mental health

Local Listings

Shine

Shine is a Cirencester-based charity which offers creative art therapy courses, peer support and weekly drop-in sessions for struggling mums dealing with depression and anxiety 

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Mothers in Mind

Mothers in Mind is a peer support drop in group for mums struggling with their mental health and is part of Home-Start Gloucestershire.

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Home-Start Gloucestershire

Home-Start Gloucestershire provides early support to families who are facing the challenges and stresses of family life, including a wide range of difficulties such as isolation, low self-esteem, physical and mental health issues.

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Let’s Talk

A free service offering mental health support and advice on depression, anxieties, phobias, PTSD, OCD and much more. 

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Qwell

Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and anonymous mental health counselling from qualified counsellors (via online messaging/chats).

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Our Frontline

Round the clock one-to-one support by call or text from trained volunteers for frontline workers, plus resources, tips and ideas to look after your mental health.

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Hospice UK

Hospice UK is a charity offering all NHS, care sector staff and emergency service workers their new ‘Just B’ counselling and trauma helpline.

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Sharing Voices

Sharing Voices is a charity based in Bradford that aims to reduce mental health and related inequalities for BAME communities.

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Black Thrive

Black Thrive is an organisation that aims to end the stigma associated with mental health and address mental health inequalities experienced by Lambeth’s Black communities.

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups.

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Mencap

Mencap is a national charity which provides advice and support for people with a learning disability and their families

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Inclusion Gloucestershire

Inclusion Gloucestershire is a user-led self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism or mental ill health.

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Pink Therapy

Pink Therapy has an online directory of therapists who work with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer or questioning (LGBTIQ), and people who are gender- and sexual-diverse (GSD).

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Mermaids

Mermaids helps gender-diverse kids, young people and their families.

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LGBT Foundation

The LGBT Foundation is a national charity offering information, advice, and support services, including a Talking Therapies Programme.

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Gloscats

Gloscats provides support for the transgender community in Gloucestershire. Find out more here: www.gloscats.org.uk

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Stay Alive App

Stay Alive App is a free suicide prevention resource for the UK, from charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention.

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YoungMinds

YoungMinds Is a national charity for children and young people who need mental health support.

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Time to change

Time to change is a social movement led by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness aimed at ending mental health discrimination.

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Shout

Shout is a 24/7 text service, supported by digital mental health charity, Mental Health Innovations.

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Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity providing non-judgemental listening support to anyone. 

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SANE

If you need help or emotional support visit: www.sane.org.uk  to find out more, access the support forum and text care or other services supported by professionals or volunteers.

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Mind

Mind is a national charity which provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Visit: www.mind.org.uk to find out more about the support they provide,...

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Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a national registered charity formed for those affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression.  

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Alexandra Wellbeing House

Alexandra Wellbeing House offers a preventative approach for adults experiencing mild to moderate mental health challenges and to those who may be at risk of mental health admission, crisis and/or relapse. 

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School nurses

School Nurses support children and young people aged from 5 to 19 in the community, whether they attend school or not.

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Qwell

Qwell is an online mental wellbeing and support platform provided by Gloucestershire County Council for anyone aged 18 and over in Gloucestershire and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and anonymous...

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Kooth

Kooth is an anonymous online mental wellbeing platform available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week provided by Gloucestershire County Council for young people aged 11 to 18 living in Gloucestershire experiencing issues with their emotional wellbeing, such as anxiety, low...

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GlosTalks

GlosTalks is a Gloucestershire campaign aimed at ending stigma against mental health.

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National Listings

Shine

Shine is a Cirencester-based charity which offers creative art therapy courses, peer support and weekly drop-in sessions for struggling mums dealing with depression and anxiety 

read more

Mothers in Mind

Mothers in Mind is a peer support drop in group for mums struggling with their mental health and is part of Home-Start Gloucestershire.

read more

Home-Start Gloucestershire

Home-Start Gloucestershire provides early support to families who are facing the challenges and stresses of family life, including a wide range of difficulties such as isolation, low self-esteem, physical and mental health issues.

read more

Let’s Talk

A free service offering mental health support and advice on depression, anxieties, phobias, PTSD, OCD and much more. 

read more

Qwell

Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and anonymous mental health counselling from qualified counsellors (via online messaging/chats).

read more

Our Frontline

Round the clock one-to-one support by call or text from trained volunteers for frontline workers, plus resources, tips and ideas to look after your mental health.

read more

Hospice UK

Hospice UK is a charity offering all NHS, care sector staff and emergency service workers their new ‘Just B’ counselling and trauma helpline.

read more

Sharing Voices

Sharing Voices is a charity based in Bradford that aims to reduce mental health and related inequalities for BAME communities.

read more

Black Thrive

Black Thrive is an organisation that aims to end the stigma associated with mental health and address mental health inequalities experienced by Lambeth’s Black communities.

read more

Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups.

read more

Mencap

Mencap is a national charity which provides advice and support for people with a learning disability and their families

read more

Inclusion Gloucestershire

Inclusion Gloucestershire is a user-led self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism or mental ill health.

read more

Pink Therapy

Pink Therapy has an online directory of therapists who work with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer or questioning (LGBTIQ), and people who are gender- and sexual-diverse (GSD).

read more

Mermaids

Mermaids helps gender-diverse kids, young people and their families.

read more

LGBT Foundation

The LGBT Foundation is a national charity offering information, advice, and support services, including a Talking Therapies Programme.

read more

Gloscats

Gloscats provides support for the transgender community in Gloucestershire. Find out more here: www.gloscats.org.uk

read more

Stay Alive App

Stay Alive App is a free suicide prevention resource for the UK, from charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention.

read more

YoungMinds

YoungMinds Is a national charity for children and young people who need mental health support.

read more

Time to change

Time to change is a social movement led by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness aimed at ending mental health discrimination.

read more

Shout

Shout is a 24/7 text service, supported by digital mental health charity, Mental Health Innovations.

read more

Samaritans

Samaritans is a charity providing non-judgemental listening support to anyone. 

read more

SANE

If you need help or emotional support visit: www.sane.org.uk  to find out more, access the support forum and text care or other services supported by professionals or volunteers.

read more

Mind

Mind is a national charity which provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Visit: www.mind.org.uk to find out more about the support they provide,...

read more

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a national registered charity formed for those affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression.  

read more

Alexandra Wellbeing House

Alexandra Wellbeing House offers a preventative approach for adults experiencing mild to moderate mental health challenges and to those who may be at risk of mental health admission, crisis and/or relapse. 

read more

School nurses

School Nurses support children and young people aged from 5 to 19 in the community, whether they attend school or not.

read more

Qwell

Qwell is an online mental wellbeing and support platform provided by Gloucestershire County Council for anyone aged 18 and over in Gloucestershire and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and anonymous...

read more

Kooth

Kooth is an anonymous online mental wellbeing platform available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week provided by Gloucestershire County Council for young people aged 11 to 18 living in Gloucestershire experiencing issues with their emotional wellbeing, such as anxiety, low...

read more

GlosTalks

GlosTalks is a Gloucestershire campaign aimed at ending stigma against mental health.

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Ask for help if you need it

It can be hard to know where to turn when we’re struggling with our mental health but support is available, from NHS and council-commissioned services to local and national charities. Many services are free, confidential, and you can access them yourself without a referral from a professional.

Support for carers

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Support for children, young people and families

There is a wide range of support for children, young people and families in the county.

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Support for older age groups

More information about additional support that is available for older people locally and nationally.

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Support for ethnic minorities

Find out more about some of the support that is available

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Support for LGBTQ+ communities

Getting help with issues you're struggling to deal with on your own is one of the most important things you can do

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Support for veterans

If you think you or your partner may be experiencing mental health difficulties, you can get expert help

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Your health and wellbeing

The past year has been a particularly challenging time for everyone but whatever you’re worried about, please reach out for support – help is available

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If you can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch to let us know what mental health support information would be useful to you at this time

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