WHO CAN HELP
If you are worried that you or someone you know may have a mental health challenge, visit your GP for support and you can access the following websites for more information:
- AgeUK - Age UK's vision is to make the UK a great place to grow older. They do this by inspiring, supporting and enabling in a number of ways.
- Alzheimer's Society - This site has great information about getting help and getting involved in supporting people with Alzheimer's.
- Dementia UK - This site offers support and helpful information about dementia and how you can get in touch for more help and info.
- Psychological Wellbeing Service - The CPFT(Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust) Psychological Wellbeing Service is part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services. Our aim is to make psychological therapies more accessible to people experiencing common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. You can self-refer using their online form or by calling them up!
- MindEd For Families - MindEd for Families supports parents and those caring for children and young people in their family when they are concerned about a young person’s mental health or well-being. They also provide support for older people and their families when they are concerned about mental health and well-being, either their own or other family members.
- Contact The Elderly - Supported by a network of volunteers, Contact the Elderly organizes monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people aged 75 and over who are dealing with loneliness and social isolation.
- The Silver Line - The Silver Line is the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK open every day and night of the year. Our specially-trained helpline team offer information, friendship and advice, link callers to local groups and services, offer regular friendship calls and protect and support older people who are suffering abuse and neglect.
- Independent Age - As well as offering regular friendly contact and a strong campaigning voice, Independent Age can provide you and your family with clear, free and impartial advice on the issues that matter: care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility.
A charity founded over 150 years ago, we’re independent so you can be.
- Friends of the Elderly - We are dedicated to providing individual care with dignity that meets your needs. We employ an informal, relaxed approach to ensure that we maintain our home from home feel, but we always deliver our care with absolute professionalism. Our homes provide residential, dementia, nursing and respite care.
- The Women's Institute - The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.
Mental health challenges are common but help is available and with the right support many people recover completely. Check out our Support Services Page for lots of services who are local and national!
*Some information gathered from www.nhs.uk and www.ageuk.org.uk/ and the services listed.