We’re calling for volunteers for our new Peer Support Network helping people with both diagnosed and undiagnosed eating disorders and eating difficulties and their carers (July 2022). We’re looking for people who can donate their time to support others online, in face-to-face groups and on a one-to-one basis. Funding boost Wendy Lee, our Head [&he
It’s recently been revealed that a major review has found no clear evidence that low serotonin levels are responsible for depression. Use of antidepressants to treat depression The new research suggests that the belief that depression has a biochemical cause is not grounded in evidence, calling into question the widespread use of antidepressants. Pr
We’re offering frontline social care workers in Southampton free counselling to help them deal with their experiences during the pandemic (July 2022). Many frontline care workers may be suffering from the effects of the pandemic and not realise it. Going above and beyond Frontline social care workers, including in care homes or in the […]
By the Options Wellbeing Team When we go through stressful or distressing events, we might refer back to these as traumatic times. These events can happen at any time, at any age, and to anyone and can cause long-lasting issues. What is a traumatic event? Trauma and what is traumatic is very personal to […]
The Right Worshipful Mayor of Southampton has helped to officially declare our revamped hub at 147, Shirley Road, open with a ribbon cutting ceremony.