Mental health and wellbeing

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Want all the latest information to help look after your mental health?

There are little things we can all do to help look after our mental health. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. There are lots of support and resources to help.

Resources for everyone SHOW


Services for adults (18+ years) SHOW


Services for children and young people (under 18 years) SHOW


If you need further support, you can always contact your GP for an appointment to discuss how you’re feeling. If you need support more urgently you can also request an emergency appointment.

If you’re in School or College, you should have access to range of pastoral support services such as Emotional Literacy Support Assistants, Early Help Team including School Nurses and Mental Health in Schools Team. Speak to your School or College about what is available and how to access this support.

In Crisis or Emergency

If you have urgent concerns about a mental health problem and need immediate help, you can:

  • Call 111 and select the Mental Health option – this is how to access the NHS urgent mental health triage helpline 24/7 for all ages. You can also go to 111.nhs.uk
  • Call the Samaritans on 116 123 – for 24/7 telephone support
  • Text “SHOUT” to 85258 – for 24/7 crisis text support
  • Call on 0800 58 58 58 or use their webchat from 5pm to midnight everyday if you are struggling and need to talk
  • Text “LIGHTHOUSE” and your postcode to 07451276010 between 4:30pm-12am (e.g. LIGHTHOUSE SO14 0YG) for urgent support. The Lighthouse will then contact you by phone or text. Please note this is only open to those over 18 years of age and living in Southampton

In a life-threatening emergency call 999 or visit A&E.