Get help as a parent carer

Groups and courses can be great ways to meet other parents and swap tips, and share resources. Find advice and information on our Local Offer.

Courses for parent carers

There are a range of courses for parent carers run regularly by Seaside View, Amaze and CAMHS (the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service). These include:

  • Triple P Stepping Stones – for parent carers of under 12s with any special educational needs or disabilities (SEND)

  • Triple P Teens – for parent carers of children over 11 with any SEND
  • Time out for ASC – for parent carers of under 10s with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)
  • Exploring ASC – for parent carers of over 10s with ASC
  • Insiders’ Guide – range of courses for parent carers of children according to age and disabilities
  • Mindfulness – meditation and stress reduction course for parent carers

Groups for parent carers

Parent carer support groups

There are a number of local parent-led groups that are another way to get together with other parents and share ideas and experiences. They may arrange parent get-togethers or family activities. Some groups are open to all, some are related to a specific disability or are in particular local communities.

Find a parent carer support group

Children’s Centres

Children’s centres offer a programme of groups and activities which may be open to all, or invitation only. They often offer Triple P parenting groups and courses.

Find a children's centre


Some schools offer parent get-togethers and courses. For example Downs View and Hillside special schools have regular parent sessions on useful topics.

Parenting team

Get an up to date list of Triple P parenting groups and talks running across the city. Call 01273 294471 for more information.


Brighton and Hove Inclusion Support Service (BHISS) sometimes runs sessions for parents and carers. For example, the BHISS Autism and Language team holds regular parent carer coffee mornings with workshops.

Learn more about BHISS

Counselling for parent carers

If your child is receiving support from Seaside View, in some cases you may be able to access counselling through the service as a parent carer.

Counselling for parent carers

The Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service offers counselling to anyone aged 4 years old and upwards with a postcode beginning BN1, BN2, BN3 or BN41.

Advice and information for parent carers

Find lots of useful advice and information for parent carers on our SEND Local Offer. This includes help with benefits, how to access short breaks, applying for a Carers Card and more.