Mental Health Advice
iTalk is a counselling service provided free to NHS patients aged 16 and over. They offer a selection of group, individual, face to face, telephone ior online counselling plus have lots of useful information on their website. You can self-refer on their website, calling them or emailing them.
Telephone: 023 8038 3920
Hampshire Youth Access
Hampshire Youth Counselling for children and young people started on 1st April 2023. Self-referrals are now open for young people aged 5-17 (or 24 for care leavers or SEND) in Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton.
Please visit Referral Form - HYA (hampshireyouthaccess.org.uk) to complete the online self-referral. You can complete the referral yourself or if you are a parent/guardian on behalf of a young child or person. Please be aware there is a waiting list.
Telephone: 02382 147755
Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.
Telephone: 0300 5000 927
Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Telephone: 116 123
Mind is a national charity providing information and support. It lobbies to improve public services.
Telephone: 0300 123 3393
Mental health support and resources for young people and their families
This information was compiled by Whitewater Health Patient Participation Group. It brings togther links to a range of relevant organisations, with a particular focus on young people.