Blunsdon Surgery 01793 721254

Highworth Surgery 01793 762218

Hermitage Surgery 01793 522492

Taw Hill Surgery 01793 709500

Tadpole Surgery 01793 700005

Moredon Medical Centre 01793 342 000

Mental Health Support

Mental Health support

Urgent/Same-day Mental Health appointments 

Westrop Medical Practice may be able to offer you an appointment to see or speak to a doctor or mental health nurse quickly if you need urgent support for your mental health and cannot wait for a routine appointment. These appointments are called Urgent or same-day appointments. This type of appointment is defined as needing urgent support for your mental health, which is not life threatening and you feel able to keep yourself safe.

Routine Mental Health appointments 

Routine appointments are defined as non-urgent; these can be booked several weeks in advance. A routine appointment can be booked to discuss non urgent mental health concerns, review newly prescribed medication and review longer term mental health conditions and medication as required.

During your appointment, the doctor or mental health nurse may:  

  • ask about your moods, thoughts, behaviours, and any recent events that have contributed to your current situation.  
  • provide information and advice about other local services you can contact yourself for further support and advice. 
  • review, prescribe or adjust medication which may help you cope with symptoms or reduce side effects that you may be experiencing.
  • refer you to specialist mental health teams for further assessment.

Out of hours emergency numbers

AWP 24-hour support Telephone: 0800 953 1919

The AWP Mental Health 24/7 Response Line is a dedicated telephone line for anyone who may be worried about their own or someone else’s mental health. The telephone line offers support for adults and children in crisis 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. If you or your loved one feels unsafe, at risk, or unable to cope without professional advice, dedicated staff will ensure that you are directed to the team best able to meet your needs.

  • 111
  • Samaritans on 116 123 (available 24/7)
  • text SHOUT on 85258 (available 24/7)

Therapy/Counselling options (self referral)

LIFT Psychology

Our aim is to help people access support for a range of common mental health problems.

https://iapt.awp.nhs.uk/lift-psychology-swindon

Tel 01793 836836 Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm excluding public holidays.

IPSUM

Our aims are to help address issues such as mental, psychological, and emotional health: loneliness and isolation: increase self-esteem, encourage an active lifestyle: and to help promote positive change.

https://www.ipsum.care/

Tel 01793 695405

Community support services

MIND

Provides mental health support, advice and services, tel 01793 432031

Wellbeing supportself referral https://www.sgmind.org.uk/

MIND LINE – A confidential listening service, Tel 01793 547150 Mon to Fri 9am-4pm

Self-Harmony – 1:1 confidential and non-judgemental counselling service in a safe environment for people who self-harm and self-injure. https://www.sgmind.org.uk/self-harmony/

The Junction

The Junction is open 365 days a year 4-11pm. Referrals accepted from adults 16+ and could be useful for individuals who are struggling with poor mental health, suicidal Ideations or experiencing emotional distress, feeling overwhelmed or hopeless. You can self-refer into The Junction service by accessing the link on the website https://www.sgmind.org.uk/the-junction and completing the form, or by calling 01793 286506.

APPs/Websites you may find useful to support your mental health

https://www.headspace.com/

https://www.calm.com/

https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/

https://www.happify.com/

Help to manage SLEEP

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/

Help to manage PANIC ATTACKS

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/anxiety-and-panic-attacks/panic-attacks/#WhatHelpsToManagePanicAttacks

Help to manage STRESS

https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/feelings-symptoms-behaviours/feelings-and-symptoms/stress/

 

Date published: 14th April, 2023
Date last updated: 14th April, 2023