Practical, Emotional & Social Support

Are you a struggling mum, a bereaved parent, in need of baby clothing or equipment or caring for a young person with a mental illness? Then we can help!

The Safe GroupA place to be family, maybe just the support you need. This is a group specifically for mums who maybe are feeling isolated and would benefit from the encouragement of others. Click here for more information on our support for mums.Coffee

Wednesday mornings at The Safe. 10.00-11.30am, Toddler to School age

Wednesday afternoon at The Safe. 12:30-2:00pm, Baby to Pre-Walkers
Lunch provided, No Charge.
Further details contact us on: 07973 738861
Location: 18 Winchester Street, Basingstoke RG21 7DY

Bereaved Parents Support is a 1:1 service for parents who have had a child/children death through either stillbirth, Neonatal death, SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), Foetal abnormality or in early childhood. Please ring Chris for further details or enquiries on: 07527 489143.

shutterstock_70262257The Baby Clothing and Equipment Service aims to support any mothers, fathers or couples who are struggling financially to provide their baby with the necessary equipment or clothing.shutterstock_153239735

We open our store each Thursday between 10:30am and 12:30pm allowing clients to collect items which they need.

The Safe accepts donations of good quality clothing (ages 0 to 6) and equipment such as cots, prams, stair gates, baby baths and high chairs.


The store is located at 18 Winchester Street Basingstoke Hampshire RG21 7DY.

For more information or to confirm when the store will be open call 07973 738861.

Health professionals – If you are working with a low income family who would benefit from our Baby Clothing and Equipment Store please phone – 07973 738861.

Hope for Carers is a self-help group offering mutual support and encouragement to parents and carers who look after young people with mental health issues such as self-harming, eating disorders, autism, personality disorders, etc.

The enormous pressure and stress of caring for a young person with a mental illness is often overlooked as all the focus of the professionals tends to be, quite understandably, on the young person effected.

Hope for Carers is entirely focused on the wellbeing of the parents and carers as they navigate the very difficult path of supporting and caring for their loved one.  Each parent’s situation is unique to them but there are often similar stresses, anxieties and emotions experienced even if the circumstances are different.  The purpose of ‘Hope for Carers’ is as follows:

  • Give hope to parents that things can improve in the future
  • An opportunity to (confidentially) share experiences with other parents in similar situations
  • Learn practical ways of handling the enormous stresses and anxieties – which can otherwise lead to both physical and emotional illness of the parent/carer

Hope for Carers meets from 10 to 12 noon on the first Friday of every month at: ‘The Safe’, 18 Winchester Street, Basingstoke, RG21 7DY. This group also runs on Zoom on the Tuesday following the first Friday. If you would like more information our contact details are below.