The 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.
0207 553 7640
Age UK aims to improve later life for everyone through information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.
0800 169 2081
0300 222 1122
0333 323 3880
Information, advice and support for carers.
0300 123 1053
Information and support for carers including a network of more than 140 carers' centres across the UK.
Expert advice, information and support for carers.
Telephone 0808 808 7777. Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm
Counselling - BACP Register
An online resource to check whether a counsellor is nationally accredited.
Counselling Directory aims to be the leading service for providing counselling advice and information - connecting those in distress with the largest support network in the UK.
Government information about services, carers' rights, benefits advice and respite care.
0808 800 2222
Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury.
0808 800 2244
Information, advice and support for people with mental illness and their carers.
0300 123 3393
NHS Non-emergency number
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder support and information.
0845 390 6232
Office of the Public Guardian
Information and advice on how to support someone who needs help managing their financial affairs
0845 330 2900
Charity campaigning for the rights of people with mental health problems and their carers.
0845 456 0455
Information on all aspects of mental illness.
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.
Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544
Age UK Gloucestershire
Telephone 01452 422 660 Monday to Thursday 9am-4pm Friday 9am-3.30pm
Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Telephone: 0800 008 6077
Alzheimer's Society Gloucestershire
01452 525 222
Alzheimer's Society Herefordshire
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
Cheltenham Support Group
Services include day centres for people with dementia, respite relief and a luncheon club.
Telephone 0117 914 4200
Information, support, advice, advocacy, support groups, Emergency Card Scheme.
Telephone 0300 100 9000
Carer and Parent Support Gloucestershire
A service for anyone concerned by another's misuse, or potential misuse, of drugs or alcohol.
01242 222 872
Free, independent and confidential advice on issues including consumer problems, debt, personal and family affairs, housing and welfare benefits.
Stround & Cotswold 0808 800 0511 or visit www.citizensadvice-stroudandcotswold.org.uk
Forest of Dean 01594 823 937 or visit www.forestofdeancab.co.uk
Gloucester and District 01452 527 202 or visit www.gloucestercab.org.uk
Herefordshire 0844 826 9685 or visit www.herefordshirecab.org.uk
County Community Projects
Help, support and advice for young people (16-25) and their families.
Telephone 01242 228 999
Crossroads Care Central and East Gloucestershire
Support for carers and the people they care for.
Cirencester 01285 650168
Gloucester 01452 302542
Gloucestershire County Council
Information and help for adults and older people, their carers and relatives.
01452 426 868
Gloucestershire County Council
Service for children and young people in Gloucestershire.
Telephone 01452 425 300
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.
Gloucestershire Lifestyles Support Services
Supports carers by providing volunteers to provide carers with respite break.
Telephone 01452 530 184
Gloucestershire Take A Stand
Tacking tackle domestic abuse and encouraging healthy relationships
Herefordshire Mind - Get Set to Go
Aims to improve the quality of life of anyone with a mental health problem through access to sport in the local community.
Support for individuals, families and communities with concerns about mental health, alcohol or drugs.
Telephone 0345 863 8323
Patient Advice & Liaison Service
Free and confidential advice, support and liaison for people using NHS services including help in resolving individual concerns.
Telephone 01452 894072
Gloucester Rethink Self Harm Support Group - 07501 941202
Gloucester Supported Housing - 01452 314019
Stroud Supported Housing - 01453 766695
SPEAKOUT - Service User and Carer Group
51 Templeway West, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5JD
Telephone: Graham Crawshaw on 07745587398