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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

Barnardo’s / Healthy Mind – Wiltshire Early Mental Health Counselling and Support Service

A Wiltshire wide service for young people aged 5-18 experiencing early mental health issues . Services offered include information and advice , signposting , positive activities , group work and counselling.  www.onyourmind.org.uk/

They also have a wealth of information on the Barnardo’s page – Wiltshire Early Mental Health Counselling and Support Service | Barnardo’s (barnardos.org.uk)

AWP helpline

Avon and Wiltshire Partnership run a 24/7 mental health helpline Switchboard :: Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (awp.nhs.uk)

Tel 0300 303 1320

Relate

Counselling support service to help improve your relationships www.relate.org.uk/mid-wiltshire

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 www.wiltshire.gov.uk/children-young-people-protection

Rethink

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

Mental Wealth Academy

The Mental Wealth Academy is a 1-year innovative new project supporting 16-25-year-olds coming to Bath, North-east Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire. The programme provides free individualised support to those young people dealing with mild to moderate mental health and wellbeing issues. The Transition Well-being Practitioners will offer bespoke support over 12 weekly sessions to young people through face-to-face and virtual sessions.

Mental Wealth Academy Request for Service – Response

Teentalk

Free confidential support for young people aged 11-25 youngmelksham.org.uk/

Wiltshire Mind

Voluntary organisation , supporting people who are experiencing mental health problems or emotional distress  www.wiltshiremind.co.uk/

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. www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-improvement-coaches

Motiv8

Motiv8 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. Motiv8 Wiltshire | DHI (dhi-online.org.uk)

National support

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