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We all experience difficult times when we feel like we can’t cope. These incidents can affect your everyday life and prevent you from leading a normal life.

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, excessive worry or low mood, then NHS Talking Therapies can help.

Vita Health Group provides the local Talking Therapies services on behalf of the NHS to adults 16-years and over, who live and are registered with a GP in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Free Drop-In Service:

We now run in person drop-ins across BNSSG where you can come and talk to one of our friendly team about our services, and have a supported referral if needed. Click here for more information.

NHS Talking Therapies is a FREE service that provides short-term, evidence-based treatments for anxiety and depression, and you don’t need to visit a GP to get help –  the options for referring to the service are shown below.

How can we help?

We aim to help people to improve their mental health and wellbeing when facing difficulties with:


When you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.

Low mood

If low mood is affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help.

More here
Excessive worry or overthinking

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe.

More here
Excessive worry about your health or physical condition

Worried about living with a long-term health condition?

More here
Social anxiey

An intense fear of social or performance situations

Panic attacks

Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder where you regularly have sudden attacks of panic or fear.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

A preoccupation with a perceived defect or flaw in your physical appearance


A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD is a common mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours.

Experience of a traumatic event

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events.

Are you struggling to cope?

Self referral is quick and easy to do

The fastest way to get support is by selecting one of the options below.

Digital Assistant

Start now by using our digital referral assistant. This will guide you through some questions.

This is the fastest way to access support.

Online form

Enter some basic details into our form.

We will then contact you and arrange an assessment.

By Phone

You can call us to start your referral. We will then arrange an initial assessment.

Mon – Weds – 8am – 8pm

Thurs and Fri – 8am – 5pm

Closed Saturdays

We are not an emergency service and are not able to help with immediate crisis situations. If you need immediate help please contact either your GP or go to the Accident and Emergency Department of your local hospital (24hrs). Alternatively, if you’re experiencing a crisis and need a person to talk things through with, you can call the Crisis Teams in your area.

Our Services

We have several workshops and groups available, as well as online therapy.

Managing low mood

Feeling low? Struggling with motivation? Stopped doing things you used to and want some support to get back on track?

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Worry management

This 5-week group course aims to help you better understand stress and worry. It provides management techniques and strategies to reduce daily stresses and concerns.

Find out more
Living Well with Long Term Health Conditions

This 7-week group group supports understanding of the impact of your physical condition. We can help you manage feeling low, anxious or depressed

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Panic support

This six week course of webinars is specifically designed to assist patients experiencing feelings of panic or intense anxiety attacks

Online therapy

We offer online treatment options, which are accessible from your smart phone, tablet or computer at home, any time of the day or night.

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Community support partners

We have partnered with several outstanding providers who offer a range of alternative therapeutic experiences that could support you when you need it most. Read more below

Find out more

How it works - watch our patient journey video here.

Patient testimonials

Further information

Guidance and Information


Self Help Resources

Concerned About Someone

GP/Professional Referral

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Vita is an award-winning, CQC registered healthcare provider