Mental Health Clinical Team

Mental Health

Are you – or someone you know – struggling with your mental health?

See below for more information about what we offer, or simply get in touch via the VOS office.

We have an in-house dedicated clinical team, delivering psychiatry and psychology services, mental health therapy and substance misuse support.

Substance Misuse

We can help you to cut down, stop drinking or taking drugs.

Come to one of our monthly Drop-Ins to be seen by a member of the clinical team, where they can carry out an initial assessment of your needs

Following an initial discussion of your needs at one of monthly Drop-Ins, we will arrange for a more in depth assessment which enables us to tailor a plan specific to your needs.

If you are unable to attend one of our Drop-in’s please do contact us and we will arrange a suitable time to speak with you.  Please note we are not a crisis mental health service and if you need more urgent support please contact one of the following:

  • Your GP
  • Attend A&E or call 999 for medical emergencies
  • New Veterans NHS High Intensity Service: call 111 and notify the operator that you are a veteran and you will be directed towards the most appropriate help. Family members can call on behalf of the veteran. The service is run by the NHS, Ambulance, Walking With the Wounded, and All Call Signs.
  • The Samaritans on 116 123 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year).

We have a dedicated substance misuse practitioner who can offer help that is tailored to your situation

If you are a professional wishing to refer a veteran or their family member to VOS please download and complete the attached referral form and email  snhs.vosportsmouth@nhs.net or call the office on 02392 731767 ( 5 days a week, 9:00 – 15:00, excluding bank holidays) to discuss the referral.

You will need the consent of the person you are referring and their service number before you refer.

You can also contact us should you wish to discuss a referral prior to submitting a form on 02392 731767.

We have a Consultant Psychiatrist especially on our team who can review medications, and make recommendations to your GP or relevant care provider

We have access to trained therapists who can provide NICE-approved interventions to support you

We are embedded within the community and work closely with partner agencies to ensure you receive seamless support

Case Study from PTSD client

Case study from childhood trauma client

Case study from substance misuse client

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