Student Mental Health

During this period of uncertainty, and for many of you, a feeling of being isolated; you may need someone to talk to, or supportive information.  Please do take time to click on the links below, which might be helpful to you, or someone you know:-  

YoungMinds (@YoungMindsUK)  Twitter


ChatHealth East Sussex - Chathealth confidential texting service for young people aged 11-19 will operate as normal. Young people can text the school health team about any concerns or health issues on 07507 332473. The number is monitored Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Sussex Community Counselling

We offer counselling in Newhaven, Lewes, Hailsham and Eastbourne to anyone aged 16 years and above. We offer an initial introductory session where you can ask questions and tell us a bit about why you want to come for counselling. A self-referral form can be downloaded here Self-referral form, or click on link below: 

The Sussex Mental Healthline 0300 5000 101

Bereavement - support for children and young people:-

Child Bereavement UK:

St Wilfreds Hospice:


 – Online, on the phone, anytime!

Childline -  You can talk to us about anything.  No problem is too big or too small. Call us free on 0800 1111 or get in touch online.  However you choose to 

Contact us, you’re in control.  It’s confidential and you don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to.


Willingdon Community School Safeguarding Team:
There will be a member of the Safeguarding Team monitoring this email address continually, whilst the school is partially closed.



i-Rock Information

Unfortunately due to the new social distancing rules we have had to temporarily close our i-Rock sites, however we are now offering virtual appointments via your smart phone as well as support via telephone and email. Please contact us via the email links on our Facebook pages to arrange contact with one of our team. Also, check out our Instagram page, (i_rock_eastsussex) where you will find tips on keeping yourself well and an Instagram live session on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4.30pm. Find out more and share our poster.

i-Rock Hastings Facebook page

i-Rock Eastbourne Facebook page

i-Rock Newhaven Faceook page

If you would be interested in accessing a telephone triage please enquire at  


Download “the Calm app” from the NHS

Young Minds crisis messenger ( – Text YM to 85258#

Samaritans 1 16 123

Young persons health and wellbeing;