Mental Health Resources
CAMHS Single Point of Access now accepting self-referrals from 16-17 year olds
CAMHS Single Point of Access Team (SPA) are now accepting self-referrals from 16-17 year olds. Young people can refer themselves to CAMHS by phoning SPA on 0300 124 5012 or by completing the online self-referral form found on www.somersetft.nhs.uk/camhs. CAMHS Self Referall Poster
Talking Therapies – self-refer to talking therapies counselling and they will assess and refer you to the best type of counselling for you.
Mind – online information to empower you, infoline providing confidential help and legal line for advice around the law and mental health. Plus local mind groups as below.
Mind in Somerset – Mindline open 24/7 01823276892. One-to- one support/ adult support groups/ peer support/ gardening/arts/ mind café’s/ mindline Trans+.
Childline – Info, advice and support for Children
Somerset mental wellbeing service– connect with wellbeing navigators to discuss your goals and ways to achieve them plus peer support.
Relate – relationship counselling information- family life and parenting/ sex/ separation or divorce/difficulties within relationships.
Somerset and Wessex eating disorders association– individual or groups sessions for those struggling with an eating disorder.
Beat Eating Disorders – online support and national helpline for those struggling with an eating disorder or know someone who is and needs support.
Cruse – bereavement support (email@example.com/ 01458 898211)- helpline and advice and information.
Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service – support for those bereaved by suicide – one to one or group sessions/ peer support.
Samaritans -Crisis support – free to call 24/7- 116 123.
Samaritans Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Papyrus – suicide prevention line – 0800 068 4141 or email – open weekday 0800-2200, weekends 1400-2200
Calm – For men 15-35yrs struggling with mental health/suicidal thoughts
Anxiety UK– become a member for access to one to one support, information and support.
OCD UK – support for those with OCD
Self help leaflets – self help booklets you can read online or print or listen to by audio around a variety of subjects- from anxiety-controlling anger- shyness- stress and many more.
Headspace – download an app (requires subscription) to provide mindfulness/ help with sleep-wake cycle/ mediation/ stress.
Mindspace – mediation and mindfulness online sessions
Sane – emotional support for anyone effected by mental health.
Turning Point – Somerset drugs and alcohol service- support in reducing or stopping harmful use.
Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ charity working across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West
TranzWiki is a comprehensive directory of the groups campaigning for, supporting or assisting trans and gender non-conforming individuals, including those who are non-binary and non-gender, as well as their families across the UK.
Young minds – Booklets and leaflets. Parents helpline
Self Injury Support – Self help stratagies on self harm and for carers. Specific helpline for women and girls needing support.
Mental Heath Foundation – Good resources on all mental health. Lots of how to guides in publications
The Somerset Wellbeing Framework – Specific Somerset support. Parent and young person section and support for parents.
Sleep Council – Advice and support on how to sleep better.
Rethink – Information and fact sheets for young person and their families
CWMT – Resources for parents (exam stress)
In Charley’s Memory – 1:1 online counselling based in Somerset
Kooth – Anonymous online support fro young people
With You – an Over 50’s alcohol & drug helpline 0808 801 0750
Survivor Pathway – A guide for anyone wanting to know more about specialist sexual violence support services in Somerset.
Shout 85258 – Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service. You can text from wherever you are in the UK.