The Harbour, an urgent out-of-hours mental health support service, closed on 20 January 2023. The service was set up as a pilot in September 2021, but the decision has been made to close the service as the demand was not high enough.
Charlotte Hope, Head of Unplanned Care at Solent NHS Trust, said, “Whilst feedback from callers has been very positive; the demand was not high enough. With this in mind, Solent NHS Trust and Solent Mind made the necessary but difficult decision that the pilot will not continue.”
Residents can still get mental health support from lots of other services, both locally and nationally.
Local services which can help:
National services which can help:
If you’re interested in learning more about mental health, visit www.mentalhealthinportsmouth.co.uk.
You can learn about different mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders, and find tips on how to manage these feelings and when to get help.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis and need urgent mental health support, please call 111 or visit www.111.nhs.uk and speak to the NHS Mental Health Triage Service.
The 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 access to key services and organisations that can offer mental health support.
If you, or someone you know, is 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, a care plan should be in place which outlines what to do in a crisis. This might be to contact your GP or the Adult Mental Health Team that supports you.