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Emotional Health and Wellbeing - Support for you / your child

This section of our directory contains information to help you self-refer for yourself and your child.

Quick links for support

Here are some quick links to get you started:

HCC Wellbeing Support Service – Referral by school for primary age children

CAMHS – Mental Health Schools Team’s (Referral by schools)

Schools/colleges have a wider range of pastoral support available – this could include emotional literacy assistants, counselling, peer mentoring, school nursing team, MHSTs.

If your school has an MHST. They deliver evidence-based interventions for mild to moderate mental health and emotional wellbeing needs within the education setting.

Hampshire Youth Access

Counselling, mental health and emotional wellbeing advice and support for children and young people.

Hampshire Parenting Programme - Barnardo’s

Provides evidenced based skills building programmes for parents and carers who have children aged 3-17 who:

1. Have a diagnosed Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)

2. Have a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

3. Are experiencing mild-moderate conduct disorder

4. Have behaviour that challenges

5. Are teenagers displaying anti-social behaviour including child to parent violence

Hampshire Public Health Nursing Service – Chat health

ChatHealth 0-5 years

07520 615720 text messaging service that supports parents, carers and families of under 5’s in Hampshire. The Health Visiting Team can support with questions from parents, carers and families relating to a wide range of health and wellbeing issues including crying babies, infant feeding, sleep and behaviour problems.

ChatHealth 11-19years

07507 332160 - The ChatHealth text service is an easy way for young people in Hampshire aged 11-19 to confidentially ask for help with a range of issues. The service is manned by qualified school nurses who have a wealth of experience of working with young people and provide support with a range of health and wellbeing issues, including anxiety, relationships, self-harm and bullying. As well as giving advice, the team can signpost to appropriate services and other support. 

ChatHealth for parents of children and young people in Hampshire aged 5-19

ChatHealth offers a simple, convenient & confidential text messaging service for parents of children and young people in Hampshire aged 5-19. The ChatHealth advisor team is made up of school nurses working within Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. These nurses all have extensive experience of working with and supporting parents of children and young people. ChatHealth allows parents in Hampshire to text messages to a dedicated number 07507 332417; the school nurse will respond to the text within one working day.

SHOUT (24hrs)— Text ‘HANTS’ to 85258 

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service. You can text from wherever you are in the UK. If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, trained Shout Volunteers are there for you, day or night.

Self-Harm Hub 

A dedicated space for anyone who is supporting young people who self-harm

Last Updated: 17 October 2023

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