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Public consultation around Places of Safety in Swindon & Wiltshire

A public consultation regarding the future of the Place of Safety in Swindon and Wiltshire is being held on Tuesday 4th April at 0930 – 1230 at The Pilgrim Centre, Regent Circus, Swindon, SN1 1PX. If however, you are unable to attend and wish to have your views and opinions heard you can complete an […]

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When the dogs visited Sanford House

On March 20th we were very lucky to have some special 4 legged visitors to Sanford House as they popped in to say hello at one of our drop-ins.  We are very pleased to say that as the visit went well and it put a lot of smiles on people’s faces that Elsa and Maisie will be visiting […]

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1 MARCH 2017 – Self Injury/Harm Awareness Day

This is an international event which helps to raise awareness and understanding of self harming, which is often stigmatised and misunderstood in the mainstream.  This can lead to isolation and loneliness for the people who self harm and a feeling they cannot reach out for help. People self-harm for a number of reasons and are […]

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Big Thanks….

Swindon Mind were very pleased to accept a cheque for £500 from James Sweetman from SPODE in Swindon (part of the Priory group).  James and his colleagues have kindly raised the money for Swindon Mind and James and Dave came to visit us on Friday at one of our groups at the County Ground. James […]

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Amy fundraising for Swindon Mind

This week we were very pleased to meet  Amy Hadland who will be running the London marathon this summer.  Amy will be raising money for Swindon Mind and we will be following Amy’s progress.  To support Amy and Swindon Mind please donate through the following link: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/amyhadland1 Be Active Coordinator Lewis meeting Amy at Sanford House.

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Become a Peer Mentor Volunteer with Swindon Mind

We are currently looking to expand our team of Peer Mentor Volunteers to support Swindon Mind members in the community with things like travel, accessing activities, attending appointments, or simply being a friendly ear for someone by listening. Volunteers should have some personal lived experience of mental health difficulties, and be ready to be there for people […]

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Time to talk day – time to change

It’s Time to Change – Time to Talk Day on Thursday 2nd February. Come along and join Swindon Mind Staff who will be ready to have a chat at Sanford House 10.00am till 2.00pm Thursday, 2nd February 2017. Mental health is nothing to be ashamed of and neither is talking about it. Take 5 minutes to […]

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Swindon Mindful Employers Network News

News  Why it’s good business to pay attention to mental health One in four people suffers from mental health issues in their lifetime, yet the stigma still attached to discussing it in some circles means it remains a delicate topic.  Those circles very much include places of work, where the fear of being labelled weak, […]

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S136 Place of Safety – changes affecting Swindon

 Consultation to close Sunday 4th December Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust is consulting on changes to its place of safety suites, for a six week period from Monday 24/10/2016 to Sunday 04/12/2016. The Trust has a number of units across the region including Bristol, Wiltshire and Swindon. We are proposing to relocate […]

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Alexandra Wellbeing House Open Day

The Alexandra Wellbeing House, in Gloucester, is due to be opened to its first guests in early 2017. The house is a joint project between Swindon Mind and2gether NHS Foundation Trust, supported by NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group. The house will cater for adults needing up to two weeks of support, therapy and advice. The six bedrooms, along with a shared living room […]

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