Mental health support


ACE – a service for those struggling to get MH support due to complex issues. They link up people who may be fearful of services and actively work with them through short term help: drop-ins, 1:1 support, groups and therapy.

Bi-polar UK – offers support groups for anyone affected by bipolar

Bluebell – Bristol-based charity supporting families with depression related to pregnancy and birth

Bridge Foundation – counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, families, children and couples

Bristol Hearing Voices Network – info, support and self help groups for those who experience hearing voices / intrusive thoughts

Bristol Mind – provides advice & support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem.  Also campaigns to improve services

Bristol Wellbeing Therapies – NHS funded access to local courses, support and talking therapies

Changes Bristol – providing support groups for people suffering mental distress

Child Line – online support, information and advice

Get Connected – one to one volunteer support to people who have been discharged from Bristol Mental Health services

Help Counselling (low cost for 9-25 year olds)

The Harbour – offers free counselling and psychotherapy to people affected by life-threatening illness

Naos – offers long term therapy outside traditional spaces

Nilaari – provides counselling, advocacy & support to BAME adults and yp

Off The Record Bristol – provides free & confidential mental health support to YP 11-25

Samaritans – confidential 24 hour telephone support service

The Sanctuary – Out of hours (7pm-2am) service providing a safe place for people to come Friday – Monday if you are experiencing emotional distress

SANE – emotional support & information to anyone affected by mental health problems

South Gloucestershire Talking Therapies (16+) – links to local support

Time Out for Men – mental health support group for men in Bristol

Off the Record – provides free and confidential mental health support and information to young people aged 11-25 in Bristol.

Womankind – provides women in the Bristol area with free or affordable professional counselling, psychotherapy and on-going support