Parents - Mental Health
If you are concerned about your child’s mental health, there are several routes you can take to get them the support they may need.
Signposting to support:
If you want to find out more information about mental health: please use the link below to access a fantastic website that gives lots of information and practical advice to parents. https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/mental-health/your-childs-mental-health
If you have general concerns about the mental health of your child: please speak to your child’s tutor in the first instance. They will be able to speak to your child and give them some general advice or pass on to our pastoral team. If it is deemed that your child will benefit from more targeted intervention then a member of the Pastoral Team will be in contact to discuss next steps.
If you have serious concerns about the Mental Health of your child then you can contact your GP or call 111.
If you are seeking advice about behaviour, parenting or issues at home then school is more than happy to help support you in this area. Please speak to your child’s tutor or Head of House to find out whether there is something the school can do to help matters or whether we can signpost you to the relevant support agency.
External Support: Family Hubs
Alternatively, you can self-refer into a Family Hub. Family Hubs are where the Early Help and Prevention team provide some of their support to families, as well as where the behaviour management surgeries and groups are delivered. These used to be called children’s centres but they have expanded them to include help for children and young people up to 19 years so now call them family hubs. You can contact your local Family Hub who will be able to advise you of any strategies or groups that may be available to you and your family.
Click on each button below to view contact information for each support hub.
Turner Road, Buckland, PO1 4PN
T: 023 9273 3440 E: [email protected]
221 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1NF
T: 023 9281 5005 E: [email protected]
Omega Street, Southsea, PO5 4LP
T: 023 9282 1816 E: [email protected]
Perth Road, Southsea, PO4 8EU
T: 023 9282 7392 E: [email protected]
Doyle Avenue, Hilsea, Portsmouth, PO2 9NE
T: 023 9266 0866 E: [email protected]
Cheltenham Road, Paulsgrove, Portsmouth, PO6 3PL
T: 023 9238 5995 E: [email protected]
MORE EXTERNAL SUPPORT
Helpline for emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life: 0808 800 2222. Helpline service is open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday https://www.familylives.org.uk/
Community together in Hive Portsmouth connect people and organisations to share, support and learn in order to meet the needs of individuals and are committed to working together with the objective of building a happier, healthier, and more connected city.
Their dedicated community helpdesk offers free information and guidance to all.
Pop into the ground floor of Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square, Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 4 pm.
Whether you’re looking for signposting to financial support for utility bills, for information about where to access free food provision, or have a specific enquiry and don’t know where to turn, we will try to help.
Their free helpline is available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm on 023 9400 7124. Or you can email them for advice and support at [email protected].