Family Health & Support

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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.

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.

A service to help former armed forces personnel who are, or have previously been, affected by domestic abuse. The website includes information about help and support, and details for professionals supporting someone who used to be in the armed forces community. The site is specifically aimed at veterans and those who are no longer serving or a family member of serving personnel.

Any current armed forces personnel can access information at

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.

deafPLUS is a national charity which promotes social change, independence and wellbeing, and develops potential for deaf, hard of hearing and visually impaired people.

They also have a service which aims to assist young people who are under the age of 30 and who live in Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Sussex with guidance, information and advice regarding employment, training and their career plan.

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.

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.

Supporting Families Early Help Service Directory logo

The Directory gives you access to information about services for families and young people in Hampshire. You can also send updates on any services in and around your area and add new services for facilitators to access. Services held on the directory will be reviewed every six months to ensure the information is as up-to-date as possible.

The directory is primarily intended for the use of practitioners but the public can use it as well.

If you wish to add or update a service you will need to fill out a service directory form. A link to this form can be found on the website.

Support4SEND (formerly The Hampshire Parent Partnership Service) logo

Support4SEND provides free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support throughout Hampshire to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and to the parents and carers of children with SEND. They cover the ages of 0 to 25 and offer support for any level of SEND relating to education.

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.

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.

IDASH came into effect on 1st April 2015 and covers the Hampshire county council area. It integrates 6 elements of support for victims and survivors of domestic abuse. These are community based floating support and outreach services; Independent Domestic Violence Advisers (IDVA) support; dedicated support services for children and families; crisis accommodation based services (refuge); move on and resettlement services; and personal support networks and group work.

The YOU Trust provides the service in the Rushmoor area. This service includes the management of a single point of contact (SPOC) for the whole county, allowing both professionals and clients to contact domestic abuse experts in one place, receive immediate information and make 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.

The Community Access Project is about meeting mental health needs in the community. The project can help you if you live in Aldershot, Farnborough or Fleet and are aged between 18 and 65; are experiencing mental distress, including depression, anxiety, stress, loneliness or schizophrenia; and you do not already receive one to one community support or have input from statutory services.

The project provides support to individuals who are struggling to get the most out of life and offers friendly, impartial advice on coping with a wide range of daily activities. They can also help if you would like to return to education or access other support services. For more information please contact The Service Manager who is based at Farnborough Community Centre. Their opening hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm.

HAV is the parent, carers and people with autism group established within the Hampshire Autism Partnership Board. It has been developed to give a voice and active involvement to people with autism, their families and carers. HAV actively participates in the planning, delivery and monitoring of services for children, young people and adults with autism living in Hampshire.

Creating Futures (Formerly The Gaming Zone) logo

Creating Futures is a charity that offers youth projects, play, leisure activities, advice and information for children and young people across Rushmoor. For more information about any of the projects managed by Creating Futures please visit the website.

Kidscape is the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse.

Youth AIMS (Advice, Information and Mediation Service) logo

Youth AIMS offers free information, advice and guidance to 11 to 19 years old on pregnancy, contraception and sexual health; emotional health and wellbeing; abuse and exploitation; family and relationships; and more.

For more help or information please visit the website or call. The website also has information about where and when their confidential health and wellbeing drop in sessions are held.

Scope – About Disability logo

Scope is a national charity that exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. They also have an online community which has theme weeks, money saving and other tips, and the opportunity to chat with experts, parents and carers, and other disabled people.

Creating Futures and The Gaming Zone have joined the North Hampshire Young Carers Partnership to deliver the Rushmoor element of the programme. They offer the chance for a young carer to take a break from their caring responsibilities by providing activities, information, support and guidance. They work in partnership with schools, colleges and local key agencies to ensure that young carers are identified and supported.

For all new referrals please email or call. You can also visit their website to download the latest request for service form. A form must be completed and an assessment undertaken prior to starting the young carers project.


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