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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
Please click below to open the leaflet 


General Help & Advice


A service for children aged 0-3 which supports families whose children have additional special needs.



Sure Start

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.



Early Help

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.



Support Buddies

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.



 Health Visitor

All children under 5 are open to Health Visitors, there are also specialist Health Visitors for more complex needs.



No Limits

A charity offering free and confidential information, advice, counselling, advocacy and support for children and young people under the age of 26.



Max Card

This can be applied for through Short Breaks and gives access to play schemes and other additional benefits.



Choices Advocacy

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.

 (Info below)


Local Offer

 Find out about what support there is for parents/carers in Southampton from Southampton City Council.



Short Breaks

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.



Youth Options

Supporting vulnerable young people across the city.




Mencap helps people with a learning disability &/or autism is all areas of their life.



Education Advice & Support

Southampton Mental Health

Support Team

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


Ludlow Infant Academy

Maytree Nursery & Infants School

Townhill Infants

Weston Shore Infants


Bassett Green Primary

Harefield Primary

Highfield CoE Primary

Hightown Primary

Kanes Hill Primary

Ludlow Junior

Mansbridge Primary

Mansel Park Primary

Mason Moor Primary

Mount Pleasant Primary

Newlands Primary

Portswood Primary

Redbridge Primary

St Mary’s CoE Primary

Swaythling Primary

Thornhill Primary

Tanner’s Brook Primary

Valentine Primary

Vermont School

Weston Park Primary School


Cantell School

Chamberlayne College

Compass School

Oasis Mayfield

Polygon School

Redbridge Community School

Woodlands Community College


Itchen college

Richard Tauntons College

Autism Specific Support

Autism Hampshire

 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 Videos

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.

ADHD videos

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



Useful Courses

NVR course (Non Violent Resistance)

This course gives parents the skills to help manage behaviour issues.  You can self refer via Youth Options



The N.A.P. 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.

Carers Allowance

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.



Young Carers

A group for children who have a caring role within a family.



Family Fund

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.

Sib Support

A group for children who have a brother or sister with a disability




Active Nation

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

Oarsome Chance

 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

Enham Trust

 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. 


Leonard Cheshire 

Can Do is a skills development programme for individuals aged 16-35 with a disability or long term health condition.


Hampshire Futures 

Advice and support for apprenticeships, training and education for 19-24 year olds


Access Southampton 

Southampton City Council’s free and impartial guide to support your decision making at the key times in your education and career 


Solent Mind 

Hampshire’s leading mental health charity for those over 18


Princes Trust

Help and support for young people


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.


Useful Websites

Young Minds 

 Advice and support for parents, professionals and children living with mental health issues


Time to Change

Supporting mental health issues



A national charity supporting those with anxiety



A national charity offering advice and support with mental health issues



Improving children’s mental health ins schools


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

Re:Minds YouTube Channel

New videos are added regularly, check the YouTube Channel for the latest videos

Self Harm

Natascha Eden (CAMHS Psychiatric Nurse)


Coping & Resilience Plans

Chantal Homan

CAMHS Service Manager


Mindfulness for young people

Beth Conduct from The Embodiment Company


Adult Mental Health Services in Southampton

Head of Nursing for Community Psychiatric Care  Sarah Leonard


Anxiety in Schools Workshop

Nadine Joseph School’s Mental Health Practitioner


Eating Disorders

The team from the Eating Disorders Service


ADHD Medication

Consultant Psychiatric Nurse Cathy Laver-Bradbury



Consultant Psychiatric Nurse Cathy Laver-Bradbury



ADHD in school

Consultant Psychiatric Nurse Cathy Laver-Bradbury


Autism Focus Talks

New videos are added regularly, check the YouTube Channel for the latest videos

Supporting Social Skills in Autism

Chantal Homan - CAMHS & Autism Assessment Service Manager


Sleep Issues in Autism

Consultant Clinical Psychologist Laura Roughan


Anxiety in Autism

Consultant Clinical Psychologist Laura Roughan


All about Autism Hampshire

Jane Morse from Autism Hampshire


Temporary closure of the Autism Assessment Service

CAMHS Service Manager Chantal Homan