Hart and Rushmoor
Wellbeing Centre Hart and Rushmoor
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Our wellbeing centre is the mental health hub for the Hart and Rushmoor area. We support people with mental health needs in their recovery journey.
We can support you with your wellbeing, as well as provide information and encouragement to manage everyday living skills and access activities within the community.
The Wellbeing Centre in 121-123 Victoria Road, Aldershot, GU11 1JN, provides support, workshops, group work, information and signposting in an environment that focuses on emotional wellbeing and recovery.
The Wellbeing Centre is a welcoming environment with a lounge area and café.
We have a very successful drama group which performs at theatres in and around Aldershot.
We run lots of support groups and include:
Depression and anxiety support group
- Get support from people who have experiences similar to your own.
- Discuss your week, focusing on the positives.
- Get help and guidance.
Healthy Lifestyles programme
Taster sessions on subjects such as healthy eating, social activities, sports, volunteering, working, make-up and hygiene.
We run a number of different groups designed to build your self-esteem and introduce you to new activities. Groups include creative writing, drama, art and craft, singing, Tai Chi and guided meditation.
You'll have the opportunity to get together with people with the same diagnosis and share experiences, within this relaxed group.
These normally take place in 6-week block sessions.
- Stress and anxiety management.
- Self-esteem building.
We can offer advice, information and practical support to help you with any issues you may have, for example with housing, debt management or problems with your neighbours.
The cafe is open:
- Monday: 12.30pm – 2pm
- Tuesday – Friday: 9.30am – 2pm
- Saturday: 10am – 12pm
Support groups run until later, but must be booked in.
Safe Haven - out of hours crisis support
The Safe Haven offers people the opportunity to chat with other people in a similar situation to their own. They can sit by themselves if they wish, in the knowledge that they are supported, or they can talk to the qualified mental health professionals staffing the service.
The relaxed, informal and supportive nature of the service, backed up by a strong clinical support framework, has proved immeasurably valuable for many of the more vulnerable and troubled members of our communities. Since the Safe Haven opened in 2014, the numbers of people using Accident and Emergency at the local acute hospital suffering a mental health crisis has remained the same – a direct contrast to the increasing demand experienced nationally.
Safe Haven is project funded by the North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group. Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, mcch and Catalyst work in partnership, to provide the Safe Haven. It acts as an alternative to A&E and provides support for people who are or could be developing a mental health crisis.
Our Wellbeing Centre in Aldershot was chosen as the venue for the project as it is situated in the centre of Aldershot.
Many people have said they attended the Safe Haven as an alternative to visiting A&E while acute mental health admissions from the catchment area fell by a third in the first three months after opening, helping people to receive the support they need as close to their home as possible.
Opening times: 6pm - 11pm Monday to Friday and 12.30pm - 11pm at weekends and bank holidays.
If you are in crisis outside of these hours, please contact the mental health crisis helpline on 0300 456 83 42 or go to A&E.
To refer to this service, contact us on 0800 028 28 15, call the service directly on 01252 338810 or via email. Alternatively speak to your Community Mental Health Team or your GP.