Mental Health

Help and support is available from many national and local organisations.


A safe, anonymous, online community for mental health support by Solent Mind

Solent Mind

We’re here to make sure that anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn to for advice and support. Our mental health experts can help if you feel low, worried or anxious and need to talk.
023 8017 9049


Perinatal mental health support for parents and their wider family.
0808 1961 776

Hampshire Lanterns

Perinatal mental health support. A support group run by Mums for mental health problems during pregnancy or after childbirth.

No Panic

Information, resources, useful videos demonstrating coping skills, 24hr guided relaxation message for those having a panic attack.
0300 772 9844

Anxiety UK

Information about anxiety, free resources, yearly membership option for a fee.
03444 775 774

DBT Tools

Useful practical skills for coping with distress and emotional regulation. Coping with relationships. Mindfulness. DBT – Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

OCD Action

Advice, support, management advice.
0300 636 5478

Understanding Voices

Information about different ways to cope with voice-hearing and how to support those who hear voices.

Hearing Voices Network

Info and resources, workshops, hearing voices groups, networking.

Bipolar UK

Info, advice, support groups and peer support.

Therapist Aid

Worksheets, guides, interactive activities on many different mental health issues.

Sane Line

Out of hours mental health helpline that offers emotional support, guidance for those affected as well as family, friends, carers.
0300 304 7000

Mental Wellbeing Hampshire

Supporting the wellbeing of people who live in Hampshire. Support provided on a range of topics including: Money and debt, Bereavement, Armed forces and veterans, Workplace support, Suicide prevention.

The Recovery College

Takes an educational approach to managing mental illness through knowledge and skills. Many courses to choose from. The skills learned are relevant to all - professionals, service users and carers. Self-referral.
07880 004 828

The Recovery College

Takes an educational approach to managing mental illness through knowledge and skills. Many courses to choose from. The skills learned are relevant to all - professionals, service users and carers. Self-referral.
07880 004 828

Life Changes Counselling

Counselling for adults in Southampton and the surrounding areas for a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship, abuse, trauma, stress, financial, self-esteem, self-harm, panic, sexuality, mental health, gender, and more. Self-referral.

The Olive Branch Counselling

Providing counselling and support to people who live in the district of Winchester for a small fee.
01962 842858

Get Self Help

This website provides CBT self help and therapy resources, including worksheets and information sheets, plus videos and self help mp3s.

LLTTF Living Life to the Full

Online CBT based courses available for stress, anxiety, depression; living with long term conditions; courses for older adults, children, and dental anxiety; coping with new baby and motherhood. The most recommended online IAPT course in UK.


You don’t need to see a doctor to get referred. Contact them by phone or online.Website: Tel: 02380 383920 Email: [email protected] are also helpful resources on the website.Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has been proven to help mental health problems. Italk offer evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and phobias, but you don't need a diagnosis to self-refer. You will need to be 16 years or above to use this service.
02380 383920


Shout is the UK's first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. Common reasons people contact; Depression, Anxiety, Abuse, Panic attacks, Suicidal thoughts, Self-harm, Relationship problems, Bullying


Togetherall is a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing.Millions of people in the UK have access via their participating employer, university, college, NHS provider or local council. All armed forces personnel, veterans and their families (16+) also have free access.

The Foundation for Positive Mental Health

We are a charity dedicated to promoting skills training for positive mental health, to enhance everyday wellbeing, increase resilience to, and recovery from, mental health difficulties.


We believe that young people are best placed to guide, support and empower their peers on issues relating to mental health and well being. is a site set up to support young people manage the changing times we are currently living in.
0151 547 7703

Mental Health Foundation

Prevention is at the heart of what we do. Our vision is good mental health for all. Our mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health.


We are the independent national champion for people who use health and social care services. We’re here to find out what matters to people, and help make sure their views shape the support they need.
03000 683 000

Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide)

Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) gives advice and support for young people who feel like they want to take their own life, and all their advice is confidential.
0800 068 41 41

Your mental health

A range of content designed to give you more information about mental health and to help you to look after your mental health.

5 steps to mental wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.


By sharing people’s real-life experiences, provides free, reliable information about health issues. You can watch people share their stories about cancer, autism, motor-neurone disease, pregnancy, drugs, depression and much more.

Doc Ready

It can be very difficult to talk to people when you’re having problems with your mental health. Doc Ready helps you prepare for the first time you visit a Doctor to discuss your mental health.


Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
0300 123 3393

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through a network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. The goal is to make sure everyone affected by severe mental illness has a good quality of life.


Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
116 123


SANE is a leading UK mental health charity. They work to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.
020 3805 1790

Combat Stress

Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For a century, they’ve helped former servicemen and women with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
0800 138 1619

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.
0800 58 58 58

Dementia UK

Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.
0800 888 6678

Young Minds

Young Minds is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever their challenges.

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