Somerset and Wiltshire
Help and Support


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Mindline (Somerset)

24/7 Helpline open to all ages

01823 276892 or Freephone 0800 138 1692 or email

If you feel that someone else is imminently at risk to themselves or others due to a mental health crisis, contact the First Response Service Helpline 0300 1245016, 24 hours a day. (Somerset NHS Foundation Trust)


Somerset Talking Therapies Service

In Somerset the Talking Therapies (IAPT) Service is provided through the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.
Self-referral online or telephone 0300 323 0033 or ask your GP.

Somerset Open Mental Health

Mindline local 01823 276892 or freephone 0800 138 1692 (24/7)


Open Mental Health is an alliance of local voluntary organisations, the NHS and Social Care, Somerset Council and individuals with lived experience of mental health difficulties. 

  Named Open Mental Health to reflect belief that people should be able to get the help and support they need for their recovery and wellbeing, wherever they are and whatever the help and support they need. 

If you are an adult living in Somerset and experiencing difficulties with your mental health, we are here to help. Open Mental Health offers support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that anyone struggling with poor mental health can access the right support at the right time.

Lots of information on the website.

Orange Button Scheme Key support network for people experiencing suicidal thoughts. 'Toolkit' with videos, links and graphics available to dowload.

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Yeovil Safe Space

Crisis Safe Space offers out-of-hours, emotional support for anyone who feels like they are really struggling with their mental health. A warm, welcoming space for you to visit when you need someone to talk to. You will be met by a supportive member of staff who will be there to listen, advise, talk through options, and offer signposting, whilst helping you find ways of coping and managing your current difficulties, whatever they may be.

Monday – Sunday: 6PM – 11PM Saturday and Sunday 12-5PM
Yeovil Foyer, Peter St, Yeovil BA20 1PN
Frome – Thursday – Saturday, 18.00 to 23.00 – Remote only.

Please note, we are unable to support anyone under the age of 18 or anyone who is actively under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol at the time of their appointment.
To arrange an appointment, please call us on 01823 276 892 or go to website.

Yeovil Community Day

Our Yeovil Community Day is for anyone experiencing poor mental health who would benefit from attending and participating in group activities or people who just want advice and information. We provide a welcoming place to drop in where people can socialise with others that may be in a similar situation to them, be involved in fun activities or access guidance, reassurance and support. The Community Day runs every Wednesday 10:00am- 4:00pm at the Yeovil Foyer Peters Street Yeovil. Our helpful and friendly Support Worker, Holly, is available on the day to offer emotional support and information regarding our services plus signposting to other agencies and services. This project is run by the users of the group who plan and organise various activities and help make decisions about the day. Different creative activities are available each week (across a 4/5 week rolling schedule). Our afternoon Art groups are facilitated by experienced art tutors.


Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)

In Somerset Community Mental Health Services are run by the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.
Telephone: 01823 333444


Somerset Recovery College

Somerset Recovery College offers opportunities to learn about mental health and recovery by providing a unique curriculum designed to increase your knowledge, understanding and skills to equip you with the tools to live a meaningful, productive and fulfilling life.

Courses are Free and you do not have to be referred or in contact with mental health services We are always happy to speak with you about anything regarding the courses we offer. For help and advice please email us on or phone us on 07342 063735.We monitor the phone in normal work hours, but we’re a small team so please be patient.


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Support and Help for Eating Disorders in the South and West of England

Tel. 01749 34 33 44

Specialist Helpline 0300 330 5464 open Sundays 11 am - 2 pm and Tuesdays 8 pm - 11 pm (run in partnership with Mind in Somerset).



Young Somerset

Wellbeing Support for Young People
Aged 13 - 25
Telephone:  01278 722100

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18 – 25 years
FREED is First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders. It is a service for 16 to 25-year-olds who have had an eating disorder for three years or less (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or another eating disorder). Young people getting help for their eating disorder through FREED are given rapid access to specialised treatment which gives special attention to challenges we know young people face during these years of their life, and in the early stages of an eating disorder.

Self referral accepted.

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

The SFT Mental Health Carers Team Telephone 01749 836606 or 07774 207458 Service available Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm For those providing care for someone known by Somerset's mental health services (CMHT, Crisis Team, Memory Assessment Service).

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Somerset Carers

Telephone: 0300 123 2224


Call to arrange a Carers Assessment or to be connected with Somerset County Council Support Services for Social Care and Health. Includes Adult Social Care, Children's Social Care and Public Health Services.

Open Mental Health - Carers Project - Support for caregivers.

The Carers Project has compiled a Directory of Services and Support. Comprehensive links to a range of support networks, providing essential guidance and assistance for carers. Download from website above.
Mind in Somerset have a specialised project to help yu and your loved ones, call 0300 330 5463 Service 24 hours a day.


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Wiltshire Talking Therapies Service

In Wiltshire the Talking Therapies ( IAPT ) Services are provided by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust (AWP). Usually self-referral or ask at your GP practice.
Tel. 01380 731335
Website: Wiltshire Talking Therapies

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Mental Health Support in Wiltshire

Healthwatch Wiltshire -

provides the easiest way to find information. From their web page you can download a DIRECTORY of mental health and Wellbeing services developed by the Wiltshire Mental Health Open Forum.

Young Healthwatch Wiltshire volunteers also put together a directory of services for children and young people which is also available to download.

If you want the information in a different format tel. 01225 434218 or email

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust Wellbeing Programme

Providing nature-based activities for people struggling with their mental health.

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Telephone 01225 706532 .
Peer Support Groups
Young people’s counselling 11+.
Mental Health training

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership

Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)

In Wiltshire Community Mental Health Services are run by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust (AWP)


Wiltshire:  Alabare Riverside Sanctuary

Confidential service for anyone struggling to manage their mental wellbeing (16+)
Call 01722 332882

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CAMHS in Wiltshire

Telephone:01865 903330 (Single Point of Access 9 am - 5 pm weekdays)
Provided by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Wiltshire Children and Young People Emotional Wellbeing Service

Run by HCRG Care Group and Funded by Wiltshire Council
Practical and Emotional Support.
Urgent help - contact CAMHS mental health helpline on 0800 023 2133.
Telephone: Single Point of Access (SPA) 0300 247 0090 Option 4 (M-F 9 am - 5 pm)

Family Counselling Trust

Counselling services for children, young people and their families.  Fees based on income. 

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Wiltshire Service Users Network

Wiltshire Service Users Network – supports people who use health and social care services.
Telephone: 01380 871800

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Warminster Action for Happiness Group (on Zoom)

Friendly and welcoming group run by Ciara and Spencer.
Contact via website:

Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub

Telephone 0300 003 4576
Open Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm, Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

Contact via website:

Also good signposting page for mental health

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Women’s Time Counselling

in Westbury


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Richmond Fellowship

Building Bridges, helping people in Wiltshire overcome barriers into employment or education.


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Julian House

Charity supporting vulnerable and at-risk people, including supported housing and support for travelling communities.

Outreach service in Dorset, many services in Wiltshire and Bath.

Tel. 01225 354650




Help Counselling

Low-cost counselling for adults and young people over 16 in West Wiltshire.

Tel. 01225 767459



Carer Support Wiltshire

Tel. 0800 181 4118

email. Register as a carer, help, advice and support.


Specific Help


Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service (SDAS)

Turning Point 0300 303 8788



Clouds House, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. 


Tel.  0300 330 0659

In-patient treatment for all types of addiction, private, NHS and charity funded patients. 

In addition to treatment for drugs (prescribed and non-prescribed), alcohol and gambling, there is treatment for gaming, sexual and some food related addictions.


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Wiltshire Substance Use Service

Free service led by Turning Point in partnership with Developing Health and Independence (DHI), Julian House and The Nelson Trust.


Free, confidential service if you’re concerned about your own or someone else’s substance use. 

Telephone: 0300 5550 157


Online self-referral for adults over 25 and referrals for children, young people and young adults.


Members of Parliament

Somerton & Frome (includes Wincanton and Henstridge)

Sarah Dyke


Telephone: 020 3545 2414

South West Wiltshire (includes Tisbury and Warminster)

Dr Andrew Murrison


Telephone: 01225 358584


Somerset PALS

Use PALS service at individual hospitals in Wiltshire.


Wiltshire Health and Care

NHS Partnership focused solely on delivering improved community Services.


Wiltshire Council Public Health

Good signposting page for mental health included.


Wincanton – MHA Charity (older people).

Exercise classes, craft activities, lunch clubs, men’s groups, befriending services, trips and days out.  Tel. 01963 33588, or


Mere and District Day Centre (Rosemary Goddard Centre)




Relate Somerset

In Yeovil and an outpost in Shepton Mallet

Go to main Relate website to search.


Relate Counselling for Families


Telephone: 01302 380900


Wiltshire Parent Carer Council

Support for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities

Call: 01225 764 647


To find a private psychiatrist have a look at:

For general information:

It is also possible to have a consultation online, e.g.

For either appointment costs will be (ballpark) £350 for the first 60 – 75 minute appointment after which a full report and diagnosis (if possible) will be made and £180 – £300 for follow-ups. (Poole Clinic) gives a good guide to what you can expect to pay for Psychiatrists, Psychologists and other therapists.


Safe and Well

Do you feel Safe and Well in your home?

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service offer FREE safe and well advice.  For free safe and well advice or to check you eligibility for a visit see website. 


Freephone 0800 038 2323.

Citizens Advice Wiltshire

Telephone: 0808 278 7995

Debt Helpline:  0800 240 4420


Devon and Somerset Home Safety Visits


Citizen’s Advice Somerset

Tel.  0808 27 87 842


Somerset Chaplain

Telephone: 01823 668794



Low cost counselling agency 
Sweet Track Counselling Agency, based in Glastonbury, provides low cost counselling that is easily accessible for members of the local community and surrounding areas. Counselling costs work on a sliding scale, from £20.

Tel. 07519 818383



AWP Lead Chaplain – Gareth Lovell


Daisy Mary Hypnotherapy


(Nr Tisbury)

The Happiness Gap

Intuitive happiness coaching – Happy Mind, Happy Life



Somerset Armed Forces Covenant Partnership

Lots of information and further signposting.


Op Courage – Integrated Veteran’s Health and Wellbeing Service (AWP)

Tel.  0300 034 9986


Relate Dorset/South Wiltshire

Specialist support for the Armed Forces by web and email.



Somerset Victim Support

Telephone: 01460 55525.


Revival Wiltshire 

A free confidential counselling and support to male and female (13+) survivors of rape, sexual abuse, or sexual exploitation. 

Call 01225 751 568 



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