Cost of living pressures can affect our mental health and wellbeing but there is help out there. Read about the support available from charities and services.
if you are struggling with paying for regular prescriptions, you can apply for a prescription prepayment certificate to help you save money. It covers all your NHS prescriptions, including NHS dental prescriptions, no matter how many items you need.
NHS Low Income Scheme
If you have a low income, you may be able to get help with NHS costs. The scheme covers the costs for prescriptions, dental treatment, eye care and healthcare travel.
Mental health support
NHS Talking Therapy Services
Talking therapies are confidential and free treatments delivered by fully trained NHS practitioners. They can help with common mental health problems like stress, anxiety and depression.
Local services are:
• Talk Plus for patients registered with a GP surgery in Fleet, Crondall or Yateley, telephone 01252 533355.
• italk for patients registered with a GP surgery in Hook, Hartley Wintney or Odiham, telephone 02380 383920.
Adult Safe Havens
Save havens provide out of hours help and support to people and their carers who are experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress.
- If you are registered with a GP surgery in Yateley, Fleet or Crondall, contact Surrey and Borders Safe Havens. Open 6pm to 11pm weekdays and 12.30pm to 1pm weekends and bank holidays. No appointment necessary.
- If you are registered with a GP surgery in Hook, Hartley Wintney or Odiham, contact North and Mid Hampshire Safe Haven. Open every day (including bank holidays) 6pm to 10pm. Alternatively call 0300 303 5772
Children’s Safe Havens
In a mental health crisis you can access:
- No Limits young person’s Safe Haven (North East Hampshire and Farnham) for out of hours emotional and practical support for young people aged 10 – 17.
- Sasha's Project runs a drop- in crisis centre at the Point Youth Centre, Harlington Way, Fleet. Open from 10pm to 6am every Friday and Saturday.
Childline: 0800 1111. Open 24 hours, seven days a week and all calls are free of charge.
Mental Health Crisis Helpline: 0800 915 4644. Open 24 hours, seven days a week and all calls are free of charge.
Shout: 24/7 crisis text support. Text "SHOUT" to 85258. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and free of charge.
Samaritans: call 116 123. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and free of charge.
Mind: offers advice and support to anyone with a mental health problem.
Silverlinehttps://www.thesilverline.org.uk/: a free helpline for older people
CALM: for men aged 15 to 35.
Men's Health Forum: 24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Domestic abuse support
Hampshire Domestic Abuse Advice Line:
Monday – Thursday, 9.30am – 5.30pm
Friday, 9.30am – 5pm
Virtual Drop-in Service
For victims of domestic abuse who cannot access a telephone.
Please contact a worker via Facebook Messenger
Monday – Friday, 9:30am to 11:30am, 3pm to 5pm, 6pm to 8pm
Ask for ANI
if you are experiencing domestic abuse and need immediate help, ask for ‘ANI’ in a participating pharmacy. ‘ANI’ stands for Action Needed Immediately. If a pharmacy has the ‘Ask for ANI’ logo on display, it means they’re ready to help. They will offer you a private space, provide a phone and ask if you need support from the police or other domestic abuse support services.