Are you feeling scared, anxious, low or stressed?
Or does someone you care about seem anxious, depressed or low? Recognising the symptoms early on can be the key to getting back on your feet as soon as possible.
Want to feel better? Our free, confidential service is run by experienced professionals who will help you take the first step on the road to recovery. We will listen, assess and provide a plan just for you - help is at hand.
What we do and how we think can lead to us feeling bad. There are different ways we can help you to beat the unhelpful thoughts and unhelpful things you may do. Making small changes in thoughts and what we do, can start to make us feel better.
It's great that you're back on your feet and feeling better but you might have the occasional wobbly day and if you do, we're still here to help. You can use our secure user support section for help and advice whenever you need it.
If you are feeling very distressed, despairing or suicidal and need immediate help please contact your GP and request an emergency appointment, contact the Samaritans on 116 123, or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department.
If your GP surgery is not open, you can contact the NHS Out of Hours Medical Service on 111. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. If you feel at harm to yourself or from other – go straight to your nearest Accident and Emergency.
If you are concerned that someone else is very distressed and might be considering suicide please encourage them to contact their GP and make an emergency appointment. Alternatively you might wish to encourage them to speak to the Samaritans on 116 123.
If you are concerned that someone is about to act on thoughts of hurting themselves you might wish help them attend the nearest Accident and Emergency Department. Alternatively, you may choose to contact the Police on 999.
Similarly, if you become concerned that someone is at risk of hurting somebody else
If you feel you need to talk to someone in confidence, the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on:
Tel: 116 123
(TEXT MESSAGE ONLY number available on 07725 909090)
There are also local Samaritans branches across Hampshire and Dorset.