Mental Health Carers Group
Working in partnership with Carers Support Wiltshire we have set up a support group for Carers of those with mental health issues. This group is held in Devizes. The group runs monthly and will feature talks by professionals to help with caring for someone with mental health issues. The group runs once a month on a Tuesday morning. Please call our office on 01225 706532 for dates.
Following the success of our Men’s Evening Group we have now launched an Evening Group open to all. This is held at our offices in the High Street, Melksham – Tuesday evenings 6-8pm. The group has been set up to enable those in work to attend a support group and gain help at the earliest point. We want to help people who are struggling to cope in Wiltshire before they reach crisis point. For more information please contact the office.
A Counselling Service for the Polish speaking community living in the Trowbridge Community Area has been set up. The project provides a Polish Counsellor to enable those with little spoken English to gain help. Polish Counselling takes place on a Wednesday evening in Trowbridge.
This is a partnership of organisations, led by Community First, that has come together to deliver the Building Better Opportunities Programme across Swindon and Wiltshire. Wiltshire Mind will be providing MH awareness training for key workers, a support group and 1-1 counselling. We are one of 41 partners. The complete project has received up to £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
Age UK Wiltshire/Health Education England
During 2019 we have worked on the above project providing mental health training to the ‘blue light’ and voluntary sector. This project has provided free training to staff in doctors surgeries, hospitals, community groups and charities. Many of which would otherwise not be able to access mental health training.
Recently Completed Projects:
Better Money Management Project, Wiltshire CCG/Wiltshire Council Carers Project, Time out for Carers, Forces In Mind Trust project help for Carers in the Armed Forces Community, Counselling for those at risk of re offending.