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Somerset Wellbeing friends groups

Our Somerset Wellbeing friends groups have spaces both in Yeovil and our online group! Somerset Wellbeing Friends groups focus on tackling loneliness, improving life skills and promoting coping strategies. This service is for adults who feel isolated or are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing.
To join simply click the link and fill in the referral for

Author: Victoria Poole
Posted on: 8th November 2021

Mind in Somerset Hearing Voices Groups

Our Hearing Voices groups provides a safe place for you to talk about your experiences, and the groups are fully facilitated by Mind in Somerset active listeners. You may feel that sometimes these experiences are very distressing and overwhelming, but sharing this can help. On the other hand, you may feel that your voices are positive and supportive but still need a outlet to share with other people.
Our philosophy is to never assume to know how voices and visions effect people individually. Just like we are all different physically, we are also different mentally and the effects and the way we cope are different also.

Author: Victoria Poole
Posted on: 8th November 2021

Thank you!

Congratulations to Renegades Carnival Club in Bridgwater for raising £3868.50 in this year’s virtual London Marathon !
Because this year’s Carnival plans were restricted due to Covid, the steely gang decided to walk a marathon instead, to raise funds for us. They still found time this week to perform in the wonderful Sedgemoor Masquerade Week variety shows with an amazing disco performance and will also feature in tomorrow’s walking parade in Bridgwater. Thank you Renegades !

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Author: Victoria Poole
Posted on: 8th November 2021


Is a Firewalk on your bucket list?
Looking for a HOT challenge in 2021? Join us for an unforgettable evening as you walk barefoot over embers burning at over 1,000 degrees to give support for mental health in Somerset, in the ultimate fiery fundraiser. There is plenty for friends or family to enjoy including entertainment food and a licensed bar.

Everything you need to know
Event date: Thursday 16th September 2021, from 6pm

Where: Yeovil Rugby Club

Who: All participants must be 14 or over and all children under 18 must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

Registration fee: £20 per person

Minimum sponsorship: Participants are asked to raise a minimum of £100

Author: Victoria Poole
Posted on: 9th September 2021

Vote for us to win £500!

We have been nominated for Asda Tauntons Green token scheme!
Please take a minute to vote for us an give us the chance to win £500! This will help us provide much needed services in Taunton.

Author: Victoria Poole
Posted on: 6th July 2021

Mindline Trans+

Our Mindline Trans+ line is open tonight and ready to listen to anyone who identifies as Trans, A Gender, Gender Fluid, Non-binary.
We provide a safe place to talk about your feelings confidentially. We don’t record calls nor ask for any personal details. Our listeners will try understand the multitude of feelings and concerns that may be going on for you. We are here to listen and offer our support.
We have Trans and Trans allies volunteering to respond to your calls as often as possible and we are open 2 evenings a week Mondays and Fridays from 8pm to midnight. This is a national service that can be accessed by anyone.

Author: Victoria Poole
Posted on: 6th July 2021

New next steps support group

Next Steps Support Group

Author: Victoria Poole
Posted on: 6th July 2021

Where are we with mental health and COVID in Somerset?

Author: Victoria Poole
Posted on: 15th April 2021

Virtual London Marathon!

The London Marathon is one of the greatest shows on earth and plans to be even bigger & better this year!! Not only will a record 50,000 participants run the traditional route in the capital, but organisers have also confirmed that the virtual London Marathon will return this year, with 50,000 places available for runners to take on the world’s greatest marathon on the course of their choice on marathon day – 3rd October. Mind in Somerset have 25 virtual marathon places up for grabs!! If you would like to take up one of these places please let us know by  emailing [email protected]

Author: Victoria Poole
Posted on: 24th March 2021

Re balancing the Relationship

We’re delighted to announce that Open Mental Health has been featured in a new national report, #RebalancingTheRelationship, which focuses on #VCSE collaboration. Proud to have contributed and share what we have learned so far.

‘We came together to develop this work because we believe in it and the difference it can make for our beneficiaries…We all had to be okay with not always getting it right.’ – Rethink Mental Illness

‘All of this is about relationships. It’s not about size, it’s about commitment and culture within organisations. We kept coming back to why we were here, it’s not about any individual organisation.’ – Spark Somerset

‘In order for everyone to be equal some organisations need bigger steps to be at the same level as others.’ – SWEDA

The Somerset Mental Health Alliance was formed in 2019 as part of the new Community Mental Health Framework, which aims to address the long existing gaps in provision and challenges of mental health care and support in the community. Somerset is one of 12 Trailblazers, trialing a new approach to coproducing a local model, funded by the NHS Trust, the Clinical Commissioning Group, and the County Council.


Author: Victoria Poole
Posted on: 26th February 2021

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