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Dad Matters

Dad Matters is part of Home-Start Gloucestershire and provides support for dads with children under 3, including antenatal groups and perinatal mental health support groups.

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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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Crossroads Gloucestershire

Crossroads Gloucestershire is a charity based in the Forest of Dean which provides practical help, support and social opportunities to carers and those they care for across all ages and disabilities.

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Frontline19 Support Services

Frontline19 Support Services is a free and confidential service for frontline workers Frontline19 is an independent UK nationwide service delivering psychological support to those who are, or have been on the frontline of Covid-19. They can ensure you get the right...

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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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Stroud Women’s Refuge

Stroud Women’s Refuge is a charity offering accommodation and support services to women and their children who have been affected by domestic abuse.

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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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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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Every Mind Matters

Simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to boosting your mood or sleeping better.

read more

Social Prescribing

Improving the quality of life of individuals and increase their knowledge, skills and confidence to enable them to take control of their wellbeing, live independently and improve their health outcomes.

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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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Scope

Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales providing practical and emotional support. Their online disability forum is a supportive space for disabled people, parents and carers to get disability advice and information and to talk to people with...

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Carer’s Trust

Carers Trust is a charity which works to improve support, services and recognition for carers.

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Carers UK

Carers UK is a membership charity for carers, sharing experiences and offering support.

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Guideposts Gloucestershire

Guideposts Gloucestershire is a charity that supports people living with long-term conditions, disability or caring responsibilities to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

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Gloucestershire Carers Hub

Gloucestershire Carers Hub provides information, advice and guidance for carers, signpost to other services, provide assessments and support planning, support groups and hubs, benefits and finance advice, access to groups, befriending and mentoring as well as counselling and provide a free 24-hour helpline as part of their carers’ emergency scheme.

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Cotswold Friends

Cotswold Friends is a local charity which helps and supports older and vulnerable people in the North Cotswolds.

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Cheltenham and District Carers and Families

Cheltenham and District Carers and Families (CADCAF) is a charity family support group for parents and carers who are caring for a child or young person with additional needs in Cheltenham and surrounding areas.

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Reengage

Reengage is a national charity which exists to provide social activities and friendship for people over 75 who live alone. They have created a new telephone befriending service for older people called call companions for anyone over the age of 75 who feels lonely or...

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Independent Age

Independent Age is a charity aimed at supporting older adults and families with clear, free and impartial advice on care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility and how to get the help you need to remain independent.

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Community Help Hub

Community Help Hub is a service provided by Gloucestershire County Council aimed at connecting local people who need help with others who can provide the support they need.

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Age UK

Age UK is a charity offering services for older people over the age of 55 including a meals delivery service and a befriending service.

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Managing Memory Together

Managing Memory Together provides specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment services to people who are worried about memory as well as providing support to their carers.

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UK Smart Recovery

UK Smart Recovery is a charity which promotes choice in recovery through a national network of mutual aid meetings and online training resources.

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Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.

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Marijuana Anonymous

Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so that that may solve their common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.

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Cocaine Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.

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Warm and Well

Warm and Well offers energy efficiency advice to householders and also administers grant funding on behalf of the local authorities and other funders.

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National Debtline

National Debtline is a charity which provides free and independent debt advice over the phone and online as well as handy resources to help overcome financial pressures.

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Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice offers information and support for those struggling to pay bills, help with debt, budgeting, rent arrears and more and have local branches in your area.

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Coram Voice

Coram Voice is a charity representing children’s rights and supporting children and young people in or leaving care.  

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POhWER

POhWER is a charity and membership organisation providing information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion.

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The Hideout

The Hideout is a charity-supported website to help provide children and young people with information about domestic violence.

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Respect Men’s Advice Line

Respect Men’s advice line is a helpline for male victims of domestic abuse offering nonjudgmental emotional support, practical advice and information.

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Refuge

Refuge is a national charity offering a 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline for women and children.

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NSPCC

NSPCC is a national charity working to prevent abuse, help rebuild children’s lives and support families.

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Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana is a UK human rights charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage.

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National Bullying Helpline

National Bullying Helpline is a charitable organisation offering help and support for adults, children and parents struggling with bullying issues.

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Kidscape

Kidscape is a national charity which provides children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives.

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Anti-Bullying Alliance

Anti-Bullying Alliance is a national charity comprising a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying.

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Acas

Acas provides provide free and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives on resolving workplace conflict, including bullying.

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Relate

Relate is a charity providing confidential counselling service by professionally trained counsellors for couples or individuals experiencing relationship problems.

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Gloucestershire Counselling Services

Gloucestershire Counselling Services is a charity offering a range of counselling in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area for individuals, couples, children and families, schools and other services.

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Switchboard LGBT+

Switchboard LGBT+ provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email and through instant messaging.

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Stonewall

Stonewall provides information and support for LGBT communities and their allies.

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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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Imaan

Imaan is a charity that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) Muslims, providing an online forum where people can share experiences and ask for help.

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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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GayGlos

GayGlos is a charity which provides support services, education and engagement for Gloucestershire’s LGBTQ+ community.

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Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish is a national childhood bereavement charity which provides practical and emotional support for children, young people and those who care for them after the death of a parent or sibling.

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Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder is a charity which supports people living with a terminal illness, a neurological condition or who have lost a loved one.

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National Self Harm Network

National Self Harm Network is a national charity offering support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self-harm directly or in a care role.

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Harmless

Harmless is a sponsored organisation which provides a range of services about self-harm including support, information to people who self-harm, their friends and families.

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Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline is a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative service for people who self-harm as well as their friends, families and carers.

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YoungMinds

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

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SupportLine

SupportLine is a charity which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.

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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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MindEd for Families

Free, practical information to help you to understand your child and support them through whatever they are going through.

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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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Independence Trust

Independence Trust provides a range of services aimed at supporting you in strengthening your emotional and physical wellbeing and promoting better attitudes to mental and physical health

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Childline

Childline is a national free, private and confidential service for children and young people under the age of 19 where you can talk about anything big or small with trained counsellors.

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Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

CALM runs a free and confidential national charity helpline and webchat for men who need to talk about life’s problems and spreads awareness about depression and the devastating impact of suicide.

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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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Support at The Cavern

Support at The Cavern provides listening support, low level interventions such as board games and adult colouring, inclusive activities such as quiz nights and offers a supportive environment for Gloucestershire adults.

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On Your Mind Glos

On Your Mind Glos is a website providing information about to bullying, eating disorders and anxiety and where you can go for more support.

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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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Tic+

Tic+ is a Gloucestershire-based charity which provides confidential counselling, support and care for young people and their families.

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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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National Listings

Dad Matters

Dad Matters is part of Home-Start Gloucestershire and provides support for dads with children under 3, including antenatal groups and perinatal mental health support groups.

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

Crossroads Gloucestershire

Crossroads Gloucestershire is a charity based in the Forest of Dean which provides practical help, support and social opportunities to carers and those they care for across all ages and disabilities.

read more

Frontline19 Support Services

Frontline19 Support Services is a free and confidential service for frontline workers Frontline19 is an independent UK nationwide service delivering psychological support to those who are, or have been on the frontline of Covid-19. They can ensure you get the right...

read more

Qwell

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

read more

Stroud Women’s Refuge

Stroud Women’s Refuge is a charity offering accommodation and support services to women and their children who have been affected by domestic abuse.

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

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

Every Mind Matters

Simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to boosting your mood or sleeping better.

read more

Social Prescribing

Improving the quality of life of individuals and increase their knowledge, skills and confidence to enable them to take control of their wellbeing, live independently and improve their health outcomes.

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

Scope

Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales providing practical and emotional support. Their online disability forum is a supportive space for disabled people, parents and carers to get disability advice and information and to talk to people with...

read more

Carer’s Trust

Carers Trust is a charity which works to improve support, services and recognition for carers.

read more

Carers UK

Carers UK is a membership charity for carers, sharing experiences and offering support.

read more

Guideposts Gloucestershire

Guideposts Gloucestershire is a charity that supports people living with long-term conditions, disability or caring responsibilities to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

read more

Gloucestershire Carers Hub

Gloucestershire Carers Hub provides information, advice and guidance for carers, signpost to other services, provide assessments and support planning, support groups and hubs, benefits and finance advice, access to groups, befriending and mentoring as well as counselling and provide a free 24-hour helpline as part of their carers’ emergency scheme.

read more

Cotswold Friends

Cotswold Friends is a local charity which helps and supports older and vulnerable people in the North Cotswolds.

read more

Cheltenham and District Carers and Families

Cheltenham and District Carers and Families (CADCAF) is a charity family support group for parents and carers who are caring for a child or young person with additional needs in Cheltenham and surrounding areas.

read more

Reengage

Reengage is a national charity which exists to provide social activities and friendship for people over 75 who live alone. They have created a new telephone befriending service for older people called call companions for anyone over the age of 75 who feels lonely or...

read more

Independent Age

Independent Age is a charity aimed at supporting older adults and families with clear, free and impartial advice on care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility and how to get the help you need to remain independent.

read more

Community Help Hub

Community Help Hub is a service provided by Gloucestershire County Council aimed at connecting local people who need help with others who can provide the support they need.

read more

Age UK

Age UK is a charity offering services for older people over the age of 55 including a meals delivery service and a befriending service.

read more

Managing Memory Together

Managing Memory Together provides specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment services to people who are worried about memory as well as providing support to their carers.

read more

UK Smart Recovery

UK Smart Recovery is a charity which promotes choice in recovery through a national network of mutual aid meetings and online training resources.

read more

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.

read more

Marijuana Anonymous

Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so that that may solve their common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.

read more

Cocaine Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.

read more

Warm and Well

Warm and Well offers energy efficiency advice to householders and also administers grant funding on behalf of the local authorities and other funders.

read more

National Debtline

National Debtline is a charity which provides free and independent debt advice over the phone and online as well as handy resources to help overcome financial pressures.

read more

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice offers information and support for those struggling to pay bills, help with debt, budgeting, rent arrears and more and have local branches in your area.

read more

Coram Voice

Coram Voice is a charity representing children’s rights and supporting children and young people in or leaving care.  

read more

POhWER

POhWER is a charity and membership organisation providing information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion.

read more

The Hideout

The Hideout is a charity-supported website to help provide children and young people with information about domestic violence.

read more

Respect Men’s Advice Line

Respect Men’s advice line is a helpline for male victims of domestic abuse offering nonjudgmental emotional support, practical advice and information.

read more

Refuge

Refuge is a national charity offering a 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline for women and children.

read more

NSPCC

NSPCC is a national charity working to prevent abuse, help rebuild children’s lives and support families.

read more

Karma Nirvana

Karma Nirvana is a UK human rights charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage.

read more

National Bullying Helpline

National Bullying Helpline is a charitable organisation offering help and support for adults, children and parents struggling with bullying issues.

read more

Kidscape

Kidscape is a national charity which provides children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives.

read more

Anti-Bullying Alliance

Anti-Bullying Alliance is a national charity comprising a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying.

read more

Acas

Acas provides provide free and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives on resolving workplace conflict, including bullying.

read more

Relate

Relate is a charity providing confidential counselling service by professionally trained counsellors for couples or individuals experiencing relationship problems.

read more

Gloucestershire Counselling Services

Gloucestershire Counselling Services is a charity offering a range of counselling in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area for individuals, couples, children and families, schools and other services.

read more

Switchboard LGBT+

Switchboard LGBT+ provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email and through instant messaging.

read more

Stonewall

Stonewall provides information and support for LGBT communities and their allies.

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

Imaan

Imaan is a charity that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) Muslims, providing an online forum where people can share experiences and ask for help.

read more

Gloscats

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

read more

GayGlos

GayGlos is a charity which provides support services, education and engagement for Gloucestershire’s LGBTQ+ community.

read more

Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish is a national childhood bereavement charity which provides practical and emotional support for children, young people and those who care for them after the death of a parent or sibling.

read more

Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder is a charity which supports people living with a terminal illness, a neurological condition or who have lost a loved one.

read more

National Self Harm Network

National Self Harm Network is a national charity offering support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self-harm directly or in a care role.

read more

Harmless

Harmless is a sponsored organisation which provides a range of services about self-harm including support, information to people who self-harm, their friends and families.

read more

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline is a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative service for people who self-harm as well as their friends, families and carers.

read more

YoungMinds

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

read more

SupportLine

SupportLine is a charity which provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.

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

MindEd for Families

Free, practical information to help you to understand your child and support them through whatever they are going through.

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

Independence Trust

Independence Trust provides a range of services aimed at supporting you in strengthening your emotional and physical wellbeing and promoting better attitudes to mental and physical health

read more

Childline

Childline is a national free, private and confidential service for children and young people under the age of 19 where you can talk about anything big or small with trained counsellors.

read more

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

CALM runs a free and confidential national charity helpline and webchat for men who need to talk about life’s problems and spreads awareness about depression and the devastating impact of suicide.

read more

Anxiety UK

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

read more

Support at The Cavern

Support at The Cavern provides listening support, low level interventions such as board games and adult colouring, inclusive activities such as quiz nights and offers a supportive environment for Gloucestershire adults.

read more

On Your Mind Glos

On Your Mind Glos is a website providing information about to bullying, eating disorders and anxiety and where you can go for more support.

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

Tic+

Tic+ is a Gloucestershire-based charity which provides confidential counselling, support and care for young people and their families.

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
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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

Find out what support is available to you.

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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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