Family Health & Support

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NetMums logo

A local network of information and advice for mums.

NHS Direct logo

Comprehensive health information and advice.

NHS Hampshire logo

NHS Hampshire works to meet the health needs of Hampshire’s diverse communities. The organisation and all the staff working for it are committed to the principles and values of the National Health Service.

NHS Stop Smoking Service logo

NHS advice and support for people trying to stop smoking.

Nomorebullying logo

Nomorebullying was set up by a 14 year old and his friends to support their peers with bullying and the effects this has on the individual and the community. As part of this, Safer North Hampshire has set up an online anonymous survey for secondary school age children across North Hampshire to fill out. The survey only takes a minute or so to complete. There is no closing date to complete the survey by as it is a rolling programme.

There is also a 20 page Nomorebullying booklet full of facts and figures, case studies and further advice which can be accessed through the Safer North Hampshire website - see Contact Details below.

North Camp Methodist Church - Parent and Toddler Group logo

Wednesdays 9.30am - 11.00am in term time. With singing, storytime, crafts and refreshments.

North East Hampshire Domestic Violence Forum logo

Domestic abuse can include physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse. The North East Hampshire Domestic Violence Forum brings together representatives from the many local agencies who work with those affected by domestic violence and abuse in Rushmoor and Hart.

Online Safety logo

The NSPCC website has help and advice about online safety. You can also contact the NSPCC helpline to discuss any concerns.

PAG for Special Play logo

PAG (Parents Action Group) for Special Play is a registered charity based in Rushmoor. Their aim is to increase the play and leisure opportunities for families with special needs children and young people within the local area. All staff and volunteers are CRB checked.

PAG have a regular club called MADD Club – Music Arts Dance Drama - which is for 5-18 year olds who have special needs. Siblings within the age band can also be included. Places are limited, so please contact PAG before coming along. Parents/carers are required to stay, in the comfortable area provided.

PAG's Community Choir meets on Wednesdays in term time from 6.00pm – 7.00pm in room C5 at Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College, Farnborough.

Parent Support Advisers logo

Parent Support Advisers help schools to provide greater support for parents and families. Their role is to offer support, help and guidance to all parents and carers. They are responsible for:
• Providing access to information
• Supporting parents and families in all issues relating to school life
• Improving school attendance
• Improving behaviour in school
• Supporting parents through ‘transitions’ – from pre-school/home into reception and from primary into secondary school.

Rushmoor's Parent Support Advisers are:

Linda Parry, PSA for the Wavell cluster of schools. Telephone 0779 330 8974. Email

PSL is a family and friends support service available in Rushmoor. It can be difficult for parents, partners and carers to talk to immediate family or close friends, simply because they feel embarrassed or ashamed of the fact, or even the suspicion, that someone close to them is involved in drugs or with any of the wider implications that substance misuse can bring.

PSL offers 1 to 1 support by appointment; support groups; whole family support sessions; a chance to find out what other help is available; information about the effects of drugs and alcohol; a confidential and non-judgmental listening policy; and a link with others in similar situations.

Parent Voice logo

A specialist information and participation service across Hampshire for all parents and carers of children with disabilities and/or additional needs. There are no eligibility criteria and families do not need a formal diagnosis to access the service.

Parent Voice have a dedicated Participation Worker, with personal experience of many of the issues faced by parents of children with disabilities/additional needs, in every district in Hampshire. The Participation Worker for Hart and Rushmoor is Natalie Walker. If you would like her to attend a group you belong to, please get in touch.

To contact Parent Voice please email or call. logo is an online service designed to support and encourage parents and carers of children aged 5-19. It is a collection of short videos addressing day-to-day questions and concerns spanning wellbeing, behaviour and learning. There are links to existing services for further information and support, where needed.

Parity for Disability logo

Parity for Disability is a local charity providing vital services, information and support for children and young adults with multiple disabilities, their families and carers throughout Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey.

Parity's Teenscene Youth Club for 11 to 18 year olds is held every Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at 'The Youthie' (the Portacabin behind the Farnborough Community Centre), Meudon Avenue, Farnborough GU14 7LE. For more information call 07795 387 488 or 01276 682110.

Parkside (Aldershot and District Learning Disability) logo

Parkside is a registered charity based in Aldershot that provides support services for children and adults with learning disabilities living in the local area. Parkside’s aim is to give both children and adults the opportunity to develop their individual skills and to take part in activities within the local community. Needs can vary from requiring support to socialising with friends, participating in leisure activities, meeting new people, developing life skills and providing respite for other family members.

Positive Action logo

Positive Action provide emotional and practical support to all individuals and families directly or indirectly affected by HIV and living in Hampshire – including Southampton and Portsmouth – and South West Surrey.

They also advocate for people living with HIV and work to reduce discrimination through education and engaging with the whole community.

Quit Smoking logo

If you are a smoker and would like to quit, Quit4Life, the local NHS Stop Smoking Service, can help. Although many people manage to quit on their own, using a specialist stop smoking service means a smoker is up to four times more likely to quit.

To contact Quit4Life for free help and advice, visit the website, email, phone, or text QUIT to 60123.

Reach Up Reach Out meets at Farnborough Grange Nursery and Infant Community School every Monday during term time, from 1.15pm to 2.45pm. It is a support group for parents who have children with additional needs. The group provides the opportunity to meet and chat to other parents and carers and for your child to play and explore in a safe environment. If your child is at nursery or pre-school then you can still go along without them.

For more information please contact Liz Jones.

Relate North and East Hampshire and Borders is a service specialising in relationship, young people and family counselling. They also provide a sex therapy service and training and education. They have a telephone counselling service which particularly suits people who are house bound. They have offices in Basingstoke and Aldershot.

Please visit their website for more information.

Respect logo

Respect is a membership organisation. They develop, deliver and support effective services for male and female perpetrators of domestic violence; young people who use violence and abuse at home and in relationships; and men who are victims of domestic violence.

They run two helplines. The Respect Phoneline - freephone 0808 802 4040 - for domestic violence perpetrators and professionals who would like further information about services for those using violence/abuse in their intimate partner relationships. The Men's Advice Line - freephone 0808 801 0327 - for men experiencing domestic violence.


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