Core Services – Support Groups and Counselling

WE HAVE 3 CORE SERVICES – See Below for full details

‘YOU IN MIND’ PEER SUPPORT GROUPS

COUNSELLING 

TELEPHONE SERVICE

 

‘You in Mind’ Peer Support Groups

We provide Support groups across the country at 6 different centre locations: Melksham, Chippenham, Devizes, Malmesbury, Salisbury and Trowbridge.  The weekly sessions provide a safe, friendly place where anyone with mental health issues can find support and friendship. Each Centre is open for 3 hours per week and is staffed by a part time sessional Centre Manager and a number of volunteer Support Workers.  These sessions are well attended and a real lifeline to those suffering mental illness and isolation.  The sessions involve chatting to others who are experiencing similar issues and enjoying new activities held at the groups.  Most recently groups have taken part in activities ranging from art and dance to nutrition.  It is hoped that many more activities can be funded to ensure that these groups remain fresh and interesting to clients. Clients contribute a small amount per visit towards costs and have an opportunity to shape the service.

Activities at groups

  • Group walk Group walk
  • Internet session Internet session
  • Dance session Dance session

Locations of groups:

  • Malmesbury
  • Address: Lower Office, 1 Market Lane, Malmesbury SN16 9BQ
  • Opening Times: Every Monday 10.00am-1.00pm
  • Chippenham
  • Address: Jubilee Buildings, 32 Market Place, Chippenham SN15 3HP
  • Opening Times: Every Monday 10am-1pm
  • Devizes
  • Address: Sainsbury's Community Room, 3 Monday Market St, Devizes SN10 1DN
  • Opening Times: Every Tuesday 10am-12pm
  • Melksham
  • Address: St Anthony of Padua Church, 22 West End, Melksham SN12 6HJ
  • Opening Times: Every Wednesday 1pm-4pm
  • Trowbridge
  • Address: Dorothy House Outreach Centre, Bryer Ash Bus Park, Trowbridge BA14 8AE
  • Opening Times: Every Friday 10.30am-1.30pm
  • Salisbury
  • Address: SP2 Coffee Shop, 159-161 Fisherton St, Salisbury SP2 7RP
  • Opening Times: Every Friday 10.30am-1.30pm

All welcome.  For more information on the sessions available please contact: office@wiltshiremind.co.uk or telephone: 01225 706532

gardening-photo

Some of the Melksham members working on a gardening project in the town.

Funds allowing, it is hoped that additional groups can be set up in other Wiltshire Towns.

Counselling Service

At our Head Office in Melksham we provide 1-1 counselling support for people who are suffering with stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or emotional distress. The service provides clients with counselling, we will listen in a non judgemental way, provide a safe and confidential place to talk and to think about feelings enabling clients to find a solution that works best for each individual. Clients are assessed by a fully qualified Counselling Manager before being offered the service. Our counsellors are trained and are supervised in accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Code of Ethics & Standards. Wiltshire Mind provides the counselling service at a reasonable cost and provides discounted rates for those who are experiencing financial difficulty.

counselling-service 

For more information or to book an initial assessment please contact: counselling@wiltshiremind.co.uk or telephone: 01225 706532.

Information & Support Service

A telephone service is run from our Head Office (01225 706532) which provides assistance to those dealing with mental health issues, and others including carers and health/social care professionals. This is provided between 9 am and 3pm 5 days a week. Callers are given non-judgemental advice and support. If necessary they are referred to our Counselling Service or signposted to other organisations. This service is free to use.
For other support resources, please see national Mind website for:

Types of Mental Health problems

http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/

A-Z of Mental Health

http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/a-z-mental-health/

Drugs and Treatments

http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/drugs-and-treatments/