Mental health and wellbeing
If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, or just want to feel happier, we're here to help.
Urgent Telephone Numbers
AWP Mental Health 24/7 Response Line: 0800 953 1919
Military Service Urgent support: 0800 323 4444
Samaritans: 116 123
Text "SHOUT" to 85258
Rape Crisis Line: 0808 500 2222
Every Mind Matters
Every Mind Matters offer expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) is a service for patients under 18 years old. If your under 18 and have concerns, or you have concerns about your child, please see this link: On Your Mind – We can help. You can find out more about CAMHS here: https://www.youngminds.org.uk/
Chippenham Bereavement Help Point Leaflet: Click here
Rape Crisis Line or call free on 0808 500 2222
Previously known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies). Talking Therapies services offer NICE recommended therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), for common problems involving stress, anxiety, low mood and depression.
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Living Well Team
The Living Well Team recognises that a person’s health and wellbeing can be determined by a range of social, economic and environmental factors. Social Prescribing looks to address a person’s needs in a holistic way, allowing the patient greater control of their health. Referrals to the team can be made by clinicians, family members, or patients themselves by contacting the practice and asking to speak directly with the team.
Do you need support this winter?
More than 30,000 Volunteer Responders are standing by to boost capacity in health and care this winter and support some of the country's most vulnerable people. From friendly phone calls to picking up and delivering prescriptions and shopping, our volunteers are ready to support you.
Check in and Chat changes
The length of the Check in and Chat service has increased from 6 to 18 weeks. Volunteers make a friendly phone call and a listening ear to those who may be experiencing loneliness or are less able to leave their homes to socialise.
The person who makes the request will receive a phone call each week from a different volunteer for 18 weeks.
The volunteer support available to you includes:
- Friendly phone calls for anyone needing a chat and a listening ear
- Essential shopping, prescription and if eligible, lateral flow tests delivery
- Delivery of small items of equipment and medication to people at home and between sites
- Steward Volunteers to support COVID-19 vaccination sites.
If you are struggling with loneliness or just need someone to lend an ear, the receptionists at your GP surgery can refer you or you can call 08081963646 to request these services directly.