Men's Mental Health Support

Here are helplines, websites and apps that can provide support for you or if you are worried about someone else. You can also read this Letter of Hope from the Somerset HNS Foundation reminding you that there is always hope for recovery.

You can also find support for debt and money management here.

If you are having thoughts of suicide or acts of self harm, or you are worried about someone else please dial 999 or call the Samaritans on 116 123 for free.  There are other local support lines that can help such as Somerset Mindline free on 0800 138 1692

Local support

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Open Mental Health

Open Mental Health is a Somerset alliance of local voluntary organisations and the NHS. We are working in partnership to ensure that the residents of Somerset get the support they need, when they need it.

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Citizens Advice Somerset

Free, confidential and impartial advice on a range of topics including welfare benefits, housing, debt and money, relationships.


Bridgewater and Surrounding Communities Food and Support Alliance

Homeless drop in services, foodbank and emergency care packages.  Locations and more details can be found here.

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Samaritans in Taunton and Somerset
and Yeovil, Sherbourne and district

Post lockdown local Samaritan branches will offer face to face support.  Check their individual webpages for detail on this support and also their prison outreach programme.


0808 801 0456 or 0808 801 0464

Live chat also available via their website.

Somerset and Wessex Easting Disorder Association

Supporting those affected by eating disorders. Here to listen, without judgement, and provide the support you need

01749 343344

Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support 

Support if you’re coping with the aftermath of a suicide.  Offering emotional support as well as guidance through the trauma of sorting out personal affairs. The service operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

You can find out more here or by calling them on 0300 330 5463.


Study on domestic violence prevention programmes by Barnado's and University of Bristol.

Find out more here and here.

National support

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Every Mind Matters

Expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing



0800 585858

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide.  You can also find support for yourself or if you are worried about others.

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Advice and support to keep yourself and others safe from suicide

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HopeLine UK

Suicide prevention advice. Open 9am–12am every day of the year.

0800 068 4141

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ASSISTLine is a national helpline offering supportive listening service to anyone throughout the UK with thoughts of suicide or thoughts of self-harm. Open 24/7.

0800 689 5652

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Text 85258

Free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope

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Premier Lifeline

0300 111 0101

Helpline providing a listening service, information, emotional and spiritual support from a Christian perspective

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The Mix                   

Crisis Messenger: text THEMIX to 85258

The crisis messenger text service provides free, 24/7 support across the UK for people 25 or under and experiencing any painful emotion or are in crisis.

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Men's Health Forum

The Men's Health Forum is a charity supporting men's health in England, Wales and Scotland.




Anxiety UK

Helpline: 03444 775 774 Text support: 07537 416 905

Offering an extensive range of support services designed to help you to control your anxiety rather than letting it control you.

Alcoholic Anonymous

If you're having trouble with your drinking, or if drinking has reached the point of where it worries you, you may be interested about Alcoholics Anonymous and the AA programme of recovery from alcoholism.

SWANN Advocacy

Independent advocacy charity working across the South West of England. We deliver high-quality, independent advocacy services supporting a diverse range of vulnerable people in our communities.

03333 447928

Hub of Hope

The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time

Civil Legal Advice

You might be able to get free and confidential advice from Civil Legal Advice (CLA) as part of legal aid if you’re in England or Wales.

Useful apps & communities

Samaritans Self Help

Samaritans Self-help app. Keep track of how you're feeling, and receive recommendations for coping, feeling better and staying safe in a crisis.

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Widely recommended are the Headspace and Calm meditation apps which teach the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day.

Stay Alive App

The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource you can use for yourself or if you are worried about others.

Side by Side

Side By Side is a friendly online community from Mind where you can talk about your mental health struggles and get support from others who have struggled/are struggling.