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Useful Contacts

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.

National Organisations

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Local Organisations

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National Organisations

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Adfam

Confidential information and support for families and friends of drug and alcohol users.

0207 553 7640

www.adfam.org.uk

Age UK

Age UK aims to improve later life for everyone through information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.

0800 169 2081

www.ageuk.org.uk

Alzheimer's Society

0300 222 1122

www.alzheimers.org.uk

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Bipolar UK

0333 323 3880

www.bipolaruk.org

C

Carers Direct

Information, advice and support for carers.

0300 123 1053

www.nhs.uk/carersdirect

Carers Trust

Information and support for carers including a network of more than 140 carers' centres across the UK.

support@carers.org

www.carers.org

Carers UK

Expert advice, information and support for carers.

Telephone 0808 808 7777. Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm

www.carersuk.org

Counselling - BACP Register

An online resource to check whether a counsellor is nationally accredited.

www.bacpregister.org.uk

Counselling Directory

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.

www.counselling-directory.org.uk

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Direct Gov

Government information about services, carers' rights, benefits advice and respite care.

www.direct.gov.uk

F

Family Lives

0808 800 2222

www.familylives.org.uk

H

Headway

Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury.

0808 800 2244

helpline@headway.org.uk

www.headway.org.uk

M

Mind

Information, advice and support for people with mental illness and their carers.

0300 123 3393

www.mind.org.uk

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NHS Non-emergency number

Call 111

www.nhs.uk/111

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OCD Action

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder support and information.

0845 390 6232

www.ocdaction.org.uk

Office of the Public Guardian

Information and advice on how to support someone who needs help managing their financial affairs

0845 330 2900

www.publicguardian.gov.uk

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Rethink

Charity campaigning for the rights of people with mental health problems and their carers.

0845 456 0455

www.rethink.org

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SANE

Information on all aspects of mental illness.

Telephone 0207 375 1002

SANEline 08457 767 8000 6pm-11pm Monday to Sunday

Email sanemail@sane.org.uk

www.sane.org.uk

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Young Minds

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

Email ymenquiries@youngminds.org.uk

www.youngminds.org.uk

Local Organisations

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Age UK Gloucestershire

Telephone 01452 422 660 Monday to Thursday 9am-4pm Friday 9am-3.30pm

www.ageuk.org.uk/gloucestershire

Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Telephone: 0800 008 6077

www.ageuk.org.uk/herefordshireandworcestershire

Alzheimer's Society Gloucestershire

01452 525 222

www.alzheimers.org.uk

Alzheimer's Society Herefordshire

www.alzheimers.org.uk/BranchWebsites/herefordshire

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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

www.b-eat.co.uk

Bipolar UK

Cheltenham Support Group

www.bipolaruk.org/cheltenham-support-group

Brunel Care

Services include day centres for people with dementia, respite relief and a luncheon club.

Telephone 0117 914 4200

www.brunelcare.org.uk

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Carers Gloucestershire

Information, support, advice, advocacy, support groups, Emergency Card Scheme.

Telephone 0300 100 9000

http://carersgloucestershire.org.uk

Carer and Parent Support Gloucestershire

A service for anyone concerned by another's misuse, or potential misuse, of drugs or alcohol. 

01242 222 872

www.cpsg.org.uk

Citizens Advice

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

www.ccprojects.org.uk

Crossroads Care Central and East Gloucestershire

Support for carers and the people they care for.

Cirencester 01285 650168

Gloucester 01452 302542

www.crossroadscandeg.org.uk

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Gloucestershire County Council

Information and help for adults and older people, their carers and relatives.

01452 426 868

www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/adults​

Gloucestershire County Council

Service for children and young people in Gloucestershire.

Telephone 01452 425 300

www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/children​

GlosFamilies Directory

Online guide to services, organisations and activities for children and young people, parents and carers.

01452 427362

www.glosfamiliesdirectory.org.uk

Gloucestershire Young Carers

Support for young people aged eight to 25 whose lives are affected by caring for a family member.

01452 733060

www.glosyoungcarers.org.uk

Gloucestershire Lifestyles Support Services

Supports carers by providing volunteers to provide carers with respite break.

Telephone 01452 530 184

www.gloslifestyles.co.uk

Gloucestershire Take A Stand

Tacking tackle domestic abuse and encouraging healthy relationships

www.glostakeastand.com

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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.

www.herefordshire-mind.org.uk/get-set-to-go.asp

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Independence Trust

Support for individuals, families and communities with concerns about mental health, alcohol or drugs.

Telephone 0345 863 8323

www.independencetrust.co.uk

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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

Email 2gnft.pals@nhs.net

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Gloucester Rethink Self Harm Support Group - 07501 941202

Gloucester Supported Housing - 01452 314019

Stroud Supported Housing - 01453 766695

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SPEAKOUT - Service User and Carer Group

51 Templeway West, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5JD

Telephone: Graham Crawshaw on 07745587398

www.speakoutnetwork.org

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