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This section has been adapted to include COVID-19 pandemic-related options for mental health support.
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) Team
If you live in B&NES or Wiltshire, you can contact the AWP 24/7 mental health support line on: 0800 953 1919
Alternatively, you can contact the AWP Intensive Team on 01225 362814 to self-refer to their services. You can also be referred via your GP. Find out more at the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership website.
Breathing Space Services
Our Breathing Space face-to-face and telephone services offer a calm, non-clinical service, supporting individuals experiencing or at risk of a mental health crisis. Staffed by a team with a broad range of experience in mental health issues, they offer a compassionate listening ear and signposting to relevant services.
Evening Telephone Support Line
The Breathing Space telephone line is open Monday-Thursday evenings between 5.30pm and 11.30pm. The support line can be reached by calling 01225 983130 where you will be offered calm, non-clinical support over the phone.
Our face-to-face service is open Monday-Sunday evenings from 18:00-22:30 at Oasis Church, Fountain Buildings, Bath, BA1 5DU.
If you want to use the service, you need to be referred/self-refer before 17:00 on the same day. You can do this by phoning (and leaving a message) on 01225 983130 or emailing [email protected] You will be called between 17:00-18:00 to be told your space and time.
Opening Hours: 5.30pm to 11.30pm each evening 7 days a week
Find out more about Breathing Space here.
Community Wellbeing Hub B&NES
You can access the local B&NES support line by calling 0300 247 0050
The line is open from Monday-Friday from 9am – 5pm (except Bank Holidays)
Residents of B&NES can call the Community Wellbeing Hub line to support with:
- you need to collect a prescription
- you require an emergency food parcel
- you need a gas or electricity meter top-up
- you are feeling anxious or lonely and need to talk to somebody
- you are looking for advice to stay fit and healthy
- you need advice on money or employment rights
- you need transportation to medical appointments
- you need advice on your housing situation
- you are unsure about government guidelines and need some clarification
Find out more about the Community Wellbeing Hub B&NES here and how Bath Mind can support you and your mental health.
For opening hours, please take a look at the Bath Samaritans webpage.
116123 (free call, no area code needed)
03300945717 (local call charge)
SHOUT Crisis Text Line
Anxious, worried, or stressed? Prefer to text with someone rather than speak on the phone? Get 24/7 support from the SHOUT team of Crisis Volunteers. Text 85258.
I need help, but I can wait until tomorrow:
Community Mental Health Teams
01225 731 631
These teams are based at NHS House, Newbridge Hill, Bath. The Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) provide assessment and treatment for people living in the community who are experiencing severe mental health problems or difficulties.
Out of Hours Healthcare – most surgeries in Bath subscribe to this service
Bath & North East Somerset:
03000 33 99 33
01934 647 007
0845 408 8000
North and West Wiltshire:
0300 111 5717
If you feel unwell and it isn’t an emergency but you’d like to contact a GP (doctor) outside normal surgery hours, please ring one of these numbers for the Out of Hours GP services.
CRUSE Bereavement Care charity volunteers, who themselves have been affected by suicide, run a support group from 18.30 to 20.00 pm every third Wednesday in the month at Manvers Street Baptist Church. See details here:
The Wellbeing College provides you with knowledge, skills and confidence to manage your health and wellbeing. Courses and workshops on offer cover a broad range of subjects including long term health conditions, mental wellbeing, exercise and fitness, and social support. Telephone: 01225 831820 / www.wellbeingcollegebanes.co.uk
Most courses are free and are offered to B&NES residents who are aged 16 and over, or people who are registered with a GP in B&NES.
The team can also offer 1:1 support and guidance to help you find a course that suits your needs.
B&NES Talking Therapies
B&NES Talking Therapies supports people who are feeling low, anxious, stressed or worried. The service runs courses about improving wellbeing, and also offers one-to-one appointments either face-to-face or over the telephone. Part of the Talking Therapies service is a new Wellbeing Service for people with long-term health conditions such as diabetes, chronic pain, fibromyalgia and COPD. This service helps people to live well with their long-term health condition by supporting their psychological wellbeing and working together with physical health teams.
Wellbeing Practitioners are located in GP Surgeries across B&NES. Patients can self-refer, or where a little support may be needed to initiate contact, there is a referral form for health care professionals, which can be downloaded from the website.
To book an appointment or for more information please call the team on 01225 675150 or visit the website.
Live Well B&NES
Live Well B&NES adults is a free resource providing a range of information, signposting, resources and activities to support you, or the person you care for, to live a full and independent life. This may be a lunch or social club near you, local care providers or services to help you around the home.
Off the Record B&NES
Off the Record for children and young people up to ages of 25.
Suicide Salvation is a monthly support group – the first Thursday of every month, 18.30-20.30 at the Salvation Army, Radstock Road, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2AJ. Ring Steph on 07543 001658