Other Organisations which may be able to help


OrganisationsDescriptionContact DetailsAreas Covered
RefugeFor women and children against domestic violence0808 2000247 - helpline www.refuge.org.ukNational
Men’s AdviceAdvice and support for men experiencing domestic violence0808 8010327 www.mensadviceline.org.ukNational
Gemini ServicesNorth Somerset refuge for men fleeing domestic violence08700664233National
RespectMen who are worried that they are or will hurt someone08088024040 - helplineNational
Revival RASACRape and sexual abuse counselling for adult men and women01225 751 568 appointments@revival-wiltshirerasac.org.uk www.revival-wiltshirerasac.org.ukWiltshire
SARSAS Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse SupportRape and sexual abuse helpline for adult men and womenMen & Boys 08088010464 Women & Girls 08088010456 www.sarsas.org.uk info@sarsas.org.ukBristol, Bath, Glastonbury Taunton
NAPAC The National Association for People Abused in ChildhoodSupport for those abused as a child0808 8010331 - helpline www.napac.org.uk for email supportNational
StalkingAdvice and help for anybody being stalked08088020300 – national helplineNational
GalopFor lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people experiencing domestic abuse08009995428 – helpline www.galop.org.ukNational
Forced MarriagesFor anybody who fears they will or are being forced into marriage against their will02070080151 - helplineNational
Action on Elder AbuseThey work to protect and prevent the abuse of older adults08088088141 - helpline www.elderabuse.org.ukNational

End of life and Bereavement

OrganisationsDescriptionContact DetailsAreas Covered
Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support ServicePart of MIND For those bereaved by suicide0300 3305463 www.suicidebereavement.wixsite.comSomerset
Bereavement Advice CentreSupports bereaved with practical issues0800 634 9494 info@bereavementadvice.org www.bereavementadvice.orgNational
Child Death Support HelplineHelp for those affected by the death of a child0800 282 986 contact@childdeathhelpline.org www.childdeathhelpline.org.ukNational
Marie CurieA free support service for terminally ill people and their carers08000902309 – support line somersethelper@mariecurie.org.uk www.mariecurie.org.ukNational
Dorothy HouseSupport for people with life limiting disease and palliative care and their family, carers and supportive01225722988 www.dorothyhouse.org.ukSomerset
Cruse Bereavement CareHelp with coping with grief08088081677 – helpline www.cruse.org.ukNational

Brain Injury

OrganisationsDescriptionContact DetailsAreas Covered
HeadwayWorks to improve life for adults with brain injury and offers support and respite for their families08088002244 – Helpline Mon- Fridays www.headway.org.ukMendip

Support for people with cancer and other life threatening illnesses

OrganisationsDescriptionContact DetailsAreas Covered
Clic SargentSupport for children with cancer and their families0300 330 0803 https://betaclicsargent.org.ukNational
We Hear YouCounselling for anyone affected or bereaved by cancer or other life-threatening illness013733455255 www.wehearyou.org.ukSomerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire
The HarbourBristol based charity offers free counselling and psychotherapy to people affected by life threatening illness01179259348 www.the-harbour.org.ukBristol
Macmillian Cancer SupportHelping everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can08088080000 www.mcmillian.org.ukNational
Penny Brohn UKSupport for people and their supporters who are affected by cancer03033000118 www.pennybrohn.org.ukBristol and South West


OrganisationsDescriptionContact DetailsAreas Covered
Carers UKSupport and advice to carers08088087777 – Support and advice www.carersuk.orgNational
Young CarersSupport for young carersCall Somerset Direct – 0845 3459122Somerset


OrganisationsDescriptionContact DetailsAreas Covered
Alzheimer’s Society’s National Dementia Helpline0300 222 11 22 helpline@alzheimers.org.ukNational
Dementia Adviser Service – SomersetService for people who in the process of / recently received a diagnosis of dementia01458 251541 somersetDAS@alzheimers.org.ukSomerset
Somerset’s Younger People with Dementia Project01458 251541 southandeastsomerset@alzheimers.org.ukSomerset

Drugs and Alcohol

OrganisationsDescriptionContact DetailsAreas Covered
Alcoholics AnonymousFor help with overcoming alcohol dependencyFor help with overcoming alcohol dependency 0800 9177650 www.alchoholics-anonymous.org.ukNational
Narcotics AnonymousFor help with drug problems0300 9991212 www.ukna.orgNational
Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service (Turning Point)Support to anyone whose life is being adversely affected by drug and/or alcohol use, their partners, other family members and friends.0300 303 87 88 www.somersetdap.org.ukSomerset

Eating Disorders and Self Harm

OrganisationsDescriptionContact DetailsAreas Covered
Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders AssociationSupporting those affected by eating disordersSupporting those affected by eating disorders 01749 343344 www.swedauk.orgSomerset and South West
Beat Eating DisordersHelpline for anyone suffering with issues around eating08088010677 Main help line 08088010711 Youth help line 08088010811 Student helplineNational
Self harm UKDedicated to help self harm recovery, insight and supportwww.selfharm.co.uk Online supportNational
SISH BristolSelf referral Support groupwww.sishbristol.org.ukBristol

Families, Children and Young People

OrganisationsDescriptionContact DetailsAreas Covered
Pregnancy Crisis helplineHelp for those facing a crisis pregnancy, or needing post-abortion or baby loss recovery support, or for pregnancy related issues.08003689296 www.prgnancycrisishelpline.org.ukNational
Family ActionAdvice and listing of what support is available in your area02072546251 www.family-action.org.uk 08088010811 Student helplineNational
ChildLineA confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem0800 1111 www.childline.org.ukNational
YMCAthe YMCA works with vulnerable people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.01174286199 Bath & Bristol – Housing 01373 467293 Frome Foyer – Housing www.homeless.org.ukBath and Bristol Mendip
Child and Adolescent mental health services (CAHMS)A helpline service is for parents or carers worried about a child or young person.Adults - Somerset 01823368244 Children – Somerset 03001232327National
NSPCC24 hour child protection08088005000 -24 hour helplineNational
The Bridge FoundationSpecialise in child and family mental health01179424510 www.bridgefoundation.org.ukBristol
Off the RecordFor young people up to age 25 experiencing mental health issues01225312481 – Bath 08088089120 - BristolBath & nort East Somerset Bristol

Mental Health

OrganisationsDescriptionContact DetailsAreas Covered
MIND BristolWe can help you make choices about treatment, understand your rights or reach out to sources of support1179800370 www.bristolmind.org.ukBristol
MIND SomersetA confidential listening service giving a safe place to talk if you, or someone you know, is in distress. Also support01823 276892 www.mindinsomerset.org.uk 08088010811 Student helplineSomerset
MIND BathOnline support group to help people with mental health issues feel less isolatedOnline support group through elefriends.org.ukBath
Talking TherapiesAvailable to adults of 18 and over, struggling with common mental health problems like anxiety and depression through their GPwww.sompar.nhs.uk Access through your GPSomerset
Heads UpHeads Up works with individuals affected by mental health issues and other difficulties01749 670667 www.headsupsomerset.org info@headsupsomerset.org.ukBased in Wells Somerset
SANEFor anyone experiencing mental health difficulties03003047000 - HelplineNational
CalmFor men with mental health issues0800585858 - helplineNational


OrganisationsDescriptionContact DetailsAreas Covered
RelateCounselling support and information for all relationships0300 1001234 www.relate.org.ukNational but venues in Bath Avon for Bristol, Frome, Street, Warminster
Tavistock RelationshipsOnline counselling support and information for all relationshipswww.tavistockrelationships.orgNational

Sexuality and Sexual Health

OrganisationsDescriptionContact DetailsAreas Covered
SWISHA service for anybody with sexual health concerns03001234030Somerset and Bath
Unity Sexual HealthA service for anybody with sexual health concerns01173426900 www.unitysexualhealth.co.ukBristol and North Somerset
Terrence Higgins TrustIf you need help or online counselling concerning HIV or other sexually transmitted infections01823 327 076 www.tht.org.ukNational


OrganisationsDescriptionContact DetailsAreas Covered
Stroke AssociationPractical advice, essential information and emotional support for stroke sufferers and their families.03033033100 - helpline info@stroke.org.uk www.stroke.org.ukNational

Other Agencies

OrganisationsDescriptionContact DetailsAreas Covered
Citizens Advice BureauFree, independent and confidential advice on: Debt, Housing, Employment, Welfare Benefits, Family and Personal Matters, Consumer Contracts, Legal Procedures, Education and Health.03444 111 444 - Adviceline Online chat is available www.citizensadvice.org.ukNational
SamaritansTalk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record116123 jo@samaritans.org www.samaritans.orgNational
Help CounsellingLow cost counselling for adults over 1601225 767459 enquiries@helpcounselling.co.uk www.helpcounselling.co.ukWest Wiltshire
GalopHelp for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have experienced hate crime02077042040 – Advice line www.galop.org.ukNational
Able2achieve LtdSupport for individuals with learning disabilities01935 429430 www.able2achieve.org.ukSomerset
GamCareFree, confidential advice and support about gambling problems.0800 8020133 Online live chat www.gamcare.org.ukNational
Victim SupportIf you've been a victim of any crime or have been affected by a crime committed against someone you know.0808 1689111 – Free help line www.victimsupport.org.ukNational
Age UKA range of services to meet the needs of older people.08000556112 or 01823345613 for Age UK Somerset www.age.org.ukNational
PoliceComprehensive website with helpful advice on matters relation to the policeEmergency 999 or101 for non-critical calls www.avonandsomerset.police.ukAvon & Somerset including Bath Bristol and Frome
County CouncilComprehensive websites which includes adult and child social care safeguardingwww.somerset.gov.uk www.bathnes.gov.uk www.bristol.gov.ukSomerset Bath and North East Somerset Bristol
Local HospitalRoyal United Hospital 01225428331 Bristol Royal Infirmary 01179230000 Frome Community Hospital 01373454740 Street West Mendip Hospital 01458836450Bath Bristol Frome Street
The Counselling Directoryhttps://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/wessex-counselling-service

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