This section covers local events, activities and services that can support your health and wellbeing.
Autism support in Aldershot
The National Autistic Society are restarting their support/social group for adults with autism, meeting monthly at the Old Ford Pub on Lynchford Road, North Camp (right next to North Camp Station).
This group is not a “drop in”, so you need to have made contact with them before attending. However, once you have registered your interest in attending by completing the ASPIRE form (link here), you may attend whenever you choose.
For more information see the newsletter below.
Cancer Support and more in North East Hampshire, Farnham and Surrey Heath
A variety of sources of help from when you get your cancer diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.
Child Mental Health
1 in 6 young people aged 5 to 16 will suffer from poor mental health – it can affect anyone, but many young people feel they need to pretend nothing is wrong. No matter how difficult life can feel at times, there are free sources of support available.
The Frimley Healthier Together website has a section on children and young people’s mental health. It provides information and links to sources of support some of which are online, some of them are face-to-face. Some of these sources are local – others are national. Visit: https://frimley-healthiertogether.nhs.uk/mental-health/your-local-mental-health-resource
Resources for children and young people include:
- Little Blue Book on Sunshine: The #littlebluebookofsunshine booklet, shares mental health and wellbeing advice for children and young people across Hampshire. It shares lots of tips and things you can do now to feel better and where to get help when you need it.
- Download it now for free via the Apple Books or Google Play Books.
- #CopingGuides: The guides list some of the best reliable and free sources of information and advice to help children and young people and their families to cope with life under lockdown and beyond. The young person’s guide contains lots of useful self-help apps and websites and a range of resources, including local and national services to support young people with their mental health.
- Visit: #Coping guides | Frimley Health and Care
Kooth offers a Digital online counselling and emotional well-being support service for young people in Hampshire. It is a free, safe, secure and anonymous means of accessing support for all emotional health and wellbeing needs providing users with access to a professional team of qualified counsellors. Kooth has a range of additional support features such as discussion boards, magazines and wellbeing activities, providing additional support with peer to peer and community support. All elements of the site are safe and secure and pre-moderated. Young people in Hampshire aged 11-25 have Free access to the service.
No Limits Safe Haven provides a safe space for children and young people aged 10-17. No Limits offers out of hours emotional and practical support with your mental health in a confidential, friendly and supportive environment. Currently providing an online, telephone and face-to-face service (by appointment only) in Farnborough.
Hampshire Counselling services
For young people aged 14-17 call: 02380 224 224 or visit: www.nolimitshelp.org.uk
For young people 5-17 Call: 02382 147 755 or visit: www.hampshireyouthaccess.org.uk
These Hampshire wide counselling services allow young people an opportunity to talk to a trained person in confidence, about anything of worry or concern. Counsellors are trained to listen to young people’s issues and worries without judgement and without telling them what to do. The services offer face to face, online and telephone and group sessions depending on choice and need.
Is a not for profit organisation that was set up in memory of a local Hampshire resident.
The project runs a drop in crisis centre at the Point Youth Centre, Harlington Way, Fleet, GU51 4BP. Open 10pm-6am every Saturday night. It is a safe haven for young people aged 16-25 who are experiencing a mental health crisis or suicidal ideation. It offers a caring, non-clinical environment and complete confidentiality.
The Point Youth Centre, Harlington Way, Fleet GU51 4PB
Contact number to call (during opening hours only) 0774 111 7655
For more information visit www.facebook.com/sashasproject
Hampshire CAMHS provide emotional wellbeing and mental health support for children and young people aged 6 to 18, registered with a GP in North East Hampshire. The Hampshire CAMHS website provides a safe, trustworthy and engaging platform for any young person, parent/carer or professional wanting to access high quality, accessible information, advice, guidance on emotional and mental health and wellbeing. If you are waiting to hear about your first appointment and things are getting worse or you are worried that you haven’t heard, please phone 0300 304 0050 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Outside of these hours, if you need urgent help please contact 111, where our Paediatric Mental Health Practitioners will be able to help you.
Citizens Advice Hart
- Website: citizensadvicehart.org.uk/
- Local Email: email@example.com
- Citizens Advice Hart Admin Line: 01252 878 435
Citizens Advice Rushmoor
- Citizens Advice Rushmoor are making telephone our first point of contact, as that is most people’s preference. That way, we can also make appointments by phone or in person with the right adviser to meet people’s needs.
- Main freephone Adviceline: 0808 2787 912
- Local reception number: 01252 513 051
- We are also working in partnership with other agencies so they can refer people in for help easily. More information is on our website at: www.citizensadvicerushmoor.org.uk/home/contact-us
Coronavirus Support and Helpline
The Hampshire Coronavirus Support and Helpline remains open to help if Coronavirus has had an impact on you or any aspect of your life, including anyone who is self-isolating.
The helpline advisers will signpost you to information, advice and services to support you on a range of issues, including:
- Where to find help in your community
- Debt and money worries
- Mental health support
Practical help if you are self-isolating, such as collecting essential supplies
The number to call remains 0333 370 4000 and lines are open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
It is important to stay up to date with the current advice. The latest COVID-19 information from the NHS is available at: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
The latest COVID information from government can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
The latest information is available from Rushmoor can be found at: https://www.rushmoor.gov.uk/coronavirus
The Nepalese language version of this information can be found at:
Dementia Support in Camberley
Camberley Manor are launching a brand new Dementia Café on Thursday 24th February at 10-11:30 am
Camberley Manor is at 130 Deeput Bridge Road, Camberley GU16 6SJ
This will run every month, on the third Thursday of the month. Future meetings will include speakers for everyone to listen to. This first Café will be a chance to meet people, have a read of Camberley Manor’s dementia library and speak to the wellbeing team about activities to support people living with dementia. Or just have a coffee and a chat with family, friends or others living with or caring for someone with dementia. The Café provides a safe and supportive place for you to discuss a dementia diagnosis and think about what it means for the future. Here you can get answers from health professionals and meet and learn from other people in similar situations.
Refreshments are provided.
If you’d like to attend, speak to Lloyd Kitchen, Community Development Manager – 07586 063226
Please do pass this on to others who could benefit. For Facebook users, a link with directions is included below.
Versus Arthritis – refreshments, chats and information
If you have Arthritis and want to learn more about it (or just have a chat and a coffee), Versus Arthritis are holding monthly afternoon chat and information sessions.
They are at Fleet Town Football Club, the first Thursday afternoon of every other month; sessions on the alternate months are held online via Zoom.
To learn more contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Health Support in Hart and Rushmoor
These are just a few of the Mental Health Support routes available in the area. Ask a Receptionist to speak to one of our Social Prescribing Link Workers or Mental Health Workers to find out more about other support options.
Hart and Rushmoor Wellbeing
The Hart and Rushmoor Wellbeing Centre provides recovery focused support for those who are struggling to maintain positive mental health and well-being, as well as their carers. They are based at the Clockhouse building in Farnborough. Every month they hold activities to support and improve mental health. Check out our News page to see examples of their monthly diary of activities
Call 01252 317481 or email email@example.com
Based at 86 Cove Road, the Oasis welcomes everyone over the age of 18 who is in crisis or struggling with their emotional wellbeing. They provide a safe and supportive environment for those experiencing or seeking to prevent a mental health crisis.
Speak to them on 0800 772 0527 in the first instance – appointments are available by telephone, video call or face to face.