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This is a directory of resources to help you to get to the support you, your family, friends or neighbours may need.

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General Support

Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub 


If you need help and do not have any family, friends or neighbours who can support you please let the Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub know. They are here to help you with:


•deliveries of food and other essentials
•loneliness and wellbeing

You can request this help by calling the helpline on 0300 003 4576 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Wellbeing Hub team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

 

HEALS of Malmesbury

HEALS is a small local charity supporting people in Malmesbury and surrounding villages in poverty, vulnerable or disadvantaged.  

 

HEALS can help people facing financial difficulties through the HEALS Emergency Hardship Fund‎ and by identifying other local charitable funds that may be able to help depending on the individual's circumstances.
Heals and others (Health Centre, local schools) can also issue Foodbank Vouchers ‎for those in food poverty.

Heals contact details are: 01666 238100 and 07931 098347 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Malmesbury & District Foodbank

The foodbank works using a voucher system. Vouchers are NOT available directly from the Foodbank .

Malmesbury & District Foodbank works with local agencies in order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation, this includes HEALS of Malmesbury, to identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.

Malmesbury & District Foodbank at https://malmesburydistrict.foodbank.org.uk/   Phone: 01666 826982 or  Email :This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

 

The material contained in this article is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice. While we endeavour to check content and keep information up to date we cannot guarantee content, we have no control over external links and use is at your own risk. If you come across any inappropriate content please inform us.

 

 

Malmesbury School student Ben Thornbury has put together  a website with some local  information. You can see this below.

https://lockdown2malmesbury.weebly.com

 

Support for those experiencing grief

National COVID 19 NHS Helpline: 0800 2600 400   Open daily - 8am to 8pm

The Good Grief Trust - Signposting to support organisations;  For the website click here

 Cruise: Cruise website

Helpline: 080 8081677 Mon & Fri 9.30am to 5pm, Wed, Thurs and Fri 9.30am to 8pm

 

Support for mental wellbeing

These helplines should not be used for situations that are life threatening (when emergency services should be notified by phoning 999).

If you or someone you care about is experiencing distress or a personal crisis, is unable to cope and needs support, there is help.

In the first place you should talk to your GP.

Samaritans:

Swindon & District Samaritans  

If you’re having a difficult time you can get in touch about anything that's troubling you, no matter how large or small the issue feels. We’re here to listen, no judgement, no pressure and can help you work through what’s on your mind. We’ll never tell you what to do. Struggling to cope with everyday life doesn’t look or feel the same in everyone – we can’t generalise about how you may feel or act but you know if you’re not feeling okay.  You don’t have to be suicidal to get in touch. Only 1 person in 5 who calls Samaritans says they feel suicidal. 

You can call us on 116 123 which is free to call from landlines and mobiles, including pay-as-you-go. You don’t need to have any credit or call allowance.

You can also email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as this can be a calm and safe way to talk through what’s on your mind. 

We also have practical ways to help you cope:Click here and we have a self-help app to help keep track of how you’re feeling and get recommendations to help: https://selfhelp.samaritans.org 

 For more information: https://www.samaritans.org

We are always here to listen when you need us – you don’t need to be alone.

Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 Anytime

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are worried about your own mental wellbeing : Click here 

If you are worried about someone else: Click here

 

 

Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub:

•Support with loneliness and wellbeing

You can request this help by calling our helpline on 0300 003 4576 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Wellbeing Hub team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm

 

 

Local NHS support -  Mental health hotline for adults in Wiltshire by the Avon and Wiltshire NHS Partnership:

The Avon and Wiltshire NHS Partnership has set up a mental health helpline for adults in Wiltshire (and Bath and North East Somerset and Swindon. The number is 0300 3031320 and more information can be found here: http://www.awp.nhs.uk/advice-support/24-hour-support/.

This helpline should not be used for situations which are life threatening (when emergency services should be notified by phoning 999). The helplines will also help to reduce pressure on NHS 111, who are having to manage an increasing number of Covid-related calls.

Mind: Mind website

Mind Support Helpline: 0300 123 3393   9am to 6pm Monday to Friday

The Mental Health Foundation:

For general tips on looking after your mental health -Click here

For Signposting to other support organisations -   Click here

BBC Mental Health Advice: Further information here

TATF – They Are the Future (Support for parents and carers): TAFT website

 

Support for mental wellbeing for children and young people

Mental health issues can affect people of all ages and young people are no exception, so it is vital that we continue to raise awareness of such an important issue and ensure young people have access to the support they need, which includes the following:

Local NHS support -Mental health hotline for children and young people in Wiltshire by the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust:

A children and young people’s mental health helpline has been launched in Wiltshire by the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust which runs children’s mental health services in the region.

Anyone concerned about a child or young person’s mental health (or the child or young person themselves) can phone the helpline and speak to mental health experts who will provide advice, guidance and support over the telephone.

The helpline will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be contacted as follows:

9am-5pm – weekdays 01865 903777

5pm-9am – weekdays and weekends 01865 901000

Helpful resources to support children and young people experiencing worries about coronavirus are also available on the following websites

https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/camhs/

https://www.onyourmind.org.uk/

This helpline should not be used for situations which are life threatening (when emergency services should be notified by phoning 999). The helplines will also help to reduce pressure on NHS 111, who are having to manage an increasing number of Covid-related calls.

Childline Helpline: 0800 1111

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS): 01865 903889

Kooth - online anonymous counselling service : https://www.kooth.com/

Young carer support is available with Carer Support Wiltshire 

 

Support for older people

 

The following websites have lots of useful information and advice for older people, Please click on the link to open the website.

Age UK: To go to the Age UK website click here

Age UK Helpline:   0800 678 1602  8am to 7pm daily

Age Wiltshire: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/wiltshire/

Telephone: 01380 727 767

The Silver Line: Click here

The Silver Line Helpline :  0800 470 80 90   Anytime

Independent Age: Click here

Independent Age Helpline: 08003196789

Alzheimers Society: Click here

Dementia Connect Support Line: 0333 150 3456

 

Support for Carers

Carer Support Wiltshire: Click here

 

Support for those in abusive relationships

If you are in immediate danger, call the police or an ambulance on 999. If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone, call 999 and then press 55. This will transfer your call to the relevant police force who will assist you without you having to speak.

Government Advice for Victims of Domestic Abuse: Click here

Refuge: https://www.refuge.org.uk/

Freephone 24/7 National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Respect :https://mensadviceline.org.uk/

Respect - Men’s Advice Line for male domestic abuse survivors: 0808 801 0327

The Mix - Information and support for under 25s in the UK: https://www.themix.org.uk/

The Mix helpline: 0808 808 4994

Childline Helpline:  0800 1111

Victim Support – Domestic Violence support: https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

Bright Sky App:

This free to download mobile app looks like a weather app so if a partner has control over personal devices, it should not be noticeable. The app provides information on what abuse is, links to information and resources, and a secure journal to record incidents of abuse secretly, without being saved to your device.

 

Support for people living with cancer

Information for those shielding: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Macmillan Cancer Support: Click here

Macmillan Support Line:   0808 808 00 00    8am to 8pm 7 daily 

For deaf and hard of hearing: 18001 0808 808 00 00

Interpreters also available.

Cancer Research UK: Click here

Cancer Research Helpline: 0808 800 4040   9am to 5pm Monday to Frida

 

Support for people experiencing drug and alcohol misuse

A good place to start for support with drug or alcohol misuse is to talk to your GP.

The NHS Choices website has an information sections on;

Drug support:Click here

Alcohol support: Click here

FRANK is a national drug information service and has information about where to find local support.

FRANK telephone number: 0300 123 6600

Frank Website: Click here

Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub: Click here

Telephone: 0300 003 4576   9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Wiltshire Council website:Click here

Turning Point- Swindon and Wiltshire Active recovery service - Telephone: 01793 328150

Adfam: This website has a list of useful organisations for drug and alcohol support. Click here

Alcoholics Anonymous UK: For the website click here

Helpline: 0800 9177650

Narcotics Anonymous UK: Click here

Helpline: 0300 9991212   10am to midnight

 

Support with home security

The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust

During the current lockdown we would like to notify you of the services still available through The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust to those over 60 or 18+ with a registered disability.

Our team of Home Security Operators are still securing the homes of victims of house crime and domestic abuse.  Our office team are on hand to give telephone support and advice on a range of home security issues.  Please call 01380 861155 and leave a message, your call will be returned within a few hours during working hours.  Our operators are also delivering Personal Protective Equipment for Wiltshire Police across the County. Please call and leave a message on 01380 861191 and someone will get back to you shortly

Support with online security

The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust

Our team of Stay Safe Online volunteers are available to offer telephone advice on a range of issues from improving cyber security awareness, to cyber and scam prevention advice and signposting to future advice and resources.  Please call and leave a message on 01380 861191 and someone will get back you shortly.

 

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