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Other community support

This page contains links to local services and activities run by other providers that we think may be useful for people affected by cancer or a life threatening condition.

Please note that WHY don't run any of the activities listed on this page, nor do we officially endorse them, but we hope the information will be useful. If you run an activity or service that you'd like us to include here, please contact lucy.mcmahon@wehearyou.org.uk. For more information about complementary therapies offered directly by We Hear You, please see our Other WHY services page.

Counselling services

Bereavement support
Support for children and young people
Covid-19 support services
Counselling services
Group support
Support for carers
Creative activities
Exercise and fitness
Holistic and self-care resources

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Counselling services

Through Bupa, Macmillan are offering up to six counselling sessions, free for people living with cancer and struggling emotionally. Within days, people who are eligible can receive specialist, remote support.

Find out more about free counselling with Bupa via Macmillan

The Counselling Directory

If you've found our website but don't live in an area where we operate, The Counselling Directory aims to connect you with professional support, listing professional counsellors and psychotherapists that you can find in your local area.

Focus Counselling offer low-cost counselling person-centred counselling in Frome and Bath

Crisis Safe Space - serving the Mendip area

This service is for anyone experiencing any type of mental health crisis, with or without a mental health diagnosis. Support is available via telephone, Zoom or face to face.

Email crisisprovision@second-step.co.uk 

The email address is monitored during the following times:
Tuesday 17:30 - 21:30pm, Friday, 17:30pm – 23:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am -23:30pm.

Alternatively contact Mindline on 01823 276892 to book a direct appointment

 

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Bereavement support

Bereavement Centre
The Bereavement Centre is a leading bereavement organisation in the South of England, offering face-to-face, telephone, Skype and online support, offering free bereavement support and advice to people in Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset, through one-to-one work, wellbeing groups and educational workshops. 

Call 08081 691 922 or visit www.bereavementsupportgroups.co.uk/ for more information

National Bereavement Service
The National Bereavement Service offers practical and emotional support to guide you through what needs to be done. We can introduce the bereaved to trusted partner organisations in both private and charitable sectors, as well as provide information on the statutory requirements following loss, such as the registration of death and probate.

The Harbour (Bristol area)
The Harbour are a charity who offer free counselling for people facing death, dying and bereavement in Bristol.

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Support for children and young people

Purple Elephant - Frome Toy Library:
The Toy Library allows families to borrow from a huge range of toys and games. Become a member for just £20 per family per year (£10 for families on benefits) and you can borrow our toys for FREE! Visit the Purple Elephant website for information about current sessions and activities.

Purple Elephant - Small Steps/Befriending service:
Purple Elephant also run several other services to support families: ‘Small Steps’ can provide you with pre-school parenting advice and signposting. We also have a ‘Befriending’ service (via social worker or schoolteacher referral) for ages 5-12yrs in need of an online buddy-chat once a week. 

Get in touch on info@fromechildrensfestival.org or phone 07960 565939

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Group support

We Get It - Bath area
Support and information for people in Bath who are dealing with cancer. Come to a workshop, find a local resource or simply meet others who know how you feel. Your experience. Your story. Your life.

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Support for carers

The following organisations offer support and advice to carers.

https://www.banescarerscentre.org.uk/ - Bath and North East Somerset

https://carersupportwiltshire.co.uk/ - Wiltshire

https://somersetcarers.org/ - Somerset

After Umbrage - free short breaks for carers of people with terminal or life-limiting conditions

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Creative activities

Creativity Works' Mendip Wellbeing Project run courses aimed at boosting wellbeing through creative activities including photography, journalling, creative writing and craft.

Find out more and book

Fresh Arts run therapeutic creative activities. Email fresh.arts@nbt.nhs.uk for more information.

Somerset Recovery College run a range of free courses aimed at promoting good mental health and enabling coping strategies when life is difficult. Find out more and book 

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Exercise and fitness

Health Connections Mendip
The team at Health Connections Mendip can offer one-to-one appointments for anyone needing guidance about health and exercise. They also hold a comprehensive database of local exercise activities and support groups, including support for people coping with the impact of a stroke, dementia, COPD or bereavement.

Mojo Moves - Rare Species
Mojo Moves is a social fitness phenomenon & immersive aerobics dance class brought to you by Rare Species Theatre Company, suitable for all ages and fitness levels. It combines comedy with a proper workout to great music and theme tunes from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

Move Dance Feel - online dance sessions 
Move Dance Feel offer online dance workshops for women affected by cancer on Monday evenings and Friday mornings.

"As well as supporting general health through the physicality of dance; this experience is all about evoking curiosity, and offering the tools you need to reconnect and reinvent."

Book a place on a Move Dance Feel workshop

Somerset Recovery College 
Somerset Recovery College run a range of free courses aimed at promoting good mental health and enabling coping strategies when life is difficult. Find out more and book 

Women's breast cancer swimming group
A low-cost weekly swimming group, meeting at Kingswood School, Lansdown, Bath on Monday evenings 6.45 to 7.30pm. For more information, email Maggie Nicholson.

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Holistic and self-care

Macmillan RESTORE
RESTORE aims to support people living with cancer related fatigue. It provides information about things you can do to help you cope with fatigue. It can also give you more confidence to manage your fatigue. More information about RESTORE.

Penny Brohn UK - Bristol area - Bristol-based charity providing holistic care, support and resources for people affected by cancer.

Somerset Recovery College 
Somerset Recovery College run a range of free courses aimed at promoting good mental health and enabling coping strategies when life is difficult. Find out more and book 

We Get It - Bath area - support and information for people in Bath who are dealing with cancer. Come to a workshop, find a local resource or simply meet others who know how you feel. Your experience. Your story. Your life.

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