Depression, Anxiety and Stress

AWP 24/7 advice and support line for patients

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership ( AWP) provides a 24-hour mental health telephone response line on 0300 3031320 for adults and children, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

This can be a particularly anxious and difficult time, particularly if you or someone you care about struggles with mental health difficulties.

In order to alleviate pressure on primary care and accident and emergency departments, AWP staff will be available 24/7 to provide advice, guidance and support over the phone to our patients, families and carers, as well as members of the public who may be worried about their own or someone else’s mental health

Find out more: www.awp.nhs.uk/247-telephone-response-line

Bristol Mind

Bristol Mind is a mental health resource for people in Bristol and surrounding areas providing information and signposting, advocacy services, low cost counselling, confidential helplines, volunteering opportunities and more.

Helpline: 0808 808 0330 (Wed-Sun, 8pm to midnight)

Transgender Helpline: 0300 330 5468 (Mon and Fri, 8pm to midnight)

Facebook: @BrisMind

Twitter: @BristolMind

Website: bristolmind.org.uk

Hate Crime Service: www.bristolmind.org.uk

Women Without Borders: www.bristolmind.org.uk

Advocacy: www.bristolmind.org.uk

Meeting Minds Counselling: www.bristolmind.org.uk

Social Prescribing Explained

Social Prescribing in South Gloucestershire explained by Toria Wrangham, Senior Social Prescriber:

Vita Health Group

With over 30 years of experience delivering best-in-class physical and mental healthcare, Vita Health Group has a unique insight into delivering holistic, person-centred care. Their mental health services include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), guided self-help, and group therapy sessions.

Email: enquiries@vhg.co.uk

Website: www.vitahealthgroup.co.uk

Rethink

Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927

Website: www.rethink.org

Email: info@rethink.org

Kooth

Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.

Website: kooth.com

Bristol Wellbeing Therapies

Bristol Wellbeing Therapies (BWT) is the gateway into Bristol’s NHS funded primary care service. BWT conduct all the assessments into this free and confidential service. Therapies are provided by a range of different providers for adults of all ages. The current wait for assessment is around a month.

Telephone: 0117 982 3209

Website: iapt-bristol.awp.nhs.uk

Support At Home

Support at Home is to be a free Red Cross First Call service for those aged 18 or over in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, providing they don’t have complex mental health needs or substance abuse issues.

DBS-checked volunteers visit for around six weeks to provide support in the home including practical support such as shopping, light domestic and picking up prescriptions. They can also provide emotional support.

Telephone (referrals): 0117 301 2601

General Enquiries: 0117 301 2619

Samaritans

Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123

Website: www.samaritans.org

Email: jo@samaritans.org

MindEd UK

MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults.

Twitter: @MindEdUK

Website: www.minded.org.uk