You are not alone
 

If you're a young person looking for help, you're in the right place.

Our friendly Family Liaison Officer in your area will be able to help you. Please follow the steps below: 

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STEP 1

Check you meet our criteria below. We can see children & young people with a range of issues.

Sometimes we may suggest a different service for you.

Please read the 'who we can help' and 'who we can't help' carefully and proceed to Step 2 only if you meet the criteria. 

If you're not sure what it is you're feeling or don't know which box you fit into, go straight to Step 2. 

If you are in severe distress or imminent danger, please call 999. 

 If you're a child or young person who is:

  • Feeling down or low

  • Feeling worried about things 

  • Feeling unhappy with your body, or confused about food

  • Finding your emotions difficult to deal with

  • Being bullied or having trouble getting on with others

  • Skipping school

  • Feeling upset or worried about things going on at home or in your family

  • Finding it hard to speak with your parents/family

  • Hurting your body in some way

  • Worried about using drugs or alcohol

  • Finding your disability or illness difficult to cope with

  • Worried that another person might have acted towards you inappropriately or in a sexual manner 

  • Feeling confused about your gender or sexuality

  • Feeling worried or under pressure because of social media

 Who we can help 

​Children and young people who generally have more complex or long-term disorders will need more specialist help, so FCT cannot treat the following conditions: 

  • Severe depression

  • Severe anxiety and obsessional behaviour

  • Psychosis

  • Severe challenging behaviour, conduct disorder

  • Risky, dangerous or suicidal behaviour

  • Severe substance misuse

  • Children who are looked after by the Local Authority

  • Severe post traumatic disorder difficulties

  • Severe learning disability

If you are not sure if you fall under one of these categories, you can go to Step 2 to speak to the Family Liaison Officer.​

 Who we can't help 

STEP 2

Select which county you live in below. 

 
 

My county isn't listed. Where can I get help?

 
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STEP 3
DORSET

Dorset FCT accepts requests directly from young people and their families/carers. Please download the self-referral form and send it to Kay. If you aren't able to fill in the form yourself, or don't know how to, you can get in touch with Kay and she will help you. 

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Kay Parkinson

Family Liaison Officer

Kay is here to help you. You can either call her or text or email her and ask her to call you back if you want.

What happens next?

 
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STEP 3
HAMPSHIRE

Hampshire FCT accepts referrals from schools, GPs, and other professionals working with children & young people. You will need to speak to an adult to help you. If you are worried about speaking to an adult about how you are feeling, you can use the 'request help letter template' below to help you write a letter to your doctor or teacher. If you aren't able to do this &/or need further help, please contact Jane for support. 

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Jane Peacock

Family Liaison Officer

Our Family Liaison Officers are here to help you. If you have a question, please feel free to call or email for a chat &/or see our FAQs.

What happens next?

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STEP 3
SOMERSET

Somerset FCT accepts requests directly from young people and their families/carers. Please download the self-referral form and send it to Liz. If you aren't able to fill in the form yourself, or don't know how to, you can get in touch with Liz and she will help you. 

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Liz is here to help you. You can either call her or text or email her and ask her to call you back if you want.

Liz Loud

Family Liaison Officer

07513 808849

 

What happens next?

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STEP 3
WILTSHIRE

Wiltshire FCT accepts requests directly from young people and their families/carers. Please download the self-referral form and send it to James. If you aren't able to fill in the form yourself, or don't know how to, you can get in touch with James and he will help you. 

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James Poynting

Family Liaison Officer

Our Family Liaison Officers are here to help you. If you have a question, please feel free to call or email for a chat &/or see our FAQs.

 

What happens next?

We will be in touch with you soon. In the meantime, please watch our video and read the FAQs below:

 

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