Information on support for Mental Health, Addictions, Alcohol, Eating Disorders,Sleep, Autism Support, Loneliness, Alzheimer's, Veterans
Mental Health : Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, Stress
See the new Website "Heads Up" For Good Mental Health
an NHS Mental Health Information Resource
which has information and links on:
Mental Heath Conditions- a comprehensive guide to conditions
Services and Support- where to get help ( please also see list below of mental health organisations and support outwith the NHS)
Information and Support for Carers/family members/friends
Your Rights: such as Mental Health Act, Advance Statements, Advocacy
Real Life Stories
Resources and publications
Anxiety: Try these self help techniques you can do at any time to help manage anxiety:
Primary Care Mental Health Team - NHS service which provides therapists to help with Depression, Coping, Anxiety, Confidence, Stress and Self-esteem. Self refer by calling 01389 828 203 Waiting Times : Clydebank 3 weeks, Alexandria 2 and Helensburgh 4 weeks.
Stepping Stones Clydebank 0141 941 2929 - Provides a range of therapies,one to one support , also person centred counselling and groups to help. Lots of information on their website. Waiting list usually 7 weeks for initial assessment,then after that 12 weeks for individual support, 12 weeks for CBT or 16 weeks for person centred therapy or individual support - so its worth considering getting your name down http://www.stepstones.org.uk/
Living Life - A free telephone based service for people who are feeling anxious or depressed. Phone based CBT therapy after assessment a series of telephone appointments are offerred. Helpfully available 1pm-9pm. 0800 328 9655 www.livinglife.scot
Glasgow Wellbeing http://wellbeing-glasgow.org.uk Excellent web based and free site for self -help with a number of emotional symptoms with many helpful downloads including information booklets, videos and relaxation tapes .Tel:0141 232 2555 (Courses also available if you live in South Glasgow )
Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87 and www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk provides a confidential telephone line operated by trained people to help support if you are feeling down or depressed. Phone lines open at weekdays from 6pm to 2am and weekends from Friday at 6pm until Monday at 6am
Crisis Service West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership This service supports people who are suffering from a crisis, in conjunction with the Mental Health Team. It is usually for patients who are already seeing a psychiatrist or CPN for support. Tel: 01389 812 070
Mental Health Network Greater Glasgow and Clyde: A service-user led charity which acts as a collective advocacy voice for people with a lived experience of mental-ill health and their carers. Help with advance statements, awareness sessions on issues such as recovery and rights, peer support group. Working to improve the rights , services and treatment of people with mental health issues.0141 550 8417 email firstname.lastname@example.org website : www.mhngg.org.uk
GAMH Glasgow Association for Mental Health A wide range of support and services for anyone experiencing mental health issues . Health and wellbeing groups,peer support, community gardening, money and debt advice, Groups and more Tel: 0141 552 5592 www.gamh.org.uk
See link below for tips to prepare for speaking to your GP about mental health.
Available in English, BSL, Urdu, French, Swahili, Arabic, Punjabi, Tamil, Farsi and Polish. Download, or watch our Top Tips Film made by our friends at MINDWAVES
Mindwaves - Positive news about Mental Wellbeing: lovely website with blogs,news, information on mental wellbeing, community and more
Working Health Services Scotland Health and Wellbeing
Free, confidential service for people who are either self employed or working in a company with less than 250 employees.This service aims to support people with an injury or condition which they feel impacts on their work, and supports them to remain at work, avoiding absence. You may be referred to Physiotherapy, Counselling, Occupational Therapy.
See especially : Top Tips for Staying Well in the Scottish Winter
Loneliness- as you've heard, its a thing. Read some helpful information from MIND:
Feeling lonely isn't in itself a mental health problem, but the two are strongly linked. Having a mental health problem increases your chance of feeling lonely, and feeling lonely can have a negative impact on your mental health.
Read more at :www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/loneliness/#.W7Ocs2hKjIU
GAMH Carers Support Project provides support to unpaid mental health carers caring for someone with a mental health problem (this excludes Dementia- see Alzheimers info further down the page) Support includes information on rights, benefits,respite services, peers support, groups, therapies,mindfulness,training and learning opportunities to help you feel equipped to do your role, peer mentoring and more Tel: 0141 552 5592 or Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health Young Carers GAMH Young Carers Project provides support to young people aged 12-21 caring for a family member with a mental health problem. Telephone: Rena Ali 0141 425 4850
Sleeping problems: self help for improving sleep
Ask for a referral to CAHMS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Teams for a full assessment- consider doing this early as there are waiting lists, and early diagnosis does make a difference.01389 817324
For more support contact Connect-Eating Disorders on 0141 2777504.
and see the website www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk for all kinds of information and support also for those supporting someone with an eating disorder
Young People with an Eating Disorder CARED aims to:address the sense of burden and isolation parents & carers may feel, improve confidence and provide practical hints & tips. See their website www.caredscotland.co.uk or email email@example.com
Young people and mental health
Information, resources for young people (under 25's) coping with mental health issues.
Also a parents helpline 0808 802 5544 website https://youngminds.org.uk/
YSort-it West Dunbartonshire:
Supporting local young people's needs and inspiring them to reach their full potential.Group work, one to one support and information, a space to study or use the internet, write a CV,LGBT support, lots more Call 0141 941 3308.website www.ysortit.com
Preventing suicide in younger people ( under 35's). Information and help, if you are worried about someone or yourself. Hopeline 0800 068 4141 text 077 862 09697
email firstname.lastname@example.org helpful website papyrus-uk.org
STEM4 - www.stem4.org.uk Help for teenagers dealing with depression, anxiety, self harm, eating disorders and addiction.-
Tom Allan Centre
Counselling, Elmbank Street Glasgow. Counselling is a chance for you to talk through issues in a safe and confidential environment. Based on a donation. No one is turned away because of inability to pay. Waiting List- consider putting your name down meantime.Tel: 0141 221 1535 Very near Charing Cross Station
Mood Juice - http://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk Another excellent web based self help site for anxiety stress depression and other mood and emotional problems.
See also www.calmharm.co.uk a free, award winning app from NHS digital services that helps you resist and manage the urge to self harm
NHS APPS - self help apps worth havg a look (not all are free)
NHS APPS - (not all are free)
BeatingTheBlues - www.beatingtheblues.co.uk An online CBT course helping you understand how your thinking influences feelings and behaviours. Unfortunately this is not free. Scotland NHS has been testing computerised CBT (cCBT) and intends to make it available to all Scottish patients soon. We will update here when available.
LLTF - www.lltf.com Living Life To The Full Free online course covering low mood, stress, and the common problems they may cause. Also support with dental anxiety and "enjoying your baby" for people looking to build a relationship with their baby.
Cruse Bereavement Care http://www.crusescotland.org.uk Cruse offer one-to-one counselling across Scotland and support through their helpline for anyone who has been bereaved.Phone: 0845 600 2227 Monday to Wednesday, 10am to 8pm Thursday 10am to 9pm Friday 10am to 4pm Email: email@example.com
See also Children's bereavement service "The Butterfly Trust" through Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice:
Samaritans Phone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, every day)Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Gives confidential emotional support for people experiencing distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
Petal – people experiencing trauma and loss
Petal support families and friends of murder and suicide victims through telephone counselling. Phone: 01698 324 502 They provide a drop-in centre in Hamilton and outreach programmes in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
SEE ME Campaign Tackling the Stigma of Mental Ill health www.seemescotland.org
Mind Mental Health Information Provides information on a range of topics including:types of mental health problems, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments. Available 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (not bank holidays).Tel:0300 123 3393 or Text: 86463 email@example.com
Also, Mind’s Legal Line provide legal information and general advice on mental health related law covering, mental health, mental capacity, community care, human rights and discrimination/equality related to mental health issues.0300 466 6463 email firstname.lastname@example.org
CARA Project - Challenging And Responding to Abuse - For women in West Dunbartonshire who may have experienced Child sexual abuse, domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault or parents whose children have been sexually assaulted. Open Monday to Friday 9-5 call 01389 738595 or 01389 738278.
CASS - Women's Self Injury Helpline. Emotional support, listening and signposting for women affected by self injury, friends, family and carers. Free Phone 0808 800 8088 Mon-Fri 7pm-10pm Thursday 3pm-6pm. CASS - Confidential-Anonymous-Self-Injury-Support
Self Injury Support Online resources for self help https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk resource-hub
Alternatives to Violence Project http://www.avpscotland.org.uk "Building Better Relationships" AVP Scotland is a volunteer run and led charity offering workshops to those interested in reducing violence in their lives and their communities. We work with a broad range of people – including people who have been violent and victims of violence on the same workshop – and believe the best learning comes from each other.
The Coach House Trust
We work with individuals aged 16 or over with mental health issues, addictions, and or learning disabilities. We offer gardening, computing, music, art, healthy eating and nutrition workshops.
Phone us on 0141 334 6888 and arrange an interest visit initially.
see website http://www.thecht.co.uk or email email@example.com
Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA) Community-based alcohol service providing advice, information and counselling for anyone in West Dunbartonshire who is affected by their own or someone else's alcohol-related problems. Clydebank Office - 0141 952 0881 www.daca.org.uk
Glasgow Council on Alcohol Help and support if you or someone you know is drinking too much Tel: 0141 343 1800 www.glasgowcouncilonalcohol.org
Drinkaware: Information on making better choices about alcohol. Tips for managing mental health, low risk guidelines, and much more www.drinkaware.co.uk
Drinkline (0300 123 1110) is a confidential helpline you can call if you're worried about your drinking.
AA: Support for Alcohol addiction 0800917 7650
Al-Anon: support family and friends 020 7403 0888
Al Anon Family Groups Provide speakers and information/support at Family Events
For information on the next one email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gamblers Anonymous 0370 050 8881
The CAT Team (Community Addictions Team) in Clydebank are available to speak to and arrange a consultation on 0141 562 2311.
The H.E.A.R. Service for telephone advice and support for current and former addicts out-of-hours and at weekends on 0141 952 8815
Alternatives DAISY Community Recovery Programme: Clydebank (drug use) Community Recovery Programme consists of up to a 5 day programme for those looking to stabilise and/or reduce their drug use. Supportive groups and further support for people who need support to maintain abstinence. Counselling, employability,personal development, outdoor activities. Support for prisoners with addiction issues, family support. Tel: 0141 951 2420
Street Connect supports homeless people and supports people in recovery from life controlling issues.
They offer Cafe drop- ins Friday 130-4pm ( free food , tea, coffee)
Recovery Groups Mondays 1230-3pm ( free food , tea , coffee)
One to one support, rehab referals, aftercare support, street work,community detox
at Dalmuir Community education Centre, Duntocher Road, G81 4RQ
for more info call 07840 304 637 email email@example.com
Know The Score Helpline : If you're concerned about your own or someone else's drug-taking and what to do in an emergency. 8am -11pm Tel:08005875879
FRANK "Talk to Frank" friendly confidential drugs advice. A-Z of drugs, info on legal highs, new laws on legal highs and safety advice -it may be legal but that doesn't mean its safe. Call 0300 123 6600 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. See also their very useful website www.talktofrank.com Need a quick answer? Text a question and FRANK will text you back: 82111 .Emergency advice also available.
Wrecked and Wasted Website and information on drugs www.wreckedwd.co.uk
Can cause real distress and affect people's daily life
This could be gaming, gambling, shopping,internet,online relationships, love, sex.
The organisation MIND offer information and support for other addictions.
Also see the website http://www.beatingaddictions.co.uk/ which offers advice and information
also see the website www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/addiction-what-is-it/
To speak to someone anonymously about any type of addiction, you can call the Samaritans free on 116 123.
Counselling Directory gives information on the other addictions, see the website
Interesting information on this article
Its obvious but....Be careful of organisations which charge for their service such as private clinics and make sure they are genuine before offering any personal information or details
Addaction support and information on addiction www.addaction.org.uk/addaction-scotland
The Coach House Trust
84 Belmont Lane
We work with individuals aged 16 or over with mental health issues, addictions, and or learning disabilities. We cover the whole of Glasgow. We offer gardening, computing, music, art, healthy eating and nutrition workshops. Through this we help people recognise and realise their full potential. We support and encourage people to think about their future, whether that’s working towards entering employment, education or voluntary work.
Phone us on 0141 334 6888 and arrange an interest visit initially.
see website http://www.thecht.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Addictions- ( a bit further afield) Blameless - based in Hamilton- for those who might be interested. A charity supporting children and families affected by addiction (part of Hamilton Accies’ Outreach Project)Tel: 01698 368 650 Email: email@example.com
The Armed Forces Charity SAFFA offers practical and emotional support for serving personnel, veterans and military families across Uk and worldwide.
Debt or homelessness; physical injuries, addiction or mental health struggles; relationship breakdown or bereavement:whatever your are facing support is available.
Confidential helpline and email service Forces Line Call 0800 731 4880 www.ssafa.org.uk
Veterans First Point: Scotlandwide veterans support service, excellent service covering jobs and employment, money and debt, housing, relationships, substance use, health and wellbeing, learning and trainingsupport for families, and more.
For general enquiries call 0131 221 7090 or email V1P.Scotland@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk
See website www.veteransfirstpoint.org.uk
Scottish War Blinded
We give free support to ex-service men and women, no matter if they lost their sight during or after service.
If you or someone you know could benefit from Scottish War Blinded’s activities and support, call us free today on 0800 035 6409
Outreach Service Tel: 0131 229 1456
The Linburn Centre Tel: 0131 333 1369
The Hawkhead Centre Tel: 0141 370 8050
Clydebank Independent Resource Centre Provides disability behaviour support and advice, focusing on autism, at their office in 445 Dumbarton Road on Monday and Thursday mornings. Tel: 0141 951 404
Strathclyde Autistic Society (currently)have a Friday evening kids session fortnightly at Centre 81 at Whitecrook from 6-8pm and alternate with a Saturday morning session call 0141 533 7070 for more info and check dates and times.They have an office at Centre81.
Strathclyde Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society Scotland (NAS) The leading Scottish charity for autistic people, including those with Asperger syndrome and their families. Information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people. 0141 221 8090 email firstname.lastname@example.org www.autism.org.uk
Autism Resource Centre
One stop shop Information service, one-one guidance,services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders, promoting the views of people with ASD. Find out about an Autism Alert Card- can be used in situations where communication is difficult or behaviour may be misinterpreted.Cardholders can nominate a person to contact
Call 0141-276-5252 or website www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=17216
also this link http://www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk/autism-resource-centre-arc-the-glasgow-one-stop-shop/
AUTISM NETWORK SCOTLAND Support and information for individuals on the autistic spectrum, their families and carers Tel:0141 444 8146 email@example.com www.facebook.com/AutismNetworkScotland@autism_network
PALS Play After Learning Service is an after school club for children with additional support needs. They also hold a group for over 16's with additional support needs.
Contact 0141 951 8274 for more information. PALS are based at Dalmuir Community Education Centre, behind the main building, Duntocher Road, G81 1EA
Scottish Autism Information and support, autism advisors,young peoples services, services for adults, outreach work, respite opportunities, young people in transition and much more.Enquiries Call: 01259 720044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Autism Advice Line is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10.00am - 4.00pm.Tel: 01259 222022 This is not an emergency helpline,and may have a high volume of calls. for any emergency consider calling your local Social Work department, NHS 24 on 111 or the Samaritans on 116 123. website www.scottishautism.org
See Also: Hamilton Accies Outreach Service (Further Afield) Provide a wide range of support to children and adults with autism, and parents/carers. Parents Support Groups Main areas of support Health & Wellbeing, Education, Training & Employment Sport & Recreational Activities Finance, Welfare Rights, Grant & Funding opportunities. For more information please call Community Outreach on 01698 368650, email: email@example.com or visit our website www.hamiltonacciesfc.co.uk/community/community-outreach
West Dunbartonshire Dementia Resource Centre is at 6/8 Miller Street, Clydebank G81 1UQ and offers:Day Opportunities on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Information, advice and support,Help with benefit claims, Carer support groups, Carer education courses Tel :0141 410 5306. View the community groups day timetable here: https://www.alzscot.org/assets/0002/3398/community_activities_booklet.doc
The centre is part of Alzheimer’s Scotland which provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers. They offer personalised support services, community activities, information and advice, at every stage of the dementia journey. Fiona Kane is the Dementia Advisor for West Dunbartonshire 0141 410 5303 See website www.alzscot.org 24 hour Dementia Helpline Freephone 0808 808 3000
For people under 65 with Dementia see the website www.youngdementiauk.org/scotland
See also Carer Information below
Carers Support - Are you a Carer??
A carer is someone who provides support to someone who would not manage without their help due to disability, illness, addictions or frailty.
Your local carers' centre is Carers of West Dunbartonshire - Offer support, advice, information on 0141 941 1546 email: firstname.lastname@example.org website www.carerswd.org
Did you know? Carers have rights and are entitled to support.
There are a range of support services available to carers such as:
Emotional support, one to one, or in groups, and home visits where needed
Advocacy: making sure you are informed and that your voice is heard , for example at meetings involving the cared for person
Information on support available such as financial help, emergency plans, legal issues,hospital discharge, help and training for the caring role you are in, therapies.
Care Information Scotland is a helpline and website service providing information on care and support services for older people in Scotland and their carers. They can help you find the answer to your questions about support and caring and to put you in touch with local organisations that can help. To find out about options to support independent living, carer support or planning for the future,Tel: 08456 001 001 (local rate)or visit the website www.careinfoscotland.co.uk Monday to Friday 10 am till 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am till 4 pm.
Respite For Carers
Replacement care: Out of the Blue at Carers of West Dunbartonshire can provide opportunities to allow you to attend events that would otherwise be too difficult to manage with the caring role , such as a family wedding, hospital appointment, dentist, some training courses.
Respite: Respite and holidays
Can provide building based respite breaks at home, supported holidays, emergency respite. You can choose the break that suits you best Tel: 0141 562 2326