Swindon Mental Health Services

We’re dedicated to providing individuals with mental health and wellbeing support throughout Swindon. As a local independent charity, we’re here to assist you in accessing essential mental health and wellbeing services.

Our services include personalised advice, guidance, one-on-one support, counselling, group support, and referrals to appropriate resources. Our mission is to facilitate your access to mental health support, aid in your progress, and contribute to reducing the stigma surrounding mental health.

At our organisation, you’ll find a compassionate and understanding team ready to support you in improving your mental wellbeing. Don’t hesitate to reach out — we’re here for you every step of the way.

Together, we can make strides towards a healthier and more supportive community.

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Symptoms & Conditions

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Business/guardian seeking mental health support

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Swindon services

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Guided support

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Referral form

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How we can help you.  

At S&G Mind, we understand that reaching out for help can be the first step towards healing and growth. Whether you or someone you know is struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or any other mental health challenge, you’re not alone. We’re here to support you every step of the way, no matter your concern.

Remember, seeking help is a courageous act, and you deserve support and compassion every step of the way.

We’re experienced in helping people experiencing a variety of symptoms and conditions, including the following:  


  • Low Mood: Feeling down, hopeless, or experiencing frequent tearfulness.

  • Anxiety: Experiencing excessive worry, fear, or nervousness that interferes with daily life.

  • Changes in Sleep Patterns: Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or sleeping too much.

  • Changes in Appetite or Weight: Significant changes in appetite or weight, such as overeating or undereating.

  • Fatigue or Loss of Energy: Feeling tired, sluggish, or lacking motivation to engage in usual activities.

  • Difficulty Concentrating: Trouble focusing, making decisions, or remembering things.

  • Physical Symptoms: Unexplained aches and pains, headaches, digestive issues, or other physical symptoms with no clear medical cause.

  • Social Withdrawal: Avoiding social interactions, isolating oneself from friends and family, or experiencing a lack of interest in activities once enjoyed.

  • Feelings of Worthlessness or Guilt: Persistent feelings of inadequacy, self-blame, or guilt.

  • Loss of Interest or Pleasure: Losing interest in activities that were once enjoyable, including hobbies, socialising, or intimacy.

  • Suicidal Thoughts: Thoughts of death or suicide, including making plans or attempts to harm oneself.


  • Depression: Characterised by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest or pleasure in activities. It can impact a person’s thoughts, emotions, behaviour, and physical wellbeing.

  • Anxiety: Including generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias. These disorders involve excessive worry, fear, or nervousness that can interfere with daily life.

  • Bipolar: A mood disorder characterised by extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). These mood shifts can affect energy levels, behaviour, and cognition.

  • Schizophrenia: A chronic and severe mental disorder that can cause hallucinations, delusions, disorganised thinking, and impaired social functioning. It often involves disturbances in perception and cognition.

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Characterized by intrusive, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions) performed in response to these obsessions. OCD can significantly interfere with daily activities and relationships.

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Develops after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, hypervigilance, avoidance of reminders of the trauma, and changes in mood and cognition.

  • Complex Emotional Needs (CEN):  Refer to a broad spectrum of psychological and relational requirements that individuals may have, often stemming from a combination of past experiences, traumas, and ongoing challenges. These needs go beyond basic emotional support and may involve intricate dynamics related to attachment, self-esteem, coping mechanisms, and interpersonal relationships.

Are you a business, parent/guardian or school seeking mental health support? 

Whether you’re a business seeking to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of your employees, a parent concerned about your child, or a school dedicated to addressing the mental health needs of your students, we offer accessible services to support you.

For Businesses:

  • Employee Support Packages: We offer employee support packages that go beyond training and workshops. We are here to listen and understand what needs you have as a business, such as increasing resilience or learning ways to manage anxiety within the workplace.

  • Swindon Mindful Employer Network (SMEN): is aimed at increasing awareness of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and we welcome representatives of employers from all sectors.

  • Training: Explore our extensive range of training packages designed to empower employers in promoting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

For Schools:

  • Comprehensive Mental Health Education: Equipping young people with quality mental health education and support to navigate the challenges of today's world alongside their academic studies.
  • Vital Life Skills: We believe mental health education is as crucial as core subjects, helping students cope with the pressures of modern life as they grow and learn.
  • Interactive Workshops: Engaging primary students with fun, interactive workshops covering the five ways to wellbeing, ensuring they are well-prepared for the journey ahead.

For Parents/Guardians:

  • Supporting Young Minds: Guidance for parents, carers, family members, and guardians who are navigating the mental health and wellbeing of young people.
  • Providing Local Assistance: We offer a Young Persons Service in Swindon, catering to individuals aged 16-25 facing mental health challenges or seeking support for their wellbeing.

Your Journey, Shared Once

We value the significance of your unique path. Share your story with us just once, and together, we'll navigate the best routes of support, sparing you from unnecessary retellings.

Unsure about the next steps?

Reach out to our Access Line team for personalised guidance on your needs and our assistance. 

We’re here to help you. 

Whether you or someone you know is experiencing any of the symptoms or conditions listed above, we offer various services that can help you or someone you know. If you’re unsure of what service would be best for you, complete our referral form or contact our Access Line team. Or, you can take a look at our services below: 

Swindon Services

Access Line

A 365-day, free and confidential helpline, here to help you find the appropriate mental health care and support in Swindon and the surrounding areas.

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Access Community Mental Health

A 365-day walk alongside service, providing community mental health and wellbeing support alongside other providers and services.

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A dedicated service for autistic people who are either pre or post-autism assessment.

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Community & Inclusion

Putting diversity, equality and inclusion at the forefront, this service delivers safe space groups as well as wellbeing support with diverse groups within our community.

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Person-centred and trauma informed general counselling and/or specialised self-harm and self-injury counselling.

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Mind Time

Peer to peer activities and groups taking place within the community focusing on positive wellbeing.

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Rough Sleepers

For people who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless to help support mental health and wellbeing in relation to housing.

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Whether you're transitioning to or from NHS mental health services, we're here for you to help and support you with your transition.

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The Junction

A 365-day evening service for up to two weeks for those at risk of or experiencing emotional distress in Swindon.

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Young Persons

A dedicated service for people aged 16-25 who are experiencing mental health problems.

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Guided support, you’re not alone.

Whenever you’re ready, we’re here to support you. If you or someone you know could benefit from our services, please take a moment to fill out our referral form below. Providing as much detail as possible allows us to tailor our assistance to your specific needs effectively. Remember, you’re not alone—we’re here to guide you through this journey.

Referral Form

This referral form is for Swindon services only, if you are enquiring about our services in Gloucestershire, please visit our Gloucestershire Mental Health Services page.