Useful links

IAPT NHS UK Positive Practice Guide

Alcohol and drugs

The following websites provide general advice or support on alcohol and drug use.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Professional body for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.  You can find a therapist via this website

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)is a multi-disciplinary interest group for people involved in the practice and theory of behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy.  You can find a therapist via this website

CRUSE Bereavement Line

A helpline for bereaved people and those caring for bereaved people.

Call 0844 477 940

Children’s services

For support and help for children, young people and their families in Somerset:

Domestic Abuse

  • Avon and Somerset DAFFS Domestic Abuse – FreeFone Supportline 0800 6949 999
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247
  • Somerset Direct – 0300 123 2224
  • Somerset Survivors –
  • Men’s Advice Line –


Mind Infoline

Provides information on a range of topics including types of mental distress, where to get help, drug and alternative treatments and advocacy.

Call 0300123 3393


A confidential listening services providing a safe place to talk if you, or someone you know, is in distress. We can also give basic information about mental health and local services.

Call 01823 276 892


Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support

Support service for anyone bereaved by suicide in Somerset – 24 hour helpline telephone 03300 330 5463, email:


Swan Advocacy (formerly Somerset Advocacy)

Specialised advocacy service will enable some of the most disadvantaged residents of Somerset  to make their own decisions and be in control of their own lives. A range of advocates with specialist knowledge, skills and expertise to help people who are struggling, to give them a voiceSwan Advocacy