Off The Record
OTR is a young person’s charity supporting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of young people living in South East Hampshire & Portsmouth. We opened our doors to those aged 11-25 in 1977 and continue to work with some of the most anxious and troubled young people who are often part of adverse cyclical family situations with complex relationships and low life aspirations.
We are the only free at point of access mental health service beyond the NHS in our area, and our aim is to offer as many 1-2-1 counselling and group work sessions as we can to young people. Each person entering our service is offered 6 weeks of counselling delivered face-to-face, over the phone or via Zoom in either a one-to-one or group setting. Rebranding and repositioning our charity has enabled us to reach more young people, and their families and provide easier and more direct access to our service as well as additional self-support materials.