The Harbour has now closed, but you can still get mental health support from lots of other services, such as PositiveMinds and Shout. More information can be found here.
The Harbour is an out-of-hours mental health crisis service, which opened in September 2021 for people living in Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Havant and East Hampshire.
It’s run by people who have experienced their own mental health issues and aims to support people in times of great difficulty, particularly in the evenings.
As well as providing immediate short-term support, the team can provide next working day appointments to help with ongoing recovery.
The Harbour team works closely with NHS Crisis Teams, NHS 111 service, GP surgeries and local support organisations to deliver high quality support to those in crisis with their mental health.
Steve Johns, The Harbour Service Manager, said:
“Real-time support – particularly in the evenings when we know people can feel even more lonely, isolated and vulnerable – is crucial. We would encourage anyone who is struggling with their mental health to reach out, because the team, with their own lived experience, is brilliantly positioned to understand what support an individual might need.”
People can call, text, video-call or web chat with The Harbour team on 07418 364 911, every evening between 4.30 and 11pm.
The team will provide immediate support for people struggling and in crisis with poor mental health, and may introduce them to wellbeing centres or other local support services such as Positive Minds.
To find out more, visit their website.
The Harbour is a collaboration between Solent Mind, Havant and East Hants Mind, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and Health and Care Portsmouth.
Find out more about local mental health support and services.