Other support & services.....


To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email [email protected]

They also offer a self-help App which offers help in keeping track of how you are feeling and can provide ideas on how you can help yourself cope better and stay safe in a crisis.


HOPELINEUK is for children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or for anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide. You can call them on 0800 068 4141, text on 07860 039967 or

email [email protected] They are open from 9am until midnight every day of the year.

Domestic Violence Hotline

0808 2000 247 (national)

Suicide Prevention Centre

SANELINE - 0300 304 7000 between 6pm and 11pm each day

Rape / Sexual Assault Centre

Women & girls - 0808 801 0456

Men & boys - 0808 801 0464

Emergency Shelters

Doorway Project, based in Chippenham town centre, help improve the chances of people finding secure and long-term accommodation, prevent loss of accommodation and help signpost to other places of support.

In the short term they help provide hot food, showers, clean clothes & internet access.  Long term support can be offered by helping to make referrals to other organisations including Council's Rough Sleeper Outreach Worker, Housing Options, Turning Point and physical & mental health services.

Self Help groups

Well Aware provides information on various organisations, support groups, community groups, events & activities that can help improve your health & wellbeing.

Tel: 0808 808 5252 - free phone number, including from mobiles.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Tel: 0800 9177 650


[email protected]


Rethink -  improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through our network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning.

Tel: Freephone 0808 801 0525


Mind provide a variety of links to external organisations that offer support and advice in so many areas from abuse and addiction through to housing issues and learning disability support.