Swindon Support

Support in Swindon

Following on from the latest Government announcement, we are currently unable to provide face to face appointments or Mind Time Sessions.

As an alternative, Swindon Mind Day Services will be offering:

  • Accepting new referrals for Telephone Initial Wellbeing Appointments
  • Telephone Wellbeing Appointments, Support  and Reviews for people accessing Swindon Mind Services
  • Telephone Self Harmony Counselling Sessions
  • Telephone Employment Appointments to support people with their wellbeing in the workplace, or support looking for employment
  • Accepting NHS AWP Recovery Referrals for STEPS Telephone Support
  • Accepting NHS CAMHS Referrals for Step Down Telephone Support

Telephone Wellbeing Support will provide

  • Wellbeing Planning via Five Ways to Wellbeing Model
  • Safety Planning
  • Goal Setting
  • Wellbeing Support in relation to COVID-19
  • Safety and Support Planning via Five Ways to Wellbeing Model

Service Updates

Wellbeing programme

  • The wellbeing programme continues to be delivered remotely with members before offered telephone support which includes advice & guidance, wellbeing planning based on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, goalsetting, and signposting.
  • Now supporting people from the age of 16+
  • Evening appointments available for those people in full time employment.

Mind Time Programme 

  • All community-based groups have been paused and this will be reviewed in the new year.

Self-Harmony 

  • The Self Harmony counselling service is offering telephone counselling and face to face counselling sessions for clients who are deemed high risk.
  • Evening appointments can be accessed on a Thursday evening for those that are in full time employment.

Rough Sleeper Project 

  • The Outreach and recovery worker is supporting homeless people in Swindon and working closely with Swindon Borough Council and accommodation services such as Booth House etc. to provide mental health support to rough sleepers.

Employment and Volunteer Coordinator 

  • Our employment and volunteer coordinator is offering wellbeing support to those people looking for work, training, and voluntary work.
  • Evening appointments on a Thursday evening for those people who are maintaining employment and still wishing to access support
  • Job club style 121’s telephone sessions where people can get support with CV writing, interview techniques and finding courses.

Young Person Support 

  • 121 telephone wellbeing support for people over the age of 16+
  • Sessions include wellbeing planning, goal setting based on the 5 ways and signpost posting/support and advice.
  • Young Minds group (currently paused but will be reviewed in the new year)
  • CAMHS Step Down programme- young people being discharged can be stepped down to S&G Mind for continued support post discharge. Please speak to your practitioner at CAMHS if you would like to be referred to this service

How do I Refer?

If you are interested in accessing the above support, you will need to complete a self referral form which can be found on the Swindon Wellbeing Section of our website. If you need support to complete a referral form, please leave a message by calling 01793 432031 and a member of staff will get in contact with you. A Wellbeing Coordinator will be in contact within two weeks, please note the call may be from a withheld number.

If you would like further information, please contact admin@sgmind.org.uk

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