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Our New Forest Wellbeing Service is made up of two Wellbeing Centres. Marcella House in Hythe and The Hollies in New Milton offer our full Monday to Friday service as well as additional support for those feeling isolated at the weekends.
Through an initial telephone assessment, we'll work with you to set goals for your time with us and find the the right activities to help you work towards them.
Our support is always specific and personalised to you, but might include a combination of creative arts, active groups, mindfulness and useful specific short courses for anxiety, self-esteem or life skills. As we're located in the New Forest National Park, we like to make use of our stunning surroundings whenever we can through gardening, walking and even boat trips.
Whatever challenges you may be facing in your life, we can help you build the confidence to manage and understand your symptoms.
You can self-refer yourself to the Wellbeing Service if you are aged 18 or over, have a GP in the New Forest area (including Waterside and Totton) and experience mild to moderate mental health problems like anxiety, stress, low mood or self esteem or depression.
If you are currently supported by a local Community Mental Health Team or Acute Mental Health Team, please speak to your Care Co-ordinator or other lead professional so they may refer you directly to us.
Our support is not counselling. Instead, we give you the tools to take action, learn how to manage your wellbeing and widen your network of support.
Along with the self-referral options above, we also accept:
CMHT and AMHT referrals require a risk assessment in addition to our Agency Referral Form. Our support can be offered to patients as an element within a wider care plan, but is not appropriate as a sole-replacement for secondary care.
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
1 Barton Court Road
For the safety of our team and service users our services are currently being delivered by phone, email and through web chat.
Digital Wellbeing Support
We're pleased to offer multi-award winning digital mental health and wellbeing service togetherall™, which provides peer and professional support, creative self-expression, evidence-based courses and tips for managing anxiety, positive thinking, smoking cessation and weight management.
From rock climbing to photography or just simply a tea and a chat, we offer friendly and informal groups where everyone feels safe, accepted and understood.
Talking therapies and practical wellbeing support over the phone, online or in groups.
A mental health educational project for children and young people in local schools, colleges and universities in Southampton and the New Forest.