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Caring for someone can be physically and mentally challenging, which is why it’s important to take care of your own health and wellbeing. From support groups to complementary therapies, we can help you take care of you.

Emotional Support: We have a dedicated team of Support Workers who are here to offer carers one-to-one emotional support over the telephone, or at a face-to-face visit.

Befriending: Some carers feel that they would benefit from someone to talk to on a regular basis. Our Here to Talk befrienders are trained volunteers who have an understanding of the difficulties carers face. Many of them will have experience of caring themselves. Talking to someone can help to lessen feelings of loneliness and isolation.

“When I’ve reached rock bottom, they’ve helped and supported me. Sometimes just being a voice on the other end of a phone when I’ve needed someone to talk to.” Pam.

Carer Support Groups

These are monthly groups which are open to all carers. The groups have a speaker at each one to talk about a wide range of topics. There is always a support worker on hand to help out and discuss any difficulties you may have. We have groups throughout the county with specific groups for those caring for someone with mental health problems and parent carers. Find a support group near you.

Taking a Break

Taking a break is important for your wellbeing. Our days out and activities can help you enjoy some time away from your caring role. Call for a copy of our latest What’s On guide.

GP Support

We work closely with GP practices across Wiltshire to ensure that carers receive support and good access to services through their local surgery. Many surgeries offer Carers Clinics where you can go along for routine health checks as well as an opportunity to speak to one of our Carer Support Workers. Ask your local surgery to see if they have one.

Rethink Inclusion Coaches

The Wiltshire Mental Health Inclusion Service offer a free drop-in hub for anyone needing support with their mental health and wellbeing. A chance to meet with an Inclusion Coach and discuss what opportunities are available to help you to help you wellbeing and find community support.

Download their leaflet with more information here.

When & Where

Chippenham: Community Hub, SN15 3WL

Last Thursday of each month, 1-4pm

Devizes: St James Centre, SN10 1LR

3rd Wednesday of each month, 1-4pm

Salisbury: Arts Centre, SP1 3UT

1st Tuesday of each month, 10am-12.30pm

Trowbridge: Town Hall, BA14 8EQ

2nd Tuesday of each month, 1-4pm

For further information, contact the service at or on 07467 764171.