Support Groups

Within the Swindon area there are many clinics and services dedicated to the maintenance of your health. For further information please select a service from the list below:

Live Well Swindon Hub: The Hub is the first point of contact for the majority of clients and referrals.  It provides a welcome and triage system for Community Health & Wellbeing services and activities. The Hub gives easy access to programmes whilst ensuring that provision is consistent, coherent and complimentary.  The hub triage system looks at the complete needs of the individual rather than addressing single behaviours, focusing on the client journey. For further information and advice on weight management, walking groups, cycling, supervised gym sessions and other wellbeing support services provided by the Community Health and Wellbeing Team please contact the Live Well Swindon Hub by calling 01793 465513  or email livewell@swindon.gov.uk or livewellswindon@nhs.net

Diabetes Community Service: Your GP or nurse may refer you to the Community Diabetes Service if they feel you need specialist input, or they may call the Community Diabetes Service for some advice and guidance in relation to your treatment plan.

Weight Management Services: Swindon Borough Council leisure services provide a choice of free weight management programmes on behalf of NHS Swindon for patients meeting the inclusion criteria.

Physical Activity Services: Swindon Borough Council run a range of activities for all abilities and for people with disabilities such as walking and cycling.

Stop Smoking Service: Last year over 1500 people in Swindon successfully stopped with the help of their local Stop Smoking Services. The service can be found in more than 60 places in Swindon, at a time and place to suit you.

Great Western Hospital Clinic: The Diabetes Care Team at Great Western Hospital aims to provide the highest standard of care for people with diabetes. We aim to provide a patient-centred service promoting a holistic approach to care and self management.

Health Ambassadors: This service is suited to someone who has diabetes and wants to gain a healthier lifestyle by making small changes that can be maintained longer term.

Diabetes UK Swindon Group Meetings: The Swindon & District Voluntary Group organises regular meetings throughout the year. Admission is free to anyone interested in diabetes and its management. You don’t have to be a member of Diabetes UK to come along.

Psychological Support: Psychological support can help people better manage life’s difficulties, including those related to physical health (e.g. diabetes) and some common emotional reactions (e.g. feeling worried or low).

The Alcohol Service in Swindon is called Solar and is provided by CRI.  They provide a full range of services including information, advice and guidance, brief interventions, 1-1 group based support and counselling and community detox services. Further information is available from their website.

Transition to Adult Care: As a young person growing from childhood towards independent adulthood, you need useful knowledge and expert information on health matters. Young people have developed a page on the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust website for young people to find information relevant to them and their care.