Open Mental Health is an alliance between the Somerset Foundation Trust and Voluntary Sector Organisations. The aim is to ensure adults in Somerset get the support they need, when they need it.
The lead organisation is The Balsam Centre in Wincanton. Other organisations include Chard Watch, Mind (Yeovil hub), Citizens Advice and Age UK. We also have a Community Support Worker for Eating Discorders. Higher level need can be supported by Second Step.
Examples of intervention / projects available: Housing / Financial advice – Physical Activity – Peer Support – Volunteering opportunities – Eating disorder support – Ecotherapy – Crisis provision
You can self-refer via the Mindline phone numbers below or email.
For more details on Open Mental Health, see here.
Eating Disorders may include under-eating, binge eating, and/or using unhealthy behaviours which can seriously harm the individual with long term effects. Eating Disorders affect both men and women of all ages and at any time of their lives. The good news is there is life beyond an Eating Disorder and we can help you to overcome some of the practical hurdles you might be experiencing.
The Recovery Support Project will give you the opportunity to work with a supporter on a tailor–made individual support programme. It will help you to set small goals and achieve them with a focus on helping you to feel more confident around everyday activities such as: food shopping, cooking and eating, as well as clothes shopping and leisure activities. It will also help you with other skills you may wish to manage.
Offering a wide range of services to those who have eating disorders and to those that are supporting someone with one.
OA is not just about weight loss, gain or maintenance; or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organisation and does not promote any particular diet. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions. See website for details of local groups.
An online information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.
Somerset Partnership have put together a collection of self help guides. These are available to view when you follow the link below. The guides cover these topics:
Alcohol and You
Depression and Low Mood
Food for Thought
Obsessions and Compulsions
Shyness and Social Anxiety
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