CASS (Community Access Support Service) has been working with partners to pull together information on these changes to help keep people informed.
Inpatient services continue but visiting has been suspended. Below is a list of community-based mental health support in Bristol and how to access the services.
If you use the Wellbeing College you can access this via Second Step’s website as well as the Facebook group and YouTube channel, both of which are called ‘Second Step Wellbeing Colleges’. New material will be added on a daily basis.
Bristol Mental Health: ACE group activities and assessment and recovery service activities are currently cancelled. Online support and information: http://www.bristolmentalhealth.org/
Beat Eating Disorders: online support: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/coronavirus
Bipolar UK: online support: https://www.bipolaruk.org/
Bluebell Care and Dads in Mind (perinatal mental health): currently looking into non face-to-face support: https://www.bluebellcare.org/
Bristol Mind: online and telephone support: https://bristolmind.org.uk/
Bristol Sanctuary: currently running a telephone-only service on: 01179542952 or 07709295661 (lines are open 7 days a week from 4pm-10pm).
Changes Bristol: online support groups: https://changesbristol.org.uk/support-groups/online-meetings/
Second Step: community rehabilitation service: groups and face-to-face work is currently suspended. You can contact the office on: 0117 909 6630 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.second-step.co.uk/our-services/recovery-mental-health/community-rehabilitation/
The Hope Project (mental health support for men run by Second Step): telephone support on: 0117 428 8930 or email: email@example.com
Dementia Wellbeing Service: telephone support via their Access Point: 0117 904 5151 (Monday-Friday 8am-6pm)
NHS inpatient services: continue but visits have been suspended: http://www.awp.nhs.uk/services/inpatient/
Network Counselling: online or by phone: https://network.org.uk/
Nilaari: telephone support: 0117 952 5742
Off the Record: Group sessions cancelled, some one-to-one appointments moving online, no new referrals, see Facebook page for online schedule: https://www.otrbristol.org.uk/
Re-think Mental Illness: Online info & advice via website, community support service accepting referrals only by email, 1-1 support via phone: https://www.rethink.org/help-in-your-area/services/community-support/bristol-community-support-services/
Self-injury Support: currently no helpline, but online support: https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/
Community services and local support
Contact your local hub:
- Inner & East Bristol: Barton Hill settlement: https://www.bartonhillsettlement.org.uk/
- North Bristol: Southmead Development Trust: https://www.southmead.org/
- South Bristol: Knowle West Alliance: https://www.knowlewest.co.uk/launch-of-knowle-west-alliance/
Below are some PDF downloads that contain great advice during Covid-19.