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Helplines, Websites, & Support Groups

Resources

Welcome to our mental health resource page, a place where you can access an abundance of support.

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Whether you personally are experiencing a challenging time, or perhaps you are a family member, loved one, who wishes to gain knowledge and support for another. Please be aware that we do not personally endorse specific services, we are simply committed to connecting you with resources that can potentially help. Whether one is experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, addiction or any other mental health concern, we have compiled a comprehensive list of useful links that can provide the assistance you need.

These resources include helplines, informative websites, and access to support groups. Remember, reaching out for help is a sign of strength, and you are never alone on your journey to better mental health.

If you know of support that can be added to this our resources, please email info@sweet-track-counselling.co.uk with information.

Table of Contents

Addiction

Adfam

Adfam is a national charity tackling the negative effects of drugs and alcohol on family members and friends.

Al Anon

Al-Anon offers meetings for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help.

Cocaine Anonymous (CA)

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.

Codependent Anonymous

A fellowship of people whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.

Frank

Honest information available about drugs

Gamblers Anonymous

Peer-led support for those affected by gambling addiction

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Meeting and sponsorship support by others who are recovering from addiction

Recovery Dharma

A peer-led movement and community that is unified by trust in the potential of each of us to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction, working with traditional Buddhist teachings.

Anxiety

Anxiety UK

Information and links to support within your local area

NO PANIC

Helps people suffering from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders, other related anxiety disorders, including tranquilliser withdrawal, and provides support to sufferers and their families and carers.

Depression

Bipolar UK

Providing peer support to empower people affected by bipolar to live well

Depression UK

Support for those affected by or at risk from depression

The Association For Postnatal Illness

Provides a helpline and information support for women who have experienced postnatal illness.

Eating issues

Beat Eating Disorders

Access to personal stories, a national helpline and webchat support

Sweda UK

The Somerset & Wessex Eating Disorders Association (SWEDA) is a regional charity supporting people affected by eating disorders.

Grief

CRUSE

Helping people with bereavement support, information and campaigning.

Marie-curie

Care and support for those with terminal illnesses and support for family members, loved ones

Mental health

CALM

Confidential helpline providing a listening, information and support service for men.

Glastonbury Mental Health Network

Connect local people in Glastonbury with projects, practitioners, services and events that can support and improve mental health and wellbeing. 

Mind

Information available for a variety of mental health issues and access to support.

Nightline

Listening and emotional support provided nationwide for students in higher or further education.

SANE

SANE is a leading UK charity providing emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness. SANEline is open between 4pm to 10pm, 365 days a year

Self-harm

Harmless

Information available for anyone who does or is at risk of self-harm. Also provides information support for family and friends.

National self-harm network

Online forum to support individuals who self harm to reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life

Self injury support

Support for women and girls. Information, access to support groups and resources.

Self-harm

Free online self-harm support for 11 – 19’s

Spiritual crisis

Spiritual Crisis Network

Provides support, resources, links to help make meaning of and integrate a crisis experience, resulting in the relief of suffering and more positive outcomes.

Suicide prevention

Papyrus HOPELine

A specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who provide non-judgmental support, practical advice and information to children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling and to anyone who is concerned about a young person.

Telephone: 0800 068 4141 (daily 10:00 – 00:00)#

Text: 07860 039967

Samaritans

24-hour confidential listening service providing emotional support to anyone in crisis.

Contact: 116 123 (national number): calls to this helpline number do not appear on phone bills.

Contact: 0330 094 5717 (Samaritans of Yeovil, Sherborne and District): local call charges.

Stay Alive App

The UK’s first suicide prevention app, The app is totally free to users and offers help and support both to people with thoughts of suicide and to people concerned about someone else. Most of the content is viewable offline, and parts of the app can be customised by the user to suit their personal needs.

Support for young people

Childline

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19.

NAT Project

Nature assisted activities and therapies for young people up to the age of 29.

Young Minds

Support for young people (and parents) who are dealing with emotional and mental health challenges