The first steps to making changes, starts with Low Intensity Support.
The majority of people who access our services benefit from the low intensity support which is provided by our Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs). Low intensity just means that they are the least intensive or burdensome support that we can provide and can include:
Sometimes people need a little extra help to make the changes they need. This may be for those people who are struggling with Low Intensity options.
To build on the work you may have started in Low Intensity, we have more comprehensive interventions which are called High Intensity.
High Intensity means there is greater support, more intensive sessions and sessions of a longer duration. It is provided by Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (CBT).This can be delivered in two ways:
High Intensity therapy can also be provided using Skype.
If you are feeling very distressed, despairing or suicidal and need immediate help please contact your GP and request an emergency appointment, contact the Samaritans on 116 123, or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department.
If your GP surgery is not open, you can contact the NHS Out of Hours Medical Service on 111. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. If you feel at harm to yourself or from other – go straight to your nearest Accident and Emergency.
If you are concerned that someone else is very distressed and might be considering suicide please encourage them to contact their GP and make an emergency appointment. Alternatively you might wish to encourage them to speak to the Samaritans on 116 123.
If you are concerned that someone is about to act on thoughts of hurting themselves you might wish help them attend the nearest Accident and Emergency Department. Alternatively, you may choose to contact the Police on 999.
Similarly, if you become concerned that someone is at risk of hurting somebody else
If you feel you need to talk to someone in confidence, the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on:
Tel: 116 123
(TEXT MESSAGE ONLY number available on 07725 909090)
There are also local Samaritans branches across Hampshire and Dorset.