Events for Young People

Details of events for Young People with long-term health conditions which are being held by different charities and organisations across the region will be added below.

If you are a local charity or provider with an event you would like to see listed please email our transition team.


CHD events (National and Local)

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Events for Young People with long-term health conditions (Hampshire)

These events have been arranged by the youth service at Southampton Children’s Hospital:

Facebook     Southampton Children’s Hospital PEEER Youth Project (@RSGPEEERProject)

Twitter       @PeeerYouth

Instagram    PEEER Project Youth Service (@rsg_peeerproject)

Sensory Theatre – Saturday 6th August – 2pm til 4pm, Pavilion in the Park, Eastleigh

For young people aged 11-18 years with additional sensory needs, learning disabilities and sensory processing conditions

Interactive session designed to accommodate all sensory needs and to be an inclusive and immersive experience.  Numbers are limited so please book to avoid disappointment.

Eventbrite link:

ACTIVATE with Everyone Active

Starting on 8th August – Winchester Leisure Centre.

For young people living with a Long-term health condition aged 11-18 years.

Everyone Active at Winchester Leisure Centre are offering free activities for young people aged 11-18 years old living with a long-term health condition and their siblings from Southampton Children’s Hospital (places are limited).

There will be three weekly sessions in August on the 8th, 15th and 22nd August.  You can pick from the following activities and times doing just one or two.

From 13:15 til 14:15 – Gym or swimming

From 14:30 til 15:30 – Netball or Gym

All activities will be coached and supervised.  Young people needing carer assistance are welcome to attend with a carer.

All participants will also be given a 3 month leisure pass to use at their local Everyone Active Leisure centre.

By registering you are committing to attending the 3 Summer sessions and intending on completing the programme through engaging in the leisure centre pass.

To purchase your tickets please visit our Eventbrite link:

If you have any questions about this event please email Chloe Davanna

Youth Ambassadors Group – meet in the park

Wednesday 17th August 14:30 til 16:00 at St. James Park

For ALL young people aged 11-18 with an interest in supporting Southampton Hospitals

If you are not already a member of our Youth Ambassadors group and you are interested in being a part of change in the hospital and being a vital youth voice come along and find out more.  You will meet other young people already attending the group and explore topics such as; Running the Emergency Department.  You will also meet our Patient Experience Lead and other team members.  We would love to see this group grow, so come along to find out more.

Book your free tickets here:

GeoCaching and Outdoor Activities for all the family

Tuesday 23rd August –  11am til 3pm  in the New Forest.

For young people aged 11-21 and all family members of young patients at Southampton Children’s Hospital.

Young people aged 11-21 yrs can take part in a supported GeoCaching challenge led by youth leaders, whilst younger children and family members can have time to chat and enjoy the outdoors together. Scavenger hunts will be available.   Under 11 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

At 12pm we will return to the main area and New Forest Park Rangers will lead a series of fun activities. Younger children are welcome to take part. We will end activities at about 1pm when families are encouraged to stay and picnic together. Food will not be provided although water will be freely available.  The New Forest Ranger will run an activity after lunch about the forest and the wildlife that habitat there, get to explore and learn about how you can help take care of the forest and the animals too.  PEEER youth workers and New Forest Park rangers will be there until at least 3pm to support, chat about the forest and events you can get involved in if you want to.

To book your free tickets please visit our Eventbrite link:


Young people sat outside together

The Somerville Foundation

The Somerville Foundation offers a support group for young people and adults providing emotional support on how to prepare for surgery, how to cope with needle phobia, information regarding work and finance, travel and much more. Emotional support is offered one-to-one via telephone.

Little Hearts Matter - Youth Zone

Dedicated youth site for young people with single ventricle (pumping) heart condition. Youth Zone is for ages 11 to 16 from national support group 'Little Hearts Matter'. It is run by a youth leader and offers advice and support to young people. Once patients reach 16 the youth leader offers one-to-one support.

Heart Research UK

Heart Research UK is a national charity organisation which funds medical research in to the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. Its website provides a range of information about topics such as travel, learning to drive with a heart condition, contraception, how to exercise safely and more.


Young Minds

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. The charity provides expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through its Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.



Childline is a counselling service for children and young people under 19 which became part of the NSPCC in 2006. Trained counsellors are on-hand to provide help and support to young people with any issues they are experiencing. Childline counsellors will help young people to talk about what is going on and to think about things they could do to make things better.


The YMCA federation is the oldest and largest youth charity in the world. In England and Wales it supports 228,000 young people every year to ensure every young person they meet has an opportunity to belong, contribute and thrive. The YMCA's areas of interest are: support and advice, accommodation, family work, health and wellbeing and training and education.

Youth worker

Becky Cutler

In Southampton, dedicated youth worker Becky Cutler provides support for young people aged 12 to 18 years. Becky has worked with young people with congenital heart disease for many years, ensuring they are fully involved in decisions made about their care, enabling their voices to be heard and helping them gain the support they need to lead fulfilled lives.

To be referred to Becky for support, contact the cardiac nurse specialists on 023 8120 4659.

She provides support with:
• Transition
• Emotional support
• Signposting to specialist services
• Events and activities
• Peer support
• Inpatient stays
• Outpatient clinics