Where can I get support?

Mental health and physical wellbeing

Name: Terrance Higgins Trust – THT

Website: www.tht.org.uk

Contact options: 0808 802 1221 Mon-Fri 10am to 8pm

What do they do? Specialised HIV service. Information, advice, counselling, guidance on managing personal health, practical support services. Nationwide


Name: Tourettes Action

Website: www.tourettes-action.org.uk

Contact options: email help@tourettes-action.org.uk 0300 777 8427 Mon-Fri, 9-3 and Sat 9-12

What do they do?: Supports people with Tourettes Syndrome, and their families, to live their lives to the full. Run local support groups as camps for young people. Nationwide. Any age.


Name: ME Association

Website: www.meassociation.org.uk

Contact options: meconnect@meassocation.org.uk 0844 576 5326 Every day, 10-12, 2-4, 7-9.

Brief description: Information and support for those who are affected by ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Benefit anyone who has ME, or cares for someone with ME. Any age. Nationwide.


Name: Rethink Mental Illness Advice Service

Website: www.rethink.org

Contact options: advice@rethink.org or call 0300 5000 927 Mon-Fri 9.30-4

What do they do?: Advice and information to anyone affected by mental illness. England 


Name: 2gether Assertive Outreach Team

Website: www.2gether.nhs.uk

Contact options: 0800 169 0398 24hrs

What do they do?:2gether's Assertive Community Treatment Service (ACT) develops supportive and therapeutic relationships with service users with severe and enduring mental illness.

ACT provides an intensive multidisciplinary package of care for people to facilitate social inclusion and recovery, and to provide support to carers. It aims to help service users achieve the best quality of life, acknowledging the problems imposed by their illness, and to support them within the community through home-based assessment and treatment. Adult Gloucestershire.


Name: Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams

Website: www.2gether.nhs.uk

Contact options: 0800 169 0398 24hrs

What do they do?: 2gether's Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Service (CRHT) provides short-term intensive home and community based care during the acute phase of illness.  It is for those individuals who are at immediate risk of psychiatric hospitalisation or, due to acute relapse, are at risk of losing their independence in the community. Adult. Gloucestershire.


Name: Sense

Website: www.sense.org.uk

Contact options: info@sense.org.uk Tel: 0300 330 9250 Textphone: 0300 330 9256 

What do they do?: Services and support for people who are deafblind


Name: SEAP Advocay

Website: www.seap.org.uk

Contact options:  Tel: 0300 3435710     Email: Gloucestershire@seap.org.uk     Text: 80800 keyword SEAP

What do they do?: Independent Complaints Advocacy Service. Helps and supports those who want to raise a concern about NHS care or treatment. Useful to callers who have experienced unsatisfactory treatment/ care from any part of the NHS. Any age. Gloucestershire.


Name: SANE

Website: www.sane.org.uk

Contact options:0300 304 7000 6pm-11pm, 365 days. 

What do they do?: Information and help to those experiencing mental health problems, their families and carers. Helpline, email support, support forum, caller care, befriending via telephone, text or email. Callers who are self-harming or suffering from some form of mental health issue, particularly those who need additional support. Any age. Nationwide.


Name: Rethink - Gloucester Self Harm Support

Website: www.rethink.org

Contact options: Susie Wild- 07501941202

What do they do?: Self harm support group for anyone who self harms and their family members. Meet every Friday 1pm-3pm at The Phoenix Centre. Any age. Gloucestershire.


Name: CCP

Website: County Community Projects

Contact options: 01242 228 999

What do they do?: CCP exists to transform the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults by Preventing Homelessness, Strengthening Families and Promoting Independence. Only offers support to those living with Gloucester and Cheltenham.



Name: Footsteps

Website: www.footstepscandc.org.uk

Contact options: office@footstepscandc.org.uk 01452 308618

What do they do?: Free counselling to anyone who has suffered due to pregnancy loss, including stillbirth, abortion or neo-natal death, post or ante-natal depression, or a crisis pregnancy. Also provides support for families - clothes and equipment, free breastfeeding support, and practical/ material support. For anybody suffering from pregnancy loss or a crisis pregnancy. Mostly referrals, but do accept self-referrals too. Gloucestershire


Name: Beat Eating Disorders

Website: www.b-eat.co.uk

Contact options: Helpline: 0345 634 1414, Youthline: 0345 634 7650

What do they do?: Support for anyone affected by an eating disorder. Nationwide


Name: MGEDT - Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Website: mengetedstoo.co.uk

Contact options: Online forums and webchat

What do they do?: Typically eating disorders are perceived to be conditions that affect only women – this is far from the case. Between 10 and 25 per cent of those people experiencing eating disorders are male. Information and support for men with eating disorders. Nationwide


Name: Campaign Against Living Miserably

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Contact options: 0800 58 58 58, 5pm - Midnight Daily.  Webchat

What do they do?: Offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via our helpline and website. Challenging a culture that prevents men seeking help when they need it. Nationwide


Name: Samaritans

Website: www.samaritans.org

Contact options: Phone: 116 123 all day everyday, Email: jo@samaritans.org, Or in person at your closest branch

Brief description: We’re there for people when they need us, which could be any time of day or night. People talk to us for as long as they like, as many times as they like. We don't rush, interrupt or push anyone out of the door. We let people lead the conversation at their own pace. There's no waiting lists, and no assessments.