There are several local and national organisations and charities who can offer support: –
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) NHS Trust has launched a 24-hour, 7 days a week, telephone Mental Health Support Service. Anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s mental health can call 0300 3031320 and speak to mental health experts who will provide advice, guidance and support over the telephone. The mental health response line is available around the clock for adults and children.
Young Melksham – are a local charity working with children, young people and their families in the Melksham Community Area. Their phone drop-in service for young people aged between 11-25. Any young people is welcome to call 01225 667328 for free and confidential support every Tuesday and Friday between 2-4pm.
Wiltshire Mind is an independent mental health charity providing a wide range of services for people suffering from mental health illnesses. Wiltshire Mind are unable to provide 1-1 counselling, but they can offer support to anyone who is/has been suffering with a mental health issue through a ‘well being’ telephone call. If you would like to receive a call please telephone 01225 706532. If there is no reply your contact details will be forwarded on to a member of staff (who is working from home) and you will receive a return call. Please be aware that the caller number will come up as unrecognised, if your number is withheld they not be able to contact you. Please do not leave an answerphone message as these may not be picked up. If you prefer you can contact Wiltshire Mind by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Samaritans are always available for a call and a chat to help with whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116 123 for free, or via email email@example.com
The Cruse Bereavement Care Freephone National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement. The helpline is open Monday-Friday 9.30-5pm (excluding bank holidays), with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, when they’re open until 8pm. Call 0808 808 1677.You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.They can help you to take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. You can call them, via their confidential helpline 08088084994 7 days a week from 4pm to 11pm. You can also web chat to them 7 days a week from 4pm to 11pm, but chats may not be connected after 10:15pm. You can email the helpline at any time via their website and they aim to respond within 24 hours. You can also use their crisis messenger text service which provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you’re aged 25 or under, and are experiencing any painful emotion or are in crisis, text THEMIX to 85258.
Useful links and resources for supporting youth people during the COVID pandemic – https://youthworksupport.co.uk/young-people/
Children and adolescent mental health support resource – www.youngminds.org.uk
Self help resources for mental health issues – https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Res…/Looking-After-Yourself
Meditation/ relaxation and sleep resources – https://www.headspace.com
Wellbeing advice – https://www.mind.org.uk/…/taking-ca…/five-ways-to-wellbeing/
Meditation app Balance are offering free one-year subscriptions to their guided meditation resources for anyone struggling with their mental health at the moment. To access their temporary offer, email email@example.com for instructions.
Mindfulness meditation app Calm is offering a variety of resources for free to help people who are feeling anxious and uncertain at the moment.To access all the free resources, just follow this link to their website.
Take a look at the local charities that are also offering a range of support.