Websites and contacts

Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a free and confidential advice and support service for all our St Monica Trust colleagues and the people they live with. The service is run by Canada Life and they do not report back to the Trust any personal information or confidential conversations.
Tel: 0208 068 0035, Access code: H30174


Bamestream: Bereavement support for colleagues who are Black, Asian or other minority ethnic.

Cruse: offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. 

Dying Matters: Working to create an open culture that talks about death, dying and bereavement. Dying matters to all of us – let’s talk about it.


The Care Workers Charity: Offering support and grants so that no care worker faces financial hardship alone.

Citizens Advice Bureau for Energy savings.

The Money Charity: For advice and guidance about debt, savings, getting the best deals and more.


The Money Charity have created this comprehensive guide listing organisations to contact for free and independent financial support and information. 

The Money & Pensions Service: Pensions guidance, Debt advice, Money Guidance, Consumer Protection and Strategy.

The Money Advice Service: Free and impartial money advice, set up by government.


Be Mindful: Information about mindfulness and mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR). Guidance on how to learn mindfulness, including course listings.

Big White Wall: An online community of people who are finding it hard to cope. It’s completely anonymous so you can express yourself openly.

Bristol MIND:  Tel. 0117 980 0370    Email:

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) 01455 883 300

Changes Bristol: CHANGES BRISTOL has been running mental health peer support meetings in the City of Bristol for over 14 years. Meetings are safe places for people to come and talk about their feelings and to take steps toward improving their lives.

Elefriends: A friendly, supportive, online community where you can talk openly about how you’re feeling.

Heart 2 Heart (Bristol): Qualified integrative counsellors who are passionate about providing a low cost counselling service to individuals in the community.

International Stress Management Association:

Kooth: Xenzone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth for xenzone is an online councilling and emotional wellbeing platform, available on tablet, desktop and mobile and free at the point of use.

Mind Infoline:, Tel: 03001233393, Text: 86463

Mind Tools: Provides information on topics including stress management and assertiveness – especially for supervisors, team leaders and managers.

The Mix (young people’s life challenges) Our Vision is that all young people should be able to make informed choices about their physical and mental wellbeing so that they can live better lives.

Mood Juice: Four hand-outs to help you to overcome problems

Network (counselling service – pay what you can)

Off The Record: OTR is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25 living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Priory Group: Private mental health treatment and support with leading psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists. New online therapy service also now available. Nationwide services include Priory Hospital Bristol (Priory Hospital Bristol | Mental Health and Addiction Treatment in Bristol | Priory Group) and Priory’s Bristol Wellbeing Centre

School of Life: Devoted to developing emotional intelligence.  Offers a variety of programmes and services concerned with how to live wisely and well.

SISH:  Self Injury Self Harm runs self injury self help groups for men and women who use self harm, as well as Making Changes courses and Good Mental Health workshops. We are run entirely by volunteers and recognise that many people use self injury as a way to cope.

South Gloucestershire Parent Carers Forum: A supportive community for parents and carers of children aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Stressbusting: Information about stress and techniques for coping. Lists several talking treatments and alternative therapies that can be used to treat stress.

The Stress Management Society:  Tel: 0203 142 8650

Young Minds: Leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. Making sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.

Zero Suicide Alliance:  a collaboration of National Health Service trusts, charities, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. We are an alliance of people and organisations coming together around one basic principle: Suicide is preventable


Macmillan Cancer Support: Useful advice and support for colleagues living and working with cancer.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Bristol

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ACAS: Promotes employment relations

Citizens Advice:

Confidential advice on a range of issues, including employment

Employee Assistance Programme
WeCare from Canada Life

Username and password: check Our Trust Hub or ask a member of the People Directorate.

Equality and Human Rights Commission:

Advisory service: 0800 444 205

Health and Safety Executive:

Information about health and safety law in the workplace. Specialist information on stress for employers and employees

Jobcentre Plus


For help finding a job

The Work Foundation:

Independent foundation looking at work issues.

Working families:

Tel: 0300 012 0312


Do Lectures

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The How to Academy

Conversation and courses about lifestyle, skills and thought.