If you need to talk, you can call our dedicated, confidential Colleague Telephone Line for help with a trained professional. If you need further support after your initial conversation you can be referred for a one-off rapid access counselling session with a psychologist or counsellor. No waiting list. If you need further help we will make sure you see the right person. Call us now on 0300 124 5595 (available seven days a week, from 09:00 to 17:00)
If you are an adult living in Somerset and experiencing difficulties with your mental health, we are here to help. Open Mental Health offers support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that anyone struggling with poor mental health can access the right support at the right time.
If you need to speak to someone please contact our team at Mindline Somerset any time of the day, any day of the week locally on 01823 276892 or freephone 0800 138 1692. Or email email@example.com for support.
To help address the emotional health needs of the public, Mindline (run by Mind in Somerset) has extended their hours so people can call and talk to someone about their anxieties and worries. Mindline is also the front door to the Open MH service in Somerset. Call 01823 276892 or freephone 0800 138 1692 for support 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Apps are a great way to get health and mental wellbeing information, helping us to improve our health and live healthier lives. There are so many apps on the market, it can be hard to know which ones you can trust.
That’s why the NHS in Somerset have teamed up with ORCHA (the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications) to create this one website which shows reviewed health and care related apps, helping you to choose the one that works best.
Free and confidential 30 minute WebChats or phone calls
We know things have been tough..
That’s why we’re here for you via WebChat and over the phone. Whatever the issue, our trained Relationships and Wellbeing Advisors can listen to your worries and concerns, and work with you on tackling them. You don’t need to deal with stress, anxiety or relationship issues alone.
Contact us today.
Phone us: 0300 303 4477
Email us: NHS@relate.org.uk
NHS Somerset's Dr. Andrew Tresidder and Dr. Peter Bagshaw bring you free, weekly mental health and emotional wellbeing support with special expert guests. Also available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and wherever you get your podcasts. Please subscribe and review if you enjoy the show! Thank you for listening.
The Somerset Bereavement Support Directory is part of the EOLCare and Bereavement Support website. It provides details of a range of support, including for pregnancy and baby loss, children and young people bereavement, adult bereavement and suicide and traumatic loss. There is also information on hospice and chaplaincy, faith & belief support available.
The directory includes local organisations as well as national bereavement support providers and highlights the types of support that each can offer.
When you have accessed the link, please select ‘Member of the Public’ to access the option for Bereavement support information.
The Somerset Post-COVID Recovery Clinic is a remote service for people aged 18+ who have had symptoms for four months or more. This includes both patients, and colleagues who are patients. The purpose of the service is: to confirm a diagnosis of post-COVID, to provide onward referrals as required and there is no therapy delivered in the team as it is an assessment service. Your GP needs to refer you to the Post-COVID Recovery clinic.
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Stepladder works with communities, groups and organisations across Somerset to find new ways for men to connect, support each other and get help when they need it. We hope you can find what you’re looking for here - and do get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to know more about our community development work across Somerset or you'd like to share your experiences and expertise. If you are in crisis and need immediate support please dial 999 or call the Samaritans on 116 123 for free.
Free book download from Dr. Andrew Tresidder. Inside, we'll find thoughts and comments from a number of experienced medical and other professionals. It covers health as a concept, hardware body and software being, doctors as patients, self-care and physical health, aspects of psychological health and relationships, including the Drama Triangle, the Inner Smile exercise, Medical Mindfulness, and Compassion in Healthcare. There are some short sections on retuning our software being, top tips for doctors at work, and as patients, and an Emotional Health Strategy.
A free online moderated peer support forum for health and care workers and volunteers in Somerset. PLEASE NOTE - The forum is closed to the general public; please enter the password SEW123 after registering to gain access
Bereavement support via telephone or email. The service offers a self referral system by contacting 01458 898211. Helpline Cruse National Helpline is also available, this is free to call on 0808 808 1677 (Mon – Fri) 9.30am – 5pm , with late night opening until 8pm on Tues, Weds & Thurs.
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Bereavement by suicide is usually shocking and unexpected.
This can increase the level of distress and trauma experienced by the bereaved.
The grieving process is often more challenging to navigate than other types of bereavement.
We are a specialised project to help you and your loved ones through this difficult time.
SilverCloud want to help people with the process of recovery and support people’s journey to better wellbeing during these difficult times. Their Nurture Your Normal campaign provides free access to their ‘Space from COVID’ digital wellbeing programme for everybody in the UK aged 18+
This is a totally free health and wellbeing programme that can be tailored to your organisation's specific needs and requirements. It is widely known that employee wellbeing plays a major part in business performance and productivity. Our flexible and free programme is aimed at each and every business and organisation across Somerset from the biggest to the smallest.
An uplifting book collection and a supporting list of digital resources. All books have been recommended via a survey of NHS staff, and the final list selected by a panel of NHS staff. The book collection contains fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
A supporting collection of uplifting digital resources, including poems, websites, videos and apps, is also available
During these uncertain times, we may experience feelings of stress or anxiety far more frequently than we have done previously. That’s why we’ve partnered with the Mental Health Foundation to create a guide filled with tips and tools on how all of us can connect with nature, to help us thrive.