What is the Open Mental Health Service?
Open Mental Health is a Somerset alliance of local voluntary organisations and the NHS. We are working in partnership to ensure that residents of Somerset get the support they need when they need it.
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Our shared ambition is to ensure that people living with mental health problems get the right support at the right time. Working together we support people to live a full life. We enable access to specialist mental health services, housing support, debt, benefits and employment advice, volunteering opportunities, community activities and physical exercise to help support and improve their wellbeing and quality of life.
As a key partner of Open Mental Health Citizens Advice are working closely with other charities and mental health teams so that we can all play a role in supporting someone to improve their wellbeing. The Citizens Advice team’s role is focused on meeting the advice needs that are causing distress or problems. These are varied and may include housing, money, benefits, employment – or any other matter. The advice team working on this partnership service are skilled and qualified advisers who are also very experienced in working sensitively and supportively with people experiencing mental ill-health.
How does this service differ from general advice?
This is a specialist service for clients and their families in our community affected by mental health issues.
How do I access this service?
If you would like to use the service please please contact us via one of the Get Advice options on this page.
What to do if you need urgent mental health help
Our team at Mindline Somerset are here to support you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you need someone to talk to about how you’re feeling and get advice about local services that can help to support you.
Call locally on 01823 276892 or freephone 0800 138 1692
If you feel your life is at risk right now due to suicidal thoughts or you have seriously harmed yourself, you need to get urgent medical help.
Please call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E if you have an immediate, life-threatening, emergency requiring mental or physical health assistance. If you can’t do this by yourself, ask someone to help you.
Mental health emergencies are serious. You are not wasting anyone’s time.