Free Online Counselling for Young People in Sussex

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sensing Friends have received funding from HM Government in partnership with The Big Lottery Community Fund to provide free online counselling service to young people with sensory needs in Sussex.

We have a limited number of free online counselling sessions available to young people between the ages of 8-25 years. We will also be offering additional telephone check-in sessions providing information and support to young people and their families.

These services will run between August 2020 to January 2021.

(Please note – due to the nature of the funding, we are only able to offer this service until January 2021 and are limited in the number of young people we can support in this time. See below for referral timeframes).


The counselling service is open for referrals until 14th September 2020. There is no charge for this service.
We will be taking referrals for check-in support until December 2020.

Who we can help

We can accept referrals from young people who have:

Experienced trauma which is impacting their mental health

Have emotional needs that impact how they interact with the world around them and others

Have any kind of physical sensory need such as visual/ hearing impairment

Have any kind of neurological condition such as being on the Autistic spectrum.


If you want to find out more about getting counselling you can make a confidential counselling enquiry .


Contact Us – Please contact or phone 07584 201837 to find out more or access this service.