Information on how to get in touch with mental health services and links to support groups in Bristol.
Who to contact
GP or doctor
Your GP or doctor is the first person to contact.
If you don't have a doctor you can find GP services on the NHS Choices website or call 0845 46 47.
Adult care services
You can also contact adult care services for help and advice. Telephone 0117 922 2700.
In an emergency
Groups offering support and advice
Go to Well Aware and search "mental wellbeing".
Advice in community languages
Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service has short films about dementia and support services in these community languages including English:
If you're in a crisis
Call 999 if it's an emergency.
If it's not an emergency, call:
- 0300 555 0334 for Bristol Mental Health
- 116 123 for the Samaritans, who can help you if you're in emotional distress
- 111 for help with urgent medical problems
- your GP for an emergency appointment
Find your nearest mental health support services Go to https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/other-services/Mental-health-support/LocationSearch/330 (opens new window).
If you don't need emergency help now but would like to talk to someone:
- call Bristol MIND on 0117 980 0370 between 9:30am and 3:30pm
- call MindLine on 0808 808 0330 between 7pm and 11pm
- visit Mental health and wellbeing | NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG Go to https://bnssgccg.nhs.uk/health-advice-and-support/mental-health-and-wellbeing/ (opens new window)
Mental health web links
- Thrive Bristol Bristol city's ten year programme to improve mental health and wellbeing
- Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health NHS Trust - manages mental health services across the south west including in Bristol
- Bristol Mind
- Off the Record - provide free and confidential counselling for young people aged 11 to 25 years in Bristol.
- Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group: Mental health and wellbeing
- Alzheimer's Society
- Depression Alliance
- Pyschological therapies in Bristol and South Gloucestershire on the Vita Health website.
- Mind - the mental health charity
- Rethink - "helping people with severe mental illness"
- SANE - improving the lives of people with mental illness
- Second Step - Bristol Wellbeing College delivers workshops, courses and activities to improve mental health and wellbeing
- Womankind - Bristol Women's therapy centre
- Changes Bristol - support groups for people suffering mental distress
- No Health Without Mental Health Government strategy 2011
- Dementia friendly swimming