Monthly Archives: May 2020

Be Cautious about Cancer


Your GP wants to know if you have any of these symptoms.

These symptoms may be harmless but can be caused by cancer or other conditions, so contact your GP to discuss them.

Quick assessment means faster reassurance if all is well. If there is a problem, an earlier diagnosis means better chances of a full recovery.

Better outcomes with

Earlier assessment of:

Change in bowel/bladder function

A mouth ulcer or skin problem which isn’t healing

Unexpected bleeding/discharge (eg bowel/vagina/nose)

Thickness/lump in a breast/nipple/elsewhere

Indigestion – severe & persistent/swallowing difficulty

Ongoing cough/hoarseness

Unusual appearance of a mole/wart

Symptoms of unexplained weight loss/bloating/extreme fatigue/excessive night sweats/unexplained pain



For more help and advice, visit


Mental Wellbeing

In order to support people during this worrying time, we have provided a list of useful contacts to help with mental wellbeing.

Wiltshire IAPT – Psychological Therapies (Talking Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

Trained practitioners to help you understand and find ways of tackling, coping and working out life’s problems, including stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, obsessions, difficulty coping & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Includes individual or group sessions, workshops and interactive computer programmes.

01722 820267 (Salisbury) 01380 731335 (Devizes) 01793 836836 (Swindon) (Salisbury + Devizes), (Swindon)

Reading Well – Books on Prescription

Self-help books for managing common conditions. Please visit your local library or visit the website below.

 Links to Work

Provide support to return to work for those who are unemployed with health and other issues

0800 917 9262


Meditation exercises to enable you to pay attention to the present moment, helping you become more aware of your thoughts & feelings. Proven to help stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue & sleep problems, addictions, relationship problems, and even physical problems like heart disease, hypertension and chronic pain.

Every Mind Matters

Expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.


Provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem

0300 123 3393

 Mental Health Crisis

For support in a mental health crisis and to prevent self-harm or suicide (in an emergency call 999 or 111) 020 7263 7070 App:

On Your Mind

Signposts children and young people to sources of support for good mental health and emotional wellbeing


Counselling, support and information for all relationships

0300 100 1234


Someone who will listen to you and will help you talk through your concerns, worries and troubles

116 123

Cruse Bereavement Care

Provide support and care after a bereavement

0808 808 1677

Citizens Advice

Offer free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to help people resolve numerous issues that may be affecting your mental wellbeing, including advices on benefits, work, finance, consumer, relationship, housing, discrimination, tax, education, healthcare and legal issues.

0300 4568375 (Wiltshire) 03444 111 444 (National)

Other Resources

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP)

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) NHS Trust has launched a 24-hour telephone support service.

Anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s mental health can call 0300 3031320 and speak to mental health experts who will provide advice, guidance and support over the telephone.

The mental health 24/7 response line is available around the clock for adults and children seven days a week.