Resources: Counselling - Low cost and free

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).

Hillfields Counselling Service

Hillfields Family and Community Trust offers low cost counselling services to anyone who has become a parent under the age of 25, as well as the children of young parents, no matter their current age.

Based in the Hillfields Community Hub in Fishponds, they provide individual, one-hour, humanistic counselling sessions at an agreed time once a week. Sessions start at £10.

Although you may want to explore issues relating to pregnancy, parenthood or being the child of a young parent, all issues are welcome. All Hillfields therapists are members of the BACP and adhere to their professional standards and ethical framework.

Please contact Jan Ross (jan.ross@hillfields.community, 07799 521 007) for more information.

Network Counselling

Network Counselling offers affordable counselling in a welcoming, safe and confidential space where people can be listened to, accepted and understood. Counselling is available to anyone from the age of 16.

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.