Local support services

Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) aim to help young people up to 18 who are finding it hard to manage their emotional, psychological and mental health. Check the threshold information on the website for eligibility.

Havant and East Hants MIND. The Children and Young People’s Safe Haven is open to all 11- to 17-year-olds living in Havant, East and South East Hants. Just drop in for face-to-face mental health support. There is no need to book an appointment before attending. They offer telephone support on their freephone number 0300 303 1580 for those unable to attend in person.

Life Cards signpost to key organisations that offer advice, help and support to people who are having suicidal thoughts or to someone who is worried about someone they know having suicidal thoughts.

They also link to Southern health webpage via the url and QR code that lists organisations on the card and signposts to local help and support in Hampshire.

Mental Health Crisis Helpline 24-hour support available to all in North East Hampshire experiencing a mental health crisis. Call 08009154644 for free if you or someone you care for is in a crisis.

Safe Havens provide out of hours help and support to people and their carers who are experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress.

Sasha's Project is a drop-in crisis centre for young people who are struggling with their mental health. Based in Fleet, the centre supports young people in crisis in Hampshire and Surrey Borders.

National support services

Call NHS Mental Health Crisis Support on 111.

 Campaign Against Living Miserably C.A.L.M. have a helpline and live chat that is open from 5pm to midnight, 365 days a year. The helpline can be reached on 0800 58 58 58.

Childline offer a free helpline. You can call them on 0800 1111. It will not appear on your phone bill.

Moodswings run a helpline between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, which can be reached at 0161 832 37 36. 

Papyrus is a website for the prevention of young suicide through help and advice.

Samaritans are a national organisation offering support to anyone going through a period of emotional distress. Whatever you're going through, you can call them for free on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org.

SANE have a national out-of-hours mental health service, called SANEline. They can be reached on 0300 304 7000 from 4pm to 10pm daily. This service is for anyone over the age of 16, there are alternative services for those under 16 (support@sane.org.uk).

Self-Harm is full of information about who self-harms, why people might self-harm and what you can do to help or support. It includes myths and information to help you stay safe during recovery.

Shout is the UK’s first free direct messaging service for anyone in crisis. To get help from a crisis volunteer, please text CIN to 85258. Shout can help with urgent issues such as: suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying and relationship challenges.

Suicide Prevention UK have a National Suicide Prevention Helpline, open daily from 6pm to midnight. Everyone is welcome to call the service on 0800 689 5652.

Support Line provide confidential emotional to children, young adults and adults. This advice can be accessed via phone, email or post. The helpline can be reached on 01708 765200. A particular focus of Support Line is providing support to adult survivors of childhood abuse.  

Text HANTS to 85258 if you are safe and need someone to talk to.

The Mix provide crisis support to young people aged 11-25. This support can be accessed in a variety of ways. They have a free helpline open from 4pm to 11pm Monday to Friday, 0808 808 4994. During this time there is also the option to have a live one-to-one messenger chat. Young people can also email the helpline and get a response within 24 hours (Mon to Fri). They also offer a crisis messenger service, which can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

The Silverline is a helpline for those older than 55 and is run by Age UK. The helpline is open 24-hours a day, every day and can be reached on 0800 4 70 80 90. They provide friendship, conversations and support to help combat loneliness.