The impact of the cost-of-living crisis on a person’s wellbeing can be enormous. Below is a list of local and national support organisations and charities that you can speak to if you’re struggling with your mental health and wellbeing.
You can self-refer to the Winchester Wellbeing Centre if you are aged 18 or over, have a GP in the Winchester area and are experiencing mental health problems like anxiety, low mood or low self esteem or depression. Call them on 023 8017 9049
The Olive Branch is a local charity that provides affordable professional counselling to the people of Winchester and the surrounding areas. They provide long-term therapy as well as short-term counselling sessions. You can call them on 01962 842858.
Everyone over the age of 18 who is in crisis or struggling with their emotional wellbeing is welcome at The Oasis. Call them for free on 0800 772 0527.
For urgent mental health support
The Samaritans are there to listen, with no judgement and no pressure. They’ll help you work through what’s on your mind and never tell you what to do. You can call them for free on 116 123.
Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258
You can text “SHOUT” to 85258 for free from all major UK mobile networks. You’ll then be connected to a trained volunteer for an anonymous conversation by text message.
NHS Mental Health Triage Service
Dial 111 on your phone and speak to the NHS Mental Health Triage Service. It is free and open 24/7.