Mental health services
If you are currently experiencing a mental health crisis or supporting someone in crisis, please call the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust crisis line: 0800 953 1919. In an emergency, please dial 999.
Mental health problems are common across all sectors of society.
It is estimated that in any one year, one in four adults living in the UK will experience at least one diagnosable mental health disorder.
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.
There are simple things we can all do to look after our mental health and wellbeing:
- Take the Every Mind Matters quiz to get started today with a free plan, expert advice and practical tips.
- Visit the Every Mind Matters website for more information.
Evidence suggests there are five steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing.
Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life:
- Connect with other people
- Be physically active
- Learn new skills
- Give to others
- Pay attention to the present moment (mindfulness)
The below video, created and produced by Create Studios, explains how looking after our mental health is MAGIC.
Mental health at work
If your mental health difficulty is related to stress at work, you can ask your employer what occupational health services are available to you.
Check out the Time to Change website, which has a section dedicated to employers.
Bereavement support services are still available during the pandemic. The list below details each service available in BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire.
Adult mental health services:
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust ↓
Mental health services in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) are provided by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, which is often referred to simply as AWP.
To find out more about what's available across BSW, or to ask a question about a service, contact AWP by visiting the website: www.awp.nhs.uk.
Alternatively, click here to go straight to the AWP contact form.
Talking Therapies in B&NES ↓
The service offers a wide range of interventions to people who are aged 16 years and over and who are registered with a GP within Bath and North East Somerset. These interventions have been researched to show that they are effective in treating difficulties such as:-
- Post Natal Depression
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Telephone: 01225 675150 (Monday to Friday between 9am - 5pm, outside of these hours you will be able to leave a message)
Monday: 9am - 8pm
Tuesday: 9am - 8pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
LIFT Psychology in Swindon ↓
LIFT Psychology provides support to adults experiencing mental health difficulties and offer a range of courses that teach people how to manage conditions such as anxiety, low mood and stress.
Staff from LIFT Psychology are based at each GP practice across Swindon and Shrivenham.
Patients do not need a GP referral to use Lift Psychology, with people able to book a place on a course by calling 01793 836836 or by visiting www.lift-swindon.awp.nhs.uk.
Alternatively, people can speak to the LIFT Psychology representative at their local GP practice.
IAPT in Wiltshire ↓
Wiltshire IAPT offers a wide range of support through GP surgeries to anyone with common emotional and mental health difficulties, primarily those associated with anxiety and depression.
The Wiltshire IAPT services range from self-help therapies, to psycho-educational courses and one-to-one support.
Our service is based on a Stepped-Care LIFT model. This means that we offer our services in a tiered approach where we recommend trying the most commonly helpful support first.
Address: Wiltshire IAPT Service, Lodge 3 – Green Lane Hospital, Devizes, SN10 5DS
Telephone: 01380 731335 (open Monday to Friday between 9am - 5pm, otside of these hours or during busy periods you will be able to leave a message)
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS):
CAMHS in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire ↓
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) help children, young people and their families who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
CAMHS in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) are provided by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
- 01865 903 777 (For patients living in Bath and North East Somerset or Wiltshire)
- 01793 463 177 (For patients living in Swindon)
- 01865 901 000 (Out-of-hours contact number for all patients in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire)
Address: Bath & NE Somerset Community CAMHS, Temple House, Temple Street, Keynsham, BS31 1HA
Local Support Helplines ↓
Contact details for other services across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire can be found in the document below.
Kooth is a pioneering online counselling service for children and young people living in Bath and North East Somerset and Swindon.
It allows young people aged between 11 and 25 the opportunity to speak with a trained counsellor about any aspect of modern life they may be struggling with, such as bullying, school work, family trouble and eating disorders.
More than just an online forum, Kooth also provides self-help materials and a mood journal, in which users can record their personal thoughts and feelings.
Young people are encouraged to identify goals and monitor progress with their counsellor, charting movement as progress is achieved.
The Kooth site, which is live every day of the year between 12pm and 10pm and between 6pm and 10pm at weekends, can be reached using any standard laptop, tablet, smartphone or other internet-enabled device.
Trailblazer - support at school ↓
As part of the government's vision to expand mental health support for children and young people, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG has been chosen to take part in an exciting initiative that sees dedicated mental health support teams working directly with students in both schools and colleges in Swindon.
The teams will provide early intervention for mild to moderate mental health issues, such as exam stress, low mood or friendship difficulties as well as providing support to staff. They will also act as a link with local specialist children and young people’s mental health services ensuring, if appropriate, that pupils can access more intensive support.
The funding for the scheme comes as recent public engagement driven by local health and care organisations has found that young people would prioritise better and faster access to mental health services.
One in nine young people aged 5 to 15 had a diagnosable mental health condition in 2017 and teenagers with a mental health disorder are more than twice as likely to have a mental disorder in adulthood. This package of measures is part of the Government’s plan to improve mental health support for children and young people, including identifying mental health issues before they become more acute.
For further information on the project, call the Barnardo's Team on 01793 957904.
Visit our Mental health and coronavirus page