Family Health & Support

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ACTION4autism logo

The ACTION4autism website was set up to help, support and signpost parents and carers of children and adults diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome and other similar conditions.

Active 10 logo

A brisk 10 minute walk every day can make a difference to your health. Each 10 minute burst of exercise is known as an “Active 10”.

Brisk walking is simply walking faster than usual, at a pace that gets your heart pumping. Start with a 10 minute brisk walk a day and then see if you can gradually build up to more.

It’s the easy way to improve your health and wellbeing. No gym memberships, no Lycra. Just 10 minutes and you!

Download an app to get started and record your progress.

This support group meets once per half term. In the group of parents, some have children with a diagnosis of ADHD/ADD, some have children with autism or Aspergers traits and some have children with other special educational needs but with traits of ADHD/ADD. There are also parents of children who are going through the process of assessment and diagnosis.

They meet very informally and it is an opportunity to chat to other parents who experience similar challenges and to share ideas. Any parents in similar circumstances are welcome to come and join them. The group meets at The Monkey Puzzle in Southwood, Farnborough at 7.30pm.

For a chat or more information please contact Tracy Clement.

Age Concern and Help the Aged joined forces to become Age UK. They aim to improve later life for everyone through information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.

Opening hours 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am to 3.30pm on Friday.

The HIVE Information Service is available to all members of the Service Community including serving personnel, both married and single together with their families and dependants, as well as civilians employed by the Services.

The HIVE offers an extensive range of information on UK and overseas relocation; service families and single living accommodation; affordable housing schemes; childcare and early years provision; primary, secondary, post 16 and adult education; healthcare; employment; shopping including discount outlets; leisure and recreation for adults and children; extended services and out of hours activities; motoring and travel; insurance, legal and financial; welfare and community support; pets and animal services; refuse collection and recycling; and cleaning companies

In addition, the HIVE can offer support to families whose loved ones are currently on deployment.

Anaphylaxis Campaign logo

The Anaphylaxis Campaign is the only UK wide charity to exclusively meet the needs of the growing numbers of people at risk from severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) by providing information and support relating to foods and other triggers such as latex, drugs and insect stings.

The Anaphylaxis Campaign’s key objectives are to give everyone the knowledge they need to improve the lives of those suffering from anaphylaxis and severe allergies. They also provide an AllergyWise online programme.

Anti-bullying Alliance (ABA) logo

ABA is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. They welcome membership from any organisation or individual that supports this vision. ABA also supports a growing network of almost 1000 schools and colleges across the country and co-ordinates the Anti-Bullying Week each November.

Asperger United Magazine logo

Asperger United is a quarterly magazine for ages 16 plus, although some parents subscribe on behalf of their under-16s. It is edited by a person with high-functioning autism and written by people with Asperger syndrome, high-functioning autism and other high-functioning conditions on the spectrum, or by professionals with this group specifically in mind. Each issue contains contributions from the UK and overseas, personal accounts of having Asperger syndrome or autism, a pen pal page, letters to the editor and poems, artwork and short stories.

Subscription to the magazine is currently free. You can download it from the website or phone to request a copy.

Autism Ambassador Scheme logo

The Autism Ambassador Scheme for Hampshire, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight was launched in 2015 in line with the Department of Health recommendations in the Think Autism strategy. The aim of the scheme is to raise awareness of autism in our communities and improve outcomes for individuals living with autism. Autism Ambassadors will act as a change agent by promoting Think Autism in their organisations and daily lives; identify reasonable adjustments that can be made within an environment; and signpost individuals to additional information on autism, professionals and resources.

Autism Eye is a source of information and advice for parents and professionals. To subscribe visit the website or call. Digital subscriptions are free. On the website you can also read about upcoming events, biomedical and educational interventions, latest research and more.

Baby Centre logo

Advice, information and support for new parents and parents to be

Branches is a local mental health support group. All the Branches groups and activities are designed to be easy for people to access and are open to self-referrals.

Broadhurst Small Grants logo

Broadhurst is a local charity that provides help and support to those with serious mental illness in Rushmoor and the surrounding area. They provide grants to individuals, groups and local services. For individuals, small grants are available to those with significant mental illness (but not simply distressed by circumstances). Generally these are up to £500 although they can be up to £1,000. Help is provided in areas such as debt relief, education or vocational training, household or kitchen equipment, and respite care.

More information on small grants and an online application pro-forma can be found on their website. There is also information on grants to groups and local services.

Brook - Putting young people first logo

Brook Advisory Centres is the only national voluntary sector provider of free and confidential sexual health advice and services specifically for young people under 25.

Carers Together logo

Carers Together provides services for carers in Hampshire and has a large resource of useful information for carers and professionals.

Catch-22 logo

Catch-22 is a local charity with a national reach and works with young people who find themselves in difficult situations. They provide a specialist treatment service for young people in Hampshire.

Caudwell Children logo

Caudwell Children is a national charity which provides family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families. They also run their Enable Sport programme for talented disabled athletes and their Destination Dreams holidays for children fighting life threatening conditions. For full details of their services and funding visit the website.

Cerebra logo

Cerebra is a charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through research, education and direct support of the children and their carers. They have a grants scheme which funds up to 80% of the cost of equipment and services to help make life easier and more enjoyable for children with a neurological condition. They also produce Cerebra News which is a free monthly e-newsletter, sent out by email, which contains the latest news from the charity.

Change4Life logo

Well done! Visiting this site is your first step in making a Change4Life, and you're not alone. Lots of people like you are already enjoying making a Change4Life! The way we live nowadays means a lot of us, especially our kids, have fallen into unhelpful habits. This means all of us need to make small changes to eat well, move more, and live longer.

Child Support Agency logo

The Child Support Agency is responsible for assessing, collecting, paying and enforcing child maintenance.


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