We have four hospitals throughout Hampshire, with services available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
If you start to feel better whilst you are in hospital, but still require intensive support, you may be transferred to our Hospital at Home teams, who can give you support tailored to your needs, in your own home or community setting.
Get access to this service
Your GP will make a referral to your local Community Mental Health Team.
How we can help
We know that coming into hospital can be a difficult and an unsettling experience, so we will work closely with you, your family and/or carer(s) to make sure this process is as stress-free and reassuring as possible.
You may be admitted to an inpatient service with your consent, or if you’re very unwell, you may be admitted under a section of the Mental Health Act.
When you stay in a hospital our team will work closely with you, focusing on helping you with your recovery. Some of the ways we can help include:
- Prescription and management of medication
- Individual therapy programme
- Monitoring your physical health
- Education and advice about mental illness and wellbeing
- Spiritual support
- Support for carers.
We have four mental health inpatient units across Hampshire:
- Antelope House - Southampton
- Melbury Lodge - Winchester
- Elmleigh - Havant
- Parklands - Basingstoke
We also provide psychiatric intensive care units (PICU) in two of our inpatient services - Antelope and Parklands. You may be admitted to a PICU if you need treatment in a safe and secure environment that's separate to the rest of the ward.
Please note: these are all smoke-free units. Staff will encourage patients not to smoke and will offer nicotine replacement products in place of cigarettes, along with advice and support to either temporarily stop smoking during their stay or to make an attempt to quit.