sources of help, support and information

Various support activites set up to help during Covid-19 are listed on this link - Local Support Initiatives.

organisations offering Psychological and mental support

Anxiety UK

Helpline: 03444 775 774 9.30am – 9.30pm weekdays, 10am – 8pm Confidential advice and support for those with anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression.

Text service: 07537 416 905

Anxiety UK’s website offers a number of web-based resources related to anxiety about Coronavirus:

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

autistic nottingham

A local charity (#1183275) that is run for and by Autistic adults without intellectual disabilities (you may know this as Asperger's Syndrome or High Functioning Autism).

We've updated our website to now only show what support is available in relation to the Covid-19 situation.

cruse bereavement care

Offer 1-1 support, in complete confidence.  No charge.

Rushcliffe branch - 0115 982 5348 or email below.

Dementia

Dementia UK Helpline: 0800 888 6678 Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 5pm.
Email: [email protected] Information on Covid-19, for families looking after someone with dementia:

Mind

Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393, Email: [email protected]Text: 86463 - open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

Legal line: 0300 466 6463, Email: [email protected], -  open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

Nottinghamshire Mind’s Crisis Café #mentalhealthy, is now offering telephone support only, on: 07951 072242 / 07951 362120 / 07378 796762.  The service is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 5 & 9pm.

Mind’s practical advice on coronavirus and wellbeing is available online: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Trent PTS

Trent Psychological Therapies Service offers NHS-funded counselling, CBT and other psychological therapies to help people to manage many types of problems. Appointments via digital means, telephone or online chat.
Self-referral online form: https://www.trentpts.co.uk/self-referral/
Call 0115 896 3160 to leave an answerphone message. Your call will be returned.
Email: [email protected]

SAmaritans

www.samaritans.org

24-hour free phone line - 116 123

email - [email protected]

Nottinghamshire Care Services Directory

A completely free guide to help people looking for care and support in Nottinghamshire. This guide contains lots of really useful information about accessing social care, funding care, staying independent, moving to a care home etc.  Info supplied by Care Choices Ltd.

Copies are available in print or online (below)

PLaces of Welcome

Meetings to help those who are lonely or new to the area and struggling to make friends.

Every Wednesday, 10-11am, West Bridgford Library.

Starting 12 January 2022

sources of support and information re health, the elderly and the vulnerable

Age UK Nottinghamshire

www.ageuk.org.uk/notts
Tel: 0115 844 0011

asthma uk

Helpline: 0300 222 5800 for an asthma expert nurse. Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm.

Advice on Coronavirus / Covid-19 for people with Asthma: https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/

arthritis

Versus Arthritis Helpline: 0800 5200 520 Mon-Fri, 9am to 6pm.  Email: [email protected].

Virtual Assistant: https://www.versusarthritis.org/get-help/#ava
Online Community: https://community.versusarthritis.org/

Advice on Covid-19, for people with arthritis: https://www.versusarthritis.org/news/2020/march/coronavirus-covid-19-what-is-it-and-where-to-go-for-information/

Cancer support

Cancer Research UK 0808 800 4040 Speak to a nurse, 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. 
Advice on Covid-19 for people with cancer: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/coronavirus-and-cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support Macmillan National support line: 0808 808 00 00 Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.  Available to people with cancer, within 5 miles of Nottingham City Centre. Contact: Clarita Pymm on 07969 248154 (9am – 5pm) or [email protected]

Community Helpers

A Buddy System, covering all of West Bridgford, which aims to link up vulnerable residents with a person or family in their community who would like to help support them.

Email [email protected] or call 0774 2107 942, leaving a
message with your name, street you live on and phone number.

Volunteers can also join the “West Bridgford Community Helpers” group on Facebook (moderated).

CVS in Rushcliffe

Rushcliffe Community Service Volunteers (CVS) - tel. 01159699060.

Diabetes

Specialist Support and Health Advice for People Staying at Home Diabetes UK Helpline: 0345 123 2399 Mon-Fri, 9am to 6pm Email: [email protected] on Covid-19, for people with diabetes: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus

notts healthcare and pals

Nottinghamshire Healthcare - Tel: 0115 969 1300 or website https://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/home

For PALS (Patient Advice & Liaison Service), see the individual hospital concerned.

Heart

British Heart Foundation - call 0300 330 3311 Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm or Heart Helpline: Call 0300 330 3311 to speak to a Cardiac Nurse.
YAlso email: [email protected]

BHF Health Unlocked online community: https://healthunlocked.com/

Advice on Covid-19, for people with heart disease: https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/news/coronavirus-and-your-health

silver line

A confidenial, free helpline for older people across the UK, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year. It is available free to people aged 55 and over.
Their specially trained helpline staff can offer:
• information, friendship and advice.
• link callers to local groups and services.
• offer regular friendship calls.
• protect and support older people who are suffering abuse and neglect.
Helpline: 0800 4 70 80 90
https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/what-we-do/

women's aid

Juno (formerly WAIS) - https://junowomensaid.org.uk/
Tel: 0115 947 5257 or Helpline number: 0808 800 0340.

Nottingham Central Women's Aid - https://centralwomensaid.org/

Nottinginghamshire Women's Aid - https://nottswa.org/

More general sources of support, information and activities

All Hallows' Church and halls

allhallows-ladybay.org.uk

Sister church, St Edmund's, Holme Pierrepont - http://st-edmunds.org.uk/

St Edmund's Church, Holme Pierrepont

Citizens Advice

www.nottinghamcab.org.uk or http://citizensadvicenottingham.org.uk/
Tel, free from a landline or mobile - 0808 223 1133. Also local rate on - 0300 330 5457

Online Scams Action line on
0808 250 5050.

Notts Housing Advice

Money Advice Service

Government - sponsored financial advice on a number of topics.

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en

Nottingham Post

Also now known as Nottinghamshire Live. https://www.nottinghampost.com/

West Bridgford Wire

Tourist information for Nottinghamshire

https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk
Nottingham Tourist Information Centre - tel. 08444 775 678

West Bridgford DIRECTORY

https://westbridgfordway.co.uk/, run by the West Bridgford Growth Board of Rushcliffe Council, mainly to promote central West Bridgford businesses and events to residents and visitors to the area.

Also www.westbridgford.co.uk but says last updated 2016.