What We Do

We offer parent peer support to families whose children are struggling with their mental health — a safe, non-judgemental space to come together and know that you are not alone.

We have a range of support sessions from coffee mornings/evenings to 1:1 support.

Parent Coffee Mornings

An informal, café style get-together for parents/carers to meet, chat and connect. A safe space where you can talk about anything. You can share as little or as much as you feel comfortable. We have a laugh and a cry!Trained volunteers facilitate our sessions; many with lived experience.

No need to book; just pop in.

We invite professionals and speakers on a range of topics.

Parent & Carer Coffee Evenings 2024 – Eastbourne

From: Starting 11th January 8th 2024 | February 8th 2024 | March 14th | April 18th 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 2024 – Eastbourne

From: Starting 23rd January 2024 | 27th February 2024 | 26th March | 30th April 2024

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

Where: 7 Hyde Gardens I BN21 4PN | Eastbourne

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Parent & Carer Coffee Mornings 2024 – Hastings/Bexhill

In partnership with East Sussex Parent Carer Forum.

From: Starting 12th January 2024 | 9th February 2024 | 8th March | 19th April 2024

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

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

Contact: 01323 315005

Closed Facebook Group

Our private Facebook group is a safe place for you to chat and interact with other parents who are on a similar journey. You can post anonymously or as yourself without any judgement from others.

Join the group and get chatting, seek advice, and share what’s worked for you.

Remember, you are not alone.

Closed Facebook Group for parents only

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

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Wellbeing Interventions

When caring for a child with mental health difficulties, parents’ self-care goes out of the window! We encourage parent/carers to take some time out for themselves; to fill their oxygen mask. We offer a range of interventions and it’s a great way to make friends.

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

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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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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: January 20th

When: 2nd and last Saturday monthly 12-2PM and 14th, 15th, 16th Feb 1.30pm

Where: Printers Playhouse, Grove Road

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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.

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.”

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When: 6.30-8pm

Where: 7 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, BN21 4PN

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Low-Cost Counselling

We believe that early intervention and support are vital to the recovery and wellbeing of all. Our sessions are low cost and between £30 and £50 per session. We will discuss this with you when you make contact.

As well as a team of professional counsellors, we also support counselling students during their placement.

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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7 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne BN21 4PN

contact@holdingspace.org.uk

0132 3315 005

Registered Charity Number: 1194399