MINDFUL EMPLOYER Somerset – Links for Employers

Mindful EmployerHelpful links for MINDFUL EMPLOYERS


This is a free service for employers 01392 677064 its is completely voluntary and is about supporting employers to support mental wellbeing at work. The service is UK-wide & run by Workways, part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Remploy’s Workplace Mental Health Support Service for job retention and general employment information. They work with the employee to give free support to enable them to stay in work.

This project is funded by access to work the eligibility is loose and a referral can be allocated within a week. After 6 months 92% of referrals are still in employment. The employee will self refer.

Call 03004568114

Access to Work 

An Access to Work grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition to help you:

  • Start working
  • Stay in work
  • Move into self-employment or start a business
  • The grant is not for business start-up costs.
  • Mental health conditions
  • Your mental health condition must both:
  • Affect your ability to do a job and mean you need support to start a new job, reduce absence from work or stay in work

Employers guide to depression 

Time To Change

Time to Change is a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health problems.

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 020 8215 2356

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


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

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

Mindline Somerset

01823 276 892
8pm till 11pm – Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sunday

Call Mindline Somerset on 01823 276 892. Mindline Somerset is an out of hours helpline in somerset that is a confidential listening service providing a safe place to talk if you, or someone you know, is in distress. We can also give basic information about mental health and local services.

Our listeners treat all callers, regardless of background, in a non-judgmental way with dignity and respect.

We are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8pm till 11pm.
When our lines are busy, or closed, our switchboard can connect you to our sister service, the Samaritans.

As well as listening to your issues we can also give information about;
local services, how to get help and basic information on mental health issues.

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 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

If you want to talk to someone about domestic abuse?
Contact the Somerset Domestic Abuse Support helpline: 0800 69 49 999

Or email the Somerset Integrated Domestic Abuse Service
General Enquiries: [email protected]

Referrals: [email protected]

Opening Hours – 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday/Sunday. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please always call the Police on 999.


Making Work Work Making Work Work is designed to enable and support discussion about how stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions affects someone at work. It is intended to aid communication, understanding and support – it’s a document to help make work work. It is a living document to be reviewed regularly by both the employee and manager and amended as appropriate (e.g. when there is a change of manager or role). It can be used as a short term or long term measure.

It may be helpful to develop a wellbeing plan – and here’s a real example of how one person has found that to be helpful.

Feeling Stressed: Keeping Well This personal workbook offers ways of developing an effective and very practical, common sense approach to overcoming distressing symptoms arising from harmful levels of stress. It’s a tool with which you can gain more control over problems or difficulties you encounter as a result of stress caused by workload, relationships with colleagues, outside work pressures or other issues.

What is Mental Ill Health? A short guide to common and more severe mental health conditions and approaches to treatment and recovery.

Line Managers’ Resource   A practical guide to supporting staff with a mental health condition.

ACAS Resources

Promoting Positive Mental Health at Work booklet

MIND Resource

Taking Care of Business Employer solutions for better health at work

Business in the Community

Business in the Community -Business in the Community has partnered with Public Health England to produce a free, online toolkit to help every organisation support the mental health and wellbeing of its employee.

NHS Downloads for Self Help  – a range of self help leaflets


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