Confidential helpline – support for parents, parenting advice videos and forums. Anti-bullying support.
National Charity for stillbirth and neonatal death. SANDS offers support for anyone who has been affected by the loss of a baby. Contact for details of national and local groups.
ARC offers non-directive information and support to parents before, during and after antenatal screening; when they are told their baby has an anomaly; when they are making difficult decisions about continuing with or ending a pregnancy, and when they are coping with complex and painful issues after making a decision, including bereavement.
Losing a baby during pregnancy can be a very unhappy, frightening and lonely experience. The Miscarriage Association helps by offering support and information for anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy.
The resources on the Healthier Together website have been developed by healthcare professionals from across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. You’ll find clear information on common childhood illnesses, including advice on what ‘red-flag’ signs to look out for, what you should do to keep your child comfortable, how long your child’s symptoms are likely to last and where to seek help.
Home-Start Gosport & Fareham offers free, confidential support, friendship and practical help to parents in the Gosport and Fareham area. Having a friend can be one of the most enriching and supportive relationships in a person’s life… and it can easily be taken for granted. At Home-Start Gosport & Fareham we value friendship.
Information on Ofsted registered childcare and early years education services for children and young people aged 0 – 16 years, including those who have additional needs (such as special educational needs or disabilities). The online directory also provides links to other services and support for Hampshire families.
Single Parents Support, also known as SPS, was created to help, advise and support single / lone parents. We offer a safe community for mums and dads who are raising a child after seperation. We aim to enable single parents to gain access to services and support that normally they cannot access for varied reasons.
We are very lucky that on our forum and our Facebook page we have some lovely volunteers who have lots of expertise, some of these include:
Marvels and Meltdowns is a parent-led, not-for-profit, registered charity supporting families with children affected by ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) ASC (Autistic Spectrum Conditions) and SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) in Gosport, Fareham and the surrounding areas, through the provisions of our ADHD & ASC family centre, weekly group support meets and our online social media community.
Marvels and Meltdowns
1 Phoenix Way
The Moving On Project is a charity working in Fareham and Gosport, to provide help for young people aged 11-25, to improve their lives. We offer confidential, discrete support, including free counselling to local young people.
Counselling can make a big difference. Talk to a counsellor in confidence to explore your thoughts and feelings. All our counsellors are appropriately trained and won’t judge you. The role of a counsellor is to listen to what you want to talk about – not to provide ready made solutions. It’s often a great relief just to be listened to.
We are based at the X-perience Youth Centre, Fareham and also offer counselling in Gosport.
X-perience Youth Centre
We are an independent and self-supporting charity working in partnership with schools, parents and the wider community to help children between the ages of 3 and 13 develop the ability to make positive, informed choices about their health, and reduce the risk of drug misuse.
We teach them about diet, exercise and how drugs can affect the way the body works. In addition, we help them to develop the skills to manage their feelings and the risks they may encounter so that they can take responsibility for their own lives.
Life Education Wessex & Thames Valley is a recognised Delivery Partner of the UKs leading health, wellbeing and drugs education provider – Coram Life Education.
To many of the schools we visit, we are affectionately known as ‘The LifeBus’ with Harold the giraffe!
The School Nursing service works in partnership with children, young people and their families to ensure that children’s health needs are supported within their school and their community.
This service provides parenting programmes for parent/carers who have children aged 5-17 that are diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), or are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or are displaying troubling or challenging behaviours associated with minor-moderate conduct disorder or are teenagers displaying anti-social behaviour including child to parent violence.
Offers information and advice as well as support groups across Hampshire for anyone affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol use.
An NHS service, that aims to help young people up to the age of 18 who are finding it hard to manage their emotional, psychological and mental health. CAMHS have community teams of staff across the Hampshire area that is able to support young people and families if needed.
Home safety and security checks to people over the age of 60, or with a registered disability. Also available to families with children under 5 years of age.
Information, advice and support for Parents and Carers with children and young people 0-25 with a disability or additional needs. Free membership, weekly newsletter, support workers in each area of Hampshire.
The Lullaby Trust provides emotional support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness of sudden infant death.
Working with the NHS, we run a national health-visitor led service for bereaved parents, Care of Next Infant (CONI) programme, which supports families before and after the birth of their new baby.
Mermaids supports children and young people up to 20 years old who are gender diverse, and their families, and professionals involved in their care.
MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults. Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about your child? Or perhaps you just want some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has online advice and information from trusted sources and will help you to understand and identify early issues and best support your child.
We provide children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives.
Information on services available in Hampshire for children and young people from birth to 25 who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). This includes information about education, health, social care, preparation for adulthood, leisure services and impartial information advice and support.
UK’s leading charity committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
The PANDAS Foundation is here to help support and advise any parent who is experiencing a perinatal mental illness. We are also here to inform and guide family members, carers, friends and employers as to how they can support someone who is suffering.