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Information and Links

If you have been unable to find the information you're looking for on our website, or would like to find out more about any of the topics discussed on our site, then we hope you can find that information from the list of links and telephone numbers below.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and there are many other mental health services available which may not be listed here.

National Resources

Mental Health



BBC website

Time to Change

Help Lines

A confidential freephone helpline giving a safe place to talk if you, or someone you know, is in distress
T: 0808 808 0330

Sane Mental Illness Helpline
Out-of-hours telephone helpline offering emotional support and information. 6pm - 11pm every day.
T: 0845 767 8000

Local (Bristol) Resources

For further details on resources within the greater Bristol area please refer to:

Wellaware website

Avon and Wiltshire mental health partnership NHS Trust


Acta enables people to access the arts increasing self esteem, confidence and pride of place
Gladstone Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 3AY
T: 0117 953 2448

Stepping Out Theatre
Mental health theatre group
T: 0117 904 9457 or 07790 980688
26 Bradley Avenue, Shirehamption, Bristol, BS11 9SL


Counselling Directory

Avon Counselling and Psychotherapy Service
Various venues, approx £35per session
T: 0117 930 4447

Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC)
Fees range from £20 to £50
T: 0845 223 5267

Network Counselling
General Counselling - pay by donation
T: 0117 950 7271

Off The Record
Free Counselling for young people aged 11-25.
T: 0808 808 9120

The Bridge Foundation Child and Family Counselling
T: 0117 942 4510

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

ARA Drinking & Drug Use Support
T: 0117 930 0282

Bristol Drugs Project
Free counselling for people who are using drugs problematically
T: 0117 987 1500

CAAAD Drug & Alcohol Misuse Counselling
T: 0117 904 2200

Nilaari Agency
Offers counselling to Black and Minority Ethnics for substance abuse. Free service.
T: 0117 952 5742

Sexual Abuse

Avon Sexual Abuse Centre
Services for Survivors of sexual abuse
T: 0117 935 1707

Kinergy Counselling and Self Help Groups for survivors of sexual abuse
T: 0117 908 7712


Crisis and Home Intervention Team
Team support for people experiencing extreme distress
Open 5pm - 9am
T: 0845 900 0075


Cruse Bereavement
Free bereavement counselling
T: 0117 926 4045
National website:
Bristol website:

Rosie Crane Trust

24hr listening helpline for bereaved parents

T: 01460 55120


Women's health resource providing: 
Drop-ins, short-term crisis counselling to long-term psychotherapy.
T: 0117 941 3311

Range of therapeutic services for women with mental health problems
T: 0845 458 2914

Advocacy - Speaking up for people

Bristol Mind Advocacy
An advocacy service offering support in important meetings with service providers, employers, at tribunals and much more
T: 0117 980 0376


Relate Centre
Relationship & Sex therapy services
T: 0117 942 8444

Mental Health

LIFT Psychology
Range of Psychological services for Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
Self referral or referral by GP
T: 0117 982 3209 

Social Anxiety West
Self help groups for those suffering social anxiety
T: 0117 230 7735
Text: 0117 230 7735


Terrence Higgins
Counselling for people with HIV
T: 0117 955 1000

Trust (THT) West and Aids


Victim Support
Support for victims of crime
T: 0117 963 1114

Changes Bristol cannot take any responsibility for the quality of these or any other services that we signpost to or the accuracy of the contact details.