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Cost of Living Support Resources

Help Resources for Children 

If your child would like to speak to someone confidentially, there are helplines, websites and apps specifically for them:



Free, confidential support via text, available 24/7

Text SHOUT to 85258 in the UK to text with a trained crisis volunteer who will provide active listening and collaborative problem-solving

The Mix

Free confidential telephone helpline and online service that aims to find young people the best help, whatever the problem


Confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem

Children’s Society

Information and support on different aspects of mental health and wellbeing.
Click here for their website


A charity dedicated to children’s mental health

Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)



Youth suicide prevention society

Phone: 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)


Calm Harm 

An award-winning app developed for the NHS by a teenage mental health charity. Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. 

See website: for more information and how to download the app. 

Blue Ice 

Another NHS app to help young people manage their emotions and reduce urges to self-harm. 

See website for more information and how to download the app. 


How to keep yourself and your friends safe online. 

Need advice on staying safe online, using social media or worried about a friend's online behaviour. Visit their website for more information and where to get help -

Mental Health and Other Support Organisations for Families 

Remember it is okay to not be okay. We all need someone to talk to sometimes. If you feel overwhelmed, at risk of abuse or experiencing financial need, there are people you can call on for support:


Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities




A mental health charity
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) Website:

Holding Space 

Family Mental Health Support In East Sussex 

Support for parents, carers, children and young people who are struggling with their mental health



Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)



Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers



Health in Mind 

Health in Mind is a free NHS service for anyone in East Sussex experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties. 


Get in touch via their website

Cruse Bereavement Care

Support for grief and bereavement

Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm)



Support within the community for families



Child protection charity

Phone: 0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)

0800 1111 for children (ChildLine's 24-hour helpline) Website:


Advice on dealing with domestic violence
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline) Website:

Food Banks

Rye Food Bank 

Bexhill Food Bank 


The Trussell Trust Food Bank


Every Wednesday at Rye Baptist Church between 1pm -3pm. Contact: 07856 267423

19-20 Station Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1RE. Contact: 01424 736515 / 07866 570468

The Hastings Centre, The Ridge, Hastings TN34 2SA. Contact: 07526 066453


CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency who helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre for information and advice and make a report to CEOP. Click on the button below to make a report directly to CEOP. 

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