Young Adults Employment Hub – Health and Wellbeing Hub

Looking after your physical and mental health and wellbeing will make sure you are fit and in the right mindset to look for work. There are lots of organisations in Southampton that specialise in a range of areas related to health and wellbeing.

Within this section:

  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health
  • Wellbeing

Content warning: this page contains reference to drug use, self-harm and eating disorders.

Physical Health


Alcohol

Change Grow Live can support you through your journey to recovery. CGL services are free and confidential, and are open to all adults experiencing difficulties with drugs and alcohol.

DASH (No Limits) Drugs, Alcohol Support and Health (DASH) is a service for young people under the age of 25 who would like support with their drugs or alcohol use. The DASH team can give you a wide range of information, advice, support and counselling around any substances you’re using, their effects and risks, as well as how to keep yourself safe. You can receive one-to-one support with your own DASH support worker at home, in your school, college or university, or in a place where you feel most comfortable.

NHS Alcohol Support

Drinkline: Free, confidential helpline for anyone who is concerned about their drinking, or someone else’s. Helpline: 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm)

Blue Badge Scheme

The Disabled Person’s Parking Badge scheme, also known as the Blue Badge scheme, provides a national arrangement of parking concessions for people with severe mobility difficulties who travel either as drivers or passengers.

Dental

Find your nearest Dentist

Solent NHS Trust Special Care Dental Service provide specialised dental care for those who are unable to access dental care in the General Dental Service because of their special needs.

Drug Use

Change Grow Live can support you through your journey to recovery. CGL services are free and confidential, and are open to all adults experiencing difficulties with drugs and alcohol.

DASH (No Limits) Drugs, Alcohol Support and Health (DASH) is a service for young people under the age of 25 who would like support with their drugs or alcohol use. The DASH team can give you a wide range of information, advice, support and counselling around any substances you’re using, their effects and risks, as well as how to keep yourself safe. You can receive one-to-one support with your own DASH support worker at home, in your school, college or university, or in a place where you feel most comfortable.

Talk to Frank – Honest information about drugs

Parent Support Link supports and informs the family and friends of people who use drugs and alcohol.

Healthy Living

NHS Live Well – Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing.

British Nutrition Foundation provide impartial, evidence-based information, resources and training on food and nutrition.

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower for people with hidden disabilities. Wearing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower discreetly indicates to people around the wearer including staff, colleagues and health professionals that they need additional support, help or a little more time. Since its launch in 2016, it has now been adopted globally by major airports and venues and in the UK, by many supermarkets, railway and coach stations, leisure facilities, the NHS, a number of police, fire and ambulance services, and an increasing number of small and large businesses and organisations.

Active Nation Venues – find gyms and leisure centres in Southampton

Saints4Sports offers free educational, sport and employment support activities to adults who are affected by the harmful impact of substance misuse, homelessness, poor mental health and involvement with the Criminal Justice System. Saints4Sports provide a structured timetable of activities, which includes gym sessions, cycling, Tai Chi, golf, fishing, keep fit, boxing and of course, football – there is something for everyone!

Saints Kicks, aimed at 8-18 year olds, strives to bring young people together to play Street Football whilst socialising with friends. (Some sessions may be cancelled or moved online due to COVID-19)

Saints Switching Play supports young people aged 14-17 to overcome life challenges whilst giving them the tools to thrive within society. This referral-based project challenges behaviour through one-to-one mentoring, group and community work, leading towards positive changes in behaviour and attitude.

Online workout videos from the Saints Foundation

Hearing

Southampton Sensory Services

Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)

DeafPlus

Sexual Health

Lets Talk About It

It’s Your Choice

Sight

Southampton Sensory Services

SeeAbility provide specialist support, accommodation and eye care help for people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss.

Southampton Sight offer a one stop hub for people living with sight loss. This includes information and advice about equipment or visual aids, arranging for a volunteer to visit a blind or partially sighted person at home and offering emotional reassurance.

Blind in Business support blind and partially sighted people into work and apprenticeships

Open Sight offer a range of services for those with, or at risk of sight loss.  These range from home visits, benefits advice to family support services and social clubs.

RNIB Helpline: 0303 123 9999

Articles for the Blind – Free 1st Class or International Standard postage for blind people

Smoking

Help to quit smoking

Smokefree Hampshire

Surgeries

How to register with a GP

Find GP surgeries in Southampton

Southampton Urgent Treatment Centre

NHS 111 – non-emergency

In a health emergency, always call 999. Deaf people can use 18000 to contact 999 using text relay.

Emergency Prescriptions

Mental Health


Helplines and Emergency Support

If you need help during a mental health crisis or emergency, NHS urgent mental health helplines provide:

  • 24-hour advice and support – for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for
  • help to speak to a mental health professional
  • an assessment to help decide on the best course of care

Find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline

In a health emergency, always call 999. Deaf people can use 18000 to contact 999 using text relay.

Samaritans –To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone) or email jo@samaritans.org

Solent Mind Coronavirus Wellbeing Helpline – call 023 8017 9049 Monday – Friday, 8am-9am and 5pm-8pm and Saturday-Sunday, 9am-5pm

SANEline – If you’re experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else, you can call SANEline on 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day)

The Mix – If you’re under 25, you can call The Mix on 0808 808 4994 (Sunday-Friday 2pm–11pm), request support by email or use their crisis text messenger service.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – If you identify as male, you can call the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) on 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day) or use their webchat service.

Switchboard – If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day), email chris@switchboard.lgbt or use their webchat service. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+

Every Mind Matters has a range of mental health self-care tips for young people on their website.

Your Mind Plan Quiz – Every Mind Matters have created an interactive quiz to get top tips and advice for you (Now tailored for the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak)

Anxiety

Every Mind Matters – quizzes, information and videos to help you deal with anxiety

Anxiety UK is a charity that supports people to deal with anxiety. Helpline: 03444 775 774 | Mon-Fri 9:30am – 5:30pm

Mind provide advice on their website about anxiety, panic attacks and self-care

Depression

Every Mind Matters – tips and videos to help you deal with feelings of low mood and depression

Mind have information on their website about depression

Rethink help people experiencing mental illness and have information and factsheets on their website

Steps2Wellbeing offer psychological therapies for mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and stress. There is a wealth of support available for Southampton residents including courses, webinars, video consultations, workbooks and resources

Eating Problems

Beat Eating Disorders’ national helplines support people with eating disorders: Helpline: 0808 801 0677 | Studentline: 0808 801 0811 | Youthline: 0808 801 0711 | Helplines are open 365 days a year from 9am–8pm during the week, and 4pm–8pm on weekends and bank holidays.

SEED – Eating Disorder Support Service

Anorexia information from Young Minds

Mind explains eating problems, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Perinatal Mental Health

Perinatal Mental Health services

PATH aims to raise awareness of Perinatal Mental Health and support families who are affected

Psychosis

Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Service supports people in Southampton aged 14-35 who are experiencing psychosis. You can refer yourself to this service and you will receive individual support to meet you needs. South EIP Team (Southampton) 02380 878040 / 07775 535109    

Rethink explain the signs and symptoms of psychosis

PTSD

PTSD UK exists to share information and raise awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Support from Steps2Wellbeing

Self-Harm

Battle Scars are a charity that offer virtual support groups and resources

Advice and support from Mind

Wellbeing


5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing (NHS)

Sleep

Every Mind Matters – advice and support for if you have trouble sleeping

NHS One You has information on how to sleep better

Stress

Every Mind Matters – quizzes, videos and advice for coping with stress

Mental Health Foundation – how to manage and reduce stress

Work and Stress (Mind)

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