Mental health and emotional support
If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, Mindline Somerset is providing an extended service. People can call them on
01823 276892, Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 11.00pm and on Saturdays and Sundays between 8.00pm – 11.00pm
Mental health charity Heads Up is also available to provide telephone support and reassurance, as well as food deliveries. People experiencing mental health issues or carers can call on 01749 670667, Monday – Friday from 9.00am – 4.00pm.
In Frome, the charity Active and In Touch is providing telephone befriending support to older people and those who feel isolated. You can contact them on 07539 795261
Health Connections Mendip is no longer offering face to face sessions, but you can speak to a Health Connector on the phone, to discuss a range of emotional and practical support. Health Connectors work closely with health and community services, supporting people to access equipment, adaptations, home help/social care and to develop their support network. To speak to a Health Connector call 01373 468368
You can also access online mental health support via the Every Mind Matters website – a new national campaign from Public Health England. The campaign aims to make it easier for everyone to look after their own wellbeing and improve their mental health, by providing a digital hub full of advice, tips and resources and an online tool to help people create their own action plan.