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Solent Mind - who are we?

We’re Solent Mind, the leading mental health charity across Hampshire. We’re here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn to for advice and support. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health issue has support and respect.

“It’s really good talking to you and you listen without judging me.”

Get Support

We can help you with support, advice and signposting for some of the issues which can become a struggle when we’re coping with mental health problems. We hope that everything we do helps to give you the skills and tools to maintain your own wellbeing in to the future.

“I feel calmer, happier and hopeful for the future. I am more aware of what my triggers are which will help me manage things.”

Improve your wellbeing

Our Wellbeing Centres are friendly places where you can join in a wide range of groups, share experiences, get support and learn techniques to improve and maintain your wellbeing. Our peer support groups give you the chance to meet with other people who’ve experienced mental health issues and understand what you’re going through.

“It’s just nice being able to be with other people and chat…Everyone at the group understands.”

Latest news from Solent Mind

Kevin’s Blog for Red January

A movement of like-minded people Solent Mind’s CEO Kevin Gardner reflects on his RED January experience and his plans for 2019. I had no real hesitation when asked if I was signing up for Red January 2019 – it was an enthusiastic ‘Yes!’ from me. I was part of the...

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Mayfield Nurseries celebrates reopening event

Mayfield Nurseries, a working plant nursery and a part of local mental health charity Solent Mind, is proud to announce its grand reopening on Tuesday 6th of November. The celebration event follows weeks of work by staff, volunteers and service users together with...

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Help make the Mayfield Happiness Café a reality

You can now vote for Mayfield Nurseries to receive support from the Aviva Community Fund, allowing us to launch a Happiness café in our beautiful Southampton plant nursery. The café will give those living with mental health issues the opportunity to learn catering and...

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Solent mind welcomes new Chair & Treasurer

At this month’s Solent Mind AGM, we welcomed John Wilderspin as our new Chair of Trustees and Robin Goater as our Treasurer. John is a leadership coach and independent consultant working in the health and care sector. He previously worked in the NHS running hospitals,...

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Upcoming Events

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Data Entry Assistant, italk

Reference:   DEAdec18
Location:      Central Eastleigh
Hours:    30 hours a week – part time
Salary Range:   £15,446 – £16,636 pro rata per annum
Application Closing date:   Before 5.00pm Monday 7 January 2019

Administrator, Advocacy

Reference:  ADAD20nv18
Location:  Southampton
Hours:  20 hours per week (Monday to Friday 1.00pm to 5.00pm)
Salary Range:  £15,446 – £16,636 pro rata per annum
Application Closing date:  Before 9.00am Friday 14 December 2018

Research and Engagement Co-Ordinator

Reference:   RECOnov18
Location:   Portsmouth Support & Recovery Service
Hours:   Part time – 22.5 hours per week (across 7 days including some evenings and weekendsd)
Salary Range:  £24,341 – £26,214 pro rata per annum
Application Closing date:   Before 9.00am Wednesday 12 December 2018

Intensive Engagement Support Worker

Reference:  IESWnov18
Location:  Portsmouth
Hours:  Part time – 15 hours a week, including evenings and weekends on a rota basis
Salary Range:  £18,549 – £19,975
Application Closing date:  Before 5.00pm Friday 14 December 2018

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Community Peer Navigators

Location: Community settings in the Southampton districts of; Thornhill, Townhill Park, Harefield, Bitterne and Bitterne Park
When: Ongoing
Commitment Required: 
Variable – to be agreed with volunteers

Volunteer Gardener – New Milton

Location: Hollies Wellbeing Centre (1 Barton Court Rd New Milton. BH25 6NN)
When: Ongoing
Commitment Required: 3 hours per week – Monday to Friday

Volunteer – Heads UP

Location: Southampton City, New Forest and Surrounding Areas
When: Ongoing
Commitment Required: Flexible; Between 1 Session to 4 Sessions per Month

Peer Supporter

Location: Community settings in the Southampton & New Forest areas
When: Ongoing
Commitment Required: Variable – to be agreed with volunteers

Contact Solent Mind

Phone: 023 8202 7810 | Fax: 023 8202 7811
Email: info@solentmind.org.uk
Mail: Solent Mind, 15-16 The Avenue, Southampton, SO17 1XF