Steps to Wellbeing -Webinar Friday 24th November 2:30pm or Friday 26th January 2:30pm

On Friday 24th November 2023 at 2.30pm Steps2Wellbeing, Southampton’s NHS Talking Therapies service is hosting a free 30-minute information webinar on the Steps2Wellbeing Service, it will provide an introduction to depression and anxiety symptoms, information on the therapies and support available, and explain how people can access this support. Throughout the webinar, people can ask questions anonymously via the chat function which will also be available for 10 minutes after the webinar has finished.


This webinar is for people aged 18 and over, registered with a GP in Southampton, who may be experiencing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, and would like to find out if NHS Talking Therapies support might be suitable for them.  


To attend the first ‘Welcome to Steps2Wellbeing: An introduction to our NHS Talking Therapies Service’ webinar please click this link for the 2.30pm start on Friday 24th November – people will be asked to provide their name and an email address to attend, and they will be emailed a copy of the information from the webinar afterwards.

People can register on or before the start date/time by following the same link.

This webinar will be run bi-monthly (every other month) with the following webinar taking place on Friday 26th January 2023 at 2.30pm, people can access this using the same link – people do not need to attend both sessions.   


Further information on the Steps 2 Wellbeing service can be found here: 

Telephone for self-referrals: 0800 612 7000

Telephone for information and cancellations: 02380 272000




Saints Foundation Mental Health Support for Men

Saints by Your Side is a 12-week men’s mental health programme taking place at Southampton Football Club’s St. Mary’s Stadium. We know that men are far less likely to seek support for their mental health, so we aim to give males aged 18 – 55 years from the local community a space to come together and learn ways to improve their wellbeing. Each session is focused on a particular topic (e.g., stress, coping strategies, etc.) and involves a workshop on the subject. We want to kickstart the conversation around mental health and encourage our community to get talking.

Find our more:

Family Hub – free support and advice for parents

Family Hubs

A family hub is a place for children and families to enjoy stay and play sessions, find a quiet space to breastfeed babies, get advice on infant feeding, get healthcare support and much more. Staff within the hubs can help you find the information you need from employment to healthcare support. There are seven family hub locations across city each providing a range of sessions and support for local families, including employment support as follows:

  • Employment & training
  • CV writing
  • Cost of living advice
  • NEET support for 16-19 year olds
  • Looking at childcare costs when returning back to work

Please note: This is a free and warm space to provide a safe, non-judgemental environment for parents and carers to discuss their current situation.

For more information please contact: Or Call Caroline on 07818 588 480

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Prescription charges information

Some groups are automatically entitled to free NHS prescriptions. Others can apply for certificates that entitle them to free NHS prescriptions.

Some prescribed items are always free, including contraceptives and medication given to hospital inpatients.

This website give more information on who is eligible for free prescriptions and options for pre-payment certificates for those who are not exempt but who need to pay for regular prescriptions.

Please note, if a patient claims free NHS prescriptions that they're not entitled to, or that they don’t hold an exemption certificate for, they may have to pay a penalty charge of up to £100.

Sport in Mind – free yoga and badminton sessions to support mental health

The sessions are open to anyone 17+ experiencing low mood, loneliness or social isolation and those with a diagnosed mental health condition. The sessions are lots of fun, for all abilities and drop-in sessions so no need to book and no referral required. The sessions are all delivered by a qualified instructor and all equipment will be provided. Carers, friends and family are more than welcome to accompany participants to the first couple of sessions – the more the merrier!



Make 2023 the year you quit smoking!

Quit smoking

Stopping smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your health. Quitting is much easier when you get the right support and there are lots of options to choose from.

Even if you’ve tried before, maybe more than once, you can still succeed. What you’ve already learned will help you reach your goal of becoming an ex-smoker.

Check out our advice, tools and tips. Let’s do this!

Healthier Together – helping you to manage your child’s health with confidence

It can be extremely stressful when your child is unwell. We know that there is a huge amount of information available at your fingertips, but finding something that provides clear and accurate information is not always easy!


The resources on the Healthier Together website have been developed in partnership between parents and NHS healthcare professionals. You’ll find clear information on common childhood illnesses, including advice on what ‘red-flag’ signs to look out for, where to seek help if required, what you should do to keep your child comfortable and how long your child’s symptoms are likely to last.


Most importantly, the resources are used not only by parents but also by healthcare professionals. This means that your child is likely to receive consistently high-quality care, irrespective of which healthcare provider you take them to see. And their advice is likely to mirror that on Healthier Together. Reducing unnecessary variation improves the overall quality of care and reduces the parental anxiety that inconsistent advice generates