A Space to Speak Your Mind

A Space to Speak Your Mind is a mental health radio show and podcast in collaboration with Source FM and Cornwall Mind. The show broadcasts live on Source FM 96.1 FM on the first Thursday of every month at 2:30pm.

Aim2Be

Aim2Be is an alternative and holistic health service run by Aimee and Blaise, who are energy healers and empowerment event planners. They run reiki and yoga sessions as well as other events around Bristol and the South-West.

Auti.ms

Auti.ms is an Bristol based charity that aims to raises awareness of the ways in which Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) may present in females and to provide support for females with ASC traits as well as their parents or carers. They carry out a number of functions, including keep up to date with current research, creating social groups for females with ASC, liaising with local authority providesr and healthcare professionals and educating teachers, parents and carers about how to identify and support females with ASC in the classroom.

Behind the Smile

Aims:

The preservation and protection of good mental health by:

1. To raise awareness about suicide and the effects

2. To work with local organisations and bodies to promote good mental health

3. Supporting all who are fighting to overcome mental ill health

4. Urging all who are suffering in silence to speak up and ask for help

5. To educate others of suicide risk factors

Braillists Foundation

The Braillists is a grassroots community group connecting Braille readers with Braille technology developers and funders. They aim to promote the value of Braille as a literacy tool that enriches the lives of blind people, support efforts to make affordable Braille and similar technologies available to all blind people and provide an open forum for the exchange of ideas about the development of future Braille technology.

  • Braillists Foundation
  • 07890 396 117
  • BBT, G14,
    B V Studios,
    37 Philip Street,
    Bedminster,
    Bristol BS3 4EA
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Bristol Disability Equality Forum (BDEF)

We are active in most aspects of Disabled people’s lives where they face barriers to being an active and valued member of their communities, the workplace and the wider environment, including Transport, Social Care, Housing, Health, Built environment, Neighbourhoods, Hate Crime, Employment and Welfare Benefits.

The Forum also offers a range of services to statutory and voluntary sector organisations. These include training, undertaking Equalities Impact Assessments, policy advice and event organising.

  • Laura Welti
  • St Paul's Learning Centre
    Grosvenor Rd, Bristol BS2 8XJ
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Bristol Hospitality Network (BHN)

Bristol Hospitality Network works alongside asylum seekers facing destitution by sourcing hosted accommodation and creative community engagement across the city. They provide full board accommodation for their members in host households and in their men’s hostel in Bristol, as well as opportunities in community volunteering. They also run a drop-in session and provide a hot meal every Monday at their Welcome Centre, offer legal advice & support and host events.

  • Bristol Hospitality Network (BHN)
  • Easton Christian Family Centre,
    Beaufort Street,
    Easton,
    Bristol BS5 0SQ
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Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (BIMHN)

The Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (BIMHN) is an independent organisation for current and past users of mental health services across the city. BIHMN, established in 2014, aims to provide people who have experienced mental ill health with a platform to speak out and share their experiences and needs, which they will then feed back to local services and commissioners. They aim to instigate worthwhile change and allow people to access the care they deserve through challenging current practice. Please note that currently they can only be contacted via email.

Bristol Survivors Network

Bristol Survivors Network is a group of people from the greater Bristol area who have lived experience of mental health difficulties. They meet to gather and share information about what is going on in mental health services and campaign for improvement. They hold informal social meetings as well as more formal business meetings once a month. For up-to-date info on mental health resources see www.bristolmind.org.uk

  • Bristol Survivors Network
  • 0797 243 7586
  • Bristol Survivors Network, c/o Bristol Mind, 35 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 0EZ
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Clarity (North Devon Mental Health Service Users Forum)

Clarity are a Mental Health Charity providing services and support to people experiencing mental health and emotional issues.

  • Clarity
  • 01271 267 474
  • 104A Boutport Street Barnstaple Devon EX31 1SY
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Coronavirus Community Help Taunton

Coronavirus Community Help Taunton is a Facebook group that brings together those in need and those offering to help in the Taunton area, offering services such as delivery of shopping and collection of prescriptions.

  • Coroanvirus Community Help Taunton
  • 07581 186 136 (Natalie Dyson)
  • Website URL
Cornwall Mental Health

CornwallMentalHealth.com was originally conceived by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust and project managed by Pentreath Ltd. Both staff and clients contributed widely to it's development as an interactive directory and webzine. After it's initial launch, the North Cornwall Integrated Care Pilot identified the need for a more comprehensive resource aimed at both service users and providers and extensive service mapping for the new CornwallMentalHealth.com was completed. No specific address or phone for this directory. Please use Cornwall Mental Health's website to locate the specific organisation you need to get in touch with.

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust provides integrated community health and mental health, specialist learning disability services, community brain injury, community dental services including community hospitals and prison healthcare. Their vision is to "provide care all of us would recommend to family and friends"

  • Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
  • 01202 277000
  • Sentinel House, Nuffield Industrial Estate, Nuffield Road, Poole, BH17 0RB
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Dorset Mental Health Forum

The Dorset Mental Health Forum is an independent charity established in 1992. They directly employ service users and people with mental health problems. They provide information and signposting for mental health service users and their carers, as well as for other interested parties such as members of the general public and the statutory services. Practical advice is offered through their dedicated Advocacy Service which also has a statutory responsiblity to provide Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) across Dorset.

  • Admin
  • 01305 257172
  • 29-29A Durngate Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1JP
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Dorset Mind

Dorset Mind is a local charity that educates, challenges mental health stigma and inequality, and promotes recovery by empowering individual to develop resilience. Their support groups, counselling and befriending service help people regain social skills, and they also deliver educational wellbeing programmes for schools and workplaces and provide volunteer opportunities across all areas of the organisation.

  • Dorset Mind
  • 01202 315 329
  • Dorset Mind,
    Unit 8 Stratfield Saye,
    20-22 Wellington Road,
    Bournemouth,
    Dorset BH8 8JN
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Exim Dance Company

Exim is a company of artists and practitioners creating professional dance theatre and educational outreach pathway programmes in the South West of England. They exist to provide opportunities for ‘at risk’ young people to participate in socially engaged dance classes. They are passionate about using dance to help vulnerable young people, breaking down the ideological barriers that surround dance and holding inclusivity at the heart of all their work.

  • Exim Dance Company
  • 07864 168 663
  • 33 Ford Hill,
    Stoke,
    Plymouth PL2 1HJ
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Forest Holme Hospice Charity

Forest Holme Hospice Charity supports Forest Holme Hospice’s provision of palliative and end of life care across Poole, Wimborne and the Isle of Purbeck. They aim to enhance the lives of adults in Dorest with life limiting illness through clinical excellence, service and compassionate care.

  • Forest Holme Hospice Charity
  • 01202 670 644
  • 5 Seldown Road,
    Poole,
    Dorset BH15 1TS
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Heads Count

Heads Count is a user-led network for people who access mental health services, carers and everyone with experience of or affected by mental health matters in and around the city of Plymouth. We gather individuals’ views, ideas and experiences and help represent these views to service commissioners and providers, to improve mental health services for the future.

  • Si Parham
  • 01752 563492
  • Unit 37, HQ building, 237 Union Street, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 3HQ 
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Healthwatch Cornwall

Healthwatch Cornwall are a small organisation with a big remit – to ensure health and social care services in Cornwall are the best they can be for you, now and in the future. By listening to your experiences of publicly funded health and social care services they are able to inform decisions made by the commissioners and providers of them. This means your voice is heard by those planning and delivering services and can influence positive outcomes.

  • Jodie Purcell
  • 0800 0381 281
  • 6 Walsingham Place Truro Cornwall TR1 2SP
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Healthwatch Devon

Healthwatch Devon is the local consumer champion in health and care in Devon. They have significant statutory powers to ensure the voice of service users and local people is strengthened and heard by those who commission, deliver and regulate health and care services. They also provide information and advice on the health services in the area and on finding the best care.

  • Healthwatch Devon
  • 0800 520 0640
  • First Floor, 3 & 4 Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter, EX2 8PW
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Healthwatch Wiltshire

Healthwatch Wiltshire exists to speak up for local people on health and care. This requires the organisation to reach out across the county to listen to local people about their experiences of services – good and bad. With this information, Healthwatch Wiltshire aims to influence the people who buy and provide our health and care services. The organisation also has an important role in providing information and advice to local people.

  • Healthwatch Wiltshire
  • 01225 434 218
  • Unit 5 Hampton Park West Melksham Wiltshire SN12 6HL
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Heart of Torbay CIC

Heart of Torbay CIC is a social enterprise that exists to help support, motivate and improve the lives and mental wellbeing of those living and working in Torbay, South Devon. They provide coaching, mentoring, training, talks, workshops, mediation, alternative therapies and social prescribing activities.

  • Heart of Torbay CIC
  • 01803 363 305
  • 1 Redcliffe,
    Chelston Road,
    Torquay,
    Devon TQ2 6PU
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Ilminster Town Council

Ilminster Town Council carries out a number of functions including managing the cemetery, looking after open spaces such as the recreation ground, Britten’s Field, the canal and Herne Hill, providing and maintaining play facilities and maintaining street furniture. In addition, the Town Council acts as an important channel or platform for local people’s views or concerns.

  • Ilminster Town Council
  • 01460 52149
  • Council Offices,
    North Street,
    Ilminster,
    Somersets TA19 0DG
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In Other Words

Supporting Children and Young People’s mental health, In Other Words offers a supported self-governing group with fun activities and ongoing development opportunities to help build confidence, self-esteem and belief in a non-judgemental, confidential, safe and non-clinical environment.

  • Elaine Clarke
  • 01752 300 700
  • 91-93 North Prospect Road Plymouth Devon PL2 2NA
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JIGSAW Thornbury

JIGSAW Thornbury supports families with children aged 0-25 who have any additional needs or disabilities, from learning needs such as dyslexia to complex disabilities or medical problems. They provide regular activities such as their lending library and support groups. They also run bookable events in the holidays and after school, which include forest schools, horse riding, therapeutic music sessions and dance classes. They also run training sessions for parents and carers and run a scheme for young volunteers.

  • JIGSAW Thornbury
  • 01454 416 381
  • JIGSAW Thornbury,
    Family Base,
    The Bakery Annexe,
    4-7 Chapel Street,
    Thornbury BS35 2BJ
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Led By Dreams CIC

Led By Dreams CIC aims to help victims understand the signs of domestic violence. They create innovative products and services and collaborate with organisations and agencies to provide support to domestic abuse survivors.

  • Led By Dreams CIC
  • 01822 618 172
  • First Floor, Pearl Assurance House,
    Brook Street,
    Tavistock PL19 0BN
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Lupton House

Lupton House is a Grade II* building set in parkland on the outskirts of Brixham. The Lupton Trust was formed by a group of local people to breathe life back into Lupton House which was an old empty school, gardens and woods in Brixham. Pooling the communities’ enthusiasm, skills and expertise, they developed Lupton House into an environmentally sustainable space for the whole community, enabling local people, groups, charities, arts and environmental projects to grow.

  • Lupton House
  • 01803 845 800
  • Brixham Road,
    Churston Ferrers TQ5 0LD
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Male Survivors Trust

Male Survivors Trust (previously known as AMSOSA) provides support and training to male survivors of sexual abuse and to agencies around the UK. Based in Swindon, Male Survivors Trust offers support online to all male survivors, wherever they are in the world, via email and their online forums for male survivors and their partners.

  • Steve Bevan
  • 08454 30 93 71
  • 161 Victoria Road, Swindon. SN1 3BU
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Opoka

Opoka is a specialist service working to stop domestic violence against women and children in the Polish community. Their aim is to help create a world free of domestic violence against Polish women and their children where women feel safe, secure and can engage and participate in society. Services they offer include a helpline, advice, crisis response, advocacy, DV outreach and therapy amongst others.

People First Forum

People First Forum is a charity run by and for people with learning disabilities. It used to be called Bournemouth People First.

  • Emily Snelling
  • 01202 746040
  • Rossmore Leisure Centre, Herbert Avenue, Poole BH12 4HR
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Positive Steps

Positive Steps is a Bristol-based mental health self-help peer support group that has been running for over 10 years. We provide a safe social space for people with anxiety, depression and other mental health related issues.

Positive Steps is for adults over the age of 18.

We meet at Emersons Green Village Hall, Bristol every Friday between 1.30pm and 4pm and the space is for everyone to socialise and discuss their issues in a friendly, supportive atmosphere and in doing so, help each other.

  • Tim Dunton
  • 07581 004 473 /
    01454 568 000
  • Positive Steps, Parkway House, Hambrook Lane, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8QB
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Recovery Devon

Recovery Devon is a CIC who create opportunities for recovery in Devon. They support recovery and wellbeing, both as a personal vision and as an underpinning value base to promote radical change in mental health attitudes and provision.

  • Recovery Devon
  • 07824 161 192
  • Torridgeside Link Centre,
    Higher Gunstone,
    Bideford EX39 2DG
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SafeBreaks Devon CIC

SafeBreaks Devon CIC was set up to run alongside SafeBreaks Holidays Ltd in order to help raise funds for their service users, enabling them to provide a more enhanced and bespoke service. Funds raised have paid for items such as pop-up kitchens and equipment, an allotment space, equipment and staff, allowing them to provide holistic sessions as well as a multi-sensory chill-out room. They also provide a day centre, supported housing, a respite flat, a training house and support in the community for people that have additional needs.

  • SafeBreaks Devon CIC
  • 07706 447 556 (Hayley Tranter)
  • Riviera House,
    Salisbury Road,
    Newton Abbot TQ12 2DF
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Self Injury Self Help (SISH)

Self Injury Self Help (SISH) is a Bristol based community organisation who have been running self help groups for 15 years for people who self injure. The groups provide a friendly, safe, non-judgemental space to meet others who understand the issues faced by a person who uses self injury/self harm, currently or in the past.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 crisis, the SISH support group is currently closed.

  • Self Injury Self Help (SISH)
  • SISH c/o PO Box 3240,
    Bristol BS2 2EF
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Self Injury Support

We focus on improving support and knowledge around self-injury by:
offering safe spaces where we listen and never judge, and demonstrating the impact of this support;
creating experience-led tools and information on topics clients tell us they want to know about;
promoting better models of support through training health and social care workers of the future;
working with researchers and policy makers to make sure what people tell us they want is put into practice

We run a UK-wide multi-channel support service for women & girls affected by self-injury, trauma and abuse
We develop up-to-date, reliable and free information and self help tools for anyone to use
We run training and consultancy to share knowledge and expertise with a wide range of staff, especially in health, social care and education
We partner with other organisations and researchers to find out directly from those with lived experience of self-injury find helpful in their lives

  • Naomi Salisbury
  • 01179279600
  • PO Box PO Box 3240, Bristol BS2 2EF
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Shaftesbury Mental Health Peer Support Group

Shaftesbury Mental Health Peer Support Group runs two peer-to-peer mental health support groups in Shaftesbury on the first and third Thursdays of the month, the former generally including a theme or activity and having guest speakers, and the latter being a purely social get-together.

  • Shaftesbury Mental Health Peer Support Group
  • 07749 062 327
  • Royal British Legion Hall,
    Coppice Street,
    SP7 8PD (1st Thursday of the month)
  • The Grosvenor Arms Hotel,
    High Street,
    Shaftesbury SP7 8JA (3rd Thursday of the month)
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SM Space Cafe

SM Space Cafe is an online initiative to support teenagers and adults who have selective mutism or may now be recovered. The group also welcomes parents of children with selective mutism and members of professional bodies such as teachers or speech and language therapists who wish to be supportive and maybe learn more. The cafe is a safe space to chat, make friends and share ideas.

You can find the Facebook group here.

  • SM Space Cafe
  • 01803 868 310 (Claire Stoyle)
  • Website URL

Studio 4 Dance

Studio 4 Dance is a dance company based in St Austell, Cornwall. They teach dance throughout the Cornish area and the South West, specialising in urban styles and including jazz, ballet, lyrical, musical theatre, commercial and contemporary. Catering for all ages, they have dance classes for fun as well as their intensive training for competitive teams and performance.

SUNS Swindon

Service User Network Swindon (SUNS) is a service user led charity in Swindon, which has been providing support to mental health service users since 1998.  SUNS aims to give service users a voice, helping them to speak out about their experience of mental health services, as well as offering a place to meet like minded people in a supportive and friendly environment. The charity is managed and staffed by service users and ex-service users.

  • Elaine Chapel
  • 01793 426 174
  • 163 Victoria Road Swindon Wiltshire SN1 3BU
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Sunshine and Showers Peer Support

Sunshine and Shower is a peer support group based in Truro, Cornwall that offers a safe space every two weeks for people with long term health coniditions, both mental and physical, to get together at Truro Bowling Alley to share infromation about recovery skills.

  • Sunshine and Showers Peer Support
  • 07506 587 190 (Claire Jones)
  • Truro Ten Pin Bowling Alley,
    TR1 1TW
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Speak Up Somerset

Speak Up Somerset is a non-profit organisation run by people directly affected by mental distress, to provide support, run training courses, promote recovery and campaign on mental health issues. Their “Art of Recovery” project can also be found online via Facebook and Twitter under Art of Recovery UK, which they use to promote their events and resources.

Suicide Crisis

Suicide Crisis Centre is open to people in Gloucestershire. The service provides face to face support. Trauma services support people over a wider geographical area. The charity’s founder is a survivor of suicidal crisis. She set up the charity because she couldn’t find the type of help she needed. She saw what was lacking in terms of services and support, especially for people who are suicidal because of a traumatic experience.

  • Joy Hibbins
  • 07975 974 455
  • 4 Admin Office Thompson Drive Chletenham GL53 0PN
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Swindon Mind

Swindon Mind provides advice, support and services to empower anyone experiencing a mental health  problem in Swindon. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

  • Ruiar Murray
  • 01793 432 031
  • Sanford House Sanford Street Swindon Wiltshire SN1 1NE
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Talk Swindon

Talk Swindon is an online forum, a venue, not a person or political entity. As such, it hopes to encourage input and discussion on any topic, from all walks of Swindon life

The Bridge Collective

The Bridge Collective offers opportunities for social contact and mutual support, learning, teaching, discussion, being active and making a valid contribution both to the Bridge Collective itself and to the wider world.

  • The Bridge Collective
  • 01392 433 358
  • Unit 4 King Street Business Centre 7-9 King Street Exeter Devon EX1 1BH
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The Nelson Trust

We’re a charity that brings belief, hope and long-term recovery to people whose lives have been torn apart by addiction and the multiple and complex needs that come with it. We provide residential addiction treatment to men and women. We also support women in the community who are in contact with the criminal justice system.

  • Marina Fontenla
  • 01453 885633
  • The Nelson Trust
    Port Lane,
    Brimscombe,
    Stroud,
    Gloucestershire,
    GL5 2QJ
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TRIP Community Transport Association

TRIP is a Honiton-based charity that is dedicated to relieving rural isolation and loneliness in East Devon by providing affordable transport, specialised disability equipment and a personal befriending service.

  • TRIP Community Transport Association
  • 01404 46529
  • 29-31 New Street,
    Honiton EX14 1HA
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Wiltshire People First

Wiltshire People 1st is a disabled people’s user led Self Advocacy (speaking up for yourself) organisation, with a Management Committee made up of people with learning difficulties.

  • Julie Cox
  • 01380 871 900
  • The Independent Living Centre St George's Road Semington Wiltshire BA14 6JQ
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Wiltshire and Swindon Users' Network

The Wiltshire and Swindon User’s Network is a user-led organisation formed of health and social service users, with the aim to promote user involvement and support people to have a voice. They support members to campaign on issues that affect them and be involved in projects to influence their community.

  • WSUN
  • 01380 871800
  • The Independent Living Centre, St. George’s Road, Semington, BA14 6JQ
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