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Bath Mind run a wide range of mental health services, however not all of our services are appropriate for crisis support. Our office phone line is open on Mon-Fri from 8am-4pm, but if you’re in need of immediate support with your mental health outside of these hours, there is still help available for you.

Mental health emergencies are serious. You’re not wasting anyone’s time.

Take a look at our list of available services below:

I need help now, my life is at risk:

Contact Breathing Space

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. 

Face-to-face service
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.

Call 999

If you feel like you might attempt suicide, or may have seriously harmed yourself, you need urgent medical help. Please:

  • call 999 for an ambulance
  • go straight to A&E, if you can
Contact the local crisis team

If you live in B&NES or Wiltshire, you can contact the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) Team 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.

I’m safe, but I need to talk to someone:

Contact Breathing Space

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. 

Call Bath Samaritans

For opening hours, please take a look at the Bath Samaritans webpage.

116123 (free call, no area code needed) 
03300945717 (local call charge)

Text the 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:

Get in touch with us at Bath Mind

Contact Bath Mind to discuss what support we can offer, and how you can access this support.

01225 316199
Mon-Fri 8am-4pm 

Alternatively, you can self-refer to our services via our referral form.

Click here for our service support brochure

Contact your GP

If you have not spoken to a health professional about your mental health before, the first step in accessing ‘primary care’ is to contact your GP.

You can contact your GP surgery and ask for an emergency appointment

  • contact your local GP surgery. You can find GP surgeries on the NHS website. If the surgery is closed, you should hear a recorded message explaining what to do, or you can call 111 instead.
  • call 111, a free 24-hour NHS helpline that can help you access local services including GPs. Find out more about this service, including options for people with hearing difficulties, on the NHS website.

For advice on how to talk to your GP about your mental health, take a look at the Find the Words Guide.

Contact the B&NES Community Wellbeing Hub

The Community Wellbeing Hub provides a central place for individuals living in B&NES to access a range of services that will help you stay safe and well and improve your health and wellbeing.

If you live in Bath and North East Somerset, you can contact the Community Wellbeing Hub to talk to our friendly, caring and discreet triage team of advisors who will give the advice and support you need.

The hub offer range of services to support you with:

  • Keeping active and healthy
  • Achieving a healthy weight
  • Accessing food, transport or medication
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Stopping smoking
  • Housing advice
  • Employment issues and advice

To access the hub, call 0300 247 0050. Phone line is open from Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm.

Contact your Community Mental Health Team

Bath 

01225 731 631 
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm 

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. 

Self-refer to 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. To book an appointment or for more information please call the team on 01225 675150 or visit the website.

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