Re:minds Contact Information
Our Facebook group is just for families and is a closed group, which gives families a safe place to share their worries and ask questions. We have daily posts which are always answered, messenger for more personal issues and advice, email system for contact. The group currently has almost 1000 members from Southampton and some from Hampshire; this is increasing daily.
Re:Minds & CAMHS Information Leaflets
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We have a series of videos from Professor Sam Cortese about ADHD on our YouTube channel please click here to find them
CAMHS Directory of Services - a list of places to get support for CAMHS related issues across Southampton
General Help & Advice
A service for children aged 0-3 which supports families whose children have additional special needs.
Sure Start are in different location across the city and deliver a wide variety of services which support children and their families with their learning skills, health and well-being, and social and emotional development.
You can self-refer for Early Help if you feel your family would benefit from a team of professionals around them to support and advise.
You can self-refer to CAMHS if your child has consistent mental health difficulties which impact on their life.
To see if you are eligible for CAMHS check the information on their website.
Personal support service for vulnerable young people (8 years +)and adults in Southampton
Re:Minds Advice Clinics
Re:Minds link with Southampton CAMHS to offer advice on mental health issues. You can book a private 10 minute appointment about any issues you have.
All children under 5 are open to Health Visitors, there are also specialist Health Visitors for more complex needs.
A charity offering free and confidential information, advice, counselling, advocacy and support for children and young people under the age of 26.
This can be applied for through Short Breaks and gives access to play schemes and other additional benefits.
Choices offer advocacy for people with a range of disabilities including autism and mental health issues.
Carers in Southampton
A free sign-posting and advice service to adults who care for someone with additional needs/disabilities. You can also apply for a Carer’s Card here.
Re:Minds Borrowing Library
Re:Minds has a library of books recommended by CAMHS which are available to borrow. There is also a growing Sensory library of resources to borrow.
Children's Therapy Services
This service offers, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry and is available through a GP referral or by calling.
Find out about what support there is for parents/carers in Southampton from Southampton City Council.
You can apply for Short Breaks if your child has a disability or additional needs. This can be access to leisure activities or respite. The amount of support you can receive is dependent on need.
Southampton Parent Carer Forum
A group which represents parents whose children have disabilities with services across the city.
Supporting vulnerable young people across the city.
Mencap helps people with a learning disability &/or autism is all areas of their life.
A confidential support service for young people aged 11 to 25, who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or unsure of their sexuality or gender identity.
Education Advice & Support
Southampton Mental Health
Ask your school if it has the mental health in schools teams. They offer support in school for children with mild- moderate difficulties around low mood and anxiety for children not under CAMHS. Please be aware that at this point the service is not fully 'live' so the full offer may not yet be represented in all schools across the City
The SENDIASS aims to empower children and young people with special educational needs/disabilities and their parents/carers to make informed decisions about education, health and social care. Tel - 03003032677
IPSEA - Independent Provider of Special Education Advice
IPSEA Offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Schools with Mental Health Teams
Autism Specific Support
A charity which supports those with autism and their families. An autism diagnosis is not needed to access this support
Workshops with Autism Hampshire
Autism Hampshire offer a range of workshops for families whose children are on the autistic spectrum.
National Autistic Society
There is a South Hampshire Branch
An charity supporting people with autism and their families
An autism diagnosis is not needed to access support
ReMinds Advice Clinics
Re:Minds link with Solent Autism Assessment Pathway to offer advice on autism. You can book a private 10 minute appointment about any issues you have.
An autism diagnosis is not needed to access this support
Autism Alert Card & App
A card and app for any autistic person to show to emergency services if they find themselves in difficulty. An autism diagnosis is needed for this.
Re:Minds have a number of videos on their You Tube Channel which relate to autism.
Books Recommended by the Autism Service
The Parents' Guide to Managing Anxiety in Children with Autism - Raelene Dundon
Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome - Simone, Rudy
The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum - Jeanette Purkis, Emma Goodall
and Jane Nugent
Exploring Depression, and Beating the Blues - Tony Attwood, Colin Thompson https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1849055025/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1>
ADHD Specific Support
New Forest Parenting Programme
NFPP is a course for parents/carers whose children have been diagnosed with ADHD. Speak to your ADHD clinician for more details. An ADHD diagnosis is needed to attend this.
Re:Minds have a number of videos on their You Tube Channel which relate to ADHD.
The ADHD Foundation
The ADHD Foundation offers a range of advice and support for families
ADHD Advice Clinic
Re:Minds link with ADHD expert Cathy Laver-Bradbury to offer advice on ADHD You can book a private 10 minute appointment about any issues you have.
An ADHD diagnosis is not needed to access this support
NVR course (Non Violent Resistance)
This course gives parents the skills to help manage behaviour issues. You can self refer via Youth Options
The ReCharge Course
A course run by Re:Minds for parents/carers to think about their own well-being whilst caring for a child/children with additional needs.
Empowering Parents, Empowering Children run a variety of courses for those whose children have additional needs
Other Things to Think About
Speak to your school
Talk to your Pre-school/School SENCO/teacher/ - talking to them about your concerns and ask about available within school. Schools have access to specialist advice.
You may be able to claim Carers Allowance if you care for someone who has a disability.
Disability Living Allowance is for children under 16 who have difficulties walking or need much more looking after than a child of the same age who does not have a disability.
Personal Living Allowance is for people from the age of 16 who have a long term health condition or disability which causes difficulties with daily living or getting around.
A group for children who have a caring role within a family.
A charity which offers grants to families who have disabled children aged 0-18.
Register as a carer with GP
Don’t forget to register as carer with your GP as this entitles you to things such as an annual flu jab.
A group for children who have a brother or sister with a disability
An online counselling service for 11-26 year olds.
A charity for all abilities to encourage people to get more active.
The Saints Foundation
Supporting all ages and abilities to take part in football
Hamble Pan Disability Football
An inclusive football team for children and young people
Schools & Colleges with Autism Units & Supported Internships
Based in Gosport, with a focus for 9 -19 years old who are disengaged from mainstream education and are at risk of exclusion and suffering disadvantage.
Support after Education
A disability charity that provides services to over 6500 disabled people each year that focus on an individual’s abilities, enabling them to live a life of independence, choice and control.
Can Do is a skills development programme for individuals aged 16-35 with a disability or long term health condition.
Advice and support for apprenticeships, training and education for 19-24 year olds
Southampton City Council’s free and impartial guide to support your decision making at the key times in your education and career
Hampshire’s leading mental health charity for those over 18
Steps to Wellbeing
Courses and information about maintaining your mental health
Re:Minds Adult Mental Health Clinics
Re:Minds link with Community Adult Mental Health to offer advice on ADHD You can book a private 10 minute appointment about any issues your young person might have.
Advice and support for parents, professionals and children living with mental health issues
Time to Change
Supporting mental health issues
A national charity offering advice and support with mental health issues
Challenging Behaviour Foundation
A charity for those with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges
A national charity run by and for those living with OCD
Eating Disorders Advice
Here is a list of resources for those whose child has an eating disorder - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-ByEMMM7xLxKVX4wxW9u3D_6RS3Q7f7o/view?usp=sharing
A YouTube Video about living with an eating disorder - https://youtu.be/3Ykte8_Ufdo
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