Mental Health

CRISIS - Thoughts of suicide or self-harm

1. Approach your GP within surgery hours

2. Approach Accident and Emergency at your main local hospital outside of surgery hours. If you are in crisis your GP can consider a direct referral to the Community Mental Health Team.

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Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team TAUNTON - 01823 368398

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team YEOVIL - 01935 411605

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Adult Mental health Resources and Links

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https://www.somersetft.nhs.uk/somerset-talking-therapies/refer-yourself/ - self-refer to talking therapies counselling and they will assess and refer you to the best type of counselling for you.

https://www.mind.org.uk/ - 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.  

https://www.mindinsomerset.org.uk/-  Mindline open 24/7 01823276892. One-to- one support/ adult support groups/ peer support/ gardening/arts/ mind café’s/ mindline Trans+.

https://www.smws.org.uk/ - Somerset mental wellbeing service- connect with wellbeing navigators to discuss your goals and ways to achieve them  plus peer support.

https://www.relate.org.uk/ - relationship counselling information- family life and parenting/ sex/ separation or divorce/difficulties within relationships.

https://www.swedauk.org/- Somerset and Wessex eating disorders association- individual or groups sessions for those struggling with an eating disorder.

https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk – online support and national helpline for those struggling with an eating disorder or know someone who is and needs support.

https://www.cruse.org.uk/ - bereavement support (somerset@cruse.org.uk/ 01458 898211)- helpline and advice and information.

https://suicidebereavement.wixsite.com/somerset- support for those bereaved by suicide – one to one or group sessions/ peer support.

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can- help/contact-samaritan/ Crisis support – free to call 24/7- 116 123.

https://papyrus-uk.org/- suicide prevention line – 0800 068 4141 or email – open weekday 0800-2200, weekends 1400-2200

https://www.thecalmzone.net/- For men 15-35yrs struggling with mental health/suicidal thoughts

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/- become a member for access to one to one support, information and support.

https://www.ocduk.org/- support for those with OCD

http://www.selfhelpguides.ntw.nhs.uk/somerset/ - 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.

https://www.headspace.com/- can download an app (requires subscription) to provide mindfulness/ help with sleep-wake cycle/ mediation/ stress. 

https://www.mindspace.org.uk/- mediation and mindfulness online sessions

http://www.sane.org.uk/support- emotional support for anyone effected by mental health.

https://www.turning-point.co.uk/sdas- Somerset drugs and alcohol service- support in reducing or stopping harmful use.

https://www.thesilverline.org.uk- OR https://www.ageuk.org.uk - to help combat loneliness in the elderly;

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Young Persons Support for Mental Health issues

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www.youngminds.org.uk - Booklets and leaflets. Parents helpline

www.mind.org.uk - Lots of information, leaflets and local groups for support

www.mindinsomerset.org.uk - local mind group has young persons section (taken over from the Project in Chard)

www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk - Self help strategies on self harm and for carers. Specific helpline for women and girls needing support

www.mentalhealth.org.uk - good resources on all mental health. Lots of how to guides in publications

www.cypsomersethealth.org - Specific somerset support. Parent and young person section – lots of support for parents.

www.sleepcouncil.org.uk - How to sleep better

www.rethink.org - Lots of fact sheets and info for young person and families

www.cwmt.org.uk - Good for GCSE stress – look at free resources. Could also share with teachers

www.incharleysmemory.co.uk - online 1:1 counselling charity based in Somerset

www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk - good online training and info

www.kooth.com - Anonymous online support for young people - Local private childrens therapist to consider (if not suitable for CAMHS referral) - Sarah Badger (Somerton) 07989568447

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