People can often find it hard to engage with learning if they are facing wider life challenges such as poor physical and mental health, substandard housing, financial problems, caring responsibilities or substance misuse. Professional counselling can help them tackle these difficulties and enable them to engage with learning. Click on the links below to find services and sources of information and support to help learners live better and learn well.
Brighton & Hove Wellbeing Service
Short-term support options for young people aged four to 25 living in postcodes BN1, BN2, BN3 or BN41 who have mild to moderate mental health needs, including free NHS counselling online or in one-to-one or group settings.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
A register of accredited counselling professionals, plus advice on finding the right therapist, different types available, how therapy can help and what it involves.
Care for the Carers East Sussex
Counselling and support services, resources and information for adult carers in East Sussex, plus Teen Talk, a young carers’ counselling service, and information on rights and grants.
A range of counselling services to help with couple and family relationship issues including free or low-cost sessions for groups such as carers, family sessions, mediation and therapy for children and young people.
Time to Talk
Confidential talking therapies – from person-centred to cognitive behavioural therapy – to treat a wide variety of mental health issues, plus a video on how to self-refer and online self-help resources.