SARSAS (Somerset & Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support)
Offers a helpline service (for numbers and operating times see contact page). SARSAS has also developed some self-help guides on sexual abuse.
Avon and Somerset Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) provides crisis intervention and support to help collect evidence that sexual abuse has occurred. It has a 24-hour phone line and a separate friends and family service.
0117 342 6999
The Green House
The Green House are based in Bristol and provides free specialist counselling / therapy and support for men, women, children and young people for anyone who has experienced sexual abuse at any point in their lives. They provide Counselling, Psychotherapy
0117 935 1707
Service in Taunton Deane to support young people aged 5-25 living with family members who experience mental health
Wells, Somerset (Connect Youth provides a safe place where young people can meet, have fun, build relationships, explore life issues, access support and improve skills)
bereavement support for children and young people
Weekly drop-in Centre in Cheddar (for young people from 13-18 years)
Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association (offers support to young people aged 16-25 in the four key colleges across Somerset)
preventing youth homelessness and enabling young people to live independently across Somerset
The Balsam Centre, Wincanton
Perinatal and Infant mental health counsellor available – details unkown
– Youth Drop-in Café, Tuesday 4pm – 6.30pm and Thursday 3.30-6.30pm
Young Citizens Advice
Taunton (open Wednesday 1pm to 6.30pm & Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am -2pm)
03444 889 623
Teams up police and victim support organisations, who work together to guide, advise and support victims and witnesses of crime.
Trauma Recovery Centre (TRC)
Facilitates recovery for children and young people as they process trauma, as well as providing training for professionals.
The Barnardo's National Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse NSPCC
Has useful resources to support children affected by child sexual abuse. It also provides helpful definitions of sexual abuse.
This is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. They are able to contact a counsellor to talk about any issue.
An independent charity supporting people who’ve been affected by a crime or traumatic event. It aims to help people feel safer and find the strength to move forward after a crime.
0300 303 1972
Mental Health Foundation
lots of downloadable booklets available around self-help, looking after mental health, managing stress & anxiety, well-being in the workplace, healthy living & advice on self-harm
The ELSA Support Network
Emotional literacy resources available for download and purchase aimed at ayone working with children
A curriculum to help schools develop resilient children who celebrate themselves and others, build positive relationships and thrive
A free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults, Includes elearning resources for professionals and volunteers
MIND-UP: a product of the Hawn Foundation
a learning programme for teachers and pupils based on positive psychology and mindfulness
Mental Health First Aid England
Internationally recognised programme offering Mental Health First aid training courses
aims to improve teenage mental health issues at an early stage, has some excellent information for schools
moodgym is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Headspace is meditation made simple. We'll teach you the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day.
SAM: Self help guide for anxiety
SAM is an application to help you understand and manage anxiety.
The app has been developed in collaboration with a research team from UWE, Bristol
Smiling Mind is a non-for-profit web and app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life.