Directory of services

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Acute Community Eyecare Scheme (ACES)

Age UK

Al-Anon for anyone who has been affected by someone else's drinking

Alzheimer's Society for help with living with dementia

Anorexia and bulimia care for eating disorders

Association for Young People's Health has toolkits to support interaction with young people


Beat for eating disorders

BMI healthy weight calculator to check your weight

Bridgwater and Taunton College for courses

Bristol BASE 18-25 is a service providing specialist sexual exploitation support in Somerset and Bristol. Contact number 0117 934 9726

British Heart Foundation advice for circulatory conditions

British Lung Foundation for advice on lung conditions

British Skin Foundation understand skin disease from the inside out

British Society of Lifestyle Medicine looks to transform healthcare based on evidence


CAMHS (Somerset child and and adolescent mental health service) for moderate to severe mental health problems call 0300 124 5012

CAMHS resources has downloads, videos, apps and books for supporting young people's wellbeing

Cancer Research UK for advice and guidance 

Carers in Somerset

Carers Trust

Carers UK

Change4Life easy ways to eat well and move more for kids

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy to find a registered physiotherapist

Childline helpline 0800 11 11

Children and young people's services if you are worried about your child's development and wellbeing

Children's social care work with parents, carers and young people in a partnership based on respect, equality, and fairness, and to offer advice and support before a situation reaches crisis point. Contact 0300 123 2224 (office hours). Emergency duty team 0300 123 2327 (out of hours and weekends)

Choosing Wisely helps you to have a conversation with your GP or medical professional about treatment and medicines

Citizen's Advice providing advice around budgeting, finances, housing and a multitude of other services. General support to citizens around work, benefits and legal advice. Advice line: 03444 111 444

Community Council for Somerset

Cruse bereavement support is the leading national charity for bereaved people in the UK. Helpline 0808 808 1677 Monday and Friday 9.30am - 5pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am to 8pm, Weekends 10am to 2pm. Cruse chat - online chat service Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm


Dementia UK for information and advice about dementia or Alzheimer

Diabetes Prevention Programme for self-referral and advice on preventing Type 2 diabetes

Drinkline call 0300 123 1110 

Drinkaware if you are concerned that you or someone you care about has a drink problem


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Early intervention in psychosis (STEP) call 01823 368555

Eatwell guide to inspire healthy eating 

National Eczema Society for information and advice

Emerging Minds resources for young people


Food portion sizes to understand the size of healthy meals

Frank for honest information about drugs helpline 0300 123 6600


General Osteopathic Council regulates osteopaths in the UK

General Chiropratic Council regulates chiropractors in the UK

Get active your way for exercise ideas

Get outside in Somerset helping people to get doors and find their activity


Handi paediatric app for advice for common childhood conditions

Health for teens has fact sheets, quizzes and features

Healthwatch Somerset is the independent healthcare champion

Hearing tests at Specsavers Bridgwater

Heart UK for support and information for families and health professionals

The Hideout is created by Women's Aid to help children and young people understand domestic abuse and how to take positive action if it's happening to them.

Hope again is the youth website of Cruse bereavement support. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.

Hub of hope to find mental health support near you

Hungry little minds has simple, fun activities for babies and children up to the age 5


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Independent Advice Centre for occupational therapy and adult social care


Join the movement for tips and advice on how to get active


Kidscape for help with children's bullying

Kooth online mental wellbeing community for young people


Lighthouse has a team of staff from the police and victim support organisations, who work together to guide, advise and support victims and witnesses of crime. Contact number 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

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Mankind service supports men suffering from domestic abuse from their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner). Helpline 01823 334244 - weekdays 10am to 4pm

Mental Health Hub for positive mental wellbeing and services

Mind so no one has to face mental health problems alone

Mindline Somerset are available 24/7 to help with mental health on 01823 276892

Mindline Trans+ is an emotional and mental health support helpline for anyone identifying as transgender, non-binary, genderfluid… 0300 330 5468 lines are open Mon, Wed and Fri from 8pm to 12 midnight

MindEd for families

Mind for supporting your teens' wellbeing during coronvirus

Motor neurone disease (MND) helpline 0808 802 6262

Muscular sclerosis (MS Society) helpline 0808 800 8000

Muslim Women's Network provide a national specialist faith and culturally sensitive service for Muslim women and girls who are suffering from or at risk of abuse or facing problems on a range of issues.
Contact number 0800 999 5786

MyWay diabetes Somerset to help manage your diabetes


National Centre for Domestic Violence can provide victims of abuse with injunctions to promote protection. NCDV main contact number 0800 970 2070. Text based service: Text NCDV to 60777


Open Mental Health

Opoka helps women and children in the Polish community to improve health, wellbeing and happiness by stopping domestic violence. Helpline 0300 365 1700 email


Papyrus prevention of young suicide helpline 0800 0684 141

Parkinson's UK helpline 0808 800 0303

Patient info symptom checker, health information and medicines guide

Patient webinars for access to nutrition information and digestive health

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Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)

Runaway helpline is a support service for children and young people who are thinking of running, have run or have returned after running away from home. The service is run by the UK charity Missing People. Call or text on 116 000


Samaritans helpline 116 123

SANEline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. Open every day of the year from 4.30pm to 10.30pm on 0300 304 7000.

School nurses are available to offer support to young people, parents and carers and schools by phone or email. They can signpost you to other providers for sexual health advice and support and a wide range of issues and concerns held by young people. Parents/carers on 07480 635515. Young people on 07480 635516

Sexual health for gay and bisexual men

Sexual health for lesbians and bisexual women

Smokefree life Somerset has advice to quit smoking

Social care and support guide if you or someone you know needs help with day-to-day living

Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) to find an activity or sport 

Somerset and Wessex eating disorders association (SWEDA) or call 01749 343344

Somerset big tent for empowering children and young people to find the right wellbeing support

Somerset carers

Somerset Children and Young People Health and Wellbeing for anyone who cares for or works with young people and children.

Somerset drugs and alcohol service for young people call 0300 303 8788

Somerset health and wellbeing for mental health and emotional wellbeing

Somerset health and wellbeing for children and young people

Somerset Parent Carers Forum is an independent not for profit Community Interest Company formed by parent carers in 2016. The forum feels passionately about ensuring all our children have the best chance in life and receive the correct support and services in order to achieve their full potential. Contact number 01458 259384

Somerset survivorsSomerset survivors for supporting people in domestic abuse situations. If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call the Police on 999

Somerset skills and learning for courses 

Somerset village and community agents call 01823 331222

Somerset volunteering to become a volunteer

Somerset wide integrated sexual health service (swish)

Spark Somerset call 01458 550973 provide advice, training and support to the voluntary and community sector

Start4Life advice during pregnancy, birth and parenthood

Stem 4 supporting teenage mental health

Stop smoking


Teen tips resources for parents and schools

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) offers many different kinds of support for bereaved families. Whatever the cause of your loss, wherever you are in the UK, and whatever your circumstances – we are here to help. Support aimed to help parents who have suffered grief and loss.
Helpline 0345 123 2304

Toe nail cutting service 

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Victim Support is an independent charity supporting people who have been affected by crime or traumatic events with an aim to help people feel safer and find the strength to move forward from crime. Victims' information service 0808 1689 293. Local victim care team 0300 303 1972


Walks and trails in Somerset

We Hear You (WHY) provides free therapeutic support to children, families and individuals in Bath and North-East Somerset, Somerset and Wiltshire affected by cancer and other life-threatening conditions. Helpline 01373 455 255

Winston's wish charity provides support for children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling. Helpline 08088 020 021

Women's Aid is a national charity for women and children experiencing physical, sexual or emotional abuse in their homes. Contact number 0808 2000 247


Young minds for young people's mental health

Young Somerset providing support to young people under the age of 25. Contact on 01278 722100

Youth Access is a national membership organisation for the Young People's Information, Advice and Counselling Services (YIACS). Supporting children and young people to understand where they can access support.