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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

David’s Story

I have been diagnosed and struggled with mental illness from my teens all through my adult life. I have anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and body dismorphic disorder (BDD). Up until a year ago, I felt ashamed and embarrassed that I suffered...

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Graham’s Story

I had been a drinker for many years as it was the culture at the time during my 24 years Army service. After having left the army for about 3 years, my drinking got steadily heavier and my self-esteem and moods got worse.  I was having nightmares and would awake at...

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Rob’s Story

Over the last eleven years, I have been on a journey through mental health services. I’ve supported my partner on her journey, and I have accessed services after I experienced a major breakdown and suicide attempt. Today, I work in mental health services myself,...

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Barry’s Story

I've heard many say that 'no’ is the most difficult word in the English Language to say to someone else. In my experience, the most difficult word in the English Language, especially for a man, is... 'help'. As in... 'I'm a 60 year old male alcoholic suffering from...

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PRIMARY EMPLOYMENT ADVISOR

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PRIMARY EMPLOYMENT ADVISOR (Primary Mental Health Service)
Hours: 37 Hours Per Week (occasional evening/weekend hours may be required)
Salary Range: £22,603 to £24,341 Per Annum
Location: Portsmouth

PEER SPECIALIST (CRISIS SUPPORT)

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PEER SPECIALISTS (CRISIS SUPPORT)
Contract: Fixed Term For 12 Months (possible extension, subject to funding)
Hours: 33.5 and 23.5 Hours Per Week (evening and weekend working essential)
Salary Range: £18,549 To £19,975 Pro Rata Per Annum
(plus enhancements for unsocial hours)
Location: Southampton

SENIOR PEER SPECIALIST (CRISIS SUPPORT)

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SENIOR PEER SPECIALISTS (CRISIS SUPPORT)
Contract: Fixed Term For 12 Months (possible extension, subject to funding)
Hours: 33.5 and 23.5 Hours Per Week (evening and weekend working essential)
Salary Range: £22,603 To £24,341 Pro Rata Per Annum
(plus enhancements for unsocial hours)
Location: Southampton

CASUAL VETERAN PEER TRAINER

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CASUAL VETERAN PEER TRAINER
Hours: Variable
Salary Range: £8.44 Per Hour
Location: Portsmouth (Solent Recovery College)

CASUAL CONNECT 5 ACCREDITED TRAINER

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CASUAL CONNECT 5 ACCREDITED TRAINERS
Hours: Variable
Salary Range: £15.00 Per Hour (Full Time Equivalent Salary £28,860 Per Annum, Pro Rata For Hours Worked)
Location: Variable Within Hampshire

Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER – HEADS UP

Location: Southampton, New Forest and surrounding areas
When: October 2019 onwards
Commitment Required: Between 1 and 4 workshops per month

VOLUNTEER – QUICK REACTION FORCE (VETERANS SERVICE)

Location: Portsmouth
When: Ongoing
Commitment Required: One to twelve days/nights per month depending on your availability

VOLUNTEER – WELLBEING PEER SUPPORT

Location: Wellbeing Centre, Winchester
When: Starting from October for 6 months
(with review after 4 months and chance of extension)
Commitment Required: 4 Hours Thursday’s 10.00am – 2.00pm
(extra 1.5 hours once a month for Wellbeing Peer Support Volunteers’ Group)

VOLUNTEER – COMMUNITY ADVOCATE

Location: North Hampshire and the New Forest
When: From September/October 2019, Ongoing
Commitment Required: 2 hours per week but negotiable around availability

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

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
To contact Advocacy Services – Phone: 023 8020 8955 | Email: advocacysouth@solentmind.org.uk
Email: info@solentmind.org.uk
Mail: Solent Mind, 15-16 The Avenue, Southampton, SO17 1XF