Wiltshire Mind is a local independent Mental Health Charity based in Melksham and provides County-wide services. We are a voluntary organisation affiliated to Mind, working towards a better life for people diagnosed (or not), labelled and treated as mentally ill.
Established in 1993, Wiltshire Mind runs the following core services and other projects: Six Peer Support Group Centres (drop-in) at Chippenham, Devizes, Malmesbury, Trowbridge, Salisbury and Melksham, a Men’s Group and two Carer’s Groups (in conjunction with Carer’s Support Wiltshire). We also provide a professional 1-1 Counselling Service based at our Head Office location in Melksham and in Trowbridge. In addition we provide a Polish (speaking) Counselling Service in Trowbridge. We also provide Mental Health Awareness training to support local businesses.
Our dedicated and professional staff and volunteers are committed to the personal care of vulnerable people with, or without, mental health issues. At Wiltshire Mind we are committed to helping our service users lead independent lives within the community, and where possible to undertake volunteering or training, and in some cases to return to paid employment.
Wiltshire Mind is a charity that relies exclusively on donations and fundraising to generate the income needed to provide our mental health services. We do not receive any funding from national Mind and are not commissioned to provide services in Wiltshire, so please donate to us if you can by clicking the “Donate” button. We really appreciate it – thank you.
We are now starting to work on the Building Bridges Project in Wiltshire to provide a Support Group, Counselling and Training. We are one of 41 partner organisations. Building Bridges is a partnership of organisations, led by Community First, that has come together to deliver the Building Better Opportunities Programme across Swindon and Wiltshire. The project has received up to Â£3.9M of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding
29th November 2017
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