General mental health topics that you can find information and support services for in this section include: wellbeing, bullying, anger, body image, stress, anxiety, difficulties eating and low mood.
Local support services
- ATALOSS.org a charity that provides the UK's signposting website for the bereaved.
- Crossover (serving Liss and the surrounding area) provides therapy sessions which are available for local young people aged 8–19.
- Havant and East Hants MIND work to promote good mental health within our district. They seek to support and empower people to lead a full life as part of their local community.
- Family Counselling Trust (serving Hampshire) provides early intervention counselling to children and young people aged up to 18.
- iTalk supports people to improve their mental wellbeing through education, guided self-help tools and evidence-based talking therapies.
- Off the Record (serving East Hampshire and Havant) offers information, support and counselling for young people aged 11-25.
- The King’s Arms (serving Petersfield, Alton and the surrounding areas) provides youth provision for young people aged 11-18. The mental health provision includes mentoring and courses to support self-esteem and tackling anxiety.
- Step by Step (serving North East Hampshire) offers specialist support which includes advisory services, mediation support and mental health and well-being services.
- Rowan’s Meerkat Service (serving South East Hampshire) provides specialist support to children and young people who have a family member with a life-limiting illness, or who are bereaved.
National support services
- Age Concern Hampshire Telephone Befriending Support offers support to over 50s in the country.
- Anna Freud aims to empower young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing. It includes a list of strategies young people could use based of research and advice from professionals.
- Anxiety UK provide information on different types of anxiety conditions.
- Beat provides information, advice and guidance on different types of eating disorders, recovery information and support services.
- Child Line can be contacted about anything. They are here to support you and help you find ways to cope with things such as bullying, abuse, safety, your body, your feelings, friends, relationships and sex.
- Hampshire Youth Access (HYA) is a partnership of agencies providing counselling, information and advice to children and young people aged 5 to 17.
- Mind can help you find information about mental health and wellbeing.
- MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people. They work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ community.
- No Panic helps people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders and other related anxiety disorders.
- Rehab for addiction is an advisory and referral service for people who suffer from alcohol, drug and behavioural addiction. They have modern recovery programmes in Hampshire.
- Sane works to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. Their website includes information about common mental health conditions, their causes, symptoms and treatments.
- My Tutor has a useful guide for parents supporting teenage mental health.
- Young Minds can help if you want to know more about how you're feeling, get information about a mental health condition or know what support is available to you