Health & Welfare

Relationships inc. family and friends

Eastleigh Youth Counselling Services Counselling can give you 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 you through tough times. They can help you work at the changes you 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.

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.

Divorce and parents separating

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.

Hampshire County Council Youth Tube is available to all young people in Hampshire; supporting them with education, Health and relationships, and financial advice.

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

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

YoungMinds is a charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional well-being of all children and young people. They will provide advice on range of issues including depression and friendships. They provide a confidential phone helpline. 

Childline is the free helpline and online service for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org.uk to talk to a trained counsellor about any problem, or talk to other young people on the message boards.

The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is the UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.

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.

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

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.

Karma Nirvana provides support to victims of honour based abuse and forced marriages. 0800 5999 247 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am-5pm)

Kidscape provides support to children and young people from 6 to 19, parents and grandparents, teachers and carers to promote the ethos that children should be able to grow up in a world free from bullying and abuse, and that all adults should keep children safe and help them to reach their full potential.
Kidscape also work with children who are bullies to help them to stop; listening without judgement to offer experienced advice. 020 7730 3300 General enquiries