Our history and timeline

1993 – Start of Wiltshire Mind, funded by local council

1994 – Support Groups set up in Devizes, Trowbridge and Corsham

1998 – Moved our head office to Calne from Devizes

2001 – Started to provide specialist mental health support line to farmers in the wake of ‘foot and mouth’ disease across the county

2001 – Started outreach services across Wiltshire and established a men’s group

2005 – Started to receive funding for drop-in sessions in Westbury

2005 – Commenced ‘befriending’ services including supporting local halfway house

2006 – Commenced Mental Health First Aid training

2010 – Moved our Head Office to Trowbridge as the local council funding started to diminish

2010 – Focussed on supporting those people who couldn’t work because of mental health problems or distress

2011 – Moved our counselling model from ‘free’ services to self-funding as commissioned dropped significantly

2011 – Established the counselling model we use today, providing a training ground for counsellors and a career pathway

2014 – We moved our Head Office to Melksham where there were more counselling rooms and a central county location

2015 – We expanded our Support Group into Salisbury

2015 – Opened our charity shop in Melksham

2017 – We moved to bigger premises in Melksham and increased our group coverage across the county

2021 – We launched our new Trauma Counselling service, supported by the Sarah Jane Charitable Trust

2022 – We moved our Head Office to Wiltshire’s county Town, Trowbridge.