There are a variety of local mental health support services available in Bristol.
Bristol Mental Health services
Bristol Mental Health is a system that offers a variety of mental health services from a selection of NHS and voluntary sector providers. Please note that Bristol Mental Health only covers some of the mental health services available in the city.
Changes is a charity that supports people suffering from any kind of mental distress. The charity aims to give people the support they need to help them cope with their mental health problem and to help them find the tools they need to get well again. Changes runs several support groups.
Golden Key is a lottery funded partnership programme created to join forces to unlock doors for people with multiple and complex needs. These needs could involve homelessness, prison, long-term mental health issues and drug and alcohol dependency.
Milestones Trust is a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities, mental health needs and dementia. The charity's mental health services often support people who are a challenge to, or unhappy in, mainstream services. The charity offers a variety of services, including accommodation, support in your own home and specialist residential (with nursing) services for those with enduring and complex mental health needs, particularly those facing ageing and physical problems.
Mind is a national mental health charity with a local branch in Bristol. The charity can help people make choices about treatment, to understand their rights and to reach out to sources of support.
Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink Mental Illness helps millions of people affected by mental illness, helping them to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they're not alone. The charity provides advice and information, offers services and support groups and campaigns nationally for policy change and locally for the support people need.
Self Injury Self Harm (SISH)
SISH is a Bristol-based community organisation which runs self-help support groups for people who self-injure. The groups offer a safe space where you can talk about your self harm and offer and receive support from others.
The Harbour is a free of charge counselling and psychotherapy service for people affected by life-threatening illnesses.
The Rainbow Centre for Children
The Rainbow Centre for Children provides free and professional support to children and their families affected by life threatening illness and bereavement.
University of the West of England Wellbeing Service
The Wellbeing Service offers a range of services for students' mental health needs, from online support to counselling sessions.
Womankind provides women in the Bristol area with free or affordable professional counselling, psychotherapy and on-going support.
There are also a variety of national mental health support services available.
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation is a national organisation. This website offers a wide range of resources to support people's mental health.