Harbour Psychology does not offer emergency mental health support. If your life is in danger please call 999. For urgent (but non-life threatening) 24 hour advice please call 111.
Help available via the local NHS
Dorset and Southampton residents can self-refer to this free NHS service which offers time-limited CBT for mild to moderate difficulties, as well as counselling: Steps 2 Wellbeing (for people aged 18 and over). You can also request your GP to refer you.
For adults with more complex difficulties, your GP may refer you to your local Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) or for those under 18, Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). There are certain criteria which you may or may not meet; this is best discussed with your GP. Read more about NHS mental health services here.
Useful helplines, websites and other resources
If you are in severe distress and are concerned for your own safety, please dial 999.
The Samaritans offer 24/7 phone and email support to anyone in distress. Call 116 123 (freephone).
Children and teenager services
Childline runs a free 24/7 helpline for children and teenagers. Childline also offer an online chat / counselling support service. Call freephone 0800 1111.
Young Minds is a great online resource for most things relating to teenage mental health. Young Minds offer a parents’ helpline. Call 0808 802 5544.
Head Meds has lots of useful information about psychiatric medication prescribed to young people, as well as some information about commonly diagnosed mental health problems.
Domestic violence and abuse
National Domestic Violence Helpline offers advice and support. Call 0808 2000 247 (freephone).
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