Useful ContactsThe following local and national organisations are all able to help people who may be suffering from mental ill health, substance misuse issues or the people that care for them.
Confidential information and support for families and friends of drug and alcohol users.
25 Corsham Street, London, N1 6DR
Telephone 0207 553 7640
Age UK aims to improve later life for everyone through information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.
Information Line 0800 169 8787
Telephone 0845 300 0336 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
Information, advice and support telephone service for carers.
Freephone 0808 802 0202 8am-9pm Monday to Friday and 11am-4pm weekends and Bank Holidays
Campaigns for carer's rights and provides information for carers.
Telephone 0808 808 7777 Wednesday to Thursday 10-12 noon and 2pm-4pm
An online resource to check whether a counsellor is nationally accredited.
Government information about services, carer's rights, benefits advice and respite care.
Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury.
Free helpline 0808 800 2244
Information, advice and support for people with mental illness and their carers.
Information line 0845 7660 163
Health advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Telephone 0845 46 47
OCD Action (formerly Obsessive Action)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder support and information.
Suite 506-509 Davina House, 137-149 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7ET
Telephone 0845 390 6232 or 020 7253 2664 Monday to Friday 10am-5pm
Office of the Public Guardian
Information and advice on how to support someone who needs help managing their financial affairs
Archway Tower, 2 Junction Road, London, N19 5SZ
Telephone 0845 330 2900 9am-5pm
Free help and support for all parents and carers.
Telephone 0808 800 2222 or 01453 768160 (local contact)
Princess Royal Trust for Carers
Information and support for carers including a network of more than 140 carers' centres across the UK.
Unit 14, Bourne Court, Southend Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 8HD
Telephone 0844 800 4361
Charity campaigning for the rights of people with mental health problems and their carers.
89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP
Telephone 0845 456 0455 Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm
Information on all aspects of mental illness.
1st Floor Cityside House, 40 Alder Street, London, E1 1EE
Telephone 0207 375 1002
SANEline 08457 767 8000 6pm-11pm Monday to Sunday
Information on mental health of young children and young people, including young carers. Confidential support for anyone worried about the emotional problems or behaviour of a child or young person.
Telephone 0207 336 8445
Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544
Advocacy Trust Gloucestershire (ATGlos)
Independent Volunteer advocates to help people with learning disabilities.
Telephone 0845 051 1203
Age Concern Gloucestershire
Telephone 01452 422 660 Monday to Thursday 9am-4pm Friday 9am-3.30pm
Cheltenham and District 01242 511 111
Stroud and District 01453 791 830
Gloucester and District 01452 525 222
Beat - Eating Disorder Support Group (Cirencester)
The group meets every month on the first Wednesday of the month, and is open to sufferers, relatives and friends.
Group Facilitator: Pat Ayres Telephone: 01285 770385
Information, support, advice, advocacy, support groups, Emergency Card Scheme.
2nd Floor, Messenger House, 35 St Michael's Square, Gloucester, GL1 1HX
Telephone 01452 386 283
Careshare (supporting carers in the Cotswolds)
Supporting people with a physical disability or dementia so that the carer can have a break.
Telephone 01285 650 168
Cheltenham Parent Support Group
Information, advice and support for anyone supporting someone who is misusing drugs or alcohol.
Telephone 01242 222 872
Free, independent and confidential advice on issues including consumer problems, debt, personal and family affairs, housing and welfare benefits.
Cheltenham 01242 522491
Gloucester 01452 527 202
Cirencester 01285 658 638
Stroud 08444 111444
Forest of Dean 01594 823 937
Moreton-in-Marsh 01608 650 881
County Community Projects
Help, support and advice for young people (16-25) and their families.
15 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, GL50 3DA
Telephone 01242 228 999
Home based or outdoor activities for cared for person to provide a break and relive stress for carers.
Cheltenham and District 01242 584 844
Stroud and Gloucestershire 01453 755 999
Forest of Dean 01594 823 414
Dementia Care Trust (Brunel Care)
Services include day centres for people with dementia, respite relief and a luncheon club.
Telephone 01452 550 066 or 01452 550 067
Gloucestershire County Council
Community and Adult Care Directorate Helpdesk.
Information and help for adults and older people, their carers and relatives.
Telephone 01452 426 868
Gloucestershire County Council
Children and Young People's Directorate.
Service for children and young people in Gloucestershire.
Telephone 01452 425 300
Gloucestershire Children and Young People's Service Directory
Online guide to services, organisations and activities for children and young people, parents and carers.
Gloucestershire Young Carers
Support for young people aged eight to 25 whose lives are affected by caring for a family member.
Unit 7, Twigworth Court Business Centre, Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 9PG
Telephone 01452 733060
Gloucestershire Lifestyles Buddy Scheme
Supports carers by providing volunteers to provide carers with respite break.
Telephone 01452 312 994
Health, social care and disability information service for Gloucestershire
Telephone 0845 658 3888
GUiDE and PALS: PALS
Free and confidential advice, support and liaison for people using NHS services in Gloucestershire, including help in resolving individual concerns.
Telephone 0800 015 1548
GUiDE and PALS: The Key
Information service for any family in Gloucestershire with a disabled child.
Telephone 08456 583 857
Support for individuals, families and communities with concerns about mental health, alcohol or drugs.
Telephone 0845 863 8323
MDF The Bipolar Organisation
Network of self-help groups throughout the UK to support people with bipolar, their families, carers and friends.
Telephone 0845 634 0540
Neighbourhood and community projects offer family support, welfare and health advice, advocacy, training courses and social activities.
Telephone 0845 658 3888
Advocacy services for people with mental health problems, plus information and advice for carers.
Telephone 01452 891 539
Rethink Gloucestershire Groups 01453 832 228
Rethink Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline
Freephone 0808 801 0606
Monday and Friday 4pm-9pm
Saturday and Sunday 6pm - 11pm
Service User and Carer Group
51 Templeway West, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5JD
Telephone: Graham Crawshaw on 07745587398