Directory: Mental Wellbeing Self-Help
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.
Heads Up work with individuals affected by mental health issues and other difficulties, in order to help them towards recovery, greater well-being and quality of life. They offer a variety of courses, classes and therapies.
For more information give Heads Up a call, office times are Monday – Friday 9am-4pm.
Wells – Upper Breach, South Horrington, Wells, BA5 3QG
Health Connectors – Mendip area
Health Connectors are based in all the GP practices in the Mendip area. We can help you in a number of ways. We can work with you on a one-to-one basis – we listen to what is important to you and work with you on issues that you would like support with. We can link you up with services and organisations, help you manage long term conditions, help you meet new people, join groups or set goals that might improve your health and wellbeing. We can also help you set up new groups if it is needed in your area. We see people in GP practices or in your home if you are housebound. As well as linking you to groups and services, we also run groups such as Talking Cafes, Be Healthy Be Happy and Pain Management programmes.
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.
Mind in Somerset – Groups
Mind in Somerset offer a range of peer support, art and gardening type groups across Somerset. Visit their website to find the closest one to you. They also offer an online self-care focused support group.
Mindline Somerset – 24/7 Emotional Support Helpline
Mindline Somerset – 24 hours a day, seven days a week emotional support helpline.
NHS Choices – guides, tools and activities
Practical advice, interactive tools, videos and audio guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.
Online Shared Reading with Mind In Somerset
Every Tuesday 2pm-3.30pm via Zoom
This is a safe and welcoming space to meet new people; on alternating weeks, the focus of the group will be a session of shared reading and exploring how we can improve and maintain our wellbeing through self-care.
To share great stories and poems, read aloud, and have a chat about them. Everyone’s welcome, and there’s no pressure to get involved – it’s okay to come along just to listen.
To find out more information please contact Alison Hayward on the contact details below.
Root Connections- Stratton on the Fosse
Root Connections is a community ‘not for profit’ market garden to improve mental & physical health & wellbeing. based at Stratton on the Fosse, BA3 4QF. We’re open on a Tues & Fri morning from 10am until 1pm, on a Friday we share lunch together. We make gardening accessible to everyone – from all walks of life. We have different areas within the garden to work on and enjoy. A warm welcome awaits anyone who would like to get involved in the garden & join a group of like minded volunteers
Whatever you’re going through, call free any time, from any phone, on 116 123. They are there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Samaritans are not just for moments of crisis, but for taking action to prevent the crisis. As well as the phone line there is also a self-help app and online support.
Self help guides
Somerset Partnership have put together self help guides on a number of topics.
Somerset Wellbeing and Recovery College
The Somerset Wellbeing and Recovery College offers opportunities to learn about mental health and recovery by providing a unique curriculum designed to increase your knowledge, understanding and skills to equip you with the tools to live a meaningful, productive and fulfilling life.
Students are people with lived experience of mental health difficulties who wish to learn to live well, for their family and friends, and the professionals who support them. We do not take referrals from clinicians and our students do not have to be using mental health services to access any of our courses.
All courses are free and are listed on the website, link below. They take place across Somerset.
TAI CHI FOR WELLBEING WELLS
Tai Chi for Wellbeing can be done seated if required. It is suitable for all ages and health issues. Although a regular class it welcomes newcomers and visitors who may only want one or two classes.
Every Thursday at 11 -12 at the Bishops Palace Wells, outside when possible. Cost is a suggested £5 donation to St Margaret’s Hospice.
2nd & 4th Monday every month 10.30-11.30 at Wells Library. Free taster
Mondays 2-3 pm at Henton Village Hall. Pay as you go £5
Online class every Tuesday at 11 – 12. £4. Please see website for details.
Walled Garden Mells – Therapeutic Programme
The therapeutic programme has been developed in collaboration with other community organisations and are targeted at participant gardeners who may need a bit more support if they find themselves lonely or isolated. They have a large social component to help bring people together. We fund raise to be able to offer these programmes to participants for free.
A range of groups and projects, visit The Walled Garden Mells website for the latest information and times.
Windsor Hill Wood Retreat
Windsor Hill Wood is a small family based woodland community close to Shepton Mallet. The project offers refuge to people who are finding life difficult and may be experiencing depression or addiction issues. Some have been homeless; others have lost confidence and need respite to regain self worth, learn new skills and feel able to contribute to the community and the wider world. As a Christian home offering hospitality, part of rhythm of life includes the opportunity to pray silently together once a day in a small chapel – however attendance is optional. Please get in touch using the details below if you or someone you know could benefit from staying at Windsor Hill Wood.
Words for Wellbeing Wells
Free creative writing course. How to use the power of words to explore creativity in a relaxed supportive group. Writing can help support both physical and mental wellbeing.
Wednesdays 3.30 -5.30pm
The Lawrence Centre, Wells BA5 2PQ
Refreshments provided, all welcome, no experience or referral necessary
Level access, free parking and disable facilities.
Online Contact Form: https://somersetrecoverycollege.co.uk/contact/
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