Health & Welfare

Relationships inc. family and friends

Useful websites:

Helping you build a stronger family - Relate
Mumsnet talk
Parenting UK

Relationships and sexual health: http://www.nhs.uk The NHS site ‘Living Well’ has articles about peer pressure in relationships.  

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. Both sites feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment. Healthtalkonline is the sister site of Youthhealthtalk and is directed at people of all ages, not just young people. Both Youthhealthtalk and Healthtalkonline are approved by the Department of Health's Information Standard scheme.

OnePlusOne, a UK relationships charity, has created an online service called 'Splitting Up? Put Kids First?', which helps separated and separating parents create an online parenting plan, and ultimately make decisions that are in their child’s best interests. The OnePlusOne site offers resources to help strengthen relationships. Their work promotes early action in relationship support. They aim to equip people with the skills and knowledge to work on relationship issues before they become entrenched. The result is couples, parents and children who are happier, healthier, and more successful

Youth in Romsey is a confidential support centre for young people aged 11-25 years. They can support young people on any issue including counselling, employment, education, financial help, sexual health and mental health.

Eastleigh Youth Counselling Services Counselling can give young people the opportunity to talk about any worries, concerns or difficulties. The service is free and confidential for 11 to 19 years of age. At EYCS the Counsellors are specially trained to listen and support individuals through tough times. They can help them work at the changes they want to make.

No Limits No Limits is a charity that offers information, advice, counselling, advocacy and support for young people under 26 living in Southampton and Hampshire.

Relate – Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website. This includes children and young people's counselling for any young person who is having problems.

Women’s Aid – Women’s Aid is the national domestic violence charity that works to end violence again women and children and supports domestic and sexual violence services across the country. They provide services to support abused women and children such as the free 24hour National Domestic Violence Helpline and The HideOut, a website to help children and young people.

General advice for young people: www.getconnected.org.uk Get Connected offers information and a free UK-wide email and telephone helpline for young people. Helpline staff have access to a comprehensive database of information about counselling and all sorts of specific services, such as drug and alcohol services or those focused on particular issues like sexuality or self harm. They will talk things through and help you find the appropriate service in your local area. Calls are free from most mobiles and they can connect you to most of the services for free too.

Bullying UK offers support to young people, parents and schools in all aspects of bullying including cyber-bullying, bullying in school and bullying in the workplace. The site offers an online chat facility to access advice and support, as well as email and telephone contact options. Bullying UK supports National Anti-Bullying Week. 0808 800 2222 Helpline (7am – midnight) calls during the night answered by Samaritans. Another site that also may help is www.antibullying.net

Young Southampton - Southampton Children and Young People’s Trust - provides information and advice about a variety of topics for children and young people living in the Southampton area, with links to other useful websites, support agencies and helplines. Support includes help applying for work, health advice, homelessness, relationships and sexuality, money, work and training. Support is available for parents and for professionals working with children & young people. 0800 169 8833