Northern Federation

Children's Mental Health

Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults. (Mental Health Foundation)

 This May Help - guides and tips to support a variety of mental health concerns

Place 2 Be - Growing together

  Parent Booklet - You're never too young to talk mental health

 Happy Space Wellbeing Book - Lets start an epidemic of happiness 

Hampshire Educational Psychologist support line


Hampshire CAMHS offer a selection of guides to support parents with a range of concerns, from problems with sleep to a range of specific diagnosable conditions.

Hampshire CAMHS Parent Advice & Guides




Dealing with death

Hampshire libraries are working to support families dealing with death by extablishing 'Death positive libraries: aiming to remove the barriers to talking about death and dying. 

"Libraries are uniquely placed to be a centre for bereavement support as well as a trusted space where conversations about death and dying can take place with caring staff on hand to help. Our five hubs, which are based in Basingstoke Discovery CentreChandler’s Ford LibraryNew Milton LibraryStubbington Library and Waterlooville Library; will also be working in partnership with specialist charities, organisations and businesses who support those who are dying or bereaved. These partnerships will enable us to offer practical and supportive events and activities in the Death Positive hubs later this year."

The Hubs, which are located across the county, to ensure as many people as possible can benefit from this project, will offer

  • A specially chosen collection of books for adults offering practical information and guidance
  • A collection of books for children, which use relatable stories to help initiate conversations about death
  • Trained staff who are comfortable talking about death and able to provide practical guidance for those seeking further professional support
  • Resources containing QR codes, directing customers to our webpages and signposting to relevant support services

Hampshire Libraries - Death Positive Libraries

Useful links

Place2Be offer a range of support and activities for parents and children to promote wellbeing and support positive mental health for young people. 
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families offer guidance about parent self care.

Young Minds offer a parent helpline to access support via phone, webchat or email.




This resource from Hampshire School Nursing Team includes links to support networks and ideas to try at home. Family Wellbeing Pack