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)
FOR SOMERSET FOUNDATION TRUST, SYMPHONY AND PRIMARY CARE EMPLOYEES: Expert, guidance on emotional, health, social and financial concerns from wellbeing and counselling practitioners. Available 24/7, 365 days a year on 0800 032 9857. They can offer support and information on a range of topics, including Health and Wellbeing, Money Worries, Carers, Work/Life, Consumer and Legal and Family and Home.
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
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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.
FOR NHS STAFF ONLY - Financial support available to NHS staff - Interactive Guide. This is a clickable guide to the support available with the key information about eligibility and what is needed to make the application at your fingertips. The purpose is to save time clicking through to web pages and reading about schemes which are restricted to particular groups, unless you are a member of the group in question
FOR FRONTLINE NHS STAFF - NHS England is pleased to announce the launch of a new e-learning module – ‘Handling difficult situations – Caring for yourself and others with compassion’. This training course is being offered to all frontline, patient facing NHS colleagues, and aims to teach colleagues the skills and techniques to handle difficult situations with compassion, including using appropriate communication techniques and active listening skills, whilst focussing on how to keep yourself safe and seek support if you feel affected by a situation.
Free and Confidential Service for people working in the NHS & frontline services in the UK - Frontline19 is a UK nationwide service delivering supervision, debriefing and emotional support to healthcare workers during times of crisis. With a vast network of thousands of qualified therapeutic practitioners, we can ensure you get the right help quickly and easily. It’s confidential, and it’s free.
Examples of some of the people we can help are ITU staff including physiotherapists, emergency response teams, paramedics, ambulance technicians, HCA, care home workers and GP’s & health care workers in patient-facing roles. Currently we are prioritising patient-facing roles.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
BME Voices mission is to create platforms for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) mental health therapists of all disciplines to share good practice and research, showcase their work and offer a different perspective – the BME perspective.