Therapeutic support for children and young people across Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton

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, see NHS 111's online mental health here: NHS 111

Hampshire Youth Access (HYA) is a partnership of 11 leading agencies providing counselling, mental health and emotional wellbeing 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.

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Important information - please read before making a referral

Owing to unprecedented demand, we are unable to offer counselling to:

- Ages 11+ in Hampshire postcodes GU9, GU10 (outside of Hart District), GU11, GU12, GU14

- Ages 5-10 in Hampshire

Details of other counselling services are available here.

One-to-one and group work support from a Youth Wellbeing Practitioner are still available to all through this service, please continue with this referral if you would like to find out if this is suitable for your needs. Please note that if you are referring a 5-10 year old in Hampshire, there is a three month waiting list.

When we get in touch, we may leave a voicemail. If you do not want a voicemail left when we try and contact you, please let us know in the referral form.

Referrals for 5-10 year olds will only be accepted from a GP, CAMHS, or the NHS School Nursing team through Egress.

Re-referrals can only be accepted when 3 months following the last set of Therapeutic support has passed.  Therapeutic intervention requires elements of self-work, reflection and putting into practice any strategies taught during therapy.

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