SMART recovery support group
SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) recovery are running a support group between 1-3pm on Mondays, starting on the 13 May.
SMART is a programme that provides training and tools for people who want to change their problematic behavior, including addiction to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, food, shopping, Internet and others.Guided by trained facilitators, participants come to help themselves and help each other using a variety of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and motivational tools and techniques. For bookings and dates please contact email address below.
Marie Curie Helper Service
YOU-TH SPACE counselling for 15-18 year olds – Frome
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.
HOPELineUK is a confidential support and advice service for:
– Young people under the age of 35 who may be having thoughts of suicide
– Anyone concerned a young person may be having thoughts of suicide.
A HOPELineUK advisor will hear about the things that are happening in your life that are contributing to your thoughts of suicide and provide advice about how you can cope with your thoughts of suicide, or where you can access help. You can also speak to our HOPELineUK advisors to get advice about how to start a conversation about suicide with someone you are concerned about, and how to best support them. Opening hours are 10am-10pm weekdays, 2pm-10pm weekends, and 2pm-5pm Bank Holidays.
Kooth Online Counselling for 11-18 year olds
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. Free.
A young person can access Kooth by going to www.kooth.com and signing up to use its features.
Youth Matters is for young people aged up to 25 who are living with mental health distress in Mendip. Young people can have one to one targeted mental health support in a warm, safe environment. You may want to talk to an adult who understands how you feel and can support you without judging you. We offer practical help such as writing a job application form or help with abstaining from addiction. Whatever the situation we can help you access information or help you find other forms of support, provide guidance, reassurance and support.
The project is based in Frome and is held in Routes Cafe 11.00am-2.00pm. Please contact South Somerset MIND for details. You can be referred to us by someone else or contact us direct. A self referral form can be downloaded from our website or you can call the office or email.
NHS Choices online Mood Zone
It offers practical advice, interactive tools, videos and audio guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.
Mental Health – self help guides
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.
Barnardo’s – Mandala Project
Mandala offers a therapeutic package of in-depth child psychotherapy, supporting early childhood trauma, insecure attachment and low self-esteem.
The Green House- Sexual Abuse counselling charity
The Green House – Sexual Abuse counselling charity in Bristol.
The Green House provides free individual counselling to women, men, children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse or rape at any point in their lives.
Free counselling for up to 24 sessions but sessions take place in Bristol. Adults can self refer.
Children – please contact for details of how to refer.
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.
ELIM Connect Counselling Service
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
Wessex Counselling, Frome and Bristol Area
The Wessex Counselling Service offers professional and affordable counselling to people around Frome, Bath, Bristol and Street. Bursary Fund – Our charitable aim is to provide high quality psychodynamic counselling but at affordable rates from our centres in Frome and Bristol. We acknowledge that some people cannot afford to pay our fees. We aim to maintain a Bursary Fund which enables clients in hardship to access time limited counselling at subsidised rates. Wessex works with adults and also have counsellors experienced in working with children and young people through the Changing Course for Young People Project for those aged 15 – 18 years. Wessex Counselling Service, Fairfield House, King Street, Frome, BA11 1BH
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.
Welcome to Pregnancy Crisis Support – Mendip
We offer a confidential place to come to talk through your worries. We give supportive help for those facing a crisis pregnancy, or needing specialist post-abortion or baby loss recovery support, or for pregnancy related issues. Please ring for an appointment. [Partners or relatives are most welcome if you wish.] We cover these areas Glastonbury, Wells, Street, Bridgwater, Frome, Shepton Mallet, Weston-Super-Mare, Bath, Wincanton and Castle Cary.
We’re open Monday to Saturday for appointments only. Please ring and leave a message, or send an email, and we’ll get back to you discretely to arrange an appointment at a convenient time – our answer-phone is checked daily.
Mind Line Somerset Listening Service
Mind Line Somerset is a confidential listening service giving a safe place to talk if you, or someone you know, is in distress. We can also give basic information about mental health and local services.
Opening times Wednesday, Friday – Sunday 8.00pm – 12.00 midnight. When our lines are busy, or closed, our switchboard can connect you to our sister service, Wand (0808 800 0312) or the Samaritans. The result is that any caller can speak to a call handler 24 hours a day/7 days a week – which we feel is a truly valuable service.
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.
We Hear You
If you are affected or have been bereaved by cancer or another life threatening illness, We Hear You provides free, professional counselling (also on-line counselling). We support children, young people and adults in Mendip from our various locations including Frome Town Hall, Christchurch Street West. We also work in various locations across the area including, The Royal United Hospital Bath, Bradford On Avon, Midsomer Norton, Street, Trowbridge and Warminster.
WHY is also running a new therapeutic support group for those living with and beyond cancer (LWBC) in Frome. The groups run for between 10 – 12 weeks. 10.30 – midday at our offices in Frome Town Hall. The aim of the LWBC group is to support those who have experienced cancer through therapeutic discussions and conversations. We have no more than 10 people in the group which is facilitated by two WHY counsellors. Anyone who is interested should contact WHY on 01373 455255
Farm Community Network
FCN volunteers provide pastoral and practical support for as long as needed – helping people to find a positive way forward through their problems.