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

Hampshire Youth Access (HYA) is a partnership of 11 leading agencies providing counselling, information, advice, and support to children and young people aged 5 to 17 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.



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Some of our successful projects

Healthy Transitions

This is a counselling project for 18-25 year olds and runs until 2019. It is led by It’s Your Choice in Totton. Subcontractors are The Moving On Project in Fareham, No Limits in Southampton, Winchester Youth Counselling, Youth in Romsey and YPI Counselling in Basingstoke.

Right 2B Safe

This project focused on children’s safeguarding issues e.g. Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), neglect and abuse, and was part of a national project with funding going to Youth Access from the Department of Education for two years from 2013 – 2015.

Young People In Mind

This was a one year project, funded by Youth Access via the Department for Education, providing counselling for vulnerable 16 to 19 year olds, at key transition points – leaving care, leaving home, moving from school to college, or finding a first job.