Mental Health Support Services

We all need support sometimes. If you are in a mental health crisis, or know someone who is, this page provides information about where and how you can get help.

If someone is in immediate danger

If you, or someone you know, are at immediate risk of harming themselves or others, then please ring 999.

If you, or the person you’re concerned about, is already in contact with NHS mental health services, they or you should have a care plan which outlines what to do in a crisis.

Other non-emergency crisis situations

If you or someone you know are experiencing a crisis and need urgent mental health support, please call 111 or visit and speak to the NHS Mental Health Triage Service.

NHS 111 mental health triage service provides advice, support and guidance, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for anyone living in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The team has a wide range of skills, including on the phone brief psychological support and has access to key services and organisations that can offer mental health support to people in their time of need.

Our Wellbeing Team

Meon Health Practice Wellbeing Team logo

Our own social prescribers and health coaches offer support including patient drop-ins, wellbeing walks and exercise classes. You can chat to a member of the team to discuss any problems you are experiencing. Find out more about our Wellbeing Team and how they may be able to help you with non-medical issues.

Other mental health support services

Below are a number of local and national mental health services. Details of how to contact them or self-refer are provided:

Non-urgent advice: Samaritans

To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email

Call: 116 123 (24/7 helpline)

Non-urgent advice: Solent Mind

Non-urgent advice: CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are an NHS service that help young people and their families. Every clinician (someone who sees and treats young people) who works at CAMHS is able to provide high quality assessments and treatments (called ‘interventions’).

Their aim is for all young people in Hampshire to become more aware, more motivated and more empowered to make choices that enhance their health and well being.

You can refer yourself or a young person online at
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) logo

Non-urgent advice: NHS Talking Therapies

The NHS is encouraging anyone struggling with feelings of depression, or anxiety such as excessive worry, panic attacks, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, or obsessions and compulsions, to seek help through NHS Talking Therapies services. These are effective, confidential and free treatments delivered by trained clinicians, online, on the phone, or in person.

If you’re struggling with feelings of depression or anxiety, seeking help through an NHS Talking Therapies service can be one of the best steps you can take to overcome mental health issues and get back on track.

You do not need to have a diagnosed mental health problem to refer yourself to an NHS Talking Therapies service. Getting support as soon as you start having difficulties can help to reduce their impact.

You can refer yourself online at

Non-urgent advice: Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory is a resource hub which can help you to find a qualified and insured counsellor. The website includes information about counselling organisations and charities who offer free or low cost counselling. All counsellors listed have provided proof of membership with a professional body.

This website also shares free advice and guidance from counsellors through web articles.


Non-urgent advice: Andy’s Man Club

Andy’s Man Club are talking groups for men to help you through difficulties you may be experiencing.
Meeting are held all over the nation on Monday evenings, excluding bank holidays and are free of charge. No booking is required.

Locally meetings are held at Fareham Social Club, 8 Mill Rd, Fareham PO16 0TN
Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.
Facebook: AndysManClub Fareham Facebook page

Non-urgent advice: Shout

If you would prefer not to talk but want some mental health support, you could text SHOUT to 85258. Shout offers a confidential 24/7 text service providing support if you are in crisis and need immediate help.

Text: SHOUT to 85258
image of boy looking worried and holding a phone. Wording says "Anxious, lonely or overwhelmed? Start a conversation with us. Test 'HANTS' to 85258 for free, confidential support, 24/7.

Non-urgent advice: Moving On Project

The Moving On Project’s vision is to improve the emotional health and wellbeing of young people aged between 11-25 in Fareham, Gosport and surrounding areas, so that they can achieve their full potential.

Telephone: 01329 822 331
Address: Xperience Youth Centre, Trinity Street, Fareham, PO16 7SJ

Non-urgent advice: Fareham Men’s Shed

This group aims to help and encourage members to maintain their health and wellbeing, to make new friends, and enjoy working together on a range of projects. They provide a workshop and social centre for retired men over 55.

Find out more about them here:

Non-urgent advice: CALM

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). You can call CALM on 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day) if you are struggling and need to talk. Or if you prefer not to speak on the phone, you could try the CALM webchat service.

Call: 0800 58 58 58

Non-urgent advice: Kooth

If you are between 11 and 24, Kooth offers emotional and mental health support. They have a free, safe and anonymous online chat and emotional wellbeing service. You need to sign up to Kooth to use it but the service is anonymous.

Non-urgent advice: Papyrus

Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide

If you’re under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling, you can call Papyrus HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm). You can also email or text 07786 209 697.

Call Hopeline 0800 068 41 41