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Resources & Information

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- Out of hours support -



The Samaritans


24/7 support for anyone in emotional distress. Helpline, text & email support.  Tel: 08457 90 90 90 (local rate calls, 24/7) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website:





Telephone, email, text support and advice for children and young people 24 hours 7 days a week
Tel: 0800 11 11




Bristol Crisis Service for Women, text & email support service for women and girls who self injure - up to age 25.
Text: 07800 472 908 or email TESS





Bristol Mind’s out of hours telephone listening support service. 8pm to midnight Wednesday to Sunday
Freephone: 0808 808 0330

- Local information about a range of services -




Local information service for health, wellbeing and community services (big and small) in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset. Includes information about counselling and support groups.
Website:   Freephone: 0808 808 5252

- Local support -



LIFT Psychology



Self referral or through your GP, access to range of wellbeing courses, support groups and local counselling.


Bristol: LIFT Psychology, Lawrence Weston Clinic, Ridingleaze BS11 0QE
Tel: 0117 982 3209 Opening times: Monday to Friday – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

South Gloucestershire: LIFT Psychology, 246 Station Road, Yate, BS37 4AF
Tel: 0117 378 4270 Opening times: Monday to Friday – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.



Bristol Crisis Service for Women


Self-injury support group for young women aged 18 - 25, starting in January 2013, central Bristol.


The Indigo Project (South Glos)

Self Injury Support for Young People aged between 13 and 24 in South Gloucestershire
Tel: 0117 960 2020 Website:

Bristol Mind

Bristol Mind



Local mental health charity offering information and signposting, advocacy, and a telephone helpline. Also hosts a variety of self help groups.
Tel: 0117 980 0370 Website:


Changes Bristol

Changes Bristol



Local groups providing a safe, non judgemental and empathetic place for people to talk about their lives and gain support towards their recovery. Meetings are free, no referral necessary & open to anyone in distress. Website:


Off the record

Off The Record (Bristol)



Young person’s support service including: counselling, groups, advice.
Services Booking Line: 0808 808 9120 SMS Text: 0789 688 0011 Young People's Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Light Box

Light box

An innovative, free resource dedicated to increasing wellbeing and resilience through creativity and information. Call in: The Happiness Project, UG21 The Galleries Shopping Centre, Broadmead, Bristol.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Tel: 0117 329 0908


- National web based support and information -


Lifesigns - Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support

Life signs

"We provide fantastic information about self-injury and while we never tell anyone to 'stop', we do support people as and when they choose to make changes in their lives". Has useful information for men who self harm.




A UK web based support and information service about self harm for young people aged 11 years to 19 years. Also provides information for friends and family of a young person who self harms.


nshnNational Self Harm Network


UK based charitable self harm support group. Includes forum and list of additional resources, with links.


MindMIND (national)

For information and advice about range of mental health issues, treatments, social support and personal rights
Website: Info Line: 0300 123 3393

Mens Health ForumMen’s Health Forum


A UK web based forum and information service for men to promote men’s physical and mental health and wellbeing.


NHS ChoicesNHS Choices

Health information and advice for mental health and wellbeing.

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