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.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

ChildLine logo

Free helpline for children and young people

Childnet International logo

Working to make the Internet a great place for children

Contact a Family is a national charity that exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability. They offer support, information and advice and campaign for families to receive a better deal.

Counselling Directory logo

Counselling Directory lists qualified/registered counsellors and psychotherapists.

Dad Can Do logo

Make the most of the time you spend with your children.

Do you know where you can get local help and support if you, a friend or family member is affected by violence and abuse in relationships? It is estimated that around 1 in 4 teenage relationships are abusive and boys, girls and those in same sex relationships can all be affected. The abuse can start with verbal or emotional abuse and can often escalate into physical. Some warning signs of potential and abusive behaviour include extreme jealousy, anger when time is spent with friends and family, putting the person down and trying to control their life.

There are dedicated websites which have a lot of information about signs to look out for and where you can seek help and support. provides information for teenagers. Advice for parents/carers can be found at


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We make every effort to ensure that external websites, events and activities are accurate, up to date and relevant but accept no responsibility for their nature, content and availability.

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