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I need support for my mental health

If you feel you need some support with your mental health but there is no immediate risk to your safety or others, make a doctors appointment as soon as you can.


I need to speak to someone now about my mental health

If you feel you need to talk to someone about how you feel or you need urgent mental health advice, call NHS 111.    They have mental health nurses 24/7 and will be able to help you or signpost the appropriate support service.


I am at crisis

If you are in crisis with your mental health, need immediate medical help or have harmed yourself and need medical attention, call 999. 

Other support available

Samaritans offer support and guidance for those struggling with their mental health. 

Call: 116 123 | Email: |

SHOUT provide support to people in crisis.

Text: 85258 | Website:

Mind provide a range of information around mental health well being.

Call: 0300 123 3393 | Text: 86463 | Website:

Local talking therapy services:

italk (Hampshire service for people aged 16+). You can self refer to this service or be referred by your GP.

Call: 023 8038 3920 | Email: | Website:

Steps2Wellbeing (Southampton service for people aged 18+) You can self refer to this service or be referred by your GP.


Here are some things you can do to improve your mental well being:

Connect – Connect with people around you and people you trust. Whether it be your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours, reach out check on those you care about.

Be active – You don't have to go to the gym.  Try taking a walk, cycling or playing a game of football. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life. 

Keep learning – Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. Why not sign up for that cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike? 

Give to others – Even the smallest act can count, whether it's a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Larger acts, such as volunteering at your local community centre, can improve your mental well being and help you build new social networks. 

Worried about someone else?

If you are worried about someone's mental well being, it's important that you reach out for support.

Find out more about how you can help others

If you are concerned someone is in immediate danger of harming themselves or other, call 999.

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