National 24/7 services are available with the Samaritan's by phoning 116 123, or SHOUT by texting 'SHOUT' to 85258.
If you need support with your mental health, it can be difficult to know where to turn, who to speak to and what help is available to you. On this page we will help you identify services that are right for you, whether these are delivered by Solent Mind, the NHS, one of our partners or another organisation.
It's always ok to ask for help – even if you're not sure you are experiencing a specific mental health problem.
You might want to seek help if you're:
Poor mental health and welllbeing can often lead to physical symptoms such as:
This is not a conclusive list of symptoms, and any number of them could be a sign you aren't feeling mentally well.
There are a number of different ways to access support for your mental health across the county. Below we have highlighted the most easily accessible ways for you to get the support you need.
Make an appointment and if they ask for a reason, just be honest. Your GP is there for your physical and mental health.
IAPT Services are NHS services designed to offer short-term psychological therapies to people suffering from anxiety, depression and stress. IAPT may also work with people who suffer from panic disorder, simple phobia, OCD or PTSD. You can refer yourself at all of the IAPT services in Hampshire without seeing your GP, simply visit the relevant link below for your local service to find out more.
*Including but not limited to Winchester, Eastleigh, Basingstoke and the New Forest
If you are outside of Hampshire you can find details of your local IAPT service online.
IAPT Services can offer a range of support for mild to moderate mental health conditions including, but not limited to:
Many also now offer support for people with long term health conditions impacting on their mental health.
Support on offer might include:
Many also offer employment advice and support.
If any of these sound like support that you need, head to Our Services page, or take a look down the side of this page to see what is available in your area.
You can also find National Services through Minds A-Z of Mental Health.
The majority of our services are available for you to refer yourself to. Simply visit the service's page on our website for more details, these range from informal peer support to more intensive and specialist services like advocacy.
If you are in Andover, Havant or East Hampshire, our partners at Andover Mind and Havant and East Hants Mind also offer a range of local support services.
If you are outside of Hampshire, you can visit Hub of Hope to search for mental health charities where you live. It's run by a national charity calledChasing the Stigma. We offer a wide range of services to meet different levels of need across Hampshire.
There are a huge range of self help resources available online from ourselves and other organisations. These can help you to manage your mental health and wellbeing by building skills and learning methods for coping with the challenges of day to day life.
With so many different services available, we know it can be difficult to understand what is right for you. Below we have broken down some of the commonly used terms to help you to understand the different options more clearly.