top of page


Crisis lines: help for suicidal thoughts:



Whatever you're going through, call us free any time, from any phone on 116 123.

We're here round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it's best to call us on the phone. This number is FREE to call. You don't have to be suicidal to call us.

The Bristol Mental Health crisis line: 

0300 555 0334.  This line is open 24 hours a day, every day.

For Young People:


0800 1111

1 2 1 confidential online support



Advice & support for young people (under 35's) and parents on Self-Harm, Depression, Anxiety, Wellbeing Apps.

0800 068 41 41 

Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Weekends 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Bank Holidays 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm


TEXT: 07786 209697

Young Minds:

Off the Record Bristol:

Help Counselling Bristol:

Self-Help Guides:

For survivors of sexual assault and  rape:

Reactions to Trauma 

For adult survivors of childhood abuse: sexual, physical, emotional, neglect, domestic:


NAPAC helpline: 

0808 801 0331

10am-9pm Mon-Thu & 10am-6pm on Fridays.


Understanding Depression:

I Had a Black Dog by Matthew Johnstone (2007)

Books on Trauma Recovery:

8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing (8 Keys to Mental Health)

by Babette Rothschild (2010)

Trauma is Really Strange by Steve Haines (2015)

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Recovering from Trauma: Series editor, Paul Gilbert (Compassion Focused Therapy)

by Deborah Lee and Sophie James (2012)


The Compassionate Mind Workbook: A step-by-step guide to developing your compassionate self

by Chris Irons & Elaine Beaumont (2016)

Courage To Be Yourself New Edition: A Woman's Guide to Emotional Strength and Self-Esteem

by Sue Patton Thoele (2016)


Resilient; Find Your Inner Strength

Rick Hanson (2018)

Rock Balancing
bottom of page