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Swindon Mind

Swindon Mind

If you live in the Swindon Borough Council area you can access a variety of services to help improve your mental health; we provide advice, support and services to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

This is in the form of Wellbeing Support, Be Active programme, Community Programme, Employment Support, Steps Programme, which helps those transitioning across services, and the Self Harmony Counselling service.

Wellbeing Support

We offer one-to-one appointments for people to develop wellbeing plans based on the Five Ways to Wellbeing which includes to connect, to take notice, to keep learning, to be active and to give. You will be assigned a Wellbeing Coordinator who will support you through your wellbeing plan and offer further appointments to monitor your recovery and progress.

We use a solution focused approach which supports people to identify their own strengths and skills to aid recovery. We can also signpost or refer you to other appropriate agencies which may be able to support you with other difficulties you are experiencing. In addition, everyone is offered a Wellbeing Recovery Action Plan which explores triggers and coping mechanisms, as well as wellbeing resources as part of our self-help tool kit.

Steps Programme

This service is for people who are being discharged from the Adult and Child Community Mental Health Teams, we offer Step Up, One Step and Stepped service as an alternative to the respite house that closed in April 2016. This service is in partnership with AWP Recovery Team and Chatsworth House.

Community Programme

The community programme offers a variety of activities and groups to assist you in embedding the Five Ways to Wellbeing in to your life, for example: the walking group (Be Active), math group (Keep Learning), small workshops (Take Notice), and Support and Connect drop in sessions (Connect).  We also offer a volunteer programme which relates to the “To Give” element of the Five Ways to wellbeing.

Employment Support

The Employment service at Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind supports members to plan steps towards gaining employment through one to one sessions. Together we look at accessing any training, explore voluntary work and help with CV writing and job searching. Each member will be offered a wellbeing plan helping them set goals and manage their mental wellbeing. 

Alongside this we support people who are managing their mental health at work. 

BeActive

Be Active offers low cost and FREE activity sessions to Swindon residents who are looking to improve their physical and mental well-being.

The project looks to benefit participants by improving:

  • Mental and physical wellbeing
  • Reducing stress, anxiety and depression
  • Confidence, motivation and self esteem
  • Weight loss
  • Social life, meeting new people and having fun!

 

Who is it for?

If you are aged 16+ and a Swindon resident looking to improve your physical and mental wellbeing the Be Active project is for you. We cater for a wide range of backgrounds and will look to find the best available activity that suits your needs.

See what we’re up to!

Below is the link for our Be Active Swindon Facebook page, here we post regular updates on activities going on, photos from the sessions and any upcoming opportunities available, so feel free to give us a like or drop us a message for any information.

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