Health & Social Services
Somerset Partnership NHS
Provides both health and social care services for people in Somerset with mental health problems.
For patients and carers this means they should have access to all the services they need from a single team in one location. The Partnership accepts referrals from GP's, or individuals can contact local teams for help.
Your local community Mental Health Team can provide information about:
- In-patient services
- NHS community services
- Day services
- Residential care
- Respite care
- Access to social workers
- Access to carers’ assessment
- Drug and alcohol services
Further information about Community Mental Health Teams can be obtained from the Somerset Partnership headquarters - tel 01278 720200.
Carers is the first dedicated support service for un-paid carers across
Somerset, offering information, advice and guidance as well as emotional
support, signposting, training, a telephone information / advice line, and
a talk and support telephone service. If you're an un-paid carer
living in Somerset, then we'd like to hear from you, our contact details
are as follows...
and advice line: (01823) 255911 - 10am - 3.30pm
Patient Advice and Liaison Service
Offers information, advice and support and responds to concerns, suggestions or questions from patients, their families and carers; helping them to sort out problems.
Call 01278 720222
Your family doctor will provide a practice leaflet listing the services available at the surgery. These can include:
- District Nurse
- Practice Nurse
- Health Visitor
- Specialist services e.g. Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPNS) and Link Workers
- Carers Support Worker
Other Useful Numbers
Care First Counselling
Helpline 0800 174319
Emergency Social Work Team (out of hours): 01458 253241
Help in Crisis
Emergency support for carers
You may be able to use the service if you:
• need to be confined to bed at home or admitted to hospital due to illness or accident
• are in a state of exhaustion and need immediate rest and sleep
• are in an emotional or physical state of distress and immediate relief is vital to your mental or physical well-being
• are needed in a family crisis.
The Service is only available for these situations and is free
Between 8.30am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, for single sessions of four or eight hours please contact:
Somerset Direct tel: 0300 123 2224
Signposts tel: 0800 317 220
For help outside of these hours, contact:
Emergency Duty Team: Tel: 01458 253241
NHS Direct 0845 4647
24-hour telephone advice line staffed by nurses.
are there 24/7 to give emotional support to people who are experiencing
all kinds of feelings of emotional distress or despair.
Being listened to in
confidence, without fear of being judged, can be a huge relief. Our
volunteers don't offer advice, because what works for one person might
not work for you, but they do give you time to talk at anytime.
You can call 08457 90 90 90, email
or visit your local branch in Yeovil or Taunton. You don't need an
and follow the link "talk to someone" and "find my local
This service is available on a regular or on an occasional basis on any day of the week between 8.00am and 11.00pm. Sessions may last from two hours up to a maximum of eight hours each day.
To find out more about the sitting
service please contact:
Somerset Direct tel: 0300 123 2224
Somerset Direct :
Information and advice for older people and other adults
Emergency Duty Team: 0300 123 2327
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