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Directory: Mental Health Services

Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK offers a free ‘eCommunity’ supportive online forum, a peer support telephone line and a range of resources including information leaflets that you can download.

For factual enquiries relating to bipolar disorder and Bipolar UK activities, visit the website and write a short, direct query into the chatbot at the bottom right of the screen.

Unfortunately there are no local support groups running currently.

Last updated: 21st August 2023

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Chard Watch CIC

Chard WATCH supports isolated adults needing support. Anyone that joins the project can become a member and contribute to running the organisation. The organisation helps people to fulfil their potential through workshops and activities like: art, reading, drama, personal awareness courses, IT, and most importantly peer relationships.

Working with Somerset Skills and Learning & Somerset Mental health service they also offer free peer support courses.

Last updated: 21st August 2023

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Charlie Waller Trust

Mental health charity supporting young people, parents, carers, schools, colleges, universities and employers. They offer a wide range of free guides, booklets, posters, videos and more.

Last updated: 21st August 2023

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Elim Connect Centre – Community Outreach Team

Community Outreach is supporting change in people challenged by complex and multiple needs – such as homelessness, addiction, mental health or other life-controlling issues. Our skilled and dedicated team provide short and long-term, person-centred support to create real life difference.

We can also signpost anyone who is rough sleeping to the relevant services.

Please come and see us at one of our Drop Ins at Elim Connect Centre, Portway, Wells, BA5 2BE

Monday 9.15am – 11am – Breakfast Drop In

Wednesday 12 – 2pm – Community Lunch Drop In (two course lunch)

Thursday 12 – 2pm – Wellbeing Drop In

Friday 12 – 2pm – Music Jam and Soup Drop In

Last updated: 30th August 2023

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Farmers Market Health Hub – Frome

The Health Hub is available to all farming or agricultural workers and their families, no matter where you live. Come and see us for: Health and wellbeing checks, advice on lifestyle and concerns affecting your emotional wellbeing. Guidance towards any support you may require in the future No appointments necessary, just call in and speak to one of our volunteers. Supported by Somerset NHS and The Farming Community Network.

2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Frome Livestock Market Standerwick, Frome, BA11 2QB

Last updated: 21st August 2023

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Financial Wellbeing Support Officers

Money worries and mental health often come hand in hand. Regardless of which came first, if you’re struggling to cope with debt these resources may help. We are here to help with your Financial Well-being and your financial future. If you are already a member or business partner of Westcountry Savings & Loans and you are based in North Somerset, you can contact our dedicated Financial Wellbeing Officers for more information.

Last updated: 21st August 2023

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Glastonbury Mental Health Network

Glastonbury Mental Health Network (GMHN) is a charity that aims to connect local people with projects, practitioners, services and events that can support and improve mental health and wellbeing. The charity will also deliver its own projects and services, including local safe spaces and training courses.

GMHN runs a monthly Snug at the Red Brick Building, BA6 9FT – usually on the last Thursday of the month, 11am – 3pm. This is a safe space, open to all, with lots of creative activities available, gentle music, free refreshments and volunteer listeners. The event is free. Please visit the website (see link below) or Facebook page (facebook.com/glastonburymentalhealth) for further information.

Last updated: 21st August 2023

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Hearing Voices Groups

Hearing Voices groups provides a safe place for you to talk about your experiences, and the groups are fully facilitated by Mind in Somerset active listeners. You may feel that sometimes these experiences are very distressing and overwhelming, but sharing this can help. On the other hand, you may feel that your voices are positive and supportive but still need a outlet to share with other people. We hope that people joining our groups will feel safe, accepted and able to share their experiences with other voice hearers.

Wells alternate Friday afternoons 2:00pm-3:00pm

Mind in Somerset – Wellbeing Friends online group

Somerset Wellbeing Friends groups focus on tackling loneliness, improving life skills and promoting coping strategies. This service is for adults who feel isolated or are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing. Online – Every Wednesday 11am-1pm. Contact Charlie for details on how to join.

Mind in Somerset – Young People

Mind Somerset offers a range of services for under 25 year olds. You can find out more about these services by clicking the website link below. Young people can be referred by someone else or self refer by calling the office or emailing.

Last updated: 24th August 2023

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Mindline Somerset – 24/7 Emotional Support Helpline

Mindline Somerset – 24 hours a day, seven days a week emotional support helpline.

Last updated: 30th August 2023

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NHS Choices – guides, tools and activities

Practical advice, interactive tools, videos and audio guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.

Last updated: 1st September 2023

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OCD UK

OCD UK is the leading national charity, independently working with and for almost one million children and adults whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD typically falls into four categories: Checking, Contamination / Mental Contamination, Hoarding, Ruminations / Intrusive Thoughts.

Last updated: 1st September 2023

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Open Mental Health – Crisis Safe Space

Crisis Safe Space is an out-of-hours service provided by Mind in Somerset and Second Step for anyone (over 18) who feels like they are really struggling with their mental health. Instead of going to A&E, making an urgent doctor’s appointment, or suffering in silence, you can arrange a one-to-one session with a member of the Crisis Safe Space team, who will listen and be able to help you. You can refer yourself or someone you are worried about and book a session by clicking on the website link. You can also call Mindline Somerset to book a session. Sessions are being held either face-to-face or virtually, depending on the location.

Last updated: 1st September 2023

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Open Mental health – Somerset alliance

Open Mental Health is an alliance of local voluntary organisations, the NHS and social care, Somerset County Council, and individuals with lived experience of mental health. Working together to improve the way people in Somerset receive support with their mental health by providing access to a number of specialist services including NHS support, housing advice, debt and employment advice, volunteering opportunities, community activities, peer support and local exercise groups. We want to ensure that people in Somerset get the right support when they need it most.

Last updated: 21st August 2023

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PANDAS PND – Post natal depression awareness & support

PANDAS is community offering peer-to-peer support to parents. They offer a free 7 days a week helpline, email support, social media groups, information and face-to-face support groups.

Last updated: 11th September 2023

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SANEline mental health helpline

SANE runs a national mental health helpline open 4pm to 10pm, 365 days a year, offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone over 16 affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.

Last updated: 1st September 2023

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Shout 85258 – text messaging support service

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. We have  conversations with people who are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who need immediate support.

Last updated: 21st August 2023

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Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association (SWEDA)

Offering a wide range of services to those affected by eating disorders in Somerset and the surrounding counties. For more information and support for yourself or somebody you know who has been affected by an eating disorder, visit our website or phone us on the number below 9.00am – 5.00pm Tuesday – Thursday (answer phone available outside these times).

SWEDA offers support to students aged 16 and above in all Colleges and Sixth Forms across Somerset; one-to-one sessions can be booked through student support or directly with our Community Support Workers by emailing support@swedauk.org

SWEDA Mindline run a helpline open to anyone; sufferers, carers or anyone affected by an eating disorder. Service users can call 0300 330 5464 and expect to speak to a member of staff  for up to half an hour on each call. The helpline is manned every Tuesday evening 8pm-11pm and every Sunday from 11am-2pm, and even open throughout the Christmas Period.

SWEDA also runs a Self Help Group for those affected by Eating Disorders, you can find dates for the next scheduled group, and book a place, by visiting the contact us section at www.swedauk.org or by ringing 01749 343344.

Last updated: 30th August 2023

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Somerset Nature Connections- Nature & Wellbeing Courses

Free 6-week nature and wellbeing courses with a focus on supporting mental wellbeing and physical activity. The course explores the 5 Pathways to Nature Connectedness; these are: contact, beauty, emotion, compassion and meaning.

Last updated: 21st August 2023

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Somerset Prostate Support Association

The Somerset Association is run by local men who have been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. One of the objectives of the charity is to help patients and families at all stages of their cancer journey. This can be achieved by gaining knowledge from those in the group who have already experienced the traumas, the treatment decisions and set-backs. Call to find out about meeting times/dates. 4 meetings a year.

Last updated: 24th August 2023

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Staying Safe from Suicidal Thoughts – website

StayingSafe.net offers compassion, kindness and easy ways to help keep people safer from thoughts of harm and suicide, seek support and discover hope of recovery through powerful videos from people with personal experience. The website provides vital ‘Safety Plan’ guidance tool, with easy to print / online templates and guidance video tutorials purposefully designed to help people through the process of writing their own Safety Plan to build hope, identify actions and strategies to resist suicidal thoughts and develop positive ways to cope with stress and emotional distress.

Last updated: 21st August 2023

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Talking Therapies- Somerset area

Talking Therapies 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. Talking Therapies is for people experiencing mild to moderate depression, general anxiety and worry, panic attacks, social anxiety, traumatic memories , obsessive compulsive disorder and adjustment to living with a long term physical health condition.

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, visit the website or call for more information.

Last updated: 24th August 2023

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The Orchard Vale Community Gardening Project – Wells

This project aims to benefit people with learning disabilities and people who are isolated, elderly or vulnerable in the community. A gardening service, led by adults with learning disabilities will be available to people in the community who are unable to care for their gardens themselves.

The activities include:  garden assessments – garden maintenance – garden waste disposal and some planting. Call the number below, leave your contact name and number and the jobs you would like done and the gardening team will call you back.

Last updated: 21st August 2023

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The Revive Sports Programme: Walk and Talk Frome

Walk and Talk. For people aged 18+, who are undertaking their journey to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction (or other mental health challenges).

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. Contact details below.

Frome Youth and Community Centre. Fridays 4pm – 5pm

Last updated: 21st August 2023

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Young Somerset

Young Somerset is the largest youth work charity in Somerset. They employ Wellbeing Practitioners that offer low-level mental health support, through cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT), to young people in Somerset.

Last updated: 21st August 2023

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