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. www.swindon.gov.uk/helpandsupport

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 https://www.educationsupport.org.uk/teachers-mental-health


MIND Mental Health Support from Swindon & Gloucestershire Mind

Website: https://www.sgmind.org.uk

 

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 https://lift-swindon.awp.nhs.uk Email: lift.psychology@nhs.net

 

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 - https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/

 

Swindon Cruse Bereavement Centre on 01793 619933 or by emailing: swindon@cruse.org.uk

Not forgetting the NHS Website www.nhs.uk

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 jo@samaritans.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 https://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/what-to-do.htm

 

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  https://www.nationaldebtline.org/