Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.

One You (a Public Health England website) has expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Take the Every Mind Matters quiz (for over 18s) to get a free Mind Plan with tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, improve your sleep, boost your mood and feel more in control.

Useful Helplines

SAMARITANS - Call FREE at ANY TIME 116 123 or email

Childline - a free, private and confidential phone, email or 1-1 counsellor service, tel 0800 1111

The Silver Line - a free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, call anytime on 0800 4 70 80 90 

Wellbeing Support - Older Adults

LinkAge - Stay Connectedbefriending & support for over 50s

LinkAge - Enjoy Yourselfolder adults sharing activities and conversation

Dementia UK - specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia

Age UK - dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life


Mental Health Support - all Adults

VitaMinds is a replacement for the previously offered Bristol Wellbeing Therapies courses.

It runs 24/7 Support & Connect - an immediate emotional and practical support helpline, tel 0800 0126549

As well as short-term psychological psychological therapies for conditions such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, online self-referral available

There is currently a waiting list for Vitaminds - an online self-help introductory course in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) is available which may be helpful whilst waiting for further support


Self Help - Adults

Bristol MIND - for better mental health, including MindLine helpline

Rethink Mental Illness - advice and support for people suffering mental illness and their care

Mental Health Support - Women & Children

Children & Young People

Children & Young People's helpline via Avon and Wiltshire Partnership SPA line, tel 0300 303 1320

Kooth - an online counselling and emotional well-being platform (age 11-19)

Off The Record - face to face counselling and support organisation (age 11- 25, Bristol & S Glos)

Help Counselling - face to face counselling (age 9-25, cost applies, Bristol & Yate)

The Mix - Essential support for under 25s. Includes free confidential helpline and counselling service

Self Help - Young People


  • School Nursing ChatHealth  A text service for 11-19 year olds (Mental Health/Bullying/Alcohol/Self Harm/Healthy Eating/Relationships/Drugs/Smoking)


Womankind - providing free or affordable therapy to women in the Bristol area

Missing Link - women's mental health services 

Mothers for Mothers - local postnatal depression support group