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Children and Young People’s Wellbeing

Young Person’s Safe Haven

Havant and East Hants Mind have been commissioned by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight CCG Partnership to deliver the Young Person’s Safe Haven, which is an out of hours crisis support service for any young person in the Havant Borough aged 11-17 years old.

Safe Haven provides a safe & confidential space for young people experiencing difficulty with their mental health or wellbeing to access immediate emotional support, and take part in activities such as games, mindfulness, art & crafts and peer support. We also have a different wellbeing discussion topic each week such as exam stress, resilience, relaxation, anxiety and body image.

You do not need to be referred to the service, you can just drop-in at any time during the opening hours (We encourage 11-13 year olds to attend during the earlier half of the evening session – 5-7pm). 

Opening times:

Tuesday & Thursday evenings 5pm – 8pm, Saturdays 10.30am – 1.30pm 

No referral or appointment needed.

What to expect at Safe Haven:

  • The door is locked so you will need to press the black Mind doorbell
  • You will be met by a member of staff who will welcome you, sign you in and ensure you feel comfortable.
  • You will have the opportunity to speak with a member of staff in private and fill in the registration form. They will sit with you and take some basic personal details from you such as name, address and a parent/carers contact number. They will have a chat about what’s going on for you, they will listen without judgement.
  • You will be able to have your own space if this is what you need or you will have the opportunity to talk to a member of staff one to one or meet with other young people who understand and to get involved in activities such as: Icebreakers, games, wellbeing discussions and art & craft.
  • We have a range of useful resources, and lists of organisations, apps, websites and telephone support that may be able to help you.
  • We believe in respecting and maintaining your confidentiality. We will not share your personal information unless we have your permission or we have to because of our duty of care to protect your health, safety and wellbeing and that of others.

Children & Young People’s Wellbeing Service

Our Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Service supports young people who either do not meet criteria for Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), or are on a CAMHS waiting list, to learn coping skill to self-manage mental health and wellbeing:

Referrals:

  • We are funded through the Local Children’s Partnership to deliver support through the Early Help Hub (a central forum that co-ordinates support for families). We work with young people for a total period of 6 months including one to one support, workshops, courses and peer support.
  • We also have some grant funding until December 2020 to work in Warblington School and Crookhorn College to deliver one to one support for young people.
  • Schools and colleges can also fund our services on a bespoke basis, if your school or college are interested in this or for more information please contact Danielle Barnes Wellbeing Manager (Children & Young People) [email protected]
  • Please note we do not currently accept self-referrals or referrals from other agencies.

Our service includes:

  • Information and Advice
  • One to One Support
  • Wellbeing-focused activities
  • Courses & Workshops (both in schools and in the community)
  • Peer Support & Social Groups

To encourage positive, proactive Mental Health & Wellbeing we offer Children & Young People opportunities to:

  • Learn Emotional Coping Skills
  • Build Self-confidence & Resilience
  • Become Stronger & More Independent
  • Improve Physical & Mental Wellbeing
  • Improve Social Networks & Peer Support

We also deliver a range of group work in schools, colleges & other youth organisations that can be tailored to meet your needs:

  • Workshops: Low Mood, Anxiety, Building Confidence, Less Stress, Healthy Relationships, Food & Mood, Healthy Sleep, Relaxation, Exam Stress, Mindfulness, Mental Health Awareness & 5 Ways to Wellbeing.
  • Courses: Anger Management, Exam Stress, Mindfulness, Emotional Coping Skills. Our team are also trained facilitators of the 12 Decider Life Skills Course (The Decider) and the ReMind Anxiety Course (ReMind)

For more information about our services or if you are interested in volunteering please contact Danielle Barnes Wellbeing Manager (Children & Young People) [email protected]

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