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* Age UK (Hillingdon): Information advice, activities and support for elderly. Contact 020 8756 3040

Ageing well clubs, Benefit Advice, Befriending service, Good Neighbour Service, Will writing service

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/hillingdonharrowandbrent/our-services/hillingdon---what-we-offer/

 

Harlington Care:  Respite for unpaid carers – 01895 258 888

 

*  University of 3rd Age : U3A is uniquely for those above 50 yrs of age or have left employment, giving an opportunity to meet and make new friends who share the same interests or lifestyle. They organise activities and events​, visits to places of interest​, interst groups for people with same interests or hobbies​, sharing information​, learning something new​, making new friendships​  https://u3asites.org.uk/hillingdon

 

* Mental Wellbeing:

Workshops or activities for mental wellbeing:

·         My Health Workshops for anxiety and depression

·         Wellbeing webinars by CNWL (recordings)

·         Upcoming wellbeing sessions by CNWL

·         Courses by Adult Learning for mental wellbeing

·         Hillingdon Cove Café is a drop-in service where residents of Hillingdon can         go if they are experiencing a mental health crisis.

·                 MIND provides support and counselling for mental wellbeing.

·                 Weekly activities by Hillingdon MIND – HillingdonMindGroupsFlyer

 

SPA Mental Health Crisis Line: The Single Point of Access (SPA)  is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. You can call us on 0800 0234 650​ or email cnw-tr.spa@nhs.net

 

SAMARITANS:  Contact Samaritans on 116 123 or on jo@samaritans.org

·         If you need someone to talk to, they listen. They won't judge or tell you what to do.

·         If you not feeling okay or having a difficult time you can get in touch with them. You can talk to them about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how large or small the issue feels.

Books on Prescriptions  (https://reading-well.org.uk/ ) Reading Well for mental health provides helpful information and support for managing common mental health conditions. Some books also include personal stories from people who are living with or caring for someone with mental health needs. https://reading-well.org.uk/books/books-on-prescription/mental-health#self-help

    Bereavement Care: Various Options via Hillingdon Council Website

 

*  Young Adults:

Kooth: The online mental health platform for children and young people between 11 and 25 years that gives free 24 hour access to self-help materials, moderated forums and mood tracking tools among other resources. Young people can also access one to one counselling sessions with a qualified counsellor online. The forums address a range of topics including exam stress, anxiety, eating disorders and grief.

 

P3 Navigator provides a safe space where young adults can get support with mental and physical wellbeing, advice on dealing with debt and financial issues, relationships and housing. They also run a variety of activities and peer support groups. Contact them on 01895 436114 or Navplus@p3charity.org

 

*  Keeping physically active : Social Prescription for Physical Activity

 

* Hillingdon Women’s Centre  01895 259 578  For Information, Advice and Guidance relating to Domestic Abuse, well-being and self-care, money and benefits, and employment.

 

*  Money matters: Benefit calculatorBenefit advice

 

* Dementia UK:

1)      Activities:  https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/dementia-activities  Contact Sarah Durner on SDurner@Hillingdon.Gov.UK   for more details about any of the activities.  Dementia Cafes are open to carers as well.

 

2)      Some libraries provide facility of ToverTafel game.  You could visit https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/8744/Tovertafel-magic-tables for details.  

 

3)      ‘Become Dementia Friend’ is 45 min session to help family and friends understand how someone with dementia can see or perceive things. It helps develop understanding of dementia and how it can affect everyday things. Contact Sarah Durner

 

4)      You can visit Alzheimer’s Society online and order up to 10 informative booklets for free or subscribe to their magazine.

 

5)      Beck Theatre organises dementia friendly screenings.

 

6)      Visit https://arts4dementia.org.uk/  for resources and dementia-friendly arts and heritage sites.

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