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The cost of living crisis can put an added strain on our own mental, physical and emotional wellbeing and on others around us. A range of support, information and opportunities to help are found here.



Solent Mind, Fareham & Gosport Wellbeing Service

Our network of Wellbeing Centres offer safe spaces to be yourself and get back on track through groups, workshops, activities and 1:1 emotional support.

Through an initial telephone assessment, we'll work with you to set goals for your time with us and find the right courses to help you work towards them. We can also help signpost you to local services for any additional support needs, like housing, benefits, counselling, crisis support or other specific mental health needs. Find out about the many different types of support offered from this site.

Solent Mind Support For You

02382 027810


Mental Wellbeing Hampshire

Mental Wellbeing Hampshire is a partnership of organisations working to support good mental health and wellbeing in our communities through a wide range of topics. Click on the support topic and you will be taken to information about types of support offered.

Mental Wellbeing Hampshire


How to Stay Well in Hot Weather

Hot weather can make some health problems worse and even lead to serious complications, especially if you're 65 or older, or if you have a long-term health condition. This NHS site offers lots of practical information and tips on staying healthy in the sun and during a heatwave.

Sunscreen and Sun Safety

Heatwave: How to Cope in Hot Weather


Breathing Space Scheme

A mental health crisis breathing space will help stop you being chased or charged fees and interest on your debts for as long as you are receiving crisis treatment, and for 30 days after your treatment ends. The aim is to create time and space for you to get the treatment you need, without having to worry about your debts growing or your creditors contacting you during your treatment.

The Government set up this scheme to provide protection for people who are in problem debt. Visit their website for more information. You can refer yourself, or someone else, for a mental health crisis breathing space by completing a referral form.

Breathing Space Scheme


Connect to Support Hampshire

This site has a Community Directory of free or low-cost services, help lines and activities that you can search for under Gosport or your local area in Hampshire  and then by choosing the type of information or support you are interested in.

Connect to Support Hampshire


FirstLight Trust

Offers a range of support to veterans of the armed forces and emergency services to help tackle the impacts of the rising cost of living. These include support and guidance on budgeting, finances and understanding bills; applying for benefits and accessing health and wellbing supports and activities.

sam.fry@firstlighttrust.co.uk

02392 583099


SSAFA Hampshire

Its mental wellbeing, emotional and physical support covers both regulars and reserves in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army and the Royal Air Force and their families, including anyone who has completed National Service. Addiction, relationship breakdown, debt, homelessness, post-traumatic stress, depression and disability are all issues that can affect members of the Armed Forces community. SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a trusted source of support for serving personnel, veterans and their families in their time of need.

Its teams of trained volunteers and employees provide practical, emotional and financial assistance to the Armed Forces community enabling them to thrive. In 2022 it helped more than 59,000 people nationally, including veterans, serving personnel (regulars and reserves) and their families.SSAFA works in partnership with other military charities and specialist organisations to ensure that those who turn to it for help get the support they need.​​  Contact the SE regional office or the national forcesline for more information.

Gosport Office: 2 Shackleton Road, Gosport PO13 9SG

Office Staffed: 10am- Noon Thursdays only

02392 523401 (answerphone)

Gosport.division@ssafa.org.uk

SSAFA Hampshire

0204 5669216 Monday to Friday 9am-5:30pm

Or a forcesline advisor on 0800 2606767 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm


NHS 111 Telephone Service

A free service available to call 24 -hours a day, everyday, if you need medical help or advice for a non-life-threatening situation. You will be assessed by a fully trained advisor and advised what to do next for your particular health concern, such as:

  • how to treat at home
  • consult a pharmacist
  • consult your GP
  • visit your nearest walkin clinic or minor injuries unit
  • visit nearest A&E -if A&E is needed, NHS 111 will book an arrival time for you

NHS 111

111


Urgent Treatment Centre at Gosport War Memorial Hospital

This centre is for treating non-life threatening emergencies and is open between 8am and 10pm every day. Bury Road, Gosport, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3PW


02392 524611


Health & Wellbeing Coaches and Social Prescribers

Making one or two small changes to your lifestyle can have a huge impact on your long-term health and resilience to cope with life's challenges.

Health & Wellbeing Coaches and Social Prescribers can help support you in making lifesttyle changes. Contact them through your GP surgery. They can help with stress and anxiety management, low motivation, problems with sleep, giving up smoking, high blood sugar, weight loss/gain and local physical activity options.

Bridgemary Medical Centre

2 Gregson Avenue, Bridgemary, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0HR
01329 232446

Bury Road Surgery

Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Bury Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3PW
023 9258 0363

Gosport Medical Centre

Bury Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3AQ
023 9258 3302

Rowner Health Centre

143 Rowner Lane, Rowner Gosport, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 9SP
023 9251 3143

Solent View Medical Practice

Solent View Medical Practice, The Health Centre, Manor Way, Lee On The Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9JG
023 9255 0220

The Willow Group - Brune Medical Centre

10 Rowner Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0EW
023 8231 1034

The Willow Group - Forton Medical Centre

Whites Place, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3JP
023 8231 1034

The Willow Group - Stoke Road Medical Centre

66-68 Stoke Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1PA
023 8231 1034

The Willow Group - Waterside Medical Centre

Mumby Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BA
023 8231 1034


HEALTH CONNECTORS - Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Health Connectors provide non-clinical support to enhance wellbeing and address social concerns such as: 

  • Support with navigating through the range of services available
  • Support you to build your personal resilience if needed such as helping to make a first phone call to a service, or supporting to attend an appointment for the first time
  • Help with forms or signposting to services for this support
  • Liaison with pharmacy colleagues to put in place measures to improve medication compliance

Health Connectors provide a 'social prescribing' service as part of the Extended Primary Care Team, working with community health and primary care colleagues in Fareham, Gosport and SE Hampshire.

extendedprimarycareteam@southernhealth.nhs.uk

0300 003 0027

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