Information on local organisations and what they have to offer can be found in the Hope Guide. The Hope Guide is produced every four months by volunteers from a peer led group called New Hope in partnership with St Mungo’s Bridges to Wellbeing service. 

New Hope and St Mungo’s have developed the Hope Guide as a direct result of clients and carers stating they didn’t know about the opportunities available in Bath & North East Somerset. They decided to do something about this lack of information. 

A steering group, made up of volunteers and staff from different agencies, meets regularly to ensure the Hope Guide is as good as it can be and gets to the right people.

Click here to read the guide

Other sites with useful information

Bath Mind cannot be held responsible for the content of other organizations' websites.

Local organisations:

Samaritans of Bath & District
The local branch of the Samaritans.

Age Concern Bath & North East Somerset
Supporting older people, their families and carers.

 Citizens Advice Bureau
A generalist advice service and also offers some specialist advice on money and welfare benefits.

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
A provider of specialist mental health services in the region and focuses on the needs of service users and carers.

Off The Record
Offers informal friendly information, support, advice and counselling to young people aged up to 25.

Bath & North East Somerset Council
Provides a wide range of information and advice ranging from housing (including the homesearch scheme), supported living, safe guarding adults, deprivation of liberty safeguards and contact details of the Community Mental Health Team and Emergency Duty Team.

Wellbeing Options
A wealth of information about wellbeing, activities, clubs and support at home to remain independent in Bath & North East Somerset. 

Bristol Mind
Provides a wide selection of services from counselling to Advocacy as well as a help line.

National organisations:

Counselling Directory
The Counselling Directory lists qualified or registered counsellors and psychotherapists.

Carers Direct
Offers information, support and advice for carers.

Royal College of Psychiatrists
Produces readable, user friendly information about mental health problems for the general public.

The leading mental health charity in England and Wales.

Scottish Association for Mental Health
Scotland's leading mental health charity.

Mental Health Foundation
Takes an integrated approach to mental health and provides information.

Depression Can Be Fun
Offers support and information for anyone going through depression.

The Samaritans
Provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support 24 hours a day for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

MDF the bipolar organization
Supports self help and offers information to enable people affected by bipolar disorder to take control of their lives.

NHS Direct
For 24 hour health advice and information.

Provides help and information to those experiencing mental health problems, their families and carers through SANEline and SANEmail.

Time to Change
A funded project led by Mind and Rethink to end discrimination faced by people who experience mental health problems.

Mental Health Alliance
A coalition of 75 mental health organizations working to advocate for fair implementation of the Mental Health Act in England and Wales.

Department of Health
Lists recent mental health policy documents, implementation guides and good practice examples.

The leading severe mental illness charity, for everyone affected by mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, providing mental health services including high care, long term care, local support groups and practical help and advice.

Care Quality Commission
The independent regulator of health and social care in England and protects the rights of people detained under the Mental Health Act.

Young Minds
Dedicated to providing support to children and young people dealing with emotional and mental health problems to improve their wellbeing. Also provides support for parents and carers.

Mental Health Care
a website for people living with psychosis and their carers.

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