Safe Haven Café
An out-of-hours, drop-in style café for people experiencing a mental health crisis, or who are on the verge of one. This groundbreaking approach to mental health crisis care was based on the suggestions and requests of people who actually use the service and has proved remarkably effective, bringing about a reduction in local acute psychiatric admissions to hospital.
The original café in Victoria Road in Aldershot has now been replicated at five locations across Surrey.
See here for details.
Teenage Safe Haven
Loosely modelled on the adult Safe Haven (see above), this service was devised and designed in line with responses from hundreds of local schoolchildren. It is for children aged 10 to 17 and is also open to any parents who are concerned about their children.
As well as working with individuals, the service also works with a number of schools in the area to teach their staff about aspects of mental health support.
Click here for more information.
The Source – Youth Support Services
The Source Cafe - Suite 3, Wesley Chambers, Queens Road, Aldershot - has been open since October 2000 and remains Aldershot's only youth cafe - a drug and alcohol free social place for young people to meet in the evening.
The building is kitted out with a kitchen, games room and lounge, and is equipped with the latest games consoles and table sports. It's a safe, drug and alcohol-free place that's so rare in any town, let alone Aldershot.
Open four nights a week as a drop-in, what young people get from a night at The Source is outside of what could be their normal night out. It's safe, it's fun and it's fulfilling.
It can offer a range of arts and crafts for anyone feeling crafty or who needs to express themselves in big and small ways.
Visit the website for more information.
The UK's leading veterans' mental health charity, treating a range of mental health conditions, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression and anxiety.
Call on: 0800 138 1619 or send a text to: 07537 404 719
Connect Counselling Service
A Camberley-based Christian counselling service.
Tel: 01276 24210
Address: 8 Portesbery Road, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3TA
TalkPlus is a team of therapists, counsellors and psychologists. They offer a range of treatments to people who are experiencing symptoms of low mood and depression, anxiety, worry, stress, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, phobias, insomnia, relationship issues and low self-esteem.
You can download guided self help leaflets and access a range of courses, including:
There are also MP3 downloads which you can download to listen to.
TalkPlus services can be provided face-to-face or over the telephone.
If you are a patient of a GP in Rushmoor, Hart of Farnham then you can either self-refer or be referred through your GP.
Nearly all TalkPLUS courses are held at the main location in The Meads Business Centre, Farnborough.
TalkPlus has three locations where clinics are held in addition to GP practices across the area.
Tel: 01252 533355
Mental Health support
The Wellbeing Centre – 01252338810
The Welcome Project – 01483590150
North East Hants Community Mental Health Recovery Service – 01252328080
Surrey Heath Community Mental Health Recovery Service – 01276605522
Mindsight Surrey CAMHS
Mental Health Services for Children and Young People
The health and social care partnership for children and young people with mental health problems and learning disabilities living in Surrey.
Tel: 0300 222 5755
Mental Health Crisis Helpline
Provided by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
0300 456 8342
(Or text to get a call back on 07717989024)
Vulnerable person in need of support?
Hampshire Social Services
Tel: 0845 603 5630 (Out of hours – 08456004555)
Surrey Social Services
Tel: 0300 200 1005 (Out of hours – 01483 517 898)
Fleet OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) & BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder) Support Group
The user-led group aims to support, educate and raise awareness of the conditions. It is supported by national charity OCD Action.
It meets on the first Wednesday of every month, from 7pm to 9pm, at The Key Centre, Elvetham Heath.
Contact Angela Forster on 01252 819 431 or via email: email@example.com
Community Access Project
What does the service provide? Friendly, impartial advice on coping with a wide range of daily living activities including: keeping appointments, socialising and hobbies, encouraging good housekeeping skills, information seeking, and other personal goals. Support to return to education and access other services.
Who is the service for? People aged between 18 and 65, living in Aldershot, Farnborough and Fleet areas. You can access the service if you are experiencing mental distress and you do not have support from any other mental health worker or receive any other one-to-one support from other agencies.
Tel: 07894 606 244
Farnham Bipolar UK support group
Free to attend and open to anyone affected by bipolar, including family, friends and carers.
Meets on the 2nd Monday of every month.
Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Location: Vineyard House, Church House, Union road, Farnham. GU9 7PT
Tel: 0207 931 6480