If you are currently experiencing a mental health crisis or supporting someone in crisis, please call the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust crisis line: 0800 953 1919. In an emergency, please dial 999.

Mental health problems are common across all sectors of society.

It is estimated that in any one year, one in four adults living in the UK will experience at least one diagnosable mental health disorder.

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.

There are simple things we can all do to look after our mental health and wellbeing:

Evidence suggests there are five steps you can take to improve your mental wellbeing and help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life:

  • Connect with other people
  • Be physically active
  • Learn new skills
  • Give to others
  • Pay attention to the present moment (mindfulness)

The below video, created and produced by Create Studios, explains how looking after our mental health is MAGIC.

Local Places of Calm

For non-clinical mental health support, contact your local Place of Calm.

Mental health at work

If your mental health difficulty is related to stress at work, you can ask your employer what occupational health services are available to you.

Check out the Time to Change website, which has a section dedicated to employers.

 

Bereavement support

Bereavement support services are still available during the pandemic. The list below details each service available in BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire.

View the list of local bereavement services

Adult mental health services:

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS):