Returning to School During COVID-19 : Information and Resources

Emotional wellbeing and mental health for parent carers

Improving Carers’ Experience - Information Booklet for Mental Health Carers - East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton & Hove This booklet offers information to people who are concerned about a relative, partner or friend because they may be experiencing a mental health problem.

Carers Support, West Sussex Carers Support West Sussex provides a service to people across West Sussex who are supporting family, friends, parents or partners with additional needs and have 2 Specialist Support Workers working with parent carers of children under 19.

Carers Health Team A free service provided by Sussex Community NHS Trust providing support for carers over 18 living in West Sussex. Our aim is to improve both your own health and the health of the person you are looking after.

Parent Carer Forum, West Sussex We are an independent charity run mostly by parent volunteers; we represent parent/carer views to various organisations and professional bodies to improve county/health/social care services for disabled children, young people and their families.

Reaching Families provide a course on handling stress and building resilience. They also run support groups to help build the resilience and social networks of parents whose children are in mainstream schools.

Reaching Families factsheet: Supporting Siblings. When your child is diagnosed with a disability, many families feel as if life has been turned upside down. The focus tends to be on finding out more about the disability and making sure you put in place the right support to meet your child’s needs. however, it is also very important to make sure that your other children understand what the diagnosis means and are given lots of support as they adjust to the changes.

Parent Carer Support

Parentline UK

Family Lives is a national family support charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life. We’re here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We listen, support and never judge. We believe that happy children come from happy families.

SIGNPOSTS Counselling/Parent Carers Support – Burgess Hill

A private space to share any problems or worries or if you have been upset. Every Monday between 1.30pm and3.30pm by arrangement.