Community Mental Health Services (Adults)

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About the service

We provide a wide range of community-based mental health services for people who need ongoing support for their mental health issues. Tailored to individuals, we use psychological interventions, group and one-to-one therapy and social and emotional support, as well as medication options.

With all ‘functional’ mental illnesses, we focus on a person’s recovery from illness, rather than just their treatment. Functional mental illnesses have a predominantly psychological cause and includes conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, mood disorders and anxiety.

We also help older people with ‘organic’ mental illnesses, usually caused by a disease affecting the brain, such as Alzheimer’s. We provide community-based health care and support people to live as independently as possible by giving advice and signposting them to social support agencies.  We can also refer to other teams, such as our specialist memory service which runs Memory Matters courses.         

Accessing the service

If you feel that you need support from any of our services, speak to your GP to request a referral. Your local Community Mental Health Team will then do a thorough assessment with you to make sure you’re signposted to the right services. Together with you, we will create a care plan to support you in the best way possible.

Contact information
Out of hours

For urgent mental health help please call 111

If you live in Southampton you can also access The Lighthouse. 

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