Support Services & Signposting

  • Longhill High School Support Services
  • External Support Services
  • In the Community

Longhill High School Support Services

If you have any enquiries about support services, email or telephone 01273 304086

External Support Services

There are a variety of external organisations and agencies which are available to support both students and parents / carers. These services support a wide range of social, emotional and health related issues.

Support During the Pandemic

Support for Parents and Students During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This is a list of support services that might be able to offer support / advice / guidance over the course of the next few months, and if you have your child / children at home.

If you want support talking to your child about the coronavirus please follow this link for some guidance.



Healthy lifestyle & advice during the Covid-19 pandemic


The Developing Communities Youth Team:

TDC  youth workers are out on detached work as well as offering 1-1 support, online youth sessions and adding tips, activities, signposting etc on social media.  Youth workers cover Whitehawk and Woodingdean . If you know of any young people that you feel may benefit from some non- school support then please do let them know about TDC Youth.


February 2021 Half term Holiday Hub

A newsletter with healthy active ideas for families during the school holidays.

Brought to you by Brighton and Hove City Councils Healthy Lifestyles & Public Health Schools Team.

 This February half term edition – has an active pancake trial, egg-cellent egg box themed crafts and some flipping good pancakes to make!  Plus top tips from the ‘Smile project’ which is based on the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’, things to build into our daily lives to improve well-being, protect mental health and increase emotional resilience.

 For a copy of the newsletter  click to get a copy sent to your email inbox.


 Children of Alcoholics week Facebook live-focus on escaping isolation


The Oasis Project will be hosting a Back on Track live Facebook session during COA week on Tuesday 16th February at 8pm with Janet Bell, Oasis Project supporter, and Ceri Walker, child of an alcoholic.

Please join the live discussion to find out more about the effects parental drinking may have on children during lockdown, the issues parents face as their drinking increases, and the support available from Back on Track.

We would like to promote this to families who may be struggling for many reasons during this very difficult time, and also professionals who would like to find out how they can support families when a parent drinks too much, and how to refer onto these services.

Please see details of our next Facebook live for Children Of Alcoholics (COA) Week.

Here is a link to COA week posters :


Active for Life 3 O’clock Club from Tuesday 19th January 2021

Join the Active for Life 3 O’clock Club, on Facebook every Tuesday and Thursday. Members of the team post fun active resources along with hints tips and advice videos to keep your children active at home. Why not even give it a go as a family? Our wonderful Active for Life coaches will be delivering these, so your children may even see the odd friendly face they remember from the sessions they attend too!

Please share amongst your networks and don’t forget the team has lots of FREE virtual content on  Facebook & Youtube channels for all ages and abilities.


You can also head to  Stay Active Winter 2021 pages to find out more about  Winter Healthwalk Challenge and  Active for Life Adult sessions.

If you need any further information or have questions please don’t hesitate to call the Healthy Lifestyles Team on 01273 294589 or email



During these pressurised times YMCA Right Here’s service directory for young people (11-25) in Brighton and Hove, Wheretogofor, has re-launched


  • adding guides and resources- some available to download and to be used by professionals, parents/carers, or young people themselves.
  • adding a ‘Have Your Say’ section- promoting the youth voice opportunities in Brighton & Hove
  • Updating a service directory- with current COVID information and with a click button for services to easily update information as restrictions change
  • refreshing the look and feel of the site.


Brighton & Hove mental health support – Winter 2020

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Expert content to help families cope


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Dr Krause’s Tips for Teens to Manage Anxiety Surrounding the Coronavirus Outbreak



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Mental Health


Winter wellbeing – Mind charity top tips to help you look after your wellbeing this winter


Brighton & Hove mental health support – Winter 2020


CAMHS and Community Wellbeing Counselling Services:
Online referral:

Online counselling for Brighton and Hove young people. Young people can self refer:

YAC Youth Advice Centre
11. St Georges Place, Brighton
Drop-in hours are 3 – 6pm Mon- Fri: Call: 01273 624432

Call: 0345 634 7650
Text: 07786 20 18 20. If you would like a call back, send us the text message ‘call back’. We aim to get back to you within 24 hours and during Youthline open hours.

Suicide and Self Harm

Beating Eating Disorders
Help for young people: The Beat Youth line is open to anyone under 25.

HopeLine UK
If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice.
Call: 0800 068 4141
Text: 07786209697
Opening hours: 9am – 10pm weekdays, 2pm – 10pm weekends, 2pm – 10pm bank holidays – Our Suicide Prevention Advisers are ready to support you.

National Self-Harm Network

Prevention of young suicide
Call: 0800 068 41 41
SMS: 07786 209697

Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.
Call: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hrs 7 days a week)

Anxiety Support

Youth Helpline is a confidential helpline for those aged between 13 and 20 years old which aims to help young people with anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and the specific anxieties that young people experience.
Youth Helpline: 0330 606 1174W

Website for information and helpful strategies on various issues, including stress, anxiety, anger, depression.

Sexual Health

Morley Street CASH Service
Free and confidential service which provides counselling for people who wish to discuss sexual-health related issues or concerns.
Call: 01273 242091

Online Safety

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Cyber Enabled Blackmail

Sussex Police Youth Team have provided information about Cyber Enabled Blackmail.

The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.

Advice and guidance about online safety.

Childnet International
Childnet work in partnership with organisations around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

Drugs and Alcohol

For children affected by a family member’s substance misuse
Call: 01273 696970

For free and confidential advice and support in relation to alcohol and drug use.
Address: ru-ok?, South Wing, 1 Regency Road, Brighton, BN1 2RU (West Street end of Regency Road)
Call: 01273 293966

Freephone 0800 77 66 00 (24 hour service, free if call from a landline and won’t show up on the phone bill, provides translation for non-English speakers)
Confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or solvent misuse.

Sexuality and Gender

Support for young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Address: YPC, 69 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AE.
Phone: 01273 721211
Also for parent support, ALLSORTS hold monthly groups – contact:

Domestic Abuse / Sexual Assault

For children and families affected by domestic abuse.
Call: 01273 622822

Survivors Network
sexual assault / abuse/ unwanted sexual contact (14+)


Winstons Wish
The Winston’s Wish Freephone National Helpline is a vital support tool for those coping with bereavement. It is manned by trained clinical practitioners and is free and confidential.
Call: 08088 020 021 for free advice and support.

Cruse Bereavement
Tel: Helpline – 0844 477 9400
Address: 113 Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3XGPhone: 01273 234007

Other help for parents

Online Support, Guidance and resources

Information about children’s and young people’s mental health, how to understand what might be going on for them and how to support them.

Freephone 0800 1111 (24 hours) | online chat | message boards
Childline is the UK’s free helpline for children and young people. It provides confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem. It comforts, advises and protects.

Children’s legal centre
Child Law Advice Line 08088 020 008 (freephone)
The Children’s Legal Centre is a charity that promotes children’s rights and gives legal advice and representation to children and young people.

Straight talk on mental health medication. Look up your medication to find out about side effects and things you might not feel comfortable asking your GP about, and listen to other people’s experiences.

Essential support for under 25’s and
is an online guide to life for 16 to 25 year-olds. It provides non-judgemental support and information on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs.

0800 1111 – get help and advice about a wide range of issues, talk to a counsellor on the phone or online (text), send an email or post on the message boards.

Sussex Mental Health Line
0300500101 – for support and advice about concerns about your own or someone else’s emotional wellbeing (5pm to 9am and 24hours at weekends and holidays)

Help 15 to 18-year-old manage money and understand gambling risks

When young people reach their late teens, managing money can be both liberating and challenging. Some will use their new-found financial independence to explore new things, one of which might be gambling.


In the Community

There are a range of articles published on our news feed which feature helpful advise and support for parents and carers:

Brighton and Hove Youth Council: Mental Health Convention

Longhill High School is at the forefront of an innovative effort to enhance mental health services for young people in Brighton and Hove. The school has been selected to participate in the Brighton and Hove Youth Council’s Mental Health Convention, a significant event hosted by Cardinal Newman School. Scheduled for the 22nd of March, the… Read more

Poetry at the Olympics

Before Christmas, our Creative Writing Club students submitted their work to competition run by the Labo des Histoires that involves submitting their poems to the Paris Olympics, to display on print and digital media. Lily, Eden, Farah and Carla were all finalists of the writing competition and their work will be published on a website… Read more

Let’s Dance 2024 – Idealistic

“Let’s Dance” is a vibrant festival that unites young dancers from 75 schools, groups, and colleges across Brighton & Hove and the surrounding regions for an unforgettable performance on stage. This event stands as a grand celebration of school dance and claims the title of being the largest event of its kind in the UK…. Read more

Hope Hack – i360

On Friday, 1st February, we escorted a select group of students to the i360 for an enlightening session hosted by the Hope Collective, centred around amplifying student voice and tailoring the educational experience to meet the diverse needs of all students. The Hope Collective stands as an alliance of cross-sector organizations united by common values… Read more