Mental Health Support

Mental Health Support

Mental health and wellbeing

Everyone feels stressed sometimes but if you feel too much stress, too often, and can’t calm down, then you may need some support. Good mental health has a great impact on all aspects of your life so if you feel you need some support to improve your mental health have a look at the support organisations listed below.

You may also find it helpful to speak to your GP or someone you trust at school or college – for example, a teacher, pastoral lead, school nurse or special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO).

Local Support

Wiltshire Children and Young People Wellbeing Service

Wiltshire Children and Young People Wellbeing Service is commissioned by Wiltshire Council to provide information, advice and wellbeing support for children aged 5-18 who live in Wiltshire or are registered with a Wiltshire GP. The service includes advice and information, arranging therapeutic activities and therapy/counselling. The service is designed to help children and young people avoid reaching crisis point.

Tel: 0300 247 0090 (option 4)

AWP helpline

Avon and Wiltshire Partnership run a 24/7 mental health helpline Switchboard :: Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (

Tel 0300 303 1320


Counselling support service to help improve your relationships

Integrated Front Door

If you are worried about yourself or young person that you think is at risk of significant harm, or is injured, contact The Integrated Front Door


Supports people (16 years of age and over) in Wiltshire and looks to help them connect with their community and opportunities in a variety of ways and with the view of being included.

Rethink Leaflet

Alabare – Riverside Sanctuary

Supports people (16 years of age and over) in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire. Providing a confidential service supporting your mental health and emotional wellbeing. A specially trained team will facilitate a safe space for you to talk.

Riverside Sanctuary


Free confidential for young people aged 

Wiltshire Minds

Voluntary organisations supporting people who are experiencing mental health problems or emotional distress

Wiltshire Health Improvement Coaches

Health Improvement Coaches focus on improving health to support mental wellbeing. This service is for people aged 18 + and is free.

Connect – Young People’s Substance Use Service (Motiv8)

Connect YP is a substance misuse service for young people aged 11-18 in Wiltshire. We provide advice, guidance and one-to-one sessions for young people who are having problems with drugs and/or alcohol. The service is free and confidential.  Connect Wiltshire | DHI (

Reading Well for Teens

The Reading Well scheme supports the mental health and wellbeing of teenagers with information, advice and support to help you better understand your feelings, handle difficult experiences and boost your confidence. You can be recommended a title by a health professional, or you can visit your local library and take a book out yourself. Find out more about the scheme – Reading Well (

Rehab 4 Addiction 

Guidance and support for people experiencing problems with substance misuse and co-occurring mental health problems in Wiltshire.

Rehab 4 Addiction

National support

There are also lots of national organisations that offer resources, help, advice and support, some of these are listed below:

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