Online Counselling for Young People

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 to young people in Sussex.

Who we can help

We can accept referrals from young people who experience any of the following:

  • 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.

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 during this time. See below for referral timeframes).


The counselling service is now closed for counselling referrals related to our COVID-19 online crisis counselling. Please feel free to make a referral below if you wish but please note any new referrals will  go onto our waiting list  for counselling offered in 2021, subject to further funding.

There no charge for our counselling services.

Please not we will continue to take referrals for one to one check-in support until December 2020


If you want to request online counselling support now please click below to fill out

 online counselling request form


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