Local Services

Southern Brooks

Southern Brooks deliver our Social Prescribing Service. They can help patients who are experiencing socio-economic issues that are impacting on their health – for example social isolation, problems accessing physical activity, low mood and poor mental health – as well as providing support and advice around things like financial problems.

Any member of our team can refer you to Social Prescribing if you feel it would be of any benefit. Please speak to Reception if this is something you are interested in.

Website: https://southernbrooks.org.uk

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Useful Local Contact Numbers

Age UK – 0117 929 7537

Alcoholics Anonymous – 0117 926 5926

Alzheimer’s Society – 0117 961 0693

Care Forum – 0117 965 4444

Citizen’s Advice Bureau – 0844 826 9688

Cossham Hospital – 0117 340 8400

CRUSE Bereavement – 0117 926 4045

Diabetes Education (local) – 0117 959 8970

Domestic Violence Unit Thornbury – 0117 945 5984

Macmillan Cancer Support – 808 808 0000

National Dementia Helpline – 0845 300 0336

NHS Smoking Helpline – 0800 022 4332

Pregnancy Advisory Service – 0845 300 8090 (Marie Stopes)

Relate – 0117 942 8444

Royal United Hospital, Bath – 01225 428 331

Samaritans – 0845 790 9090 / 0117 983 1000

Social Services (South Glos) – 01454 868 007

South Glos Drugs Project – 0800 073 3011

Southmead Hospital – 0117 950 5050

St Martin’s Hospital, Bath – 01225 831 500

St Peter’s Hospice  – 0117 915 9400

The Carers Support Centre – 0117 965 2200

United Bristol Healthcare Trust (BRI, BCH) – 0117 923 0000

Yate Minor Injuries Unit  – 01454 315355 click Here for more information