New mental health service up and running

A NEW mental health service has officially opened its doors in Gosport.

Monday, 31st December 2018, 2:29 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 11:19 am
The service is expected to take pressure off of nearby hospitals. Picture: Southern Health

A day therapy service has been launched at Basepoint in Aerodrome Road, Gosport, in a bid by Southern Health to help keep local people well and out of hospital.

Patients facing problems with their mental health can now be referred into the service for low-intensity psychological care.

Gosport patients will also still be able to access the trust's crisis team for crucial support out-of-hours and at weekends.

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Morning and afternoon sessions are available for patients, which span a two-week period '“ with additional groups for patient families and carers.

The sessions are designed to teach people the skills to manage their own crises and to promote their recovery long-term.

For more information about the services provided by the new day therapy service in Gosport, people can call 01329 889865.