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Jo’s Story

Jo Poole was born into a Somerset farming family and had an early introduction to the challenges of mental illness. "My mum and dad really struggled with their mental health when I was growing up. Life was quite stressful, and I was always very afraid of mental...

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Crisis Safe Space at Christmas

Open Mental Health releases an animation about out-of-hours support available in Somerset over the holidays. SOMERSET, December 13th, 2023 The Crisis Safe Space animation highlights the importance of an out-of-hours service for people struggling with their mental...

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International Men’s Day

Zero Male Suicide - supporting the farming community The British countryside is idyllic. Tens of thousands of UK holidaymakers head to rural Britain each year to enjoy what appears to be a more peaceful way of life. But tranquil pastoral landscapes can hide a shocking...

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Press Release for Mental Health Awareness Week

Time to open up about feelings of anxiety. A Somerset mental health alliance is urging people with anxiety to open a conversation about their feelings. Open Mental Health (OMH), which provides round-the-clock support to adults in Somerset, has made the plea ahead of...

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Open Mental Health hub opens in Bridgwater

A new high street Open Mental Health hub opened on Monday 9 January 2023 in Bridgwater, adults over 18 can now walk into the Fore Street centre to access the mental health support they need, when they need it. Helen Surridge, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust’s (FT)...

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Crisis Safe Space featured on local TV

In times when health services may not be available as usual, making sure people know there is help available 24 hours a day is particularly important. Crisis Safe Space provides vital out-of-hours help for those struggling with mental health problems, providing a safe...

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