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
 or can contact the service on 0300 123 4062 to speak to a member of the Ready, Steady, Go team for more information.

Calm Harm app

Calm Harm is a free app that helps you resist or manage the urge to self harm. You can add your own tasks and the app is private and password-protected.

MindShift™ App

Struggling with anxiety? Tired of missing out? There are things you can do to stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life.

NWG's National CSE Awareness

Click here for the newsletter

Click here to visit YMCA WiSE website


It has been brought to our attention that some children and young people in our area have unfortunately been exposed to a viral video shared on social media containing indecent images of two children. The video has been shared on a number of platforms including Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook Live. We have received a number of reports from children and young people who have seen this footage; therefore it is highly likely that the students in your school have seen it too.

For further information, BBC News have covered the story here:   

In light of the severity of this incident and the way in which viewing this material can traumatise or re-traumatise an individual, we have put together some information for additional support services that can help you to support students that have been adversely affected by this video.

Survivors Network - Supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse in Sussex:   

YMCA WiSE Project – Supporting children and young people to stay safe in their relationships in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex and Surrey:   

CEOP – The National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command:

Childline - free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to us:

o by calling 0800 1111
o by email
o through 1-2-1 counsellor chat  

If you would like to talk to a worker at WiSE then please find all of our contact details here:  

Kind Regards,

YMCA WiSE team

Local Agencies

East Sussex County Council
Children and families – 0345 6080192


Supports around 130 children and their families on an individual basis at any one time, receiving referrals from social workers, school staff, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), doctors surgeries, and parents themselves. In addition, we run parenting groups to offer new ways of doing things and get the best from children, which provide very supportive networks for parents.

Contact: Nicola Dudley, COPES Coordinator, Action in rural Sussex, Wessex House, 212 High Street, Lewes BN7 2NH Tel: (01273) 407336 -


Helpline open Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm. Fridays 8.30am to 4.30pm. Please leave message at other times. If you cannot call our helpline, ask someone to call for you. We may be able to visit you at home or arrange an interpreter.
Phone: 0345 60 80 192 or text 07797 870317 -

Travellers and English as an Additional Language Service

Offer advice, training amd support
Phone: 01323 464 210 - EAL Team
Phone: 01323 464 215 - Traveller Education Team

Under 19 Substance Misuse Service

Service for anyone under 19, or parents/carers who are concerned about their child's drug/alcohol use.
Phone: 01323 841470 for an appointment.
Information shop @ The Joff: 01273 583354

For advice and support with drug and alcohol issues please call or email us. You will be asked for a contact number and someone will call you back the same day.

Ground Floor,
St Mark's House, Hawks Road,
14 Upperton Road,
East Sussex BN21 1EP
Phone: 1323 464404

Further information

Woman's Refuge Project Outreach Service
Advice, support and information for women experiencing domestic violence.
Phone: 01273

Is a charity which supports women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse in Brighton & Hove and across West Sussex.
Phone: 01273 622 822
National 24 hour Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

We have a support centre located in Eastbourne and another in the city of Brighton and Hove. Contact us at Brighton and Hove
01273 234007
Support anywhere else in East Sussex: 01323 642942
Address: Eastbourne, BN21 3QY

Care for the Carers
Is an independent charity which supports unpaid carers in East Sussex who look after a relative, friend or neighbour who is frail, disabled, and/or has a long term illness. - 01323 738390 -

Claude Nicol Centre
Drop-In clinic Thursday 3.30-5.30pm.
Phone 01273 664721 for appointment.

Haven Lounge
Peacehaven Youth Centre, The Joff. Health Drop-in. Fridays 4-7pm and Wednesdays 7-9pm.

Newhaven Youth Drop In
Community Centre, Denton Island, Newhaven. Wednesday & Thursday 4.30-6.30pm.
Contact Kay 01273 517250 -

Summerhayes Centre
Marshall Lane, Newhaven. Open 9.30 to 5pm Monday to Thursday & 9.30 to 12.30 on Friday.
01273 612360 -

Peacehaven Clinic
Monday evening 5-7.30pm (drop-in 5-5.30pm).
01323 416100 for appointments.

Meridian Surgery
Clinics on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday all day, by appointment but drop-in’s will be seen for sexual health matters.
01273 588200

National Agencies

Family Lives
Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life.
Free Parent line: 0808 800 2222

Children's Legal Centre
Free legal advice on all aspects of the law affecting children and young people.
General enquiries: 01206 714650

Bullying UK

Advice and information relating to bullying.

Alcohol and Drugs

Confidential Information and advice regarding drug and alcohol abuse.
0300 123 6600

Internet Safety

Think U Know
Website run by The Child Exploitation and Protection Centre (CEOP) Information and advice for parents. Internet abuse or concerns can be reported here. Always call 999 if you think someone is in danger.

Domestic Abuse

Offers a range of services which gives women and children access to professional support in relation to domestic violence regardless of their situation.
0808 2000 247 (24hr helpline) -

Men's Advice Line
Is a confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner. This includes all men - in heterosexual or same-sex relationships. Their focus is to increase the safety of men experiencing domestic violence (and the safety of their children) and reduce the risk. - 0808 801 0327 -



Need Help?

Simply contact the school office via our telephone or email address. During term we aim to respond within 24 hours.

01273 581100