Support for Young People

There are a range of useful groups and organisations that offer great services for young people across Portsmouth, Southampton, Isle of Wight and Hampshire.


Covid-19: Supporting Education and  Safeguarding Children


Hampshire and IoW CYP Crisis Line

This service is a telephone support service for Children and Young People aged 11 – 17 years old in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (excl Portsmouth & Southampton); who are experiencing mental health crisis. 0300 303 1590
Through the crisis line callers will have immediate access to:

  • One to one confidential, emotional support
  • Advice on healthy coping skills and resources
  • Signposting to useful apps and websites


South East Hants including Portsmouth

Catch 22

An alternative education provider delivering programmes to young people in schools, colleges, community centres, pupil referral units and young offender units - as well as through include, which is our own network of registered schools.


Motiv8 exists to improve the life chances of young people. Supporting young people to be healthy, stay safe and to achieve. They deliver in partnership with schools to provide Group Programmes including accredited alternative learning and outdoor activities. They provide individual personalised support to help get young people into college or a job, offering group programmes build confidence and self-esteem.

YOU - Life You Want

You Trust is a Charity in Portsmouth and Hampshire providing care, housing and advice to individuals and families, old or young, helping them to have a more independent life

Havant, Fareham and Gosport

Fareham BC - Young People's Services

Young People’s Services and Support in the Fareham area.

Inclusion Fareham

Inclusion Recovery Fareham Hub provides a range of interventions for anyone aged 18 and over, using drugs and/or alcohol or experiencing any of the problems that are associated with its use and live around the Fareham area.

Y Services

Y Services offers supportive youth work in a variety of settings, delivering in a range of approaches that support children and young people in their local communities.

East Hampshire, Havant and Winchester

Youth First

Youth First deliver services which help those less able to help themselves, working with communities and individuals who may be socially disadvantaged, vulnerable and isolated.

Southampton & South West Hampshire

No Limits

Offers information, advice, counselling, advocacy and support for young people under 26 living in Southampton and Hampshire.


Youth in Romsey

A support centre for people aged 6-25 years offering information, support, advice and counselling for people living in Romsey and the surrounding areas. 


You can also access a number of support services at the Get It On website.

Isle of Wight

No Limits

11-17 year olds in perceived mental health crisis (self-referral, open access drop in sessions twice a week). Weekly sessions from 6.30-8.30pm on Mondays at East Newport Family Centre and Wednesdays at Sandown Family Centre.

Breakout Youth

Useful Links

Rise Above

Rise Above provides information to support young people with topics such as Love Lives, Friends, Stress, Confidence and Body Talk.


BISH is a guide to sex, love and you for everyone over 14. It’s for people who are (or are thinking about) having sex / relationships.

Healthier Together

The resources on the Healthier Together website have been developed in partnership between parents and healthcare professionals from across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. You'll find clear information on common childhood illnesses, including advice on what 'red-flag' signs to look out for, where to seek help if required, what you should do to keep your child comfortable and how long your child's symptoms are likely to last.


Your online mental wellbeing community. Free, safe and anonymous support.