Here are some useful links to organisations which we may have mentioned or used.

Victim Support

Published on 27 July 2022

Victim Support Wiltshire and Swindon support people across the area. They are free to access and independent of the police.

If you have been a victim of crime there are a variety of ways they can help – to make you feel safer, validate your feelings and cope with the impact of crime. They are available Monday to Friday 0900-1700 on 0808 281 0113 or you can call 0808 168 9111 outside of these times.

Parenting Courses

Published on 24 May 2022

A selection of parenting courses promoted by Wiltshire Council.

Trains – Disabled Persons Railcard

Published on 24 May 2022

Check whether you are able to buy a disabled persons railcard to allow you to get discounted tickets.

A Practical Guide to Happiness in Adults on the Autism Spectrum: A Positive Psychology Approach

Published on 24 May 2022

A book by Victoria Honeywell. This book offers a positive psychology approach to mental health and autism. Moving away from neurotypical views of happiness, it sets out simple techniques to help adults on the spectrum improve their mental health.

A Practical Guide to Happiness in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum: A Positive Psychology Approach

Published on 24 May 2022

A book by Victoria Honeywell. The guide is full of practical ideas for helping children strengthen their self-worth, optimism and receptivity to happiness. It also reveals how children can build resilience and better understand their feelings, giving them the skills to flourish and thrive and to ward off negative thoughts..

Swindon – DASH (Discovering Autistic Spectrum Happiness)

Published on 24 May 2022

DASH is an independent local charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life of adults of working age with Aspergers and other high functioning Autistic Spectrum Conditions living in Swindon.

Autism: a guide for police officers and staff

Published on 24 May 2022

Autism affects more than 1% of the population. You’re therefore highly likely to encounter someone who is on the autism spectrum at some point in your policing career. This might include autistic people who aren’t yet diagnosed.

This guide provides background information about autism and aims to help all police officers and staff.

Alabaré Riverside Sanctuary

Published on 19 April 2022

A confidential service aimed at anyone who is in a mental health crisis or who is struggling to manage their mental wellbeing.

Carers Support Wiltshire

Published on 20 October 2021

Services for carers include one to one support, befriending, complementary therapies, days out and breaks, plus free training courses, a Facebook group to connect to others, support groups and carer cafes. They also offer specialist support for those serving in the military and young adult carers aged 18-25.

Action For Children

Published on 20 October 2021

Offers parenting support including an advice service for parents of 0-19 year olds