Support Information

Below is some information regarding helplines, websites, and services participants may wish to use.

Please note: this is not an exhaustive list, and may be subject to change. Please contact the service to confirm activity dates and service availability.

National Services


Local Services

Bath and North East Somerset:


  • Bristol Autism Support Service (BASS) Advice and support for adults with an autism diagnosis: call 01275 796204 or email to arrange appointments. This organisation offers mindfulness groups, stress management, and one-to-one sessions with staff.
  • The National Autistic Society Bristol Branch -. Offer informal support meetings, books, resources, and community events. Email
  • Bristol Mind – a confidential Freephone helpline for residents of Bristol and the surrounding areas, providing information about local services. Call 0808 8080330.
  • Bristol Sanctuary – “The Sanctuary in Bristol is a safe space where you can come for mental health support if you’re having trouble coping or you feel lonely or isolated. It’s a place where you can pause, take a breather, and find some balance when things feel overwhelming. We can also help you access other support services”.
  • 24/7 Support and Connect – confidential helpline staffed by experienced counsellors for emotional support. Call 0800 0126549.
  • Womankind – provides women in the Bristol area with free or affordable professional counselling, psychotherapy, and a helpline. Call 0345 458 2914 or 0117 916 6461.
  • Bristol Active Life Project – activity sessions for people who have experienced long-term mental health difficulties, happens in various leisure facilities across Bristol. These sessions are by referral only. People getting mental health care from an Avon & Wiltshire Partnership (AWP) care coordinator or AWP support worker can be referred. Email or call 0117 9195774.














  • Mental health advice, crisis teams, and signposting:
  • Leeds Domestic Violence Service 0113 246 040. For women, men, LGBTQ+ and families, offering emergency accommodation, support, advice and advocacy – 24/7 helpline
  • Victim Support 0300 303 1971 Confidential advice and emotional support regardless whether or not you have reported the crime to the police. 8am-8pm Monday to Friday; 9am-5pm Saturday. For out of hours support: 0808 1689111










Surrey, Hampshire and Portsmouth: