Each Christmas at Solent Mind we aim to find out what’s happening locally so that nobody spends Christmas alone. Below is a list of support that is available over the Christmas period, and list of helplines.
Christmas Day Meals – Southampton and Winchester
St James Road Methodist Church
St James Road
Southampton, SO15 5HE.
Call Brian Purchase on 023 8077 6565
Christmas Day Meal – Please e-mail for referral form
Southampton, SO15 5LH.
Call 023 8077 1655
Christmas Day Meal – Transportation available, please let us know if you’re coming in advance if at all possible.
Call 01962 854239
Christmas day meal – Will need to know names of people attending in advance if possible.
New Community Christmas Cafe
St Mary Street
Call 023 8023 7700
Open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Sunday 27 December.
Abbeyfield runs a coping at Christmas initiative which sees houses and homes opening their doors to those who would otherwise be spending the day alone. A range of activities are on offer and there are participating Abbeyfields in Southampton and Winchester
Visit Abbeyfields website for more details.
Portsmouth Support and Recovery Service drop in cafe sessions, 10 am – 3pm each day –
Tues 29th Dec:
81D London Road
North End, Portsmouth, PO2 0HB
Weds 30th Dec:
Milton Village Hall
182 Milton Road
Thurs 31st Dec:
John Pounds Centre,
23 Queen Street
italk – 023 8038 3920
italk provides free treatment to people suffering from common mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress. italk is for people aged 16 and over who are registered with a GP in the following areas of Hampshire: Basingstoke, Bordon, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, the New Forest, Petersfield, the Test Valley and Winchester.
Portsmouth Mental Health Crisis Team – 02392 683400
(for people under Secondary Mental Health Services)
Sane helpline – 0300 304 7000 (Out-of-hours mental health helpline)
SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. They are open every day of the year from 6pm to 11pm.
Support Forum: www.sane.org.uk
Mind helpline – 0300 123 3393
Provides information on a range of topics including types of mental health problem, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments, advocacy.
Open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays)
Rethink Helpline – 0300 5000 927
Rethink Mental Illness has a number of helplines which offer emotional support and also a national advice service, all of which offering support to those experiencing severe mental illness, their carers and relatives.
Open 10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday
Support forum: www.rethink.org/talk
NHS non-emergency service – 111
(24hrs 365 days a year)