If you have any concerns about yourself or another person, please call the Safeguarding Hotlines to speak with the Designated Safeguarding Lead.02392 328 950
If you cannot contact one of the above numbers please contact:
Portsmouth Multi Agency Services Hub
023 92 688793 (office hours)
03005551373 (out of hours)
For students/apprentices based in Birmingham please contact:
Multi Agency Services Hub
0121 303 1888 (office hours)
If you are concerned about your mental or physical health you can find some useful links below:
A digital service that offers counselling and emotional wellbeing for 11–18-year-olds in Portsmouth. Visit https://www.kooth.com/
Trained practitioners that help you tackle life’s problems, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, anger, and difficulty coping. You can self-refer here https://www.talkingchange.nhs.uk/ or call 02392892920.
Support regarding housing, drug and alcohol addiction, benefits, health and wellbeing, and relationship advice. Call 02380224224 or visit www.nolimitshelp.org.uk
Help and advice and talk to a counsellor https://www.childline.org.uk/
A confidential help service for women, men, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse in Hampshire.
Helpline: 0330 0165 112
Visit the following website for information and advice about relationships, sex and the internet.
Free Always Heard Helpline for children involved with Children’s Services who need any of the following:
Simon says support children and young people up to 18 years in Hampshire, who have a significant person in their life who had died or is dying. Sessions run a monthly basis and are free. Need to register before you go.
Eastleigh YPG (11-18).
New Milton (0-18).
Support Line Number: 02380 647550
If you are aged 18 or over, live in Portsmouth and have a mental health issue, Solent Mind can help.
If you are at risk of harming yourself, you can call this free NHS service (free from both mobiles and landlines) anytime, day or night, and on every day of the year.
If you can, get a friend to accompany you to A&E. If not phone 999 now. Let the staff know that you are feeling unsafe and at risk of harming yourself.
BlueIce – helps young people manage their emotions and urges to self-harm.
Catch It – learn to manage negative thoughts and look at problems differently.
MeeTwo – a safe and secure forum for teenagers wanting to discuss any issues affecting their lives.
WorryTree – notice, record and manage your worries using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques.