Mental health service availability over Christmas period

December 21, 2015 at 1:33 pm

For many of us, Christmas can be a tough time. If you are in need of help during the festive period, below is a list of useful services and their opening times, should you need someone to talk to.

  • Adult Crisis Mental Health: 0300 555 0334 – open throughout.
  • Bipolar UK: 0207 931 6480 – closed Christmas Day until 4th January.
  • Bristol Mindline: 0808 808 0330 – Wednesday to Sunday, 8pm to midnight, including Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
  • Caring in Bristol: 0117 924 4444 – 60 bedded hostel (18+) open 3pm, 23rd December until 10am 2nd January.
  • Caring in Bristol: Bristol Nightstop (emergency housing for 16-25) – 07979878814, closed 24th and 25th December, open after this but not yet clear if open NYE or New Years Day.
  • Childline: 08001111 – open throughout.
  • National Mindline: 0300 123 3393 – 9am-4pm Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve, 9am-6pm 29th and 30th December, closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27th and 28th December, and New Year’s Day.
  • Off the Record (limited service) St Michael’s Hill will be closed on the following days:
    • Thursday December the 24th (Christmas Eve)
    • Friday December the 25th (Bank Holiday)
    • Saturday December the 26th (Bank Holiday)
    • Thursday December the 31st (New Years Eve)
    • Friday January the 1st (Bank Holiday)
    • Saturday January 2nd

In the week between Christmas and New Year, St Michael’s will be open for IAPT/CYP-IAPT appointments and drop-ins only on 29th & 30th December.

  • Partnership Outreach Team: Inpatient support for under 18s – 0117 925 1046.
  • Samaritans: 0845 90 90 90 – open throughout.
  • The Sanctuary: 0117 954 2952 – 7pm-2am Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 27th & 28th December, New Year’s Day, 2nd, 3rd and 4th January. For ages 16+.
  • The Station: Closed but reopens on the 4th January.
  • Womankind: 0845458 2914 – closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, 28th December, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day.
  • 1625 Independent People: Open as usual 9am-5pm weekdays with the exception of closing at 3.30pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and closed Christmas Day, Mon 28th and New Year’s Day.

Please note: BIMHN is not responsible for any external services. We provide these contact numbers in good faith.


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