Today is World Mental Health day and we have comprised a list of places locally that can help if you or someone you know is suffering. Help is at hand here in Andover.
World Mental Health Day is also a chance to talk about mental health in general, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if you are struggling.
Andover Mind have been working in the local area since 1984 and now provide support and advice and information services across Hampshire. We also deliver training and try to encourage local people to talk about mental health to help break down the stigma.
Telephone number: 01264-332297
Kick Start FC
Kick Start FC aim to support anyone who has been affected by poor mental wellbeing or ill mental health. Talking about your thoughts and your feelings can be quite challenging, but their team of volunteers are there to offer support and guidance.
The TLC Counselling HUB
Nicky Bates, who has been in the caring industry as a nurse for 20 years, founded TLC Counselling Hub to offer help and support for people with mental health issues.
Telephone number: 07584 793538
Andover Rocks seeks to improve people’s mental health through music intervention.
They do this in a number of ways first and foremost being a musical festival. Which includes many local venues including the White Hart, The Rockhouse, The time Ring and the Queen Charlotte, and runs over the course of a weekend.
They also run drumming and meditation workshops, story telling, poetry and expressive writing classes during the festival, these are also ongoing online.
At Andover Rocks they want to help you express yourself the way you need to! It may be working together as a group or one on one we believe you will will find a home here and a place where you do not need to be afraid. They run multiple workshops that may suit your needs .
Through peer groups, training and mentoring, Koala aims to enable our autistic/neurodivergent community to support the development of a hub that will truly support their needs, and that of their family. Through the use of a consistent physical space, at the Bridge in Andover, Koala will ensure that individuals and families are supported in a consistent, sensory safe environment that is run by neurodivergent individuals.
They will work with local organisations to ensure that our neurodivergent community has a voice and, most importantly, the support that it needs to not only survive but to thrive.
There are plenty more options available out there if you are struggling with your mental health then seek the support and advice and always contact your GP. If there are other services out there we would love to add them to this list. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org