What We Do

We provide a safe, non-judgmental, confidential space for parents and carers, whose children are struggling with their mental health to come together; to be supported, to connect, chat and share. To know that you are not alone. We provide support for the whole family.

Parent Coffee Mornings

An informal, café style group for parents to meet, chat and connect with one another. A safe space where you can talk about anything. You can share as much or as little as you like. We have a laugh and a cry! Our group is facilitated by trained volunteers; some with lived experience.

No need to book - just pop along

Our support groups are facilitated by parents and volunteers who have lived experience. All our sessions are informal, chatty, café style. You can share as much or as little as you feel comfortable.

Our sessions:

  • Allow you time to talk and be supported
  • We invite professionals and outside speakers to talk about mental health and wellbeing
  • Time to ask questions
  • Share tips and strategies

Parent Coffee Morning – Eastbourne

From: 26th May

When: 4th Thursday of the Month 10am - 11:30am

Where: Printers Playhouse, Grove Road

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Parent Coffee Morning – Hastings

In partnership with East Sussex Parent Carer Forum.

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Where: Y Centre, St Pauls Road, St Leonards, Hastings TN37 6RS

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Closed Facebook Group for parents only

This is a closed group for you to connect with other parents

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Walk and Talk Sessions

These are informal sessions and are a great way to get some fresh air, gentle exercise, meet other parents and chat at the same time.

Walk and Talk – Friday

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When: Starting 11th February on Fridays at 10am

Where: The Fishermen's Club, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, BN22 7AA

Contact: 01323 315005

Regular Telephone Support

We provide regular telephone support to parents and carers with our trained volunteer team.

Regular Telephone Support

If you would like support from our team please contact us directly.

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Information & Education

We believe that empowering and educating families is paramount to understanding and managing mental wellbeing. We run a number of courses and workshops around different topics relating to mental health and wellbeing.

Toolkit for Parents with an anxious child

With funding form Sussex Learning Network and Uni Connect we are running a 6-week anxiety programme working 1:1 directly with parents. If you child is aged 7-13 years old and is experiencing anxiety, get in touch. Our therapist Annabel will work with you and offer you strategies to help and support your child at home. Places are limited and the project will end in June.

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Navigating Tween & Teenage Years

This course will be led by Jenny who is a fully qualified counsellor and has worked with children, young people and their families for over ten years. Jenny worked in youth and family services in Melbourne and as a school counsellor in East Sussex providing counselling and support to children, young people and their families.
Over the 6 weeks Jenny will cover these topics:

  • Week One: Development – understanding your child.
  • Week Two: Communication and relationships – building strong connections and positive relationships.
  • Week Three: Connection and looking after yourself – being present and working with feelings and emotions.
  • Week Four: Behaviour – boundaries and consequences.
  • Week Five: Trouble Shooting.
  • Week Six: Putting it all together so you feel positive about yourself and confident in your parenting.

Places are limited to 15 per course.

From: 19th April – 24th May

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Counselling

We believe that early intervention and therapy is vital to the recovery and wellbeing of all. We can offer low-cost counselling through our professional team for both adults and children.

Counselling

We offer low cost counselling to families. All our team are members of professional counselling bodies. Please contact your school or us directly for an initial chat

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Therapuetic Intervention

We offer a wide range of interventions to help with mental health and wellbeing. We will be adding to our services.

Collage & Wine evening

From: 6:30pm-8:00pm

When: Thursday 9th June & Thursday 14th July

Where: Printers Playhouse , 49A Grove Rd, Eastbourne BN21 4TX

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Yoga and Mindfulness for Adults

With support and funding from Active Sussex & Sport England, our yoga teacher, Emma, is offering parents gentle yoga and mindfulness classes. Some time for you as a parent to relax and nurture yourself. There will be time at the end for a cuppa and chat. Small supportive group. Places are limited.

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Yoga and Mindfulness for Young People

Emma is offering 1:1 gentle yoga and mindfulness for young people. Sessions will be tailored to individual needs and must be pre booked.

From: 4:00 - 4:50pm & 5:00 - 5:50pm

When: Every Friday

Where: Yoga Life Studio, 25 South St, Eastbourne BN21 4UP

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Suite 1B, Faraday House, 1 Faraday Close, Eastbourne BN22 9BH

contact@holdingspace.org.uk

0132 3315 005

Registered Charity Number: 1194399