Mental Health

One in four affected

It’s easy to think that mental health issues don’t concern us, but in fact a quarter of us will have problems with our mental wellbeing at some time in our lives.

Mental health problems are equally common in men and women, but the types of problems differ. Women are one-and-a-half times more likely to be affected by anxiety and depression, while men suffer more from substance abuse (one in eight men is dependent on alcohol) and anti-social personality disorders.

Men are also more prone to suicide: British men are three times more likely than British women to die as a result of suicide.

Serious mental health problems are also more common than you might think.

One person in 100 has a severe mental health condition such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

All these figures are based on people who have sought help for their mental health problems.

Many more could be living with undiagnosed mental health issues, according to mental health charity MIND.

If you’re worried about your mental health, or if someone in your life is affected, there are plenty of ways to get help.

Find out more about mental health support.

You can also contact mental health charities such as Sane and the Mental Health Foundation.

Read more at NHS Choices

How to access help for Low Mood, Anxiety and other Mental Health Problems

NHS Talking Therapies

Self-referral to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services 




Friends in Grief (FIG)


Carers Support UK please see the main carer’s page on the left hand side of the website.

Domestic Abuse

SPLITZ Support Service

The freedom programme

Victim Support

Drugs and Alcohol

Families Out Loud

Wiltshire Addiction Support WASP

Eating Problems


Housing problems/Benefit advice

Citizens Advice Bureau CAB


Richmond fellowship

Learning Difficulties

Learning difficulties team (Wiltshire Council) Tel: 0300 4560100

Advocacy service Tel: 01380 871900 www.wiltshirepeople

Long term health/Chronic pain

Wiltshire Health trainers

Tel: 0300 0034566



Tel: 0300 003 1781/ 01305 257 206

Sexual Abuse (recent and in the past)

Swindon Sanctuary (SARC)

Skills and Employment

Richmond fellowship 

Tel: 01380 722800

Veterans and Military Families

Help for Heroes ‘Hidden Wounds’

Southwest Veterans (AWP) 

Combat Stress/Rethink 24 hour Helplin

Wellbeing, Smoking Cessation, Weight Management

Wiltshire Health Trainers

Smoking Cessation