Updates & Info
World Mental Health Day is observed in more than 100 countries on 10 October through local, regional and national World Mental Health Day commemorative events and programs.
As part of World Mental Health Day 2013 the Steps to Wellbeing Team will be making a visit to Bournemouth University to help raise awareness of the Services available within Dorset and Southampton but also to help tackle the stigma associated with mental health problems.
So, if you are a student in the Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset area and would like to find out more about the Service in person, please come and find us on campus where you will be able to speak with some of our Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and support team.
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.