This page is about finding the right solutions for you if you are experiencing anxiety.

Below you will find:

  • definitions of debilitating conditions, thoughts and feelings.
  • 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.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe.

Read more about anxiety here

Help with anxiety

Please find some useful help topics below (please note that we are continually adding to these):

Help with – money worries

Due to recent events with the coronavirus many people will find themselves needing to access the benefits systems when they have never had to before. Knowing where to start is the first step to taking control and planning.

Read useful information about the above here

Help with – managing anxieties you might be feeling when returning to work after furlough

Lockdown, restrictions and furlough has brought with it many challenges to the UK workforce. If you are returning to work after furlough and are feeling anxious about this then the following section may be useful to you.

Read useful information about the above here

Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS. It has also been endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Every Mind Matters was created to help you manage and maintain your mental health

Find out more here

Urgent support

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

Find urgent support in relation to the above here

Need help now?

Somerset Mindline – Open 24 hours a day, everyday and here for you every step of the way. Find more 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

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.

Find 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.