Hampshire Links

Creative Options


Is a Social Enterprise based in Southampton that is run by and for people with mental health conditions. They offer drop in sessions for people with mental health conditions, where they hold an IT Suite, games, crafts, tea and a chat. They also operate 'Tasty Options Bakin' Company' where they provide people with mental health conditions with training and opportunities, while also selling their produce to the public.

Hamble Hounds


Offer kind, effective training for puppies, dogs and families

Healthwatch Southampton


Works to help the people of Southampton get the best out of Southampton's health and social care services

Keeping Pace With Pain


A Southampton Based Chronic Pain Support Group. Support is the central aspect of the Keeping Pace with Pain Group and they believe that no one should be alone in their pain!

Service Dogs UK


Service Dogs UK will train and provide Assistance Dogs to support members of the Armed Forces and Emergency Sevices who has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Solent Mind


Based in Southampton, Hampshire, they provide services and support to people experiencing mental health issues local to the area and campaign for better services and issues relating mental health within the local community.

So Make It


A Non-Profit Makers' Space in Southampton to learn new skills and make new friends.



A non-profit Community Interest Company run by and for Disabled People, including people with mental health conditions, that offers peer support and promotes Independent Living through its numerous services.

ActiveAbility Solent 


Making sports and exercise accessible to Disabled People and people with Mental Health Conditions in Southampton & surrounding areas. Just turn up to any of their activities and their fully inclusive and experienced coaches will make you feel welcome. If you want to chat through what might be best for you, or register for one of their popular NHS supported classes, just contact the Active Communities Team.Find their timetable of activities and contact details online 

Wellness Walks


Wellness Walks is a walking support group for those who have, or have had Depression and/or Anxiety. The walks take place in Hampshire and are located within the district wards of Winchester, Eastleigh and Southampton. All walks are around green spaces and accessible by both public transport and car.

Dogs are more than welcome on the walks, but please ensure your owner is kept on the leash throughout the walk as a consideration to other group members.

National Links

Assistance Dog International


A coalition of not for profit assistance dog organisations, with the purpose to improve the areas of training, placement, and utilization of assistance dogs, staff and volunteer education, as well as educating the public about assistance dogs, and advocating for the legal rights of people with disabilities partnered with assistance dogs.

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)


A place to find out more about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and to search for an accredited CBT therapist that meets BABCP's Code of Conduct.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)


Help people find a registered therapist that meets BACP's ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy and to find out more about counselling and psychotherapy.

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)


A place to find registered complementary therapy practitioners that have been assessed as meeting national standards of safe and competent practice and have signed up to CNHC’s Code of Conduct, Ethics and Performance.

Counselling Directory


The Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. To ensure the professionalism of their website, all counsellors have provided their qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Animal Welfare Act 2006

Makes owners and keepers of animals, including dog owners, responsible for ensuring that the welfare needs of their animals are met.

Display Wizard



Display Wizard, are a banner designer and display stand supplier who kindly donated a banner to our charity and we much appreciate their kind generosity.



Provide help and support to empower anyone experiencing  a mental health condition and campaign for better services, increase awareness and understanding of mental health conditions.



Veterinary charity that cares for the sick and injured animals of people in need. On their website you will also find advice about caring for the health of your pets.

Perfect Pup


A free service to help you choose the dog that best suits you and your lifestyle.

Psychosis Information Website


Online place to go to for a wide range of information and resource platform for psychosis and schizophrenia.

Recovery 4 Wellbeing


Based in Leicester and set up by survivors of mental health conditions. Therapeutic art workshops, advocacy and training of Recovery Dogs  are some of the ways they work to support people with mental health conditions.



A charity that offers around the clock support to anyone in distress.

Veterans with Dogs


Is a non profit organisation dedicated to training and working with dogs to improve quality of life for our ex-forces personnel.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)


A useful self-help resource with information and self management skills and strategies for promoting wellness and recovery. You will also find the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), a self-designed plan for staying well and for helping you to feel better when you are not feeling well, to increase personal responsibility, and to improve your quality of life.