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.
Women’s Community Services countywide across Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset. Supporting people with multiple and complex needs whose lives have been impacted by addiction or are in contact with the criminal justice system.
We accept referrals from any professional or women may refer themselves. Every woman is offered a detailed individual assessment of their needs across “pathways” such as mental health, family and relationships, addiction issues, domestic abuse. Each client has their own Keyworker who works with them to co-create a support plan to address their needs.
COVID-19 Update: Please note due to current coronavirus restrictions this service may be affected. Please check with the service provider.
The Revive Sports Programme gives people aged 18+, who are undertaking their journey to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction (or other mental health challenges), the chance to get active and enjoy some new physical activity experiences. It is also suitable for those who are temporarily sober or drug free to participate in. To join there’s a simple nomination form for the participants to fill out. This can be done in advance or completed on the day of joining. Call Gareth John on the number below to find out how to take part.
GamCare is the leading national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling. You can speak to an Adviser for free 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or get support via livechat, group chat or via their online forum 24/7.
Support and housing service for adults in Somerset who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and also have a mix of mental health needs, drug and alcohol problems, behavioural issues, debt or have been involved in the criminal justice system. Our clients have complex needs and often find it extremely hard to sustain positive change in their lives. We believe we have a responsibility to make sure our service, and the system as a whole, does all it can to reverse this experience. Our service is primarily about helping people to live fulfilling lives in their own communities, retain their tenancy and reduce repeated homelessness.
Please visit the website below for more information & to make contact.
Somerset Partnership have put together self help guides on a number of topics including ‘Alcohol and You’. See link below.
Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service offers free, confidential advice and support to anyone whose life is being adversely affected by drug and/or alcohol use. They offer help to anyone whatever their age, as well as their partners, other family members and friends. You can contact the service on the number below; opening hours are Monday to Friday 9-5.
Somerset Drug and Alcohol Partnership have a list of AA meetings in Mendip, visit our website to view the directory of AA groups and view the groups in your area. Alternatively you can phone the Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service to find a group nearest to you.
Co-Depentents Anonymous is a set of informal self-help groups made up of men and women with a common interest in working through the problems that co-dependency has caused in their lives. CoDA is based on AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and uses an adapted version of their Twelve Steps and Traditions as a central part of its suggested programme of recovery.