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Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance helps with extra costs if you have a disability severe enough that you need someone to help look after you. Check the website link for up to date information.

Somerset Young Carers

Somerset County Council provides support, advice and respite breaks for children and young people under 18 who have substantial caring responsibilities at home. The definition of a Young Carer is: if you are under 18 and look after someone by providing substantial and regular care that persists over time and is important in maintaining the … Continued

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

CAHMS offer a variety of teams and services for young people aged 0–18 years old who are struggling with their mental health. We have bases all over Somerset and offer support to young people in the community and in their homes. We also have services that work over the whole of the South West, like … Continued

Somerset Foundation Trust Carers Service

What is the Somerset Foundation Trust Carers Service? Supporting Carers of people with mental health conditions. Somerset Foundation Trust, work to the triangle of care standards. They believe for someone to make a successful and sustained recovery the client, staff and carers must all work in together. The Carers’ assessment service is a team who … Continued

Mental Health

Somerset Foundation Trust provides mental health services to all age ranges and supports people with a range of mental health problems whether they are mild, moderate or severe. We support children and young people’s mental health through our schools projects across Somerset, and our child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS). We support young people … Continued

Early Intervention in Psychosis

We are a specialist service for people experiencing, or at high risk of developing, their first episode of psychosis. Our service focuses on young people aged 14-35 years, but there is no upper age limit, as set out in NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines.

Personality Disorder Service

We offer a range of services to support individuals with personality disorder, including: assessment and diagnosis care coordination and working together to identify and gain a fuller understanding of problems that individuals may be facing recommendations for treatment options such as group or individual therapy psycho-educational skills based groups and psychotherapy groups supervision and support of … Continued

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings or behaviours that make them feel driven to do something. Each person who suffers from OCD describes something slightly differently.

Eating Disorders Service for Adults (EDSA)

Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions that can affect someone physically, psychologically and socially.  There are different forms of eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. We are an adult service working across Somerset, consisting of dietitians, clinical nurse specialists, psychological therapists, support workers, psychologists, assistant psychologists, an occupational therapist, a psychiatrist … Continued

Depression

Behaviour Activation is designed for anyone who wants to bring relief from ongoing low mood and depression. The online courses or groups are in the link above. This approach will help you to understand relationships between your behaviours and emotions as well as making the desired changes to improve well-being and mood. You can expect … Continued

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