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Information for Children and Young People: Understanding Change

Hello to the resilient young minds of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight! We know that family changes can be confusing and sometimes tough to navigate. This page is here just for you, offering information, support, and a friendly space to explore your feelings during relationship changes in your family.

What’s Happening?

Sometimes, families go through changes, and it’s okay to have questions or feel unsure. Your feelings are important; many local organisations are here to help you understand what’s happening. Whether your parents are separating or going through a divorce, we have information to help you understand it all.

Understanding Your Feelings

It’s normal to have mixed emotions when things change at home. You might feel sad, confused, or even a bit angry. On this page, we’ve included websites and contact details for people you talk to about different feelings and why they happen.

Talking About It

It’s okay to talk about what’s going on. You might want to share your feelings with a friend, a teacher, or someone you trust. The links below also share tips on how to start these conversations and let your voice be heard.

Taking Care of You

It’s not just about what’s happening around you; it’s also about looking after yourself. Some of the organisations below can help you join in with fun ideas, activities, and ways to improve your mental and emotional wellbeing. Remember, taking care of yourself is important to dealing with change.

Family Separation Resources for Children and Young People

You’re not alone. There are people and places ready to help you. From school counsellors to support groups, there are lots of people who can help. We have provided information on some of the local resources available in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Change can be challenging, but you’re stronger than you think. Remember, there are people who care about you and want to help you through this time.

Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) is a statutory body that leads on keeping children safe and ensuring their wellbeing in the local authority (LA) area of Hampshire. The Partnership includes local agencies who work together to make sure that child protection services in Hampshire are effective and keep our children safe. Visit

Action For Children

Action For Children protects and supports children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support. They ensure their voices are heard and campaign to improve their lives. Visit

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