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Mental Health

Information, advice and support for Bristol residents

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Mental health

Everyone has good and bad days, but some people need more help than others. There is a variety of support around mental health for people in Bristol and the surrounding areas, including specific support around pregnancy and parenting, gender identity, and Black, Asian and Ethnic minority communities.


Advice and support

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health NHS Partnership

Inpatient and community-based mental health care and specialist services, call 01225 325 680.

Changes Bristol

Mental Health peer support group, call 0117 941 1123 or email


Aims to promote a positive view of mental health and provide services that are accessible, relevant and empowering to people using them. Call 0117 980 0370 to speak to Mind Information Service about the support you could receive or email You can also call Bristol MindLine, an out of hours confidential listening service on 0808 808 0330, open 7 nights a week 7-11pm.

Mindline Trans+

Emotional support and signposting for trans and non-binary people. Call 0300 330 5468.

Mothers for Mothers

Perinatal mental health support, call 0117 359 366 or email


Therapy for children and adults who have experienced trauma. Culturally diverse therapists to meet the needs of our diverse city. Call 07908122461 or email


Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic led community-based emotional wellbeing and mental health charity. Call 0117 952 4742 or email


24 hour support line for people needing support for their mental health. Call 116 123.

Second Step

A trauma informed, recovery, peer support, and coproduction mental health service. 0117 909 6630

Suicide Prevention UK

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing thoughts of suicide you can call the Suicide Prevention UK Helpline on 0800 689 5652, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Thrive Bristol

Bristol's ten year programme to improve the work force's mental health and wellbeing, email


A service that works in partnership with the NHS to offer a range of short-term psychological therapies known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) to adults 16-years and over, who live and are registered with a GP in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. VitaMinds is a free service and you do not need to visit your GP to get help. Call 0333 200 1893 or self-refer online.


Further resources

Every Mind Matters - practical tips about ways you can look after your mental health.