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Mental Health Community Services

  

We have three types of community-based services:

 

Psychological therapies

Our ‘italk’ team provides treatment to people suffering from common mental health problems like depression, anxiety and stress. It also treats OCD, panic disorder, PTSD, social phobia and agoraphobia. It’s a partnership with Solent Mind.

italk is for people (16+) registered with a GP in Basingstoke, Bordon, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, New Forest, Petersfield, Romsey, Andover and Winchester.

You can self-refer either online or by calling 023 8038 3920.

Community mental health teams

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.                                   

Referral would be via your GP.

Acute mental health teams

We provide intensive support for people who are experiencing an acute or ‘crisis’ episode during their mental illness. We give short-term, intensive periods of support in a patient’s home or the local community, to prevent an unnecessary hospital admission. If a short hospital stay is needed, we work with each person to create a plan to get them home ASAP. 

A healthcare professional would refer you to this service.

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