Resources:

24/7 Support & Connect

Immediate emotional and practical support helpline – 0800 0126549

An NHS, free, confidential, 24/7 helpline provided by Vita Health Group, in partnership with AWP. The line is staffed by experienced counsellors, who you can talk to and they will listen. They will offer emotional support and can connect you to organisations available in Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG).

The helpline is for people aged 18 and over who are living within BNSSG or are registered with a GP within BNSSG.

If you are 17 or under, please instead call the Children and Young People’s helpline via Avon & Wiltshire Partnership SPA line (0300 303 1320).

Hidayah

Are you an LGBTQI+ Muslim? Questioning your gender or sexuality? Questioning your faith? Hidayah offer support and support groups for LGBTQI+ Muslims.

Brandon Trust

The Brandon Trust exists to enable children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and autism to live life in the way they choose, by providing high-quality, individualised support that focuses on enabling people to achieve their dreams and truly live free.

Services are available in various locations across the UK, including Bristol, Gloucestershire, South Glos, B&NES, North Somerset, and Wiltshire.

Brandon Trust are a member of the Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Service.

akt

akt supports lgbtq+ young people in the uk experiencing homelessness or living in hostile environments to find safe homes, employment, education or training, and to celebrate their identities in order to improve their life outcomes.

Luv2MeetU Bristol

A friendship and dating agency for people with a learning disability aged 18 and over, Luv2MeetU support people to make friends, share interests and develop relationships.

HappyMaps

Worried about your child’s behaviour or mental health? Not sure where to start looking for help? HappyMaps will guide you to websites, books, videos and Apps to help you and your child, plus there is information on being referred for specialist help, how to find counselling and support for parents.

Funded by Health Education England and supported by Bristol Mind, HappyMaps is designed to help parents find helpful and reliable resources on behaviour and mental health for their children – from babies and children to young adults. These resources include websites, videos, books, Apps and helplines. We hope this will be really useful for parents whose children don’t meet the specialist referral thresholds or are perhaps on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) waiting list. There is good general national information and also local information on counselling, charities, local CAMHS and parenting groups for the South-West.

Kooth

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

  • Chat to counsellors
  • Read articles written by young people
  • Get support from the Kooth community
  • Write in a daily journal

National Survivor User Network (NSUN)

NSUN are a network of people and groups living in England who have and do experience mental distress and want to change things for the better. By connecting our members, and amplifying their experiences and aspirations, we influence policy, practice and perception, in order to reduce disadvantage and discrimination and stop people being ignored and isolated.

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