Do you need some support?
We can help you find the support you need, whether it’s financial, emotional, mental health, educational, well-being or just someone to chat things over with.

FREE RWB Youth Group Most Mondays for 11-19 year olds (up to 25 with SEND)
FREE social space / youth group. Weekly session updates: @: RISE Trust Instagram Page

  • Meet friends, relax or do activities
  • Most Mondays 7.30-8.30pm
  • It’s FREE, just turn up
  • Membership forms need to be completed on first visit (COVID tracking)
  • Support available from The RISE Trust Youth Workers and trained counsellor (if needed and wanted)
  • FREE supported access to funding and resources from local charities and organisations

FREE Financial Support
Young people, aged 7 – 25 years, who live in Royal Wootton Bassett parish, or have lived in RWB for 12 months, may be eligible for a grant from the Richard Jones Foundation. Individuals or parents / carers can apply for up to £250 per year per child to help the young person achieve their full potential.

This could be to buy books for school or university, clothes, equipment for future workplace use, musical or art materials, course feed, educational visits or trips, music lessons, summer camps, sports equipment and tours or expenditure where there is a clear educational benefit. (* There are some exceptions including transport fees and iphones and tablets).

For more information visit: or email for an application form.

FREE School Uniform
Order FREE pre-loved school uniform – uniform giveaways – next date TBC

Worried about a Child or Young Person?

  • If you think a child or young person is immediate danger or risk of harm ring the police 999
  • If you are worried about the safety of a child or young person contact the NSPCC by emailing or ring their helpline 0808 800 5000

Emotional / Well-being / Mental Health Support

  • Young Minds has lots of support whether you are a young person or an adult or parent supporting a young person. There is a Young Minds Textline which can be used 24hrs a day for young people needing support. Text YM to 85258 Provides free, 24/7 text support for young people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis. All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus. Texts can be anonymous, but if the volunteer believes you are at immediate risk of harm, they may share your details with people who can provide support.Opening times:24/7
  • Heads Together, set up by HRH Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge, supports young people who need someone to talk to. If you need immediate support, you can text SHOUT to 85258 and chat by text. The service is free on most networks and available 24/7, and trained volunteers will listen to you, and work with to help you take the next steps towards feeling better.
  • The NHS’ Little Blue Book Of Sunshine is a quick and easy read that covers areas such as Stress, Anger, Mental Health, Relationships and many more. A useful guide to dip into for support or ideas for self help and where to go for help and support.

LGBTQIA+ Support

  • Out Of The Can. (OOTC) This group Out of the Can is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer (LGBTQ+) Youth Group in Swindon Wiltshire, for young people aged between 13-19 years old. The group is open to all to attend, come along if you need support, or just would like to feel comfortable with friends or to support a friend that is coming to terms with their sexuality or gender identity. The group meets in central swindon on Tuesday evenings between 5:30 and 7:30pm. Please either contact them via email or via a Facebook message – to join the OOTC LGBTQ+ Group (which has privacy settings to secret – this group is for active members of the group only).
  • If you are experiencing homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying contact EACH for support. EACH provides a free and confidential, homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying reporting service for children and young people up to 18 years of age. If you have been a target of this bullying you can call their freephone Helpline on 0808 1000 143 (Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm)

Just want to have a chat?

  • Childline offer FREE confidential advice and support to under 18s 0800 1111
  • Monday evenings at Royal Wootton Bassett Memorial Hall. RISE Trust youth workers are on hand to chat and support, you can also talk to a trained counsellor if you would like to.

FREE Toiletries / Period Products

  • FREE period products delivered to you anonymously from All Yours. You can request an All Yours box directly through via their website if you need one. No questions asked. All the boxes are discreet boxes, and will either be posted to you, or deliver it to your doorstep, whichever way is quicker.

Bereavement Support / Preparing for Bereavement

  • Preparing a young person for bereavement or coping after a bereavement Wiltshire Tree House offers support through activities for young people and families to explore and understand their grief. Families can self refer using this link or ringing (01793) 987105
  • Macmillan have many resources to help you prepare yourself or a young person for a bereavement.
  • Coping with bereavement Hope Again provides support for young people trying to manage bereavement. You can email them or if you want to talk to someone directly, call their FREE phone helpline on 0808 808 1677

Family Support

  • This website has LOTS of ideas and support for parents, grandparents, carers, families, blended families and stepfamilies covering a huge variety of topics that children experience from babies and toddlers to teens and young adults. For more information visit or call the helpline for advice 0808 800 2222

Young Carer Support / Not in education or work

  • Wiltshire’s Community First offers support for young carers. As a young person or parent you can self refer using  using the Integrated Front Door on 0300 4560108 or emailing Once the referral is received it will be allocated to a practitioner from Wiltshire Council, who will make contact with your family.
  • Wiltshire SPLASH provides positive activities & youth worker support for young people who are facing challenges in their lives, providing fun opportunities where young people learn from each other, help & support one another & begin to see that they are liked, accepted & valued individuals. Splash raises aspirations, increases confidence & self-esteem & empowers young people to realise their own capabilities & potential.

Support if you are experiencing bullying

  • If you are experiencing bullying contact Kidscape who can offer support and techniques to help you.
  • Childline provides support if you are being bullied or know someone that is.
  • EACH provides a free and confidential, homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying reporting service for children and young people up to 18 years of age. If you have been a target of this bullying you can call their freephone Helpline on 0808 1000 143 (Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm)

Drug and Substance Abuse Support

  • Talk To Frank provides honest information about drugs. If you are worried about drug or a friend you can call FRANK anytime on 0300 123 6600 for confidential advice.
  • The NHS We Are With You has lots of information about drug addiction and how to get help

Living with cancer

  • Young Lives V Cancer supports families and young people when there is a cancer diagnosis. They also support young people when they receive a cancer diagnosis here. If you have a question or need support you can get in touch by email or call 0300 330 0803 (Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm).
  • Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council

Is there another agency or group that we should include on our list of support for young people? If so, please get in touch to let us know. Please email: