Resources: Depression support

Bluebell Care

Bluebell, a local charity, offers therapeutic support in a number of ways for  new parents  experiencing anxiety and low mood during pregnancy and up to 2 years after birth. Informal support can be accessed by dropping in to their emotional wellbeing hub.
Bluebell also offers structured therapeutic groups in partnership with children’s centres and 1:1 peer support  in the community which can be accessed by downloading a referral form from their website.

Catch It app

Catch it is an app designed to help manage feelings like anxiety and depression using CBT based techniques. The app will teaches how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones, and improve mental wellbeing.

Changes Bristol

Changes Bristol is a mental health charity that provides weekly mutual peer support meetings for those in mental distress. Their services are free to access, with no referral required from a health professional, and are open ended so that people can access the service for as long as they would like.

Mood Tools – Depression Aid (free to install)

If you are feeling sad, anxious, or depressed, lift your mood with MoodTools. MoodTools is designed to help you combat depression and alleviate your negative moods, aiding you on your road to recovery. The app contains several different research-supported tools.… Read more

VitaMinds (formerly operated by Bristol Wellbeing Therapies) – NHS Service

The NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (iapt) provider for Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire. VitaMinds offer a range of courses and support for anyone registered with a GP in these areas who is experiencing psychological or emotional difficulties. Support types include group sessions, one-to-one counselling, and online counselling.

The service can be accessed by self-referral or through a GP.

WellMind (free to use)

Wellmind is your free NHS mental health and wellbeing app designed to help you with stress, anxiety and depression. The app includes advice, tips and tools to improve your mental health and boost your wellbeing.

What’s Up? (free to install)

What’s Up? is a fantastic free app utilising some of the best CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) methods to help you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress and more! With a beautiful, modern design, simple heading… Read more

Womankind

Womankind provides women in the Bristol area with free or affordable professional counselling, psychotherapy and on-going support. They specialise in depression, anxiety, acute crisis, domestic abuse and rape.