Support for Families

Parenting can be a rollercoaster of challenges.  Particularly at the moment, families are faced with pressure from all sides - the rising cost of living, evolving social media, and mental health challenges.  Below are highlighted some key organisations to help you to be aware of the support available to your family:

Hart Cost of Living Support Hub contains information and links related to the Hart foodbank, Hart Citizens Advice Bureau, help with paying bills, and general support available to households.

Young Minds is an information service dedicated to improving the wellbeing of young people. It has a helpline (0808 802 5544) or webchat for parents and carers of children and young people aged up to 25 years old.

Kooth offers a free online mental health support community, which is anonymous.

Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service is a hub for information and support relating to the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and adolescents.

Family lives has a helpline (0808 800 2222) or live chat for parents and carers, to support early intervention. It also offers free virtual learning sessions covering a range of relevant parenting topics. 

Hampshire Parent Carer Network Parenting children with additional needs can often feel like a lonely journey. HPCN offers a range of in-person and virtual get togethers which are aimed at those caring for children with additional needs. It is a safe space in which to share parenting strategies and get support.

Hampshire SENDIASS offers impartial advice and support relating to Special Educational Needs and Disability. This is a very valuable resource, particularly when navigating the EHCP application process; looking for parenting courses; or being signposted to relevant recommended books.

STOP DOMESTIC ABUSE a confidential service available to anyone living with domestic abuse.

Samaritans, provide confidential support during times of crisis. Contact them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (116 123).