COVID 19 Update: Due to the current COVID 19 situation it is likely that many of the face to face organisations and services listed across our website are suspended. Please call to check first.
Do you want to find groups and support in the community that might help you improve your health and wellbeing? You can find lots of local support from charities to social groups in the Health Connections Mendip Directory.
* Covid-19 update: Still running a full counselling service with all sessions delivered on the phone or via Zoom *
If you or anyone you work with is finding it difficult to cope with the emotional impact of a life-threatening condition, including Covid-19, call us.
We Hear You provides free, professional counselling for anyone impacted by cancer or a life-threatening condition, including Covid-19. The service is available to children, young people and adults across Mendip, Somerset and Wiltshire. We offer counselling for patients, carers, family members, friends or anyone bereaved.
Other Services from WHY
The third instalment of our very successful mindfulness-based cognitive therapy course, WHYbemindful, starts on 23rd January via Zoom for eight weeks. Facilitated by Chris Barker, the course supports people coping with a life-threatening condition and those who are close to them to access the benefits of mindfulness for emotional wellbeing.
Our Covid-19 crisis support service is on hand to provide a safe space for people impacted or bereaved by Covid-19. It’s not a course of counselling, although it is delivered by WHY counsellors: it provides a timely opportunity for up to four supportive conversations with an expert listener.
*Covid-19 update – currently offering phone and some face-to-face counselling*
The Sweet Track Counselling Agency is a low-cost counselling service based in Glastonbury town centre. It offers an opportunity to benefit from counselling if you are on a low income or face a long wait for other services. Counselling is available for both adults and young people.
The counselling is provided by student counsellors working towards a nationally recognised counselling diploma. Students are supervised by a fully qualified counsellor who, in turn, also receives supervision. The whole organisation is overseen by an experienced counsellor and tutor. All students are members of the BACP or another professional body and hold insurance for their work.
Covid Pandemic update- 1-2-1 meetings are now over the phone or video call. Virtual Hubs are available on Young Somerset Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Youth workers are available at various time for ‘Fancy a Chat’ with full timetable here https://www.youngsomerset.org.uk/the-hubs
Young Somerset is the largest youth work charity in Somerset and our mission is to put young people first. Our aim is to work with young people, encouraging them to take responsibility for themselves and become actively involved in shaping the communities in which they live. Young Somerset works to achieve social and economic outcomes with young people, through the delivery of measurable outputs and outcomes. We employ Wellbeing Practitioners that offer low-level mental health support, through cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT), to young people in Somerset.
*Covid update- Currently offering support online and over the phone*
Affordable, professional, person centred counselling agency in Frome for adults, young people and children. Focus Frome is an arm of Focus Bath.
*Covid update, Currently offering online counselling and psychotherapy*
Professional and affordable counselling to people around Frome, Bath, Bristol and Street. We acknowledge that some people can not afford to pay our fees and we maintain a bursary fund for clients in hardship to access limited counselling at subsidised rates.
YOU-TH SPACE is a new FREE counselling service in Frome for 15 to 18 year olds. We’re free, we’re friendly, we won’t judge and we’re local. Angry, scared, anxious? Problems with friends, family, school, being bullied, or feel different to others? These are just some of the things you could come to us with. Contact form on the website if you prefer.
Kooth.com is a free, safe, confidential and non-stigmatised way for young people to receive counselling, advice and support on-line. Kooth delivers thousands of counselling sessions each year to young people aged 11-18. Available until 10pm each night, 365 days per year.
Somerset Partnership have produced self help information leaflets on a number of topics. See link below to their website where you can find their leaflets on topics such as anxiety, anger, depression, low mood, eating disorders, OCD, panic, self harm, shyness and social anxiety and stress.
*Covid pandemic update- Face to Face services are not running but all branches can be contacted on 0330 0945717*
Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. We know a lot about what can help you through tough times. We can help you explore your options, understand your problems better, or just be there to listen.
It doesn’t matter who you are, how you feel, or what has happened. If you feel that things are getting to you, get in touch. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Local branches have different opening hours for face to face support. Find your local branches and numbers below
Yeovil: 25 The Park, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1DG
Bath and District: 25 Windsor Castle, Upper Bristol Road, Bath, BA1 3DH
Taunton and Somerset: 16 Wood Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1UN
Bristol: 37 St Nicholas Street, Bristol, BS1 1TP
Call or check website for hours open to receive callers at the door.
At Connect Counselling our team of experienced Counsellors provide services to people and families in and around our community. The service is open to adults from aged 18 upwards. We ask for a contribution to counselling cost per session which is negotiable. Connect Counselling can be accessed through our Street Level Programme or by contacting us directly.
We offer a wide range of treatments for adults 18 years of age and over who are registered with a GP surgery in the Somerset area, in a variety of different ways, so that we can help as many people as possible access talking therapies. Our aim is that our therapies should intrude as little as possible in your everyday life, but still have the best chance of delivering positive outcomes for you.
If you are 18 years or over and registered at a GP surgery in Somerset, there are a number of ways you can refer yourself to Talking Therapies:
– Go to the Talking Therapies website and Click here to complete the secure online self-referral form.
– If you have access to a printer you can print and complete this self referral form and return it to us via the freepost address: Freepost RTRE-UJCG-XXZG, Referral Coordinator, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Pearl House, Church Street, Bridgwater, TA6 5AT
– Pick up a self-referral form from your GP surgery or your Community Hospital, complete this and post it back to us (Freepost).
– Speak to your GP who can refer you directly to us.
– If you are already receiving treatment through Somerset Partnership you can speak to your Health Professional who can refer you to us for an Emotional Health Check.
– Call 0300 323 00 33 To book yourself in for an Emotional Health Check with one of our team.
Counselling Directory lists counsellors and psychotherapists who are members of a recognised professional body or those who have sent us copies of their qualifications and insurance cover.
We offer a confidential place to come to talk through your worries. We give supportive help for those facing a crisis pregnancy, or needing post-abortion counselling or baby loss recovery support, or for pregnancy related issues. Please ring for an appointment. Please ring and leave a message, or send an email, and we’ll get back to you discretely to arrange an appointment.
Heads Up works with individuals affected by mental health issues and other difficulties, in order to help them towards recovery, increased independence and/or greater well-being and quality of life. We offer a variety of courses, classes and therapies to help you on the road to recovery and independence.
Wells – Upper Breach, South Horrington, Wells, BA5 3QG.