Mental Health

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Mental Health Support

Self care is about looking after yourself in a healthy way​.

Positive Steps

We all feel low, worried or anxious at times, but sometimes this becomes worse and these problems stop us from living our life in the way we want to. You may feel like nothing can be done to help you feel better and taking the first steps can be hard.

Positive Steps is here to help you develop skills for good mental health by:

  • Understanding why you feel as you do
  • Looking at how your feeling affect your thoughts and behaviour
  • Finding out what you would like to change
  • Discussing ways of coping now and in the future

We will take the time to understand what you need to get back on track. We provide a range of evidence-based talking therapies as well as advice and guidance on community services that can support you in your local area.

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Kooth XenZone

XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

For more information about Kooth, please visit If you’re a parent looking for more information about Kooth, please email

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Wellspring Counselling

Established as a registered charity in 1994 by the local Church Leaders and GPs, Wellspring offers confidential help and support to people in our local community. They offer our services to all who seek help irrespective of gender, ethnic origin or religious beliefs.

They offer a unique service in the North Somerset area making counselling accessible to all in a timely and cost effective manner. Clients can access the service themselves or after consultation with their GP. Wellspring have excellent links with the local GPs and use their premises for evening sessions. They are well respected in the area and receive some funding from town and parish councils in Nailsea, Backwell and Portishead.

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Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. They won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

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People talk to Samaritans anytime they like, in their own way – about whatever’s getting to them. You don’t have to be suicidal.

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New Dawn Counselling Service

New Dawn provide affordable, low cost counselling for individuals and couples at their Weston-Super-Mare branch.

To contact them please phone 01934 614 313. Because they are manned primarily by volunteers your call may not be answered so please leave a message on their answerphone. They aim to return all calls within 24 hours Monday-Friday.

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Relate are the UK’s largest provider of relationship support, and last year they helped over two million people of all ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities to strengthen their relationships.

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Vine Counselling

Situated in Congresbury, and serving individuals across North Somerset, Vine Counselling provides professional and confidential counselling services, based on respect, care and quality.


Established in 2007 with a charitable status Vine Counselling offers support and guidance to the local community. Their professionals bring their expertise and their ethos to deliver high quality counselling services in a peaceful and tranquil setting.

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