HappyMaps website is a single hub of reliable, up-to-date and professional advice on mental health problems in children and young people. It covers many common problems including anxiety, self-harm, tics, gender dysphoria, ADHD, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts and much more. It also has a pre-school section for issues such as sleep, behaviour, and fussy eating.
If you just need to talk, any time of day or night
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These services offer confidential support from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that's troubling you, no matter how difficult:
NHS – This website offers advice to parents about online services and how to seek the help of professionals
Young Minds – a website with lots of suggestions for how to support your young person’s mental health. Their Parents Helpline offers vital advice and guidance to parents who are concerned about their child’s mental health. They can advise on accessing support, navigating services and practical techniques.
Mind Ed is a resource website that families can access for information on children, adult and elderly mental health
Connect to Support Hampshire provides a directory of links to mental health support for adults in Hampshire.
Text the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 to start a conversation with a trained Shout Volunteer, who will text you back and forth.
Hampshire CAMHS - If you are worried about a young person please refer to the specific guidance on the website in relation to the different mental health difficulties that they may be experiencing. This will give tips, help and guidance on whether a referral to CAMHS may be helpful