Resources: Local helplines

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics anonymous provide a safe space for individuals to discuss their personal experiences with alcohol with the overall aim of overcoming alcoholism. Both open and closed meetings are available throughout Bristol.

Battle Against Tranquillisers

BAT offers mutual support to anyone who wishes to consider the level of benzodiazepines etc. they take or to come off these tranquillisers. There is no pressure and clients are encouraged to be in charge of their own withdrawal. Family, friends and carers are also welcome.

Bristol Black Carers

Bristol Black Carers supports both carers and those whom they care for to access mainstream care and health related public services. They provide services including regular support group meetings, a help line and home visits.

Carers’ Centre

The Carers Centre is a local charity supporting people who care for family and friends. They offer expert advice, breaks from caring, emotional support and understanding. All services are free.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs have become a problem. There are no fees and they offer a helpline, meetings, literature, committees and development services.

Off The Record: Bristol

Off the Record provides free confidential, self-referral specialist information, advice, informal support and counselling for young people in Bristol, aged 11 – 25. Appointments can be arranged through the helpline or via email.

Samaritans

Samaritans provide completely confidential emotional support 24 hours a day by phone, face-to-face, email and letter and allow callers to talk openly about their worries and concerns without fear of being judged. National and Local Helplines.

Talking Money

Talking Money’s services cover the whole of England and are open to all by self-referral or by signposting/referral from other agencies, though the large majority of their face-to-face work is targeted at people living in Bristol and the surrounding area.   Services include Debt Advice, Energy Advice, Benefit Advice, Financial Advice and Training & Consultancy

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.