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Hampshire Liaison and Diversion Service (HLDS)

Welcome to the Hampshire Liaison and Diversion Service (HLDS). HLDS is an all age, all vulnerability service that supports vulnerable people through the criminal justice system. HLDS works in partnership with Southern Health Foundation and NHS England and has three sites across Hampshire. This Page refers to the Portsmouth Team

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Contact Information

Contact Abi Benussi
Phone 0300 123 5066 or 02380 835563 or 01256 376813
Address Civic Offices, Brunel Wing, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2EA

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 am

Additional opening hours information
The Portsmouth Team (0300 123 5066)cover 9am -9pm The Southampton Team(02380 835563)cover 9am - 9pm The Basingstoke Team(01256 376813)cover 9am - 9pm Outside of these hours please contact the CRHT Team

Additional Information for Health Professional

Full service description

HLDS identifies, individuals at the earliest possible stage of the criminal justice system who are vulnerable due to specific concern e.g. Age, ASD, Diagnosis, Mental Health, Learning Difficulties ord Disabilities, or in conjunction with these, Substance Misuse, a history of Military Service, and social factors.
HLDS can support these individuals through the processes of investigation and trial and engage patients with services that can meet their needs.

Referral Method

HLDS can provide a range of advice information and support.  If you have a concern about someone's ability to follow court proceedings or manage in the criminal justice environment and you have their consent to do so, please get in touch. 
Portsmouth Team                        Southampton Team           Basingstoke Team            
Team Manager S Bateson           Acting Manager                 Acting Manager Michaela Waspe
0300 123 5066                             02380 835563                   01256 376813                                         

Other information & documentation

Once a client has received a final criminal justice outcome, they will be closed to the team.

Clinical Lead Contact Info

Clinical Lead Richard Brown
Clinical Lead Title Operations Manager
Clinical Lead Phone 023 9268 3313
Clinical Lead Address Mental Health Recovery Team North 3rd Floor St. Mary’s Community Health Campus Milton Road PORTSMOUTH Hampshire
Clinical Lead Postcode PO3 6AD
Clinical Lead e-mail

Service Manager Contact Info

Service Manager Abi Benussi
Service Manager Title Interim HLDS Manager
Service Manager Phone 0300 123 5066
Service Manager Address Hampshire Liaison and Diversion Service (HLDS) Portsmouth Civic Offices
Service Manager Postcode PO1 2GJ
Service Manager e-mail
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