Mental Health Support

Hampshire Adults’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Guide has links to local and national support.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Guides for staff and volunteers and managers provide information and resources for people working in the community.

Suicide Prevention Guide for workers, volunteers and friends/family members

Connect to Support Hampshire lists a range of mental health support including details of the Wellbeing Centres across Hampshire.

If you do not require urgent support but are still concerned about your mental health, contacting your GP is a good place to start. They may check that your symptoms are not being caused by other conditions.

You can find a range of free treatments for people aged over 16 who are experiencing symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression or low mood.

iTalk is a service for people registered with a GP in the following areas of Hampshire: Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Bordon, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, New Forest, Petersfield, Romsey and Winchester. You can self-refer online or by telephone 023 8038 3920.

TalkPlus is a service available to people who are registered with a GP in the following areas of Hampshire: Yateley, Fleet, Farnborough, Blackwater, Aldershot or Farnham. You can self-refer online or telephone 01252 533355.

If you do not live in Hampshire, you can find local talking therapy services in your area or by contacting your GP.

For free, in the moment mental health support text ‘HANTS’ to 85258 to be connected to a trained Shout volunteer who can help with anxiety, stress, loneliness or depression. Available 24/7.

Mind runs wellbeing centres in Hampshire towns to provide short-term, outcome-focused support. The centres provide workshops, courses and other support on many mental health issues. Contact your nearest centre to find out more about their programme: Farnborough, Andover, Basingstoke and Romsey – 01264 332297. Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, New Forest and Winchester – 023 8202 7810. East Hampshire and Havant – 02392 498916. Explore more options at Connect to Support Hampshire (select wellbeing centres).

Recovery Colleges offer education courses about mental health recovery and self-management. Southern Health Recovery College can be accessed by those living in Hampshire, except Hart and Rushmoor districts. SABP Recovery College can be accessed by those living in Rushmoor and Hart areas of Fleet, Yateley or Crondall.

Mind Ed for Families offers safe and reliable mental health advice for parents and carers of young people, and for older people and those who care for them.

Samaritans offer confidential emotional support. Call for free on 116 123, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year or email [email protected].

SUN (Service User Network) is a peer-support group for adults aged over 18 and registered with a GP in Rushmoor, Fleet, Yateley or Crondall, experiencing difficulties with complex emotions often associated with personality disorder.

#stayalive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource, full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide. 

Calm Harm app can help people manage the urge to self-harm.

distrACT app provides information and advice about self harm/suicidal thoughts