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Health & well being

Being made redundant can be a worrying time for many people. There is a whole range of organisations and people who can provide support to help you get through redundancy.

It’s natural to feel upset. If you want to talk about your feelings you can speak to a counsellor, who can help you make sense of what you’re feeling and support you in moving on.  You can find one by searching the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s database.


NHS offers a wider variety of support and services. From specific advice and guidance around troubles and anxiety relating to redundancy and the recession it also covers a range of counselling and therapies. For further information about the services available to you see:


Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies - Talking Therapies (IAPT)

IAPT provides local services for people who are having difficulties with depression, anxiety or stress. These services use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which is a type of treatment that looks at how our thoughts, feelings and behaviour all affect each other. The therapy aims to understand the links, make positive changes, reduce distress and support recovery.

Bath & North East Somerset

Psychological Therapies Service (IAPT),
Midford House, St Martins Hospital,
Clara Cross Lane,
Bath, BA2 5RP,
Self referrals

Telephone 01225 831310, or speak to your GP.


Rightsteps Bristol (IAPT),
Turning Point,
Ground Floor,
Canningford House,
38 Victoria St,
BS1 6BY,
Self referrals

Telephone 0117 943 1111 or speak to your GP.

North Somerset

Positive Step
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust,
The Coast Resource Centre,
Diamond Batch,
Locking Castle,
BS24 7FY,

Self referrals telephone 0800 688 8010 or speak to your GP

South Gloucestershire

IAPT Let’s Talk,
2gether NHS Foundation Trust / Primary Mental Health Service,
Apartment 2,
Christchurch Family Medical Centre,
North Street,
BS16 5SG

Self referrals not currently accepted, referrals must be sought via your GP or a Jobcentre Plus Adviser.