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Self Referral

COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, the opening hours and access to these services may differ from what is noted here. Please contact the individual services for more information on the current hours and access.

Most referrals to other specialists will require you seeing or speaking with a GP. However, there are a number of local services, listed below, that you are able to make self referrals to.

The Rowbarton Pantry

The Rowbarton Pantry - the local pantry is an initiative partnered with FareShare Southwest providing fresh and cupboard food to families at a fraction of the normal price. Anyone can join regardless of income, single, older couples or families; you just need to be within 15 minutes travelling distance from Rowbarton Church.
Gillian, the Pantry Coordinator, on 07814 201915

Somerset Community Connect

Somerset Community Connect is about individuals, groups and organisations all working together to create a safe, healthy, supportive, kind, compassionate and vibrant Somerset. Their website has been created to help you find information, advice and services to manage your own care and wellbeing, independently, for as long as you can.

Respect

Respect is an anonymous and confidential helpline for men and women who are harming their partners and families. The helpline also takes calls from partners or ex-partners, friends and relatives who are concerned about perpetrators. A webchat service is also available.
0808 8024040

The Bridge

They offer help after rape and sexual assault, 24/7.
0117 342 6999

Young Somerset

Young Somerset have various COVID-19 support available; this includes a 24/7 mental health helpline, information on useful apps for coping with COVID-19 and ideas like fun things to do at home whilst in self-isolation.

Somerset Sight

Somerset Sight, who are local specialists in sight loss, providing life-long emotional and practical support for the sight impaired and their families, have adapted their service so that they can provide immediate telephone support to: Reduce loneliness and isolation, Improve emotional health and well-being, Help people adapt to sight loss through structured emotional and peer support, Provide specialist training for gadgets, technology and phone apps to assist with daily living.
01823 333818

Priorswood Good Neighbours

Priorswood Good Neighbours are volunteers serving the community; they can help with collecting prescriptions, shopping, regular phone calls etc
01823 212007

Somerset Age UK

Somerset Age UK are offering support to patients over the phone or through their website. They have a new ‘friendly phone calls’ service, a free, confidential, extended information and advice service and a new dedicated coronavirus support website.
01823 345 610

Somerset Domestic Abuse

A Somerset based service for victims of domestic abuse.
0800 69 49 999

SWISH

Somerset Wide Integrated Sexual Health Services for all things sexual health
0300 124 5010

NHS Somerset Maternity Booking Form

Fill out the online Maternity Booking Form and the maternity department will then contact you to arrange your first midwife appointment at the surgery.

The Stand Easy Club

The Stand Easy Club are a peer-led self-support group for ALL military veterans, their families and partners who may be experiencing difficulties with their well-being, such as: depression, anxiety, social isolation, loneliness and difficulty adjusting to 'civvy street'.
07783 522277

The Survivor Pathway – Sexual Violence Support Services

The survivor pathway is an online resource for anyone wanting to know more about specialist sexual violence support services in the South West. The pathway is designed to help the survivor of the supporter to consider options, ensure safety is paramount, reflect on what could be useful and provide information on how to access services.

Kooth

Kooth is the UK's leading digital mental health platform for under 18s. The service provides mental wellbeing support to hundreds of thousands of young people, available in more than 80% of England and Wales. The service is commissioned in local areas by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) which allows young people to access it free of charge, whilst staying completely anonymous.

Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service

The Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service have a number of ways for anyone who has been bereaved or affected by suicide (personally or professionally).

Somerset Big Tent

The children & young people (CYP) mental health team are working on a programme called Somerset Big Tent, which is aims to improve the access into mental health and emotional wellbeing services for children and young people in Somerset.

Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT)

Somerset County Council's Sensory, Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT) services have created a suite of eight new leaflets in response to requests for information from parents, carers and special educational needs coordinators (SENCos). The SPOT service aims to support a child and young person's independence in their educational setting and at home.

Over 50s Alcohol Helpline

If you're over 50 and have concerns about your drinking, or you're worried about someone else, then the WithYou Over 50s Alcohol Helpline can help. They have expert advisors who are all trained, experienced alcohol workers.
0808 801 0750

Talking Therapies

NHS mental health services, such as Talking Therapies, are accessible and here to help you. If you're struggling to cope with feelings of anxiety or depression, then Talking Therapies can help. You can access the service through your GP or self referral.

Kickstart your Health

Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support. Links to Every Mind Matters also for help with your mental health

Neighbourhood Health Coaching Team

A health coach can help you to gain the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to take responsibility of your lifestyle choices and provide personalised care. Self-management of your health conditions will improve your physical and mental health.
07917 251 587

Sleepio

Self-referral web-based support for sleep problems.

NeuroLove

We believe that young people are best placed to guide, support and empower their peers on issues relating to mental health and well being. Neurolove.org is a site set up to support young people manage the changing times we are currently living in.
0151 547 7703

NHS stop smoking services help you quit – Quit smoking

Local stop smoking services are free, friendly and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good.
0300 123 1044

NUPAS (national unplanned pregnancy advisory service)

We offer abortion treatments and free pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infection screening and a fully comprehensive contraceptive service.
0333 004 6666

Marie Stopes UK

You don’t need a GP referral to access NHS funded abortion care. We've been helping people with their reproductive health options for over 40 years. We provide NHS-funded and self-funded abortion and vasectomy care through our network of local clinics all over England. You can give us a call whenever you need us. Our advice line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
0345 300 8090

Find a psychological therapies service in England

You can refer yourself directly to a psychological therapies service (IAPT) without seeing your GP. These services offer therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), for common problems including: stress, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and phobias

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) identifies those at diabetes high risk and refers them onto a behaviour change programme.