Useful links and helplines 2016-10-25T11:36:15+00:00

Helplines

The following numbers may be helpful to you.

Bristol Womankind:
0845 458 2914

Samaritans:
116 123

Saneline:
0300 304 7000

Childline:
0800 1111

NHS:
111

Mindinfoline:
0300 123 3393

Links

The following links may be helpful to you

Bristol Womankind:

Aims to offer a regular, safe and consistent source of help to women, enabling them to define their own mental health needs.

Bristol ROADS Service:

Bristol ROADS (Recovery Orientated Alcohol and Drugs Service) is Bristol’s service for people seeking help with drug or alcohol problems. It is delivered by five providers: ARA, BDP, BSDAS, DHI and St Mungo’s.

Bristol Active Life Project (BALP):

The Bristol Active Life Project (BALP) offers activity sessions across Bristol for people who have experienced or are living with a long-term mental illness.

Nilaari:

Nilaari is a Bristol-wide Black and other Minority Ethnic led organisation set up to provide culturally appropriate and sensitive counselling, information, advice and support primarily to BME adults and young people who misuse or are at risk of misusing drugs and / or alcohol.

Mental Health Foundation:

Aims to improve the lives of everyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

MIND:

Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales.

Bristol MIND

Bristol Mind is a mental health resource for people in Bristol and surrounding areas.

SANE:

Charity concerned with improving the lives of everyone affected by mental illness.

Samaritans:

The Samaritans provides confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing.

Young minds:

Young Minds is the national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people.

Self Injury Support:

TESS – Text and Email Support Service – open every weekday evening from 7:00pm-9:00pm for girls and young women up to 25 years affected by self-injury and self-harm.
Text: 0780 047 2908 or to email, go to the website and click on the TESS link.

Depression Alliance:

Leading national charity offering help to people with depression and run by sufferers themselves.

BEAT. Beating Eating Disorders:

Information and help on all aspects of eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating.

Turning point:

Turning Point operate a range of projects throughout the country in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse, mental health and learning disabilities.

BBC mental health section:

BBC Online have mental health pages within their health section with information covering a wide range of topics.

NHS 111:

NHS 111 is a 24 hour telephone advice and information service and is part of the National Health Service.

Rethink (Formerly National Schizophrenia Fellowship):

Dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by severe mental illness, whether they have a condition themselves, care for others who do, or are professionals or volunteers working in the mental health field.

British Association for Counselling:

Publishes directories and other information to enable those seeking counselling and training to make an informed choice.

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