Support over Christmas

20th December 2021

Christmas can be a wonderful time but can also cause stress and difficulties. If you are struggling this Christmas, please look at the following list of agencies who are there to help you over the festive period.

Bristol City Council corona virus helpline: Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to know – 

Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) – GOV.UK ( 

Mental Health 

Mental health services over Christmas and New Year: 

Bristol Mind – Mental Health Services -Christmas & New Year 

Mental Health Crisis line (open 24/7) 0800 953 1919 AWP 24 hour support line – Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust 

Domestic Abuse 

National domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247 Home | Refuge National Domestic Abuse Helpline ( 

Domestic abuse: how to get help – GOV.UK ( 

Next Link Bristol 0800 4700 280 Contact – Next Link ( 

Resources about domestic violence in different languages: Covid-19: Safety and support resources – Womens Aid 


HIV Support : Where and How to Get HIV Support Over Christmas and New Year from Brigstowe – Bristol Disability Equality Forum ( 

Drug and alcohol support with Bristol Drugs Project: Christmas Opening 2021 – Bristol Drug Project ( 

Food Banks 

Get Help | North Bristol Foodbank 

South & East Bristol Foodbank | Helping Local People in Crisis 


First step website where you can find out about shelters and medical support: Homeless or at risk of being homeless – 

Emergency caring handbook: (includes food outreach services 

Activities for children of families on low income 

Free holiday activities for families with children on free school meals: