Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole


PANS (paediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric syndrome) and PANDAS (paediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric syndrome associated with strep) are devastating neuropsychiatric conditions that are currently poorly recognised, diagnosed and supported both medically and in schools.  

One estimate suggests that up to 1 in 200 children suffer from this condition.

Resources for parents including diagnostic criteria and details of local support groups. 

Resources for Medical professionals  

Resources for teachers and Schools 

Teacher training package 

Facebook group for parents/caregivers 

Facebook group for Young People age 12-17 with the condition. 

Facebook group for Adults 

Links to further Research 

Advocacy and support from the charity 

Children aged 4 to 19 who are displaying symptoms associated with the condition and/or diagnosed with the conditions.  Affected children can be in mainstream, alternative, specialist provision or electively home educated.

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Venue/Contact Details
Area coverage
Bournemouth and Poole
See Journey Planner on the right-hand side of this page, where you can view bus, car and train routes from your location.
Times and Costs
Opening times:
All of Bournemouth and Poole covered. We provide support via our Facebook group PANS PANDAS UK.
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
Free at point of access, supported through the PANS/PANDAS UK Charity.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 4 years to 19 years
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