Mental health support for adults

There are many charities and organisations that are available to support you with your mental health and well-being, and we have collated some of them below for your information.

Emergency Support

Swindon Samaritans: Free Phone-116 123 for support to talk about whatever’s getting to you in your own way. 

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM): National support for men struggling with mental health problems. Phone service is available by ringing 0800 58 58 58. 

Shout: is a 24/7 UK crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support. By texting ‘SHOUT’ to ‘85258’ a Texter will be put in touch with a trained Crisis Volunteer (CV) who will chat to them using trained techniques via text. The service is designed to help individuals to think more clearly and to take their next steps to feeling better.

Online support for adults (18+)

NHS Every Mind Matters: advice and videos on supporting your mental well-being at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

NHS Resources: NHS approved advice on all health conditions including mental health.

Books on Prescription Scheme: understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered. People can be recommended a title by a health professional. 

SilverCloud: is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – an effective way of learning about thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how they influence each other. SilverCloud has been clinically tested and the programmes have demonstrated high improvement rates for low mood, anxiety and stress.

Men’s Mental Health Swindon (MMHS): Growing social movement working to change the way local men think and act about mental health problems. 

Kooth: From XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for 18 - 25 year olds, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. Visit the Kooth website to find out more

Mates In Mind: offers national support for the construction industry workforce. It aims to provide clear information to employers on available support and guidance on mental health, mental illness and mental wellbeing, and how they can address this within their organisations. 

MUSH: is an app for mums - to find friends who live nearby with kids the same age, arrange meetups, get advice from parenting experts and fellow mums on the topics keeping them awake at night and join chat groups based on everything from their due date to their love of reality TV. 


Local support for adults (18+)

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP)provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Swindon. 

IPSUM: A local mental health charity providing therapeutic creative arts, music and talking therapies. 

Lift Psychology: Helping people with a wide range of difficulties. If you're registered with a Swindon GP, you can book-in directly with a practitioner for 'one to one' support.

Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind: In partnership with National Mind. Promoting & empowering local wellbeing through a range of services including; Self Harm Counselling, 1:1 Support, Community based sessions including sports & crafts. 

Twigs: A local health and wellbeing charity which provide nature-based activity in their therapeutic garden in Cheney Manor. 

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust: A local health and wellbeing charity which provide nature-based activity as therapy, a range of provision available across Swindon.

Cruse Bereavement Service: A local service offering support for those who have suffered a bereavement, as well as group support they offer telephone support and one-to-one counselling sessions. 

This page was last updated on 26/07/22