The Lighthouse

About the service

The Lighthouse outside.jpgThe Lighthouse is an informal, non-judgemental, out-of-hours mental health service for anyone over the age of 18 who requires short-term support with their mental health.   

The Lighthouse is based in Shirley, Southampton and is currently operating as a virtual service, with some limited face-to-face contact. The team are working hard to be as accessible as possible, in a COVID-19 safe way. 

The service runs from 4.30pm to 11.30pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It is open to anyone over the age of 18 who lives within the SO14-SO19 postcodes, and feels they are at crisis point with their mental health.

What we do

Lighthouse logo.jpgThe Lighthouse offers a safe space for those in mental health crisis to get support. The team is made up of people who have lived experience of mental health challenges and using services, people who hold a professional registration, and people who fall across both categories.

The Lighthouse is unable to work with people who:

  • need medical attention
  • have been drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • behave in a threatening or physically aggressive manner.
  • are under 18

Accessing the service

If you are aged 18 or over, live in Southampton and feel like you're in mental health crisis or emotional distress, you can access our virtual support service. Access the service by texting ‘lighthouse’ and your postcode (for example LIGHTHOUSE SO14 0YG) to the Solent Mind text line number (07451 276010) between 4.30pm and 11.30pm. Our staff will then contact you via telephone, email, webchat or text.

How to find us

Address: 147 Shirley Road, Options Wellbeing, The Annexe, Southampton, SO15 3FH

It is within walking distance of Southampton Central Train Station and various local bus routes.

There is very limited parking in the streets around the site.

Contact information

Access the service by texting ‘lighthouse’ and your postcode (for example LIGHTHOUSE SO14 0YG) to the Solent Mind text line number 07451 276010 between 4.30pm and 11.30pm. 

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