About 'looking after you'

Worried, anxious, stressed and depressed are words that we are increasingly hearing today.

Many more people are experiencing feelings of as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

These feelings are normal.

The following pages can help you to find the information you need, when you need it in the form of self help and external help.

Within these pages you will find:

  • definitions of conditions, thoughts and feelings that are associated with poor or declining health and wellbeing.
  • self help tools, resources, useful contact details and links.
  • information regarding external help, useful contact details and links to services and how to access them in Somerset.

Urgent support

If you are having thoughts of suicide, are harming yourself or have thought about self-harm, it’s important to tell someone.

You can find urgent support here

Need help now? Here are some useful contacts

Mind Somerset
Information about MIND Somerset here

Open Mental Health 24/7 Support
Mental health organisations have come together to provide 24/7 support to adults in Somerset.

Whatever is worrying you – anxiety, debt, employment, housing, low mood, addiction etc. Open Mental Health is there to help you.

Open Mental Health provides access to specialist mental health services, housing support, debt and employment advice, volunteering opportunities, community activities and exercise.

24 Hour support line: 01823 276892

Email: support@openmentalhealth.org.uk

Talking therapies
Talking therapies, or psychological therapies, are effective and confidential treatments delivered by fully trained and accredited NHS practitioners. They can help with common mental health problems like stress, anxiety and depression.

You can access talking therapies on the NHS.

A GP can refer you, or you can refer yourself directly to an NHS psychological therapies service (IAPT) without a referral from a GP.

NHS Talking therapies information here

Helping someone else
If you know someone struggling with their mental health, there are lots of things you can do.

Find out how you can help and support them here