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Health Services in Adulthood

Here in Portsmouth, the hospital, GPs, the council and our community health providers are all working together to provide the best possible healthcare for  young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The majority of our work is delivered in community based settings and in hospital.

This section gives you information about health services for  young people and adults including specialist nursing, therapies (e.g. physiotherapy, speech and language therapy), Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Community dentistry and audiology and tells you how you can get help from them. Simply click on the relevant links.

To search for all health related services in Portsmouth City go to our Information Hub. 

Information on Adult Health Services in Portsmouth City

In Portsmouth City we have a variety of health services that can support your young person as they enter adulthood. To find out more about local health services click the link below.

Adult Health Services

Mental Health Services

In Portsmouth we have a variety of services to support Young Adults over the age of 18 with their Mental Health. Click on the link below to find out more.

Adult Mental Health Support

Transition to Adult Health Services

Information on moving from Children's to Adult Health Services.

Information on Adult Health Services

Moving from Children to Adult Health Services

Your child may have had a number of health services supporting them throughout their lives. This could include therapies such as Speech and Language and Occupational Health. When your child becomes an adult (post-18), health service providers can change, and this can often feel overwhelming and confusing.

Below are some links to useful resources that can help with the move from child health services to adult health services.

Ready Steady Go Transition Programme

Transition for Children with Complex Health Needs and Long Term Conditions


Annual Health Checks

Young people aged 14 or over with a learning disability are entitled to a free NHS health check every year. It is a chance for you and your child to talk to the GP and nurse about any health worries and for GPs to spot and treat any health problems early.

NHS Choices – Learning Disabilities, Annual Health Checks > Portsmouth Local Offer

CONTACT – Information on Annual Health Checks


What do I do if I'm not happy with a health service?

At times you may not be happy with the service you receive. If you don’t feel comfortable discussing your concerns with your service provider directly, please contact the team manager or service leader.

Alternatively, you can contact the Trust’s Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) who will support you in raising your concerns.

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