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Top tips to help parents support kids’ mental wellbeing

eight members of the Youth Cabinet sit or stand in two rows, holding multi-coloured posters showing their ten top tipsYoung people in East Sussex are offering their ‘top ten tips’ to help parents and carers support children’s mental health.

The guide was developed after a survey of almost 1,000 people found children, parents and carers had different ideas on what would help youngsters’ emotional wellbeing.

It includes simple tips such as being open and honest, picking the right time to talk, trusting children to know their own mental health and to ‘listen first, talk later’, and also reminds parents and carers to look after their own mental wellbeing. Continue reading

Wellbeing drop-in service now open to even more young people in East Sussex

Young people in East Sussex who need help with mental health, wellbeing, housing, employment, education and more can now access support from the award-winning i-Rock service in Newhaven and Eastbourne. Continue reading

Meet the i-Rock team supporting young people in Hastings

i-Rock is an award winning mental health, wellbeing i-Rock Meet the Teamand practical support service for young people aged 14 – 25 in Hastings.

In March they held a successful open day to welcome visitors into their new larger space at Rock House and meet the staff behind the service.

We spoke with the team to learn more about i-Rock and their roles.

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Future-proofing our communities

On Friday 24th November 2017, young people from East Sussex Youth Cabinet, the Children in Care Council, disabled young people’s participation groups, local youth forums and school councils came together for Takeover Day to discuss community resilience.Takeover Day 2017

They key discussion point throughout the day was what makes a community strong, happy and healthy? Young people were encouraged to consider themselves as assets and discuss what they could contribute to community development. Attendees also learnt about the ‘Building Stronger Communities Fund’ and were given the opportunity to develop their own project ideas in small groups. Each group commented and advised on the other ideas and came up with 5 final projects, including a Junior Parliament for 7 to 11 year olds and an inclusive, cross-generational emotional support centre. Continue reading