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Health and wellbeing

You might be interested in the following health and wellbeing information

Swindon and District Samaritans

Find out how to access emotional support in times of crisis. Find contact details, events, and how you can donate or become a volunteer.

Swindon Borough Council My Care My Support

Swindon Borough Council’s care, support, information, and advice website for adults and children. You can browse a marketplace of services. You can search step by step for adult or children’s support which will guide you to the appropriate service for your needs. You can access emergency help online.

Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group

Search for NHS services available in Swindon and find advice. Find out how to get involved in local healthcare provision Search for news and events.

Swindon Mind

Provides advice and support services to anyone experiencing a mental health problem in Swindon. Find out about events, employment programmes, respite care, and the well being programme. Listen to Creative Mind Radio

Swindon & Wiltshire Active Recovery Service (IMPACT)

Swindon & Wiltshire Active Recovery Service (IMPACT) is a free, confidential service for anyone who is concerned about their own or someone else’s substance use. The team of specialist workers are skilled in helping people decide what changes they want to make, whether they need intensive support or just some brief advice. Online tools are available to make accessing support as easy as possible including a self help section. Access a timetable for the Swindon hub of services along with contact details.

The Dock

As a young person you can to find out about services that are here to help you in Swindon. From wellbeing to college, e-safety and getting involved in volunteering. As well as the info on people ready to help and the articles around the whole site, you can use the quick access tabs on the side of every page to get in touch about yourself, a friend or relative to fast track to an appointment with the team that is best for you.

Information last updated 04 June 2018

National information

Carers UK

If you would in any way describe yourself as a Carer, this website is full of useful Help and Advice . By clicking on the Help & Advice tab, you will find some very useful links such as Quick guide to caring and Finding help where you live. See also the 5 essentials for carers information.

Disabled Living Foundation

The Your health section of the Disabled Living Foundation’s AskSARA online information service gives you advice about ideas and aids for coping with a range of physical and mental conditions.

Health and wellbeing

Information on how to look after your health and fitness as you get older from Age UK.

Living life to the full

You can get immediate advice on improving life skills for improved mental health (the front page even has a Panic Button!) or sign up for an 8-part course. It’s all free.

NHS Choices

This website is the main route to information and services from the NHS. In the Health A-Z section, you will find immediate links with buttons to a comprehensive health encyclopaedia and to Medicines information. You can also use the NHS Direct symptom checker to get information to help you decide if medical attention is required. In the Health Services near you section, you can easily search for local GPs, hospitals, dentists and other services, using place name or postcode.

Patient UK

On this site you will find a Wellbeing section, where you can get the most recent updates on helping you enjoy a healthy lifestyle. A-Zs for Conditions and Medicines. Videos and discussion forums are also available.