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 & Carer Coffee Evenings 2023 – Eastbourne

From: Starting 9th November | 11th January 8th 2024 | February 8th 2024 | March 8th 2024

When: 2nd Thursday of every month 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Where: 7 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne BN21 4PN

Contact: 01323 315005

Parent & Carer Coffee Mornings 2023 – Eastbourne

From: Starting 28th November | 23rd January 2024 | 27th February 2024 | 26th March 2024

When: 4th Tuesday of every month 10AM - 12PM

Where: 7 Hyde Gardens I BN21 4PN | Eastbourne


Parent & Carer Coffee Mornings 2023 – Hastings/Bexhill

In partnership with East Sussex Parent Carer Forum.

From: Starting 10th November | 12th January 2024 | 9th February 2024 | 9th March 2024

When: 2nd Friday of the month 10AM - 12PM

Where: The Pelham | Hollier's Hill | Bexhill | TN40 2DD

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.


When: 09:00 - 17:00


Contact: 01323 315005

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.

Raising Confident and Resilient Teens

Are you struggling to parent your tween or teen?

The teenage years can be challenging for everyone involved. This 6-week programme will help you to understand and cope with the adolescent years.

Who is this for?

Parents and carers of tweens and teens, particularly late primary school, early secondary school age.

Who is the facilitator?

Jenny is a fully qualified counsellor who has worked with children, young people and their families for over twelve years.

How much does it cost?

£45 for the six weeks.

If you receive benefits, please get in touch with us, as we can offer you additional support.

To sign up for the course, email hello@holdingspace.org.uk

Feedback from parents:

“Getting to understand how teenagers behave and why. And then thinking about how you can behave and react to that in effective and consistent ways.”

“It has definitely exceeded my expectations and it’s already making a difference.”

“Great course, really enjoyed it.”

From: 7th November – 12th Dec 2023

When: 6.30-8pm

Where: 7 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, BN21 4PN



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.


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





Therapuetic Intervention

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

Relaxation Sessions for Parents & Carers

With funding from People’s Health Trust & The Health Lottery we are offering gentle yoga and mindfulness classes for parents/carers. Some time for you to relax and nurture yourself. There ill be time at the end for a cuppa and chat.
Please contact Emma directly: sunshineyogawithem@gmail.com

From: 9:30am - 11:00am

When: Every Monday

Where: Deerfold Centre , 233A Seaside , Eastbourne , BN22 7NR


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


Making Space

These session are for the whole family – activities for both parents and children that can be done together or separately. These sessions are friendly, informal and and a great way to meet others.

From: August 5th

When: 1st and 3rd Saturday monthly 12-2PM

Where: Printers Playhouse, Grove Road


7 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne BN21 4PN


0132 3315 005

Registered Charity Number: 1194399