Support and Crisis Info

I always think it is handy to have some Support and Emergency Crisis information to hand, just in case….You may also find some useful tips or resources on their websites.

General

Elefriends: an online supportive community for mental health sufferers, www.elefriends.org.uk

Family Lives: mental health support services for families and carers, https://www.familylives.org.uk or call 0808 800 2222.  Head Office in Hatfield:  020 7553 3080

Guide Dogs: help, support and services for visually impaired. For children services visit www.blindchildrenuk.org  or call 0800 781 1444. For free1:1 sighted guide service call My Guide on 0345 143 0229,  email myguide@guidedogs.org.uk or visit www.guidedogs.org.uk

Herts Help: information, crisis support, financial advice, advocacy and more. See www.hertshelp.net or call 0300 123 4044 open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm

Herts Mind Network: mental health support, crisis intervention and support, counselling, employment, housing advice and more. See www.hertsmindnetwork.org or call: 020 3727 3600

Herts Mind Network Night Light service: out of hours crisis centres in Watford, Hemel and Ware (Friday to Monday, between 7pm and 1am only) call: 01923 256391

Herts Vision Loss: support & befriending, information, counselling, group events. See www.hertsvisionloss.org.uk or call 01707 324680

JOCA: especially for men, based in WGC 24/7 support, counselling, employment, buddy system and directory of support organisations,  www.jocarugby.co.uk  or email joca@welwynrfc.co.uk

Rethink:  advice, information, support groups, advocacy, www.rethink.org call:0300 5000 927

Samaritans: free confidential support in a crisis 24/7. See www.samaritans.org  or call 116123

Samaritans Crisis Team text service: 07725 909090 (for those who prefer to text)

SANE: online support forum and text service. See www.sane.org.uk or call 0300 304 7000 between 4.30pm-10.30 pm daily

Silent Solutions: for emergency situations where you cannot speak, call 999 then, when operator asks press 55.

Single Point of Access: mental health signposting service open from 8am-7.30pm daily. See www.hpft.nhs.uk/i-need-help-now or call: 0300 777 0707.

Turning Point Complex needs: support and information see www.turning-point.co.uk. For Herts see www.turning-point.co.uk/hertfordshire-complex-needs-service.aspx  or call 01707 891 120 email:cns@turning-point.co.uk

 

Suicide Prevention

CALM:  for men, www.thecalmzone.net  helpline open daily 17:00- 00:00, call: 0800 58 58 58 or use webchat button on website.

Hectors House: An informational resource. See www.hectorshouse.orh.uk email hihector@hectorshouse.org.uk

HOPEline UK Suicide prevention line for under 35’s. Call: 0800 068 41 41 or Text: 07786209697

The Ollie Foundation: suicide prevention skills training for any individual or community aimed at  creating awareness and prevention. See https://theolliefoundation.org

Maytree: provides residential space for people experiencing suicidal crisis: www.maytree.org.uk or call: 02072367070

Papyrus: confidential support, help and advice for under 35’s. See www.papyrus-uk.org or call 0800 068 4141 email pat@papyrus-uk.org

 

Children and Young Adults

Childline: information, advice and a counselling service 24/7, www.childline.org.uk call:0800 1111

Kooth: free online service that provides counselling and emotional support www.kooth.com

SupportLine: confidential emotional support by telephone, email/post. Also has fact sheets and a directory of counsellors, agencies and support groups:  www.supportline.org.uk call: 01708 765 200 email:info@supportline.org.uk

The Mix: free information and support on a range of issues for under 25’s www.themix.org.uk call: 0808 808 4994 Text 85258

Youth2Youth: a website and helpline which offers advice and information www.youth2youth.org.uk call: 07516 391 429 or email: contact@youth2youth.org.uk

Youth Talk: Counselling for 13-25 year olds who live/work/study in St Albans. See http://www.youthtalk.org.uk call: 01727 868 684 email info@youthtalk.org.uk

Young Minds: confidential helpline and support service for under 25’s text YM to 85258 for free 24/7 support. www.youngminds.org.uk Parents/ Carers can call the parent helpline on 0808 802 5544 (Mon – Fri 9.30am – 4pm)

 

Older generation

AGE UK: advice and support, befriending services for older generation. www.ageuk.org.uk call: 0800 055 6112 open 8am-7pm 365 days a year

Silverline: free 24 hour helpline for older generation www.thesilverline.org.uk call: 0800 470 8090

 

Apps to help manage general well-being/mental health:

Breathe2Relax: relaxation and belly breathing techniques

CALM: Mindfulness and meditation

Daylio: A micro diary to keep track of moods

MoodMission: Get a tailored list of simple effective ‘missions’ to improve mood.

Pacifica: Daily tools for stress, anxiety and depression alongside a supportive community based on CBT and Mindfulness meditation.

Recovery Record: for help with managing eating disorders using CBT and other self-monitoring methods

Samapp: Anxiety management

Stay Alive: A free resource for suicide prevention.

Talk Life: online community for mental health support.

Thrive: info and tops to help relieve stress and anxiety with meditation, deep relaxation, self- hypnosis and more

What’s Up?: CBT & ACT methods to help cope with depressions, anxiety , anger, stress etc…

Resources, courses, education

Connecting with People:   how to build resilience at work, awareness courses and more www.connectingwithpeople.org

Mind Ed: free online resources on mental health,  www.minded.org.uk

Mind in Mid Herts:  life skills and strategies www.mindinmidherts.org.uk  or call 01727 865 070

U can cope: online resources and films for those in crisis, www.connectingwithpeople.org/ucancope

YC Herts: for youths,  www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org or www.mogolistings.org

 

Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement care: 24-hour answerphone. See www.cruse-hertfordshire.org.uk . For the adult helpline call 01707 278389. Young Person call 01707 264293.

SOBS: support for adults who have been bereaved by suicide. See www.uk-sobs.org.uk or call 0300 111 5065

Help is at Hand: NHS resource for those bereaved by suicide or attempted suicide. See www.supportaftersuicide.org.uk/help-is-at-hand