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 “HANTS” 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.
There are lots of support and resources to help you look after your mental health.
Every Mind Matters
The Every Mind Matters – NHS Better Health resource for adults and young people offers expert advice and guidance to deal with stress and anxiety, boost mood, improve sleep, and help feel more in control.
Solent Mind’s Wellbeing app
Solent Mind’s Wellbeing app supports adults and young people on their mental health journey. Find tips, advice, mindfulness exercises, a mood tracker, weekly challenges and more. Download the free Wellbeing App.
The Little Book of Sunshine
The Little Book of Sunshine (local edition) shares tips to help children and young people deal with anxiety, body image, relationships, anger, and more, plus find support services. You can download a PDF to print or view as an online book.
NHS Mental Health
Visit NHS Mental Health for a wide range of information, advice, and services for mental health.
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 are in school or college, you should have access to a range of pastoral support services such as Emotional Literacy Support Assistants, Early Help Team including school nurses and the Mental Health in Schools team. Speak to your school or college about what is available and how to access this support.