Focused Intervention referrals can be taken from a variety of sources, such as self referrals from young people, parents and guardians, as well as other organisations including: 

  • Schools and Colleges
  • A Young Person’s GP
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
  • New Forest Family Support Services (NFFSS),
  • Early Help Hub
  • Social Services

We may also refer you “internally” after a discussion with a Youth Advisor at one of our Support Centres.

Personalised Support:
Once the referral is received a Young Persons Advisor will meet with a client with the aim of identifying the cause(s) of the issue(s) they are facing; the triggers for certain behaviours; the barriers to progression; then explore strategies together and develop a plan to overcome them.
The Advisor will deliver Focused Intervention; a short term, issue and solution focused intervention devised with a holistic approach, offering up to 10 sessions of work with the client.
The Advisor will be adaptable, meeting at flexible times and locations suitable for the young person. For example, young people’s homes, school, college, our Support Centre venues and/or other community venues, to facilitate the needs required. If the young person is unable to meet in
person, our Youth Advisor are able to offer the service via telephone or video call, hosted by Zoom – a secure and encrypted video conferencing service.

Aims and Objectives:

  • Focused Intervention will be delivered through a series of planned contact sessions.
  • The first session will establish the main issue(s), level of need, any safeguarding or risks and engagement will continue or the young person will be supported through a referral onto another more relevant agency as required.
  • The Advisor will gain knowledge and understanding of the young person’s current emotional mental health and well-being (EHWB) as well as their practical circumstances.
  • Each young person will go through an initial baseline assessment, collating background information on; family, financial and environmental aspects, physical and emotional health, social and developmental needs. If required, risk assessments will
    be carried out.
  • Sessions will be client led and the support provided will be holistic and tailored to the individual’s presented needs.
  • An outcome measure tool is used in the first and last session to reflect the impact of the intervention on the young person.
  • Various tools will be used by the Advisor to better understand and encourage the young person. For example model of change techniques, mindfulness techniques, aspirational tools, confidence and self-esteem building tools, motivational interviewing techniques.
  • Advisors will provide high quality advice and guidance enabling young people to make informed decisions about what they want to achieve. The Advisor and young person will work collaboratively to establish clear, realistic but aspirational goals; developing
    the whole person and utilising their strengths. The overall aim is for the young person to feel empowered and for them to take an increasing responsibility for their learning and development with regard to their emotional mental health and well-being.

Alternatively if you wish to discuss anything prior to a referral, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02380 864231* or

* Currently due to COVID-19, we are not able to take calls at our office, please email us or if you only have telephone facilities, call our temporary  helpline on 07432 586179, but please aware this line is prioritised for young people to reach a Youth Advisor. Many thanks