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A Free Health & wellbeing event for all parents, carers & Professionals who support or work with young people.


What can I expect? PACE events consist of two main components:

1. A number of specialist workshops on young people’s emotional health and wellbeing.

2. Information stands from local and national organisations.



Attendees can choose which sessions they would like to attend; select as many or as few as you would like to attend. Get a free information pack which has useful summary sheets of each session along with links of where to access further information and support for each session topic.


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Parent and Carer Meetings Havant Specialist CAMHS Services 2022


Parent and Carer Meetings Havant Specialist CAMHS Services

Oak Park Children’s Services, 8 Lavant Drive, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2AW


Hampshire Parent Carer Network (HPCN) in partnership with Hampshire CAMHS deliver monthly meetings across the county. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents & carers and hear about their lived experience, of supporting a child or young person with mental health and/or emotional difficulties. At meetings clinical experts deliver talks on a variety of topics.


You are welcome to turn up no booking required. For further information please contact:




MMR Childhood Vaccine

Not all diseases are vaccine preventable, but for those that are, vaccination is the best protection. An appointment for the MMR vaccination can be made with your GP. 


Summer Resources


Asda - Children Eat for £1 at Asda Cafes

Asda has announced its next move in bids to help feed children this summer, meaning kids across England and Wales can eat for just £1 at any time of day in Asda Cafés, seven days a week, with no minimum adult spend required.


To help tackle holiday hunger at a time when the cost-of-living is higher than ever, children aged 16 and under can access a hot or cold meal for just £1.


The Kids Eat for £1 initiative is available all day, every day from 25th July until 4th September in England and Wales, as long as the Café is open and dependent on the store, a hot meal or cold meal, or both, will be on offer.


Baby food is also available as part of the initiative, with little ones able to enjoy a free pouch of Ella’s Kitchen baby food (70g pouch) in their local Asda Café.


Read more via the link below:

Children can eat for just £1 at Asda Cafés across England and Wales this Summer – with no minimum adult spend


Various Restaurants

Please find below links to other great summer offers:


Ask About Autism - Click on photos for further information!

Ask About Autism


A new service for families across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We are here to help at every stage, whether you feel your child may be autistic, to diagnosis and beyond.


We will be offering:

Free workshops & training - surrounding the many topics in autism, virtually and in-person.

Get-togethers - giving parents/carers the opportunity to share ideas and experiences, and a create crucial support network to help you going forward.


BRAAIN - a free signposting service, offering telephone appointments to help guide you and find the support you need.


Hampshire - The connect4communities Team Information

Dear Parents/Carers,


In the Spring Statement at the end of March, the Chancellor announced that funding for the Household Support Fund would be extended to the end of September 2022 – helping support households who would otherwise struggle with energy bills, food and water bills.


The support available to families as of 16 June 2022 will include:



  • Support for utility costs: Households struggling to meet the cost of their utility bills for water, gas or electricity can contact their local Citizens Advice.
    Details of local Citizens Advice offices can be found here: Local CA offices |



If you have any queries, please email

To find out what support and activities are available locally search the Hampshire: Family Information and Services Hub (


Yours faithfully

The connect4communities Team



BBC Article - Parents' Toolkit

Here is an article on BBC Bitesize if your child/teenager has questions about the war in Ukraine. Please read through and think about your own responses: 


How to talk to your teenager about the invasion of Ukraine: tips for parents and carers - Parents' Toolkit - BBC Bitesize



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