Useful Links for Parents and Carers
Please find listed below, useful contacts for both local and national support:
Swindon council have general advice; help with food, finance and medication.
Education support provide mental health & wellbeing support and a range of resources for all education staff - teachers, lecturers and support staff dealing with the Covid-19 crisis. Help line: 08000 562561
Swindon LIFT Psychology - LIFT offer a variety of services for people who are experiencing anxiety/depression or looking to improve their wellbeing. LIFT is part of a stepped care approach to psychological care. telephone:01793 836836 Email:
Citizens Advice in Swindon and Wiltshire- Offer a range of support around preparing for redundancies, benefit entitlements and support to people who are worried about finances -
Swindon Cruse Bereavement Centre on 01793 619933 or by emailing:
Not forgetting the NHS Website
The Samaritans (UK wide) - Call just to talk things through 116 123 (free to call from landlines and mobiles, including pay-as-you-go). You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org as this can be a calm and safe way to talk through what is on your mind.
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)- National support for men, advice and support as well as a free phone service 0800 58 58 58.
Shout- Is a 24/7 UK text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support. By texting ‘SHOUT’ to ‘85258’ you can speak to a trained volunteer.
Health & Safety executive – has lots of help and advice on working safely including anxiety & stress
Money Advice Service- for free and impartial money advice - 0800 138 7777 Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm (Debt advice tool and money navigator tool).
Debt - free and independent advice, web chat and online tool kits