Support and advice for young people

Support for issues young people might be facing

Mental health 

Solent Mind (including iTalk) 

Provide support and wellbeing to anyone experiencing mental health problems in the southern region. 

The Eastleigh Wellbeing Centre often organises groups and activities for young people – for up-to-date information, please contact the wellbeing centre directly.   

Solent Mind also provides italk, a talking therapy service offering face to face, over the phone or online support in Hampshire. The free service is available to those over the age of 16, through GP or self-referral. 


Papyrus offers confidential advice and support to any child or young person under the age of 35 struggling with thoughts of suicide, or anyone who is concerned about a young person through their telephone service HOPELINEUK.  


Get help and advice from trained counsellors on a wide range of issues on the phone, online, via email, or on a message board. 

Young Minds 

Information and support pages for young people, including a dedicated helpline for those in crisis. Also host a parent helpline for parents and carers supporting young people. 


Provide a 24/7 telephone service and an email support service in anyone in need. 


Free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service for young people aged 11-25 years.

Eating disorders 


The UK’s leading eating disorder charity for anyone affected by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating or any other difficulties with food, weight or shape. 


Breakout Youth 

Confidential support and advice for young people aged 11-21 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or unsure of their sexuality or gender identity. 


Get It On 

Sexual health services and advice for young people, including details of the nearest local clinics. 

Let’s Talk About It

Online support and advice pages for young people relating to sexual health.


Young Carers 

Support service for any young person aged 8-18 who lives in the Eastleigh Borough, whose life is significantly affected by caring for a family member, like a parent or sibling, who has an illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse problem.   


Grief Encounter

Charity providing support for young people following the death of someone close, including free and confidential Grieftalk helpline and web chat service. 

Simon Says 

Support for Hampshire children and young people up to the age of 18 years who have a significant person in their life who has died or is dying.

Sexual abuse 


A national charity which provides support for anyone who is at risk of or who has experienced sexual abuse or rape. 

Yellow Door

Southampton-based charity offering specialist support to anyone at risk from or affected by domestic abuse, sexual violence/abuse or other forms of interpersonal harm. 

Drug and alcohol abuse 

Catch 22 

A county-wide specialist treatment service offering targeted, specialist, and family support for children and young people effected by substance misuse. Offer free and confidential advice and support for young people aged up to 25.


Facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol, including their effects and the law. 

Money, life skills, homelessness and employment 

Citizen’s Advice 

Free, confidential advice online, in person or over the phone on issues such as debt, employment and housing.   

Prince’s Trust 

National organisation that supports young people aged 11-30 to gain life skills and gain training and employment. 

National Citizen Service  

A year-round government-backed programme for 15-17 year-olds that builds skills for work and life. The scheme supports young people to take on new challenges, make new friends and contribute to their community.

Hampshire Futures

Part of Hampshire County Council, the service provides support to Hampshire residents aged 16 to 18 who are currently not engaged in employment, education, or training

Young people with additional needs

Solent Youth Action

Solent Youth Action is a youth provision charity supporting vulnerable young people aged 10- 25. SYA empowers young people to develop as individuals, enjoy new challenges and make a positive contribution to the community through volunteering, social action and active citizenship.  

Wider support 

Youth Options

Youth support charity running a range of prevention and targeted services for young people in the Eastleigh area including youth clubs, 1:1 and group sessions.

​Chat Health

A confidential text messaging service that enables young people (aged 11-19) to contact their local school nursing team for health and wellbeing advice. This service operates Monday-Friday from 8.30am-4.30pm, just text 07507 332160 and the team aim to respond within 24 hours. 

The Mix 

Free counselling and support services for young people under 25 by phone, email or webchat.  The Mix offers support on a range of issues including mental health, money, homelessness, finding a job, relationships and drugs.   

No Limits 

Free confidential information, advice, counselling and support to anyone under 26 in Southampton and Hampshire.  No Limits can help with a wide range of issues including housing, homelessness, debt, employment, relationships, sexual health, mental health and substance misuse.   

Hampshire County Council safeguarding hub 

If you are concerned about the safety of a child or young person, you can find support and report your concerns through the Hampshire County Council safeguarding hub

Eastleigh Youth Counselling Service

Local service providing free counselling and support to young people aged 11-19 living in the Eastleigh Borough. 


Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement from the Council.