Mental Health: Local Resources
Children, young people and families that are experiencing mild or temporary difficulties or are adjusting to life circumstances may benefit from access to appropriate advice without needing to seek help or more help.
Children, young people and families experiencing chronic, fluctuation or severe difficulties where they are currently able to manage their own health and/or are on the road to recovery may benefit from access to appropriate advice without needing to seek help or more help.
Kooth is an online emotional well-being and counselling platform for children and young people aged 11 - 18, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. They have an online forum that provides a range of information and advice on different categories including mental health and depression.
Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind
In partnership with National Mind, Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind promote local wellbeing through providing information and advice and a range of services including; Self Harm Counselling; 1:1 Support; Community based sessions including sports & crafts.
On Trak Youth Counselling
On Trak Youth Counselling provide free advice, support and services to young people in Swindon between the ages of 14-19 (at the time of referral), who are experiencing a mental health problem or emotional distress. An appointment can be made via phone by the person needing the service, or by parents and carers. Following the initial appointment when an assessment will be made, the young person may be offered short, medium or long-term one-to-one counselling, usually on a weekly basis. Where appropriate, they may also be referred or directed to other support services.
Swindon and District Local Samaritans
Swindon and District Samaritans have been offering emotional support for over 50 years. You can telephone, email or call in to see us at our premises at 6 Curtis Street near Swindon town centre. You don’t need an appointment to talk to one of our trained volunteers but it is worth ‘phoning us first to see if we are open when you plan to visit.
We are active in the community and regularly visit the Jobcentre, Erlestoke Prison and local events. Our volunteers are also available to deliver presentations about our work and emotional health to schools, workplaces, clubs and organisations.
Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don't have to be suicidal to call us.