Kooth is a free online counselling and emotional well-being support service providing young people aged 11-25 years (up to 26th birthday) in Hampshire with a safe and secure means of accessing support with their emotional health and wellbeing needs from a professional team of qualified counsellors. By accessing Kooth young people can benefit from:
· A free, confidential, anonymous and safe way to receive support online.
· Out of hours availability. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop in basis.
· Online Counselling from a professional team of BACP qualified counsellors is available via 1-1 chat sessions or messaging on a drop in basis or via booked sessions.
· Discussion Boards which are all pre-moderated allow young people to access peer to peer support.
· Online Magazine full of moderated articles many of which are submitted by young people offering advice and guidance on a huge range of topics.
· No referral is required. Young people can register for kooth independently at www.kooth.com
Keeping your family safe during COVID
The Wessex Healthier Together website is an excellent resources for parents, carers and young people (via information leaflets, self-care advice, & guidance on when and how to access appropriate local healthcare services).
Baby Check App is a free app to download developed by Birmingham Hospital trust and asks 19 questions and tells you if it sounds like your baby is well, mildly ill or you need to seek medical advice. This is a great app if you are not very confident about your baby's health.
Breast feeding friendly
We are a breastfeeding-friendly practice – you are welcome to breastfeed in our waiting room or we will try to find a room for you if you prefer privacy. If you are pregnant and have questions about breastfeeding and medication we are happy to advise.
Breastfeeding not only helps to protect babies from common childhood infections, reflux and constipation but also protects mothers and babies in later life from Obesity and some cancers!
If you need help or advice on breastfeeding please speak to your midwife or health visitor who can refer you for specialist support or contact the Southampton National Childbirth Trust who run drop ins and breastfeeding advice over the phone https://sid.southampton.gov.uk/kb5/southampton/directory/service.page?id=WH7KPxN4P5U
Out and about? Check out breastfeeding-friendly venues near you https://www.breastfeedingwelcomescheme.org.uk/
When Should I worry - Booklet (PDF, 1.4MB)
It is not necessary for a GP to prescribe an Item for a child so this can be administered by a teacher at school. Some schools insist that an item such as paracetamol is only given if prescribable instructions are on the bottle.
Please click here OTC medicine letter for school (PDF, 85KB) to download a letter from the LMC (local medical committee) addressed to the head teacher explaining this.
Childhood Immunisation Information
Childhood Immunisation Timeline (PDF, 113KB)
Parent’s preparation guide for pre-school vaccines (PDF, 199KB)
Measles Mumps and rubella Leaflet (PDF, 243KB)