Looking for support for yourself or someone you know? Below are a selection of support services and helplines available locally and nationally, that can assist in a period of mental health difficulty or crisis.
Please remember – if you, or anyone you know, are in danger of immediately harming yourself or others, please pick up a phone and dial ‘999.’ If it is not a life threatening emergency, call ‘111.’
The Samaritans provide a non- judgemental listening service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 116 123, or text 07725 909 090.
If you identify as male, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) Helpline is available 17:00 – Midnight, 365 days a year, at 0800 58 58 58.
MindLine Trans+ provides a safe place to talk and receive support. Operators have lived experience of Trans+ or are Allies. The helpline is available on Mondays and Fridays, between 20:00 – Midnight, at 0300 330 5468
If you’re experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else, you can call SANEline on 0300 304 7000 (16:30pm – 22:30pm every day).
If you’re under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling, you can call the Papyrus HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141 (available weekdays 09:00 – 22:00; weekends/bank holidays 14:00 – 22:00), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or text 07786 209 697.
If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day), email email@example.com or use their webchat service. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+.
Kooth provides anonymous online support for young people atwww.kooth.com. Their helpline is open Monday to Friday between 12:00 – 22:00pm, and Saturday to Sunday between 18:00 – 22:00.
Shout operate a text service for people experiencing a personal crisis. Text Shout to 85258.
YoungMinds operate a helpline for parents, open between 09:30 – 16:00 Monday to Friday, at 0808 802 5544
The YoungMinds Crisis Messenger Service is available 24 hours a day – text ‘YM’ to85258 for support via text.
Bristol Mental Health’s Crisis Line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can be reached on 0300 555 0334.
The Bristol MindLine provides a safe space to talk, and is available Wednesday to Sundays between 20:00 – Midnight, at0808 808 0300
Bristol Nightline is a non-advisory, anonymous and con dential listening service for students at the University of Bristol. The helpline operates between 20:00 – 08:00 every day during term time, at 0117 9266 266
The Bristol Sanctuary is a place to come when you are in serious emotional distress, providing a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment. The service is open Friday to Monday between 18:00 – 12:30am. Call the team on 07709 295 661 or 0117 9542952.
Bristol Mental Health is made up of a group or organisations that provide services. Find out more atwww.bristolmentalhealth.org
If the person is on their Caseload, the Intensive Support Team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call them on 01934 836497.
A new Crisis and Recovery Centre will open in Weston-super-Mare Town Centre in Spring 2020.
The North Somerset Wellbeing Service offers a programme of activities and workshops to support people on the wellbeing journey. Call 0333 023 3504
or email NSWellbeing@second-step.co.uk.
If the person is on their Caseload, the Intensive Team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call them on 0117 3784250.