Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing support

Scroll down for lots of helpful links and sources of information;

Alzheimer’s Scotland have produced a booklet outlining what people can expect if they are admitted to hospital with the virus.
https://www.alzscot.org/sites/default/files/2020-04/Coronavirus%20-%20Coming%20Into%20Hospital.pdf

The local women’s aid group have sent us the following information which may help people struggling with Domestic problems or abuse.

 Support for Women, Children & Young People Experiencing Domestic Abuse in Skye & Lochalsh

*** Ross-shire, Skye & Lochalsh Women’s Aid ***

We offer safety planning, emotional and practical support

and help accessing  local services for housing, benefits,

financial & legal advice.

Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm

01349 863568 (someone will take the call in our team in Dingwall and allocate to us)

info@rosswa.co.uk

www.facebook.com/RossShireWomensAid/

*** Scotland’s Domestic Abuse & Forced Marriage Helpline ***

Specially trained staff available to offer support and information
for anyone experiencing domestic abuse, those concerned about
someone else and professionals with questions. 

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

0800 027 1234

helpline@sdafmh.org.uk

www.sdafmh.org.uk (webchat available)

***Police***

In an emergency, call the Police on 999.

If you are unable to indicate to the operator you need to speak to the police as it is dangerous to talk, press 55 and the operator will know you are in danger.  For more information see here.

***Breathing Space***

A space to talk & be listened to.
0800 83 85 87

https://breathingspace.scot/ (webchat available)

Weekday Mon-Thu 6pm – 2am

Weekend Fri 6pm – Mon 6am

***Samaritans***

A safe place to talk.  No judging or telling you what to do.  Just listening

Call 116 123

jo@samaritans.org

https://www.samaritans.org/scotland/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

More numbers and support available https://www.scottishwomensrightscentre.org.uk/news/covid-19coronavirus-info/covid-19-support-available-for-women-experiencing-abuse

You are not alone.  It’s not your fault.  We are here to listen.

also for Domestic abuse;

  • 24-hour National domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • Men’s advice line: 0808 801 032
  • Scotland – Domestic Abuse & Forced Marriage Helpline (freephone 24/7): 0800 027 123

NHS information, How to access NHS services at home.
https://www.nhs.uk/health-at-home/

Information for pregnant people and their families.
https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/

Uk government guidance on health and well being
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing

UK government support for domestic abuse;
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-victims-of-domestic-abuse

Alcoholics anonymous;
https://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/

Highland council support for bereaved families;
https://www.highland.gov.uk/news/article/12507/council_support_to_families_in_time_of_need

Scottish Government mental health advice and support;
https://clearyourhead.scot/

NHS addiction support;
https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/drug-addiction-getting-help/

mental health support
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/

Scottish Mental Health Association;
https://www.samh.org.uk/

Eating disorders help and support;
https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/support-services/helplines

LGBTQ+ helplines and support;
https://www.lgbthealth.org.uk/services-support/helpline/

Age Scotland information and support;
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/

Alzheimers Scotland help and support;
https://www.alzscot.org/information-during-coronavirus

Childline UK;
https://www.childline.org.uk/

Skye and Lochalsh Young carers, supporting young carers in the area, includes Lochcarron;
https://www.skyeyoungcarers.co.uk/

National Helplines
Adult Support & Protection Public helpline for support and protection Tel; 08009020042 (Highland area)
Childline Helpline for children and young people up to 18 years. Trained councillors available to answer your call Tel; 800 11 11
The Samaritans Support available for people of any age Tel; 116 123
Womens Aid Outreach Service Confidential information if you are suffering abuse or need somewhere to stay Tel; 07715 532979 or 01349 863568
Alzheimer Scotland 24 hour helpline Tel; 0808 808 3000
Age Concern, Scotland National charity for those aged 50 and over Tel; 0131 6680364
Al-Anon Family Helpline Helps families and collegues of problem drinkers Tel; 020 7403 0888
Alcoholics Anonymous 24 hour helpline, trained councillors will take your call Tel; 0800 9177650
Citizens Advice Bureau Help line Tel; 01463 237664 (local)                                                                 National; 01738 450580

E.Mail; covid19lcdc@gmail.com
Phone – 01520 722987
Mobile – 0749 838 7343

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