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Adult social care and health

Look after your mental health

Mental health services

Our mental health services are provided in partnership with Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health NHS Trust. Most people are referred to the services by their doctor.

The NHS also publishes advice if you are worried about your, or someone else’s, mental health.

The Samaritans

The Samaritans are a national charity offering support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also contact them if you’re worried about someone you know. They have a Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset branch.

We Are Aware

We Are Aware is a voluntary group based in North Somerset which promotes positive mental health and raises awareness. You can follow them on social media.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services offer support to help you help yourself. In North Somerset, Vita Health run the IAPT service on behalf of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSGCCG).

North Somerset Wellbeing

North Somerset Wellbeing service is run by Second Step. Find out more about the services and support they can provide on their website.


Clarity, incorporating the North Somerset Independent Mental Health Network (NSIMHN), offers safe and confidential support, and aims to educate people about mental health and wellbeing.

Carlton Centre

The Carlton Centre in Weston offers training and classes which can help with employment, volunteering and leisure activities, mostly aimed at adults who aren’t working or who are in recovery from mental illness or substance misuse.