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Professional Referrals


These resources contain suitable self help material, external agencies and support groups which may be of interest…

Telephone & email support

No Panic

  • Telephone support:  up to 6 free hours.  After this you can participate in a telephone recovery group which runs as a facilitated ‘telephone conference’.  You need to join the organisation, membership is £12.
  • Helpline 0844 967 4848 Everyday 10:00am – 10:00pm, Service Charge: 2p a minute
    Youth Helpline 01753 840393 For 13 to 20 year olds, open 4pm to 6pm Monday to Friday

    Anxiety UK

  • The largest UK charity for anxiety.  Have a great website with information on all anxiety issues, recommended books etc. Other services include
  • CBT over the telephone. You need to become a member of Anxiety UK £21 per year, there is a £5 referral fee and then you pay £5-£35 per session.
  • Email support service.
  • Live chat service via the website

Anxiety Alliance

  • Run by former anxiety sufferers.  Offer fact sheets, self-help booklets, relaxation audio tapes and CD’s, books and telephone and on-line self-help groups.
  • Their helpline Tel. 0845 2967877 from 10pm until 10am every night.
  • You can also receive advice and support by email.

Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI)

  • Self help material for various disorders including Anxiety

Local support groups

1in4 people (formally Friend) – Weston Super Mare and Clevedon

  • Community Mental Health resource centre based in Weston Super Mare and Clevedon. Drop-in sessions Monday & Wednesdays 11am-4pm and Fridays 10am-4pm. Weston – 01934 622292 Clevedon – 01275 342368

Carlton Centre – Courses

  • Various courses available, there maybe a small charge. Contact 01934 426442.

Triumph Over Phobia

  • National charity running local groups facilitated by trained volunteers, nearest group is in Bristol. Structured self-exposure programme. There is a small fee to join the group.

Changes Bristol

  • Weekly mutual support groups facilitated by volunteers, meet at venues across Bristol including Bedminster. Free of charge. Tel. 0117 941 1123