Adult mental health directory

Advocacy

Community Advocacy

We work with people with mental health problems across Hampshire to safeguard their rights, access services, empower them to make informed decisions about their care, and take greater control of their lives.

You might require an advocate if you need someone to:

  • Listen to you
  • Help you speak up
  • Help you to understand your rights
  • Communicate with professionals

Location: Across Hampshire, including Basingstoke.
Eligibility criteria: 18+
Referral: GP/Health professional
Self-referral: Yes Telephone:
023 8020 8951
email: info@hampshireadvocacy.org.uk
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Independent Mental Health Advocacy

An Independent Mental Health advocate can help you if you have any restrictions put on you by The Mental Health Act – these can be if you are detained under certain sections, have a Community Treatment Order, a Guardianship Order or for support with some treatments. An IMHA will meet with you and ensure that you are aware of your rights under the Act. They can help you speak to staff and managers or appeal the details of your restrictions.

An IMHA can also attend a tribunal with you to ensure that your rights are upheld, and that you are able to participate fully in the process.

Location: Across Hampshire, including Basingstoke.
Eligibility criteria: 18+
Referral: GP/Health professional
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 023 8020 8951
email: info@hampshireadvocacy.org.uk
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Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy, DoLS and Paid Representation

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 sets out a legal requirement to assist vulnerable people who lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about serious medical treatment and changes of accommodation. This is known as Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA).

An IMCA will be appointed to make a particular decision related to a change of accommodation or serious medical treatment. Our IMCA's will meet with you and other people who know you, and consider information about you. Then they will provide a report to the decision maker to inform the decision they are making to ensure it is in your best interests.

An IMCA can also be appointed in adult protection/safeguarding cases and care reviews if required.

An IMCA also provides a role within Deprivation of Liberties Safeguarding.

Location: Across Hampshire, including Basingstoke.
Eligibility criteria: 18+
Referral: GP/Health professional
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 023 8020 8951
email: hampshireimca@solentmind.org.uk
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Anxiety and Depression

Sunshine and Showers: Depression and Anxiety Support Groups - Odiham

Sunshine and Showers groups are local depression support groups designed for people with mild to moderate depression and/ or anxiety.

They run in Odiham and we currently have vacancies for both the day time and evening groups. Do you know anyone who would benefit from talking in a group of like-minded people about what is worrying them and how they are feeling? Are they able to commit to attending a weekly group? Sunshine and Showers offers a non-judgemental place for them to talk things through. Group sizes are no more than 10 people. You get to speak every week. There will be a group facilitator and co-facilitator there to guide conversations. Please note the venue is non-smoking.

Location: Odiham Community Hospital, near Basingstoke
Eligibility criteria: 18+
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01252 815652
email: megan.r@hartvolaction.org.uk
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The Voice

Support and workshop groups in and around Basingstoke

Location: Basingstoke and Tadley
Telephone: 07894 220 461
Email: gina.thevoice@outlook.com
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Carers

Carers Assessment and Emergency planning - The Princess Royal Trust for Carers

Carers assessments are a good opportunity for you to talk to someone about your caring role as well as your own needs. This should include the impact of your caring on your own life and health and the impact of caring on your work and family.

Opening times: Various days/times.
Location: Hub /Drop in at Newman Court Resource Centre, RG22 4BW
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone 01264 835246
Email: info@carercentre.com
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Carers Together

Supporting unpaid carers.

Location: The Glebe Hall, Church Square, Basingstoke
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01256 353290
Email: admin@carerstogether.org.uk
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Hampshire Parent Carer

The Hampshire Parent Carer Network is an independent parent-led charity set up to ensure that the families and carers of children and young people with disabilities or additional needs can participate fully in the development of services within Hampshire. Our shared mission is to improve and enhance the experiences and opportunities of children and young people with additional needs and/or disability by enabling parents and carers to be heard and be at the heart of decisions, development and delivery of services in Hampshire.

Location: Basingstoke and Hampshire
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01962 859849
Email: info@hpcn.org.uk
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Rushmoor and Hart Young Carers

Hart Voluntary Action has been involved with the running of the Rushmoor and Hart Young Carers for over 10 years, and has recently joined with the Basingstoke Young Carers’ project to become the North Hampshire Young Carers’ Partnership. The aim is to be able to offer a young carer the same type of support wherever they live in the north of the county.

The aim is to support children and young people who have taken on a caring role for a parent, sibling or other relative who is disabled, or suffering a long-term illness, including mental health problems or drug/alcohol misuse.

The support currently on offer includes:

  • Young Carers’ Clubs in Farnborough and Fleet which meet during term-time (currently for 10-18 year olds only).
  • Volunteer driver transport to attend the Clubs if required.
  • Outings and activities during the summer holidays.

 

Club Meeting Times/Days (Term-time only)

  • Monday - Fleet – 19.00-21.00 (10-18 year olds)
  • Tuesday - Cove, Farnborough – 17.30-19.30 (10-16 year olds)

Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01252 815652
Email: youngcarers@hartvolaction.org.uk
Website

Community Groups and Support

Oaks & Acorns

Inter-generational walks and coffee mornings for all ages.

Location: Rucstall Community Centre, Holbein Close, RG21 3EX
Telephone: 01256 325 793

The Action for Happiness Course

Exploring What Matters gives you the chance to meet friendly, like-minded people and find simple ways to make yourself and others happier. This 8-week course is based in science and helps you:

  • Meet with like-minded people to explore what really matters in life and find new ways of looking at things.
  • Learn from the experts through videos, mindfulness exercises and a handbook full of resources to help you break big ideas into manageable chunks.
  • Take small actions each week by taking time to reflect on how to create happiness for yourself and those around you.

Click here for more information.

Sanctuary

We provide supported Housing across North Hampshire and work in partnership with Homegroup and Together for Mental Wellbeing. We also –provide one to one community support to clients who live in their own homes.

Drop ins:

  • Tuesday 10am -12; Hart Civic Offices, Harlington Way, Fleet, GU51 4AE
  • Tuesday (fortnightly) 1pm – 3pm Drop in and life skills programme at Elles Hall, Meudon Avenue, Farnborough, GU14 7LE
  • Wednesday 12.30 – 2.30; Basingstoke Job Centre, Crown Buildings, Winchester Road, Basingstoke, RG21 8ES
  • Thursday 12pm-2pm Aldershot Wellbeing Centre, 121 Victoria Road, Aldershot, GU11 1JN

A drop in on a Friday afternoon at the Basingstoke Wellbeing Centre is being planned for.

We also have:

  • Tuesday 1.30pm Walking Group in Basingstoke
  • Thursday 2pm – 4pm workshops at The United Reform Church in Basingstoke. These workshops are recovery focussed and cover a different subject each week. Some of the workshops planned include: Motivation, SMART goals, Assertiveness, Communication, Improve your mental wellbeing, Mate crime, Keeping Safe.
  • Friday 1pm – 4pm we are running an allotment group at Russell Road Allotments.
  • Fibromyalgia support group at the Wellbeing Centre in Basingstoke will run on the last Monday of the month from 1pm -2.30pm and starts on Monday 24th September

Enquiries : hampshirenorth.mentalhealth@sanctuary-housing.co.uk 
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Fluid Motion Theatre Fluid Motion is a mental health theatre company based in Basingstoke, Hampshire. We create performances on a wide range of mental health themes as well as delivering education and community work.

Location: Fluid Motion Theatre Company, The Orchard, White Hart Lane, Basingstoke, RG21 4AF
Telephone: 07935 680209
Email: info@fluidmotiontheatre.com
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Green Fingers

Gardening project for people with mental health, learning disabilities physical health problems.

Opening times: Monday to Friday 10am - 3pm
Location: South Ham, Basingstoke, RG22 6AX
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01256 361964
Email: greenfingers@basingstokemencap.org.uk
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The Recovery College

The Recovery College takes an educational approach to equip people with the knowledge and skills to get on with your life, despite mental illness.

Courses are take place across Hampshire including Basingstoke and are available to everyone whether they identify themselves as ‘service user’, ‘carer’ or 'member of staff'.

Location: The Recovery College, Team Base, Room 21-22, Tom Rudd Unit, Moorgreen Hospital, Botley Road, West End, Southampton, SO30 3JB
Eligibility criteria: 18+
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 023 8047 5188
Email: recovery.college@southernhealth.nhs.uk
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Wellbeing centre (Andover Mind)

The wellbeing centre in Vyne Road, Basingstoke, is a friendly and welcoming place for people to manage their mental wellbeing. We have a team of experienced staff who can offer a personal support plan, provide information and encouragement to manage everyday living skills and help access activities within the community.

Location: 3 Vyne Road, Basingstoke, RG21 5NL
Eligibility criteria: 18+
Referral: GP or Community Mental Health Team
Telephone: 01256 476572
Email: well-beingbasingstoke@andovermind.org.uk
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Wellbeing centres (East Hants Mind)

Providing private and confidential emotional support, and one-to-one help to raise aspirations, goals and ambitions.

Also offer people opportunities to meet others with experience of mental health problems and importantly with experience of recovery.

Location: Various location East Hampshire including Alton
Eligibility criteria: 18+
Referral: GP
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 02392 498916
Email: info@easthantsmind.org
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Counselling/talking therapies

The Mindspace Foundation

Counselling services for children, young people and adults.

Location: The Orchard, White Hart Lane, Basingstoke, RG21 4AF
Telephone: 01256 423 892
Email: contact@mindspacefoundation.co.uk
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YPI Counselling

The service provides information, advice, support and counselling for young people in Basingstoke and across Hampshire via the Frankie Project.

Location: The Orchard, White Hart Lane, Basingstoke, RG21 4AF
Telephone: 01256 423878
Email: tcapon@ypicounselling.co.uk
Website

Basingstoke Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (BRASACC)

Basingstoke Rape and Sexual Abuse Crisis Centre (BRASACC) is here to provide Crisis Line support to anyone over the age of 16 years who has been raped, sexually abused or sexually assaulted at any time in their lives.

They can provide practical and emotional support, counselling, information about any medical examinations, and testing for any sexually transmitted diseases.

BRASACC also provide Crisis Line support to parents, partners, families, friends, and workers from other agencies, who are supporting survivors of rape and sexual abuse and sexual assault.

Opening times: The Crisis line 01256 423890 operates on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings between 7pm and 9pm.
Location: North Hampshire
Eligibility criteria: For those who live in the North Hampshire area of England including Basingstoke, Silchester, Bramley, Sherbourne St. John, Oakley, Tadley, Alton, Hook, Fleet and Farnborough.
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01256 423890
Email: admin@brasacc.com
Website

Bereaved by suicide

Helpline offering support and information to parents who have been bereaved by suicide through the loss of a son or daughter.

Bereaved by Suicide are not professional advisers or trained counsellors but bereaved parents themselves who wish to support others in the same situation.

Telephone: 01252 695599
Email: bereavedbysuicide@ntlworld.com
Website

Counselling Alton

ACS is a registered charity providing affordable and professional counselling. We are based in Alton, Hampshire and serve the surrounding community.We have an experienced team of counsellors who provide support for people's well-being through weekly counselling sessions.

Our areas of counselling expertise for adults include; depression, anxiety, work related stress, bereavement and relationship difficulties. We also offer counselling for couples experiencing difficulties within their relationships.

Location: Quaker Meeting House, Church Street, Alton GU34 2DA
Eligibility criteria: 16+
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01420 89207
Email: admin@altoncounselling.org.uk
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Counselling Basingstoke

Basingstoke Counselling Service, a member of the National Counselling Network, has been serving the community since 1985. Offering one-to-one and couples counselling for adults, our team of well-trained counsellors provide a professional and affordable service and we can help you with a wide range of problems through periods of distress or difficulty.

Our counsellors are supervised and practise within the framework for ethical practice of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. The relationship between client and counsellor is of utmost importance and so we always try to carefully match the most suitable counsellor to your particular needs.

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 10am-2pm
Counselling Hours: 9am-9pm
Location: Basingstoke Counselling Service, Goldings, London Road, Basingstoke, RG21 4AN
Referral: GP
Telephone: 01256 843125
Email: info@basingstokecounselling.org.uk
Website
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Cruse Bereavement

Basingstoke Branch was founded in 1992 and joined with the other Branches in Hampshire in 2009 to form an Area. Services available:

  • One to one support for adults
  • Evening weekly drop in
  • One to one support: in your own home or a neutral venue if required. Please telephone 01264 335569 which is an answer phone. Please leave your name, number and the best time to contact you and we will ring you back as soon as is possible.

Location: The area covered by the Branch is north to Tadley and south to Alton, Basingstoke town itself, villages as far east as Odiham and Hook, and west as far as Overton and Whitchurch.
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01264 335569
Email: basingstoke@cruse.org.uk
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Divorce recovery workshop

The workshop in Basingstoke has been running for over 12 years. We run two workshops per year usually starting in April and September. We average 18 participants per workshop and we have an active social club with over 50 members that is available to people who complete the workshop.

Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01256 324732
Email: basingstoke@drw.org.uk
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Head Space

Meditation App for phone or tablet.

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italk

Free NHS Psychological Therapies Service; telephone support and face to face intensive support based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Monday- Friday 9am-5pm (some evenings)
Location: Various locations within NHCCG, WHCCG, SE & F&G CCG
Eligibility criteria: 16+
Referral: Health care professional
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 023 8038 3920
Email: info@italk.org.uk
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Relate

Relationship counselling, family counselling, sex therapy, children and young people's counselling.

Location: Basingstoke Relate, Lutyen’s Close, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 8AG
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01256 338 624
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Samaritans (Basingstoke)

Phone support line and drop-in service. Telephone lines open 24/7.

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

  • Monday 1pm – 10pm
  • Tuesday 6pm – 10pm
  • Wednesday 6pm – 10pm
  • Thursday 1pm – 10pm
  • Friday 1pm – 10pm
  • Saturday 10am – 10pm
  • Sunday 6pm – 10pm

Location: 5 Essex Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7TA
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01256 462333 (local call charges apply)
National telephone: 116 123 (this number is free to call)
Email: jo@samaritans.org
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Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exist to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide. We are a self-help organisation and we aim to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other. We also strive to improve public awareness and maintain contacts with many other statutory and voluntary organisations.

We offer a unique and distinct service for bereaved adults across the UK, run by the bereaved for the bereaved. We currently help around 7000 people each year and we continue to grow in response to significant unmet demand.

Self-referral: Yes
Email: sobs.admin@care4free.net
Website

Domestic abuse

Hampton trust - Domestic abuse

We provide a variety of programmes and services to engage and strengthen individuals, families, organisations and communities.

Location: Hampshire and Southampton
Self-referral: Yes Telephone: 02380 009898 Website

Eating disorders

Beat - Beating eating disorders

Support and services for people or carers of person with eating disorder.

Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 0345 634 1414
Email: help@b-eat.co.uk
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Community Eating Disorders Service (referral by GP)

Support and services for people or carers of person with eating disorder

Opening times: Outpatient service is open Monday - Thursday 8.30am-5pm and Fridays 8.30am-4.30pm (excluding bank holidays). Our Intensive Community Support programme is open for more extended hours.
Telephone: 0345 634 1414
Email: help@b-eat.co.uk
Website

Obsessive and compulsive disorders

Fleet - OCD & BDD Support Group

This group offers informal meetings in a relaxed atmosphere, where people affected by OCD/BDD can talk to others in a friendly, non-judgemental way. This group doesn’t offer specific therapy or professional guidance but is an opportunity to share ideas and provide mutual support. the group is open to sufferers, carers and friends.

Opening times: First Wednesday of the month
Eligibility critera: People with OCD & BDD, family members, carers, friends, minimum age 16 but recommended 18 and above
Location: The Key Centre, Elvetham Heath, Fleet, GU51 1AH
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 01252 819431
Email: ocdfleet@gmail.com
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Psychosis

Early Intervention in Psychosis (referral by Community Mental Health Team)

Assessment, treatment and support for young people who are or who maybe in the early stages of a psychotic illness.

Location: Bridge Centre - New Road, Basingstoke
Eligibility criteria: 14-35 years first episode of psychosis
Referral: Via Community Mental Health Team
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Substance misuse

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

Location: Various locations in Basingstoke and surrounding areas. Days and times vary. For further information, print the Patient Information Sheet or visit website.
Eligibility criteria: 18+
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 0800 9177 650
Email: help@alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
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Inclusion

Inclusion provide services that include advice, information, harm reduction interventions, recovery planning in conjunction with a range of pharmacological, psychosocial and structured treatment programs. We work with specific needs including criminal justice, mother and baby and dual diagnosis.

Opening times: Monday - Saturday (some evening and weekends - see website for details)
Location: Jacob's House, Jacob's Road, New Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7PE ~
Eligibility criteria: 18+
Referral: GP/Health care professional
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 0300 124 0103 option 2
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Narcotics Anonymous

The primary service provided by Narcotics Anonymous is the local meetings (held weekly). Each group is autonomous, organising itself according to a series of 12 principles common to the entire organisation. Meetings, which take place in rooms rented from public, religious or other organisations, may be 'open to all', meaning anyone can attend or 'open to addicts only', meaning only for people who want to address their own drug problems. Meetings are facilitated by NA members. Other members may take part by talking in turn about their experiences of addiction and the recovery, strength and hope they've discovered through NA.

Location: Various locations in Basingstoke and surrounding areas. Days and times vary. For further information, print the Patient Information Sheet or visit website.

Eligibility criteria: 18+
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 0300 9991212
Email: webcom@ukna.org
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Voluntary Action Groups

Information and support for local communities