Mental Health Support between Christmas and New Year Somerset

We are very conscious that our offices close between Christmas and New Year and we want all of our visitors to our page to have an up to date list of helpline numbers for adults across Somerset. For Childline services use this link 

The Samaritans Taunton and Somerset

If something’s troubling you, get in touch: Telephone our branch: 01823 288 998 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Somerset County Council Emergency Duty Team (EDT)

The Local Authority out of hours service (available from 17.30 – 08.30) deals with emergency or urgently distressing situations.  The team covers the Local Authority’s statutory responsibilities under mental health, child care and welfare legislation.  It is provided on an out of hours basis, including weekends and bank holidays.

Tel: 0300 123 2327

CALM – Confidential helpline providing a listening, information and support service for men.

Contact 0800 58 58 58 (17:00 – 00:00 7 days a week)

Mind Infoline – Offering advice and support information on a range of topics including, types of mental health problem, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments and advocacy.

Contact 0300 123 3393 (09:00 – 18:00 Mon – Fri, except for bank holidays) SMS 86463

SANE – SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.

Contact 0300 304 7000 (18:00 – 23:00, 7 days a week)

Domestic Abuse

Anyone affected by domestic abuse should phone the DAFFS (Domestic Abuse Freephone Support) helpline 0800 69 49 999 or visit for a list of other phone numbers and advice. In an emergency always call 999.

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