Mental Health Support

You may be able to receive mental health support from the University. Please see this page here for a list of services available from the university.

Your GP

If you are experiencing mental health difficulties, making an appointment with your GP should be one of your first points of contact. They are able to prescribe medication and refer you to other services for more specific support such as counselling and therapy. 

If you are not yet registered with a GP in Southampton, it is a good idea to do so. On Highfield Campus there are 2 GP surgeries:

University Health Service

Location:  Building 48 on the west side of the Highfield campus between the Hansard Gallery (Building 50) & Physics & Astronomy (Building 46).

Phone:  (023) 8055 7531 



GP Registration:

Highfield Health

Location:  31 University Road, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1TL

Phone: 02380010048



GP Registration:

Steps 2 Wellbeing

Steps 2 Wellbeing is an NHS mental health support service available in Southampton. They can offer counselling, CBT, webinars, and more depending on your circumstances.


Telephone for self referrals: 0800 612 7000

Telephone for information and cancellations: 02380 272000


No Limits

No Limits is a charity based in Southampton helping young people with a variety of problems such as housing and homelessness, mental health, sexual health, domestic abuse, substance misuse, debt, caring, parenting and more. They are able to offer counselling, but the waiting list is usually long.

To refer yourself to No Limits for support, you can use the form here.

Location: 13 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2DF

Phone: 02380 224 224



Mind Solent

Mind Solent is a charity that provides mental health support in the local area.

They have a variety of services providing different sorts of support, such as peer groups, talking therapies, and advocacy.

You can find a full list of their services here.

They run a support line to talk to wellbeing experts who can offer information and signposting.


Make an enquiry at: 

Phone: 023 8202 7810


Location: Solent Mind, 15-16 The Avenue, Southampton, SO17 1XF

Support line: 023 8017 9049 (Open 9am – 7pm weekdays, 10am-2pm weekends) This is NOT an emergency service.

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is a service run by Solent Mind which provides a safe space for people in crisis. It can not give medical attention, but gives informal, non-judgemental support and has several facilities to help you.


Text: Text ‘lighthouse’ and your postcode (for example LIGHTHOUSE SO14 0YG) to 074 5127 6010 between 4.30pm and 11.30pm. They will then contact you via telephone or text.

From the website:

The Lighthouse is open to those over the age of 18 and live in the city of Southampton under the postcodes SO14 to SO19.

Visiting the Lighthouse may be useful if you are:

  • Feeling overwhelmed or hopeless
  • In need of urgent mental health support
  • Having thoughts to end your life
  • Feeling isolated or alone
  • Confused about where to find support

The Lighthouse is unable to support people who:

  • Need medical attention
  • Have been drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Are threatening or show physically aggressive behaviour

Opening times from the website:

Where possible, we encourage you to arrive before 11.00pm to help you get the best from the service. During peak times, we may have to request that you come back at a later time.

Monday: 4.30pm - 11.30pm
4.30pm - 11.30pm
Wednesday: 4.30pm - 11.30pm
Thursday: 4.30pm - 11.30pm
4.30pm - 11.30pm
4.30pm - 11.30pm
4.30pm - 11.30pm


The Lighthouse
147 Shirley Road
Options Wellbeing
The Annexe
SO15 3FH

Exit quickly