Support with your mental health

If you need someone to talk to about how you’re feeling and get advice about local services that can help to support you call locally on 01823 276892 or freephone 0800 138 1692. Our team at Mindline Somerset are here to support you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.If you feel your life is at risk right now due to suicidal thoughts or you have seriously harmed yourself, you need to get urgent medical help. Please call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E. If you can’t do this by yourself, ask someone to help you.

If you struggle to pick up and ring to ask for help, you can contact Shout via text on the number below. Shout is a 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Shout will work with you to find ways to help you access the support you have in place as well as other forms of support available to you. They will also contact emergency services or social services if needed.

Text: 85258

If you are worried about your mental health and wellbeing, and are finding it difficult to cope, you’re not alone – there is lots of help and support available in Somerset. Open Mental Health is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that anyone struggling with poor mental health can access the right support at the right time, you can contact them here: Contact Us – Open Mental Health or tel:01823 276892 or freephone tel:0800 138 1692

Local Specialist Support Services 

Additional Professional Support

Directory of National Support Services

Self- help resources

Every Mind Matters (link to: Every Mind Matters – NHS ( – Is a national self-help service with expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing and discover what works for you. Wellbeing isn’t something you have, but something you do. Every Mind Matters is one resource that is trying to help everyone to feel more confident in taking action to take care of their mental health and wellbeing.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing guides to download


Tips on how to look after yourself and others wellbeing: ELM006-COVID-19-public-info-booklet-Mendip.pdf (

Last reviewed: January 24, 2024 by John-Mark

Next review due: July 24, 2024

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