North Somerset Wellbeing Service
We are still here to support your mental health and wellbeing at this difficult time. That’s why we’ve created our Virtual Wellbeing College. It offers a variety of wellbeing resources for anyone during the pandemic.
Welcome to our virtual Wellbeing College
We are working with the Bristol Wellbeing College to develop useful resources and online sessions for people to access during this difficult time. Click here to find us on Facebook and here to find sessions on our YouTube channel ‘Second Step Wellbeing Colleges’.
You can also find further online content, including ‘Boost Your Mood’ and ‘Maintaining Wellbeing’ on our online resources page here.
For our #WhatMakesMeWell campaign we're sharing stories of how art and creativity has kept clients from our North Somerset Wellbeing College well during Covid-19. See below for weekly stories and online pictures.
If you are already using our service, we can also offer one to one telephone support and virtual wellbeing sessions on Zoom. We are also still taking referrals, so please email NSWellbeing@second-step.co.uk, if you would like more information.
See below for our current content and click on the activities to find our resources.
Useful resources and ideas
Support and helplines
If you feel you are in crisis and need support, please contact your GP or support worker. And, if you need urgent and immediate support, please contact the Samaritans on 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We've put together a list of local and national support groups and helplines which you can find here.
The North Somerset Wellbeing Service is for anyone who needs mental health support outside of GP care. Using Wellbeing College style activities and techniques, the service offers motivation and support to help people take a step forward. The service is available for people living in North Somerset and who are aged 18 and over.
We support people in their recovery journey to reduce the need to use mental health care specialists, and to help the move from hospital care back into successful community life.
Accessing our service
To be eligible for the service you will:
- be aged 18 or older
- be in need of mental health support beyond that offered through their GP at primary care.
- need support with personal recovery to manage their mental health and wellbeing within the community (either to prevent need for secondary mental health services or in transition from secondary services to the community)
- be willing to work in partnership with the Wellbeing Service on their recovery and wellbeing
- be registered with a North Somerset GP or be eligible to register
Although we are currently unable to offer face-to-face sessions, due to the Coronavirus, we are still accepting new referrals. You will be able to access telephone support and our online wellbeing sessions.