Resources to help you look after your mental health during the pandemic and beyond

Resources for Young People & their families

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About Us

Welcome to The Mix

Life’s tough, we know that. It can throw a lot your way and make it hard to know what the hell to do with it all.

So, welcome to The Mix. Whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, we’re here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have. We give you the information and support you need to deal with it all. Because you can. Because you’re awesome.

We’ll connect you to experts and your peers who’ll give you the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing – for everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs.

We’re a free and confidential multi-channel service. That means that you choose how you access our support, without the worry of anyone else finding out. Whether it be through our articles and video content online or our phone, email, peer to peer and counselling services – we put the control in your hands. You can even volunteer with us too.

We want to be the first place young people turn to get support. Sometimes what you’re told at school or at home just doesn’t cut it. We’re here whenever you need us, wherever you are. We can ensure you have all the best information to make the right choices for yourself.

Life is hard, but support doesn’t have to be. We’ve got this.

Vision Mission Values

What we do: The Mix is here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts that people under 25 have in order to give them the best support through our digital and phone services.

Our Vision is that all young people should be able to make informed choices about their physical and mental wellbeing so that they can live better lives.

Our Mission is to become the first point of contact for any young person seeking help or information on any subject wherever and whenever they need it.

Values:

  • Empowering – we lead, we train & support, we respect, we give space to grow, we give power to chose
  • Brave – we innovate, we pioneer, we take risks, we tell it how it is
  • Supportive – we listen, we encourage, we care, we’re understanding, we are empathetic
  • Collaborative – we are open & transparent, we co-create, we respect experience & expertise
  • Proactive – we create situations, we make things happen, we get things done
  • Non-judgemental – we do not judge, we do not criticise, we do not blame

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Harmless was established at the beginning of October 2007 to respond to the needs of people who do or are at risk of self-harm and suicide. It is a national voluntary organisation for people who self harm, their friends, families and professionals.

Domestic Violence Support

visit Southampton City Council Website here for domestic violence support information and resources

Drugs and alcohol support

Local & online NHS Services

Websites and apps & helplines

Please Call: 023 8017 9049

Phonelines open:

Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm
(except bank holidays)

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Headspace App. Based around teaching mindfulness meditation principles to improve wellbeing, Headspace is offering free subscriptions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Self-help guides to view online or download

Gambling support