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 Mix provides judgement-free information and support to young people aged 13-25 on a range of issues including mental health problems. Young people can access the The Mix’s support via phone, email, peer to peer and counselling services.
The Mix also operates a one to one online chat service, a crisis messenger service and discussion boards.
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.
Y2G Youth group, for young people aged 14 – 25 years.
Our youth groups offer new and varied activities for young people. The sessions in Gosport are often planned by the young people themselves, and designed to give them a sense of achievement as well as develop their social and life skills. The groups often explore different activities within the local area using public transport, giving the young people more confidence in day-to-day situations. Activities range from going swimming and ice skating, to going out for group dinners. The club has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and provides a safe and secure environment for young people can meet up and chill out with their friends, and make new ones!
Some of the cool things we have tried include:
There are snack machines onsite where young people can purchase drinks and snacks if they wish.
Saturday fun club and playscheme:
We also offer a Saturday fun club and holiday playscheme. We try to offer activities that are new to the young people and that are going to give them a sense of achievement and the chance to develop their social and life skills. The activity sessions offer the chance to stay reconnected with friends and keep some structure to their holiday periods.We go out and about each session to different places within the local area, often using public transport.
The sessions are planned using suggestions made by the young people; we are always looking for new and exciting things to do.
Some of our recent trips include lazer quest, bowling, going to theme parks and the zoo/safari parks.
Cooking club meets once a month at St Vincent College, Gosport.
The club aims to teach young people skills and recipes they would be able to cook at home and develop skills for life and independence.
Support, information and advice to young carers between the ages of 8 to 18, whose lives are restricted in some way because they are supporting a person who is ill, has a disability, mental illness or is misusing a substance.
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:
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
Specialist substance misuse support service for young people aged under 18 provided by Catch 22.
Fareham Health Centre
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.
Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.
Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.
Our counsellors are trained staff and volunteers. All sorts of people become Childline counsellors. They could be 16 or 60. They could be gay or straight – or anywhere in between. They come from lots of different backgrounds and places. What they all have in common is they want to help young people. They’re real people who want to support you with any issue you’re facing. They’re trained but they don’t follow a script. If you want to, you can ask them their name.
A Childline counsellor:
UPTURN is a young person’s service that promotes wellbeing for young people aged 14 – 18. It supports young people to cope with day to day stresses, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem and self-worth, as well as any other mental health issues they may be experiencing. It offers one to one sessions as well as group work and workshops.
Based at the Fareham & Gosport Wellbeing Centre, 126 West Street, Fareham PO16 0EP.
Help for young adults who have left school, helping them to realise their skills and abilities, support with job application forms and CV’s, help with applying for jobs and apprenticeships, finding training courses.
National charity for the prevention of young suicide. Papyrus provides confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person.
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.
Provide information about self-injury and support.
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.
Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self-harm and suicide prevention including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self-harm, their friends and families and professionals and those at risk of suicide.
Beat are a UK’s eating disorder charity. Founded in 1989 as the Eating Disorders Association, their mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.
Free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing for the under 25’s.
Offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis.
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.
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.
Drugs information, advice and support.
We’re the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. We help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.