Helplines and Support Groups
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Access to integrated health and social services
Carers Direct Telephone Helpline
Information, advice and support for carers
Information and advice about services and support available in England
08088020202 (Mon-Fri, 8am-9pm. Weekends 11am-4pm)
Online information service at NHS Choices, http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect
Adult Social Care and Health
08449 80 80 80
Helpline providing advice and information for carers on any issue
0808 808 7777 (Mon-Fri, 10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm)
Department of Works and Pensions
For information on benefits
For information on benefits
Gives support, practical advice and information to anyone concerned for a young person they know to be at risk of harming themselves.
08000 684 141 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, 7pm-10pm. Sat & Sun 2pm-5pm)
NHS National Electronic Library for Mental Health
Useful information for patients and caregivers
Health Information Service
Information on all health-related subjects and information on where to get treatment.
0800 665 544 (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm)
A ‘one-stop shop’ where people can get advice and information about a health condition; counselling, advice and family services; voluntary, support and community groups; leisure, sport and work; benefits, legal and financial advice; general health and wellbeing.
01623 433 006 (Mansfield) or 0800 028 3693
The Princess Royal Trust For Carers
Provides information and support and advise to carers.
020 7480 7788
National Mental Health Charity working to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. Services include helplines; carer support; community support; nursing and residential care and services dedicated to black and minority ethnic communities
Freephone helplines offering practical and emotional support and signposting to those experiencing severe mental illness, their carers and relatives.
General Helpline: 08454560455
South East 08088002073
08457 909090 (24 hours, every day)
0845 767 8000
Mental Health Foundation
This website provides booklets produced by the organisation on mental health issues. They have also been involved in research around children and young people’s mental health.
The Childline helpline is free for children and young people
Their website includes lots of useful information and advice.
Helpline and information for parents in distress.
080 8800 2222 (Mon-Fri, 9am to 9pm)
Parent’s Information Service
0800 018 2138
This organisation is committed to preventing young suicides, and promoting the importance of emotional wellbeing and mental health.
They have a free, confidential helpline service called Hopeline. Tel: 08000 68 41 41. The helpline is open Monday – Friday from 10am – 2pm and 7pm – 10pm, and 2pm – 5pm on weekends.
If you want to find out about local youth counselling services try the directory on the Youth Access website
This organisation has a Parents Information Service, which is a free, confidential helpline for any adult concerned about a child’s mental health.
0800 018 2138.
Opening hours: Mon & Frid 10 am – 1 pm; and Tues, Wed & Thurs 1 pm – 4 pm & Wed 6pm-8pm.
They also produce booklets for parents & carers, and children and young people. These are all available via the following website.
Youth In Mind
This website provides lots of information about mental health issues for young people, parents and teachers.
It also includes a very useful directory of CAMHS across the UK.
LOCAL SELF-HELP SUPPORT GROUPS
Leicestershire and Rutland
Carers’ Action - Group run by Carers for Carers
Oadby and Wigston
Centre 88 Carers Group
Meets first Thursday of every month 7.30 - 10 am for information sharing and activities.
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Carer Support Group
Nottinghamshire S81 0DB
Meets 1st or 2nd Tuesday of the month
Starts Tuesday 13th April
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Andrea Emmens: 01909 502 068
Sarah Blaydes: 01623 835 210
Stella Hardy: 01909 502026
Healing Life’s Traumas
Farndon Memorial Hall,
Starts on February 5th 2010
A self help support group set up to help people with Depression, panic attacks anxiety etc
Rethink respect group
A group for anyone with experience of mental illness - whether carer, service user, family or friend. The group’s aim is to provide a friendly, supportive, encouraging and non-judgemental environment for all.
Every Thursday 1-3pm
Newark Baptist Chuch
1 Albert Street
Contact: Jane Fidler (Group Coordinator)
Tel: 07970 11 33 27
1st Saturday of the month
10.30 am @ The Old Post Office, Newark
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