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A parent/carers' guide to the main services available in Portsmouth for children and young people with emotional or mental health needs (up to 25 years of age)

A parent/carers' guide to the main services available in Portsmouth for children and young people with emotional or mental health needs (up to 25 years of age)

Tel: 023 9243 7886

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A professionals' guide to the main services available in Portsmouth for children and young people with emotional or mental health needs (up to 25 years of age)

A professionals' guide to the main services available in Portsmouth for children and young people with emotional or mental health needs (up to 25 years of age)

Tel: 023 9243 7886

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A Strategy for Improving Wellbeing and Resilience in Education

The Strategy for Improving Wellbeing and Resilience in Education has now been published and has been developed as part of the local Future in Mind transformation plan to help promote, protect and improve our children and young people's mental health and wellbeing. Wellbeing and resilience underpins all aspects of education and learning. This strategy has been developed to complement the existing work to improve outcomes for children and young people in the city.

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ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Assessment Pathway

The ASD Assessment Pathway is a service provided by Solent NHS Trust. The aim of the Pathway is assess children and young people and get a profile of their strengths and difficulties to see if their difficulties fit with the diagnosis of ASD or other developmental disorders. The second aim is to support families through the entire assessment process.

Tel: 07585 960296

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Autinet Internet Cafe

Autinet is an internet café club for children and young people affected by ASD. They do not have to be diagnosed to access the group.

Tel: 0791 4331 876

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CAMHS-Child Development Centre- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

The CAMHS-CDC provides a highly specialist service, working with young people and their families aged 0-18 years, whom have a moderate to severe developmental delay. This delay can be in relation to a learning disability, physical disability or a complex health need.

Tel: 023 92 684700

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Learning Disabilities Team (CAMHS-LD)

CAMHS-LD is a specialist Team within CAMHS that offers assessment and treatment options for a range of behavioural, emotional and mental health difficulties in children with learning disabilities. The team is multi-disciplinary and includes practitioners from Nursing, Psychology, Psychiatry and Occupational Therapy.

Tel: 023 92684700

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Children's Continuing Care Offer

NHS continuing care is support provided for children and young people under 18 who need a tailored package of care due to healthcare needs arising from a disability, accident or illness.that cannot be met by universal or specialist health services alone

Tel: 023 9284 1404

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Children's Healthcare Training

We are a small independent training provider offering high quality training. The training will be provided by paediatric nurses with a vast amount of experience in caring for children with complex needs in the community so all the training is evidence based and up to date.

Tel: 07578 781190 07954 575742

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Childrens Continence Service

Promoting continence, improving family lives around continence.

Tel: 0300 123 3797

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Children’s Therapy Services (Speech & Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy)

The Solent NHS Children’s Therapy Service provides community based Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy to children and young people aged 0-19 years who are registered with a Portsmouth City GP or who attend a Portsmouth school.

Tel: 02392 684921

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Community Access - Autism Hampshire

The Community Access Department of Autism Hampshire provides a free information, advice, guidance and signposting service to local adults, young people and children with autism, their families and professionals. All services are countywide providing for the Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth local authority areas.

Tel: 02392 814723

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Community Children's Nursing Service

This service is provided by Solent NHS Trust and consists of 3 elements with a joint aim to prevent children being admitted to hospital unless it is unavoidable and to support children being safely discharged from hospital as soon as possible. The aim of these services is to provide a high quality in reach and outreach nursing service and to enable early, safe planned discharge from hospital and to prevent unnecessary admissions. These services are a link between primary and secondary care and support and encourage the development of partnership working. • Community Children’s Nursing Team • Children’s Continuing Care Team • Children’s Outreach, Assessment and Support Team (COAST)

Tel: 02392 219396

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Community Paediatric Medical Service

The Community Paediatric Medical Team offers a specialist service for children with developmental problems eg motor and speech and language delay, for those with physical and or learning disabilities, children with suspected chromosomal or syndrome diagnoses, children with social communication difficulties and possible autism.

Tel: 0300 1236630

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Dentist - Special Care Dental Service

The Special Care Dental Service provides dental care for children and adults who have special needs, including those with a physical, sensory, intellectual, mental, medical, emotional or social impairment or disability or a combination of these which may prevent them from accessing care through the General Dental Services.

Tel: 023 8069 8677 or 023 8069 8676

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Equipment Service

The principal aim of the service is to enable those individuals in need of support, some of whom are vulnerable, to maintain their health, social care and educational needs and well-being in their chosen location for the foreseeable future and to help alleviate risk (e.g. falls, pressure sores etc.), promote independence, and facilitate end of life strategies.

Tel: 03332408334

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First Steps to Autism Information

If you want to know more about autism and local support services, this guide has been developed to help you get started in a search for local autism information, advice and guidance.

Tel: 023 8076 6162

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Frank Sorrell Centre

The Portsmouth Disability Forum is a user led lobbying and campaigning charity working to ensure disabled people have the same life chances as everyone else. It is based at the Frank Sorrell Centre.

Tel: 023 9281 5266

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Guide Dogs and Blind Children UK

Blind Children UK supports families with a range of services including; habilitation work, mobility training, practical support, large print books and family activities.

Tel: 0118 983 5555

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Health Cafe - a drop in session to share concerns on Health, Social Care and Disability issues

The Health Café is a drop in session providing an opportunity to share concerns on Health, Social Care, disability issues in a relaxed environment and be signposted in the right direction.

Tel: 02392 815266

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