Mental health

Advice and support

Information and advice and directory of services.

Mental health teams

Social Care Mental Health Teams work together with the Health Service's Community Mental Health Teams and deal with people's social care needs alongside their health needs. They help people in the community, whether they have just become ill, have a short-term illness, or need on-going support (for example, if they have a long-term illness, or after they have been discharged from a psychiatric hospital).

The details about your local Mental Health and Substance Misuse Social Care team can be found below.

If you live in the North East of Hampshire the Mental Health services are provided alongside Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

For the rest of Hampshire services are provided alongside Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Professional Referrals

Professionals wishing to make a referral into the Mental Health teams should complete a Professional Referral Form.
Guidance on completing the Professional Referral Form.

Contact your local Mental Health & Substance Misuse Team
Aldershot, Farnborough, Fleet and Hook areas

If you live in the North East of Hampshire, the Mental Health services are provided in partnership with Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Hart and Rushmoor Mental Health & Substance Misuse Social Care Team

Rushmoor Borough Council Offices
Farnborough Road
Farnborough, GU14 7JU
Phone 01252 814 750

Andover, Winchester, Romsey, Eastleigh, and the New Forest areas

If you live in the Andover, Winchester, Romsey, Eastleigh, or the New Forest areas the Mental Health Social Care service to contact are:

Andover & Winchester Mental Health and Substance Misuse Social Care Team

Beech Hurst
Weyhill Road
Andover SP10 3AJ
Phone 01264 367 777

Eastleigh & Romsey Mental Health & Substance Misuse Social Care Team

Hampshire House
84-98 Southampton Road
Eastleigh SO50 5PA
Phone 01794 526050

New Forest Mental Health and Substance Misuse Social Care Team

Lymington Area Office
The Old Court House
Avenue Road
Lymington SO41 9YB
Phone 01590 625175

Basingstoke, Deane and Tadley areas

If you live in the Basingstoke, Deane and Tadley areas the Mental Health Social Care service to contact is:

Basingstoke and Deane Mental Health and Substance Misuse Social Care Team

Dame Mary Fagan House
Chineham Court
Lutyens Close
Chineham
Basingstoke, RG24 8AG
Phone 01256 322502

Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Hayling Island, Waterlooville, Petersfield, Alton and Bordon areas

If you live in the Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Hayling Island, Waterlooville, Petersfield, Alton or Bordon areas the Mental Health Social Care services to contact are:

Fareham & Gosport Mental Health and Substance Misuse Social Care Team

Fareham Reach
Phone 023 9224 4140
Email: FGAMHSCTSharedMailBox.Shared@hants.gov.uk

Havant and East Hants Mental Health and Substance Misuse Social Care team

Public Service Plaza
Civic Centre Road
Havant PO9 2AX
Phone 02392 244175

Southern Parishes: postcode areas SO30 and SO31

If you live in postcode areas SO30 and SO31 the Social Care Mental Health team that covers this area is based in Eastleigh:

Eastleigh & Romsey Mental Health & Substance Misuse Social Care Team

Hampshire House
84-98 Southampton Road
Eastleigh SO50 5PA
Phone 01794 526050

Health referrals for this area should be sent to the Southampton East Team CMHT

Tomm Rudd Unit
Moorgreen Hospital Site
West End
Southampton SO30 3JB
Phone 02380 475287

Portsmouth

Hampshire County Council does not provide a Mental Health Service in Portsmouth.

Contact Portsmouth City Council

Southampton

Hampshire County Council does not provide a Mental Health Service in Southampton.

Contact Southampton Council

Mental Health Act section 117 Aftercare services

Some people who have been kept in hospital under the Mental Health Act can get free help and support after they leave hospital. The law that gives this right is section 117 of the Mental Health Act, and it is often referred to as 'section 117 aftercare'.

‘Aftercare’ is the help you will get in the community after you leave hospital. This can cover all kinds of things like healthcare, social care and supported accommodation.

Section 117 of the Mental Health Act says that aftercare services are services which are intended to:

  • meet a need that arises from or relates to your mental health problem, and
  • reduce the risk of your mental condition getting worse, and you having to go back to hospital.
  • You are entitled to section 117 aftercare if you have been in hospital under section 3, 37, 45A, 47 or 48 of the Mental Health Act 1983.
  • ‘After-care’ is the help and support you need to minimise the risk of you returning to hospital or relapsing as a result of your mental health.
  • You should receive an assessment of your Health and Social Care ‘Aftercare’ needs prior to your discharge from hospital.
  • Heath and Social Care teams have a statutory duty to assess your needs jointly; this means they may discuss your case to ensure that you get the right services at the right time.
  • Section 117 means that you will not be charged for your ‘Aftercare’ services which have been identified when you are discharged from hospital.
  • You may receive ‘Aftercare’ from NHS and/or Social Services.
  • Your Aftercare should only stop when the services you receive from the NHS and/or Social Services are no longer needed to meet your assessed ‘Aftercare’ needs.
  • You may still be entitled to receive NHS and Social Care services outside of your ‘Aftercare’ needs e.g. access to GP, other Community services, Community Mental Health Teams.
  • Services for Social Care outside of ‘Aftercare’ needs are subject to the Council’s Paying for Care Policy that your Social Worker will be able to tell you about.
  • If you have any problems or questions, talk to your Care Coordinator/Social Worker or your other contacts in the NHS or Social Services. An advocate might be able to help you do this.

Further information and advice is available from Mind – the mental health charity