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.

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

Rushmoor and Surrey Heath Community First Responders (CFR) offer members of the public a free Basic Life Support course. The course is not difficult and can be undertaken by anybody, regardless of age or size.

The course covers a quick briefing about CFRs; local defibrillators; the law on first aid and performing CPR; dealing with unconscious casualties; defibrillation; heart conditions; and choking.

CFR also offer free courses to schools, organisations and groups locally. If you have 15 or more people wishing to gain Basic Life Support knowledge CFR can come to your venue on a date to suit you and them.

For more information and to book please visit the website.

BBC Health logo

The BBC's health website.

BBC Parenting logo

Parenting support and advice from the BBC

Behaviour Advice logo

A free website to help parents and families with their children’s behaviour problems. It was designed with the aim of putting parents in touch with others who have similar experiences, increasing the understanding of the causes of behaviour and increasing the social inclusion of children with behaviour difficulties. The site is forum based allowing you to communicate and share with other parents.

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.

Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experiencing domestic violence.

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.

The buddy scheme has been developed to enable disabled young people to access the community and local leisure centres. There are two types of buddy scheme available in Hampshire, Community Buddies and Activity Buddies.

For more information please visit the website or call.

CAB - Rushmoor Citizens Advice Bureaux logo

CAB give free, confidential advice on most subjects from debt, benefits, housing and employment, to law, immigration and discrimination. They are independent and give advice in an unbiased way. They have offices in Farnborough and Aldershot.


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