Funded by Help for Heroes, Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK. Supporting families after the death of loved ones, the charity has been working with bereaved children since 1992.
The charity offers the following services:
- A free National Helpline (08088 020 021). The line is open from Monday to Friday (except bank Holidays) between 9am and 5pm. Calls are free and confidential and are staffed by people with extensive experience of supporting families and children.
- Online support, including an interactive young people’s section and email support.
- Specialist publications for children/young people, parents/carers or professionals.
- Individual, family and group work.
- A telephone call-back counselling service.
- Drop in groups.
- Training and consultancy for professionals.
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We work with parents or carers to help children and young people to understand what happened whilst managing that information and the feelings and behaviours that go with it.
Amazing Futures is a project for 14-25 year olds with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Brighton and Hove, run by Amaze.
The project runs a mixed gender peer support group, and a group just for girls and young women. They also offer one-to-one peer support, through their Peer Support volunteers. These services are for any 14-25 year olds with SEND in Brighton and Hove.
They also run a self-advocacy group for 16-25 year olds with learning disabilities, in partnership with Brighton and Hove SpeakOut.
The project will also offer accessible information to young people through their website, and a series of workshops.Find out more »
Amaze offers information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex, as well as an “Amazing Futures” service for young people aged 14-25 with SEND in Brighton and Hove.
The charity offers a wide range of services, including a telephone helpline, help with PIP forms, workshops, support groups and befriending. Their “Amazing Futures” project for young people with SEND offers one-to-one peer support activity groups for 14-25 year olds with SEND, and a self-advocacy group for 16-25 year olds with learning disabilities called the Power Group, provided in partnership with SpeakOut. You can also apply for a Compass Card through Amaze – a leisure discount card for 0-25 year olds with significant SEND in Brighton and Hove or West Sussex; or a Carers Card – a discount card for carers in Brighton and Hove.
In addition, Amaze supports the Parent Carers’ Council (PaCC) – Brighton and Hove’s parent carer forum for families with children and young people with additional needs.
See their website for further information about their services, and an extensive range of articles and factsheets for parent carers.Find out more »
Safety Net is a children’s safety charity based in Brighton which works across the South East. Established in 1995 by local residents and workers, the organisation has sought to deliver projects to support children, young people and their families to feel safer at home, school and in their neighbourhoods.
The service has now expanded to run the following range of projects:
- safety awareness education programmes for all children including bullying prevention, personal safety and online safety
- individual and group work support for vulnerable children, young people and their families
- practical support for families including parenting workshops, outings, activities and a home safety equipment scheme
- safeguarding support for community groups
- a wide range of training courses and workshops for individuals and organisations
The Family Support Service is run by the City Centre Partnership for Education, a group which includes the following member schools:
- Carlton Hill Primary School
- Elm Gove Primary School
- Fairlight Primary and Nursery School
- Middle Street Primary and Nursery School
- St. Mark’s Primary and Nursery School
- St. Paul’s Primary and Nursery School
- St. Mary Magdalen’s Primary and Nursery School
- St. Bartholomew’s Primary School
- Tanerland Nursery
- Patcham Infant and Nursery School
- Patcham Junior School
- Hertford Infant and Nursery School
- The Royal Spa Nursery School
The service aims to provide support and information to families with primary and nursery aged children on a range of issues, including; strategies to deal with challenging behaviour; health & development concerns; bereavement and family separation; children’s self-esteem; support in accessing local services and resources.
For a downloadable pdf of the Family Support Service brochure, please use the button below.Find out more »
Supported by Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton and Hove Clinical commissioning Group, My Life is an online directory listing local Brighton and Hove as well as national organisations and services to support everyday living.
The directory separates out services into easily navigable categories, helping you find the right organisation for your specific needs.Find out more »
Run by Allsorts youth project, the Parents and Carers Group (formerly known as Sara’s Group) is provided as a welcoming space for parents and carers of children or young people that are trans or gender questioning.
The group offers the opportunity to meet with other parent/carers with similar experiences.Find out more »
The 67 Centre is a Youth Centre in Moulsecoomb, Brighton, with a programme of activities and where young people can access advice and information.Find out more »
Allsorts is a project based in Brighton to support and empower young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. They raise awareness, promote inclusion and help to facilitate safer and more supportive environments for LGBTU children through campaigning group work, training, workshops and the provision of resources.
Art in Mind is a Brighton based community group for young people with experience of mental health issues who are passionate about raising awareness about mental health issues through art. They create and show their artwork in exhibitions, museums and in the mental health and education resources they create themselves and with the other groups and organisations they work with. They also run mental health themed art workshops to other young people and groups in the Brighton area.Find out more »