One to one confidential, emotional support and a safe space to talk
Crisis de-escalation and mindfulness techniques for managing mental health
Advice on healthy coping skills and resources
Tips and tools to promote good mental health and wellbeing
Signposting to other support available and useful apps and websites
Signposting for parents
You do not need to be referred to the crisis line, you can just phone at any time you need support during the opening hours.
What is the crisis line?
Havant and East Hants Mind have been commissioned by Hampshire & Isle of Wight CCG partnership to deliver the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Children and Young people’s freephone crisis line.
The crisis line is available for young people living in:Isle of Wight, Havant, East Hampshire, Fareham, Gosport, Winchester, Eastleigh, Test Valley, Hart and Rushmoor, Basingstoke, Andover and the New Forest (The service does not currently cover Portsmouth or Southampton).
Crisis has been established in response to the increase in mental health needs of children and young people due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions in place.
The crisis line offers immediate one to one support to young people aged 11-17 years old who are experiencing a mental health crisis or in need of support to manage their mental health.
What it’s not
The crisis line cannot offer mental health assessments for young people as a replacement for A&E or mental health services
The crisis line is not an emergency service, if you or someone else is in immediate risk of danger or harm please always dial or text “Register” to 999.
We would like to thank Hampshire & Isle of Wight CCG Partnership for funding and supporting this service.
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This week, on Thursday 10th September, it is World Suicide Prevention Day.
Annually suicide is among the leading causes of death globally for people of all ages and is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds. Every life lost is a partner, child, parent, friend or colleague.
Additionally, for each suicide there are people who suffer intense grief or are otherwise affected by the loss of someone to suicide.
You can make a difference, you can raise awareness, educate yourself and others about the causes of suicide and warning signs for suicide, show compassion and care for those who are in distress in your community, question the stigma associated with suicide, suicidal behaviour and mental health problems and share your own experiences.
If you would like to find out more we deliver training courses on conversation starting, mental health first aid and more. Or if you would like to access support for yourself or find out more for a friend/ family member/ colleague, please visit www.easthantsmind.org
What to do if you are having suicidal thoughts Help and support is available, you do not have to suffer alone. Talk to someone you trust. This could be a family member or your friends. You can talk to your GP or phone a helpline.
If you are worried about someone else, try to talk to them, just listening to what someone has to say can be helpful.
Creating a safety plan is also something you can do if you or someone you are supporting has suicidal thoughts.
Our resources and links can help generate awareness, break the silence and educate. We have bought together resources to help make sense of the support available and support you in taking action to prevent suicide and improve the mental health of your friends, family, yourself.