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DUE TO A SHORTAGE OF VACCINE THE FLU VACCINATION CLINIC FOR PATIENTS AGED 18 AND OVER WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER.  If you are due a flu vaccine you will receive an invitation by text message or letter.

NEW HEALTH CENTRE

We will be keeping you up to date with developments as our New Health Centre is built.  For this month's information please look at the News letter.

Health Centre Newsletter Issue 1

Information on support for Mental Health, Addictions, Alcohol, Eating Disorders, Autism Support, Loneliness, Alzheimer's, Veterans 

Mental Health : Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, Stress

Anxiety: Try these self help techniques you can do at any time  to help manage anxiety: 

www.samh.org.uk/about-mental-health/mental-health-problems/anxiety-and-panic-attacks 

https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/preventing-falls/fear-and-anxiety-about-falling/relaxation-techniques

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 List Clydebank 2 weeks, Alexandria and Helensburgh 1 week.

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 8 weeks for initial assessmnet and support, 14 weeks for counselling- so consider 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 info@mhngg.org.uk 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. 

www.gamh.org.uk/top-tips-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.

See especially : Top Tips for Staying Well in the Scottish Winter

http://www.mindwavesnews.com/top-tips-for-staying-mentally-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: s.paterson@gamh.org.uk or carersteam@gamh.org.uk

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

Eating Disorders 

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

http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/your-health/health-services/specialist-childrens-services/our-services/eating-disorders-connect-ed/getting-help

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  caredscotland@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Young people and mental health

Young Minds   

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

Papyrus

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 pat@papyrus-uk.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 Juicehttp://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)

apps.beta.nhs.uk 

NHS APPS -  (not all are free)

BeatingTheBlueswww.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: support@crusescotland.org.uk

 See also Children's  bereavement service  "The Butterfly Trust" through Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice:

www.princeandprincessofwaleshospice.org.uk/userfiles/images/clinical_leaflets/Butterfly%20Service%20for%20Families.pdf

Samaritans Phone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, every day)Email: jo@samaritans.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  info@mind.org.uk

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 legal@mind.org.uk

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  info@thecht.co.uk

Alcohol

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

 The next one planned is  20th November 8pm-930pm at  St Eunan's Church Hall, G81 2BW Clydebank G81 2BW  email informationmeetingalanon@gmail.com

Gamblers Anonymous 0370 050 8881

Drug Addictions

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

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

 Other Addictions

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. 

www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/addiction-and-dependency/#.W6u-qGhKjIU

 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 

www.counselling-directory.org.uk/internet-addiction.html

 Interesting information on this article

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4khBtnBDrHxzsGrlxyXzT8c/internet-addiction

 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
Glasgow
G12 8EN

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  info@thecht.co.uk

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: enquiries@blamelessuk.co.uk

Veterans

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

https://www.royalblind.org/scottish-war-blinded

Outreach Service Tel: 0131 229 1456

The Linburn Centre Tel: 0131 333 1369

The Hawkhead Centre Tel: 0141 370 8050

Autism Support

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
email strathclyde81@yahoo.com

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 scotland@nas.org.uk  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 autism.network@strath.ac.uk www.facebook.com/AutismNetworkScotland@autism_network

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 autism@scottishautism.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: communityoutreach@acciesfc.co.uk  or visit our website www.hamiltonacciesfc.co.uk/community/community-outreach

Alzheimer's/Dementia

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: clydebankcc@carerswd.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

 
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