Counselling, advice and support for children and young people across Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton

HYA Update - April 2023

Thank you for your counselling referral through Hampshire Youth Access (HYA). The waiting list is now open for referrals for young people aged 5 - 17 (or 24 for care leavers or SEND) in Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton.

For counselling in Hampshire, and Portsmouth, please refer here: HYA 

Please note: Referrals for 5-10 year olds in Portsmouth postcodes PO1 - PO6 are only accepted by CAMHS, MHSTs or GPs.

For counselling in Southampton, please refer here: No Limits 

For people who are above our age range or don't live in our area, see support services here: Support for Outside Our Area and 18+

If you are worried about your mental health right now, remember that NHS 111 offers advice, support and guidance, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. NHS 111 has a dedicated mental health triage service, staffed by specialist mental health nurses and others who work only in support of mental health. The NHS 111 mental health triage service has links to all the commissioned mental health services across Hampshire, including specialist CAMHS and emergency services if you are in crisis.

You can find out more about their help online here: NHS 111

You may also find self-help resources useful at this time – available at CAMHS here: Hampshire CAMHS

Hampshire Youth Access (HYA) is a partnership of 11 leading agencies providing counselling, information, advice, and support to children and young people aged 5 - 17 (or 24 for care leavers and SEND) across Hampshire.

We also give advice and information to anyone concerned about a child or young person’s emotional wellbeing.

By working together, we are able to share experience and best practice. This means that we are in a good position to help improve outcomes for children and young people.

The map tells you which organisations are part of the HYA partnership.

Refer Now

Complete our referral form to get help from our counselling service for young people aged 5 - 17 years (or 24 for care leavers or SEND). Please note, in the North East Hampshire & Farnham area, HYA only offers counselling for ages 11-17, not including up to 24 for care leavers or SEND

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We are experiencing some issues with our new referral forms. If you submit a referral but don't receive a confirmation email, or you can't submit a referral, please monitor the situation and call us on 02382 147 755 after a week.