The Old School Surgery

Manor Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2JD
Tel: 0117 965 3102 Fax: no longer in use

Mental Health

The practice has a range of services developed specifically for patients with Mental Health needs. We offer a number of drop-in clinics for issues such as low level mood, anxiety and sleep problems.

Amy, our Mental Health Nurse is working alongside the GP’s to support  people experiencing problems with their Mental Health. She is able to offer longer, in-depth appointments to suitably assess the needs of patients. We can also provide a ‘named same GP’ service to give continuity of care where it’s required.

As part of their assessment they may suggest referral to The Wellbeing Therapies service which is run by trained practitioners who listen and discuss your problems with you. They can also help you to find ways of tackling or coping with them. This service also accepts direct self referrals.

Wellbeing Therapies are suitable for a variety of problems, including:

  • depression
  • anxiety/panic
  • work related stress
  • obsessions
  • anger difficulties
  • relationship difficulties
  • eating problems
  • loss/bereavement
  • long term physical health conditions

For further information:


Bristol MindLine offers a free emotional support listening service to anyone who needs to talk. They offer a friendly ear, without trying to advise or tell people what to do next. Instead they help callers to think things through for themselves.

Calls can last up to 30 minutes per evening. This allows their trained volunteers to really listen carefully to what you have to say.

People phone MindLine to talk about lots of different things, including Issues to do with mental health, feelings of loneliness and isolation, self-injury, abuse, worries about medication, problems experienced accessing services and concern about a friend or family member, callers may also be carers looking to talk about the issues affecting them. Whatever callers want to talk about they will listen to the way they feel and about their experiences.

MindLine’s confidentiality policy means that callers can talk about most things in confidence; however there are a few exceptions which are explained on their website.

The line is open Wednesday to Sunday nights, 8pm to midnight on freephone 0808 808 0330.

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