Mental Health and Wellbeing Services
List of Local Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources
Local NHS urgent mental health helpline for BS16;
NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages.
You can call for:
24-hour advice and support - for you, your child, your parent, or someone you care for
help to speak to a mental health professional
an assessment to help decide on the best course of care
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Tel: 0800 953 1919
Childline is a free, private, and confidential service that you can access online and on the phone. They can provide help and support for people up to their 19th birthday.
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
Provides child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. These are community teams that help children and young people with emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties.
CAMHS includes specialist teams to help with learning disabilities, self-harm, substance and alcohol misuse, sexual behaviour (Be Safe), eating disorders and supporting children in care (Thinking Allowed)
CAMHS services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are part of the Community Children's Health Partnership (CCHP) which includes all community-based children's healthcare services across the area. CCHP is provided by a partnership including Sirona care & health (lead partner), Bristol Community Health CIC, AWP and Barnardo's. http://cchp.nhs.uk/cchp/explore-cchp/child-family-consultation-services-camhs-0
24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text 85258.
Only available in mainland UK. Visit website
If you live in England and are aged 18 or over, you can access NHS psychological therapies (IAPT) services.
A GP can refer you, or you can refer yourself directly without a referral.
IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) services offer:
talking therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), counselling, other therapies, and guided self-help
help for common mental health problems, like anxiety and depression
Vita Health Group: Vitaminds Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire
Visit Vita Health Group: Vitaminds Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire's website
Telephone: 0333 200 1893
Find Eating disorder support services
Community Drug and Alcohol Services
Blackberry Hill Hospital
Referrals are received from GPs and other professionals. In some cases, people can refer themselves.
Community Drug and Alcohol Service for drug users and primary alcohol users (aged over 18). Services available include:
Tel: 0117 378 4500
Tel: 0117 942 8444
Relationship Counselling, Sex Therapy, Family Counselling, Training & Education, Webcam Counselling, Telephone Counselling
Wellbeing Support Resources
Many of which might be accessed online, such as Every Mind Matters. There are pages for parents as well as CYP aged between 12-18. You may also wish to look at the further reading resources at the link here. Voluntary support such as Mutual Aid and Food Banks, and charities that work to support children such as Young Minds.
You can access confidential emotional support at any time from Samaritans either by calling 116 123 or emailing
Report Online Abuse
CEOP help children stay safe online. If anybody acts inappropriately towards you or another child or young person online (such as sexual chat, or being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable); you can report it here.
Kooth is your online mental wellbeing community. Access free, safe and anonymous support.