Cancer and End of Life Care
Macmillan Cancer Support http://www.macmillan.org.uk Macmillan provides support to anyone living with cancer as well as their families, friends and carers. Helpline: 0808 808 0000 (lines open every day 8am - 8pm)
Hospice UK http://www.hospiceuk.org/about-hospice-care For hospice and palliative care services, assisting patients, families and carers with information about services and resources available
Autism and Learning Disability
The National Autistic Society – NAS http://www.autism.org.uk The NAS provide information, support and services to people with Autism or Asperger Syndrome, as well as their families and carers.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support
Dementia UK http://www.dementiauk.org/ Dementia UK provides a helpline staffed by specialist Admiral Nurses who can advise on all aspects of caring for someone with dementia. Admiral Nurses also work across a variety of care settings including in the community, care homes, hospitals and hospices and are supported by Dementia UK Helpline: 0800 888 6678 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am–9pm, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays other than Christmas Day, 9am–5pm) Email: email@example.com
Alzheimer's Society http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/ The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Connect support line is open seven days a week providing information, advice and emotional support to anyone affected by dementia. Dementia Advisers also offer post diagnosis support to help people with dementia have better access to health, community, housing and care services Helpline: 0333 150 3456 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am - 5pm, till 8pm Monday & Wednesday, weekends 10am-4pm)
Practical Advice and Support
Carers UK http://www.carersuk.org/ Offering support advice for all aspects of caring for someone. Helpline: 0808 808 7777 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm)
DLF – Living Made Easy https://livingmadeeasy.org.uk DLF offer impartial advice for all types of disability equipment and mobility products. Helpline: 0300 999 0004 (lines open Monday–Friday 9am-5pm)
Disability – financial information https://www.gov.uk/financial-help-disabled/overview Government information on financial support, including benefits, tax credits, payments, grants and concessions.
Citizens Advice Bureau - CAB http://www.adviceguide.org.uk The Citizens Advice Bureau offer advice across a variety of issues including debt. Further information is available online about where to find a local office.
Carer’s assessment Hampshire County Council https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/adultsocialcare/carers-assessment Anyone who may need support in their caring role has a right to a carer’s assessment This means if you are a carer you can have a carer’s assessment regardless of the amount or type of care you provide, youe financial circumstances or your level of need for support.
Andover Mind https://www.andovermind.org.uk/ “We may be called “Andover Mind”, but we actually provide services right across Hampshire, supporting people with mental ill health as well as adult carers, who care for an adult, and people living with dementia and mild cognitive impairment.”
Mind http://www.mind.org.uk/ Mind offer information and support for all aspects of mental health. Details for local branches of MIND are online or by calling the MindinfoLine. Helpline: 0300 123 3393 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rethink Mental Illness http://www.rethink.org Rethink provide advice about recovery for anyone affected by severe mental illness. Advice line: 0808 801 0525 (lines open Monday – Friday 1pm – 4pm) Webchat: (Monday - Friday 9.30am – 4pm) Email: email@example.com
Children and Young People
Young Minds http://www.youngminds.org.uk Young Minds provides support on a range of mental health issues for young people (up to 25) and their families. Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (lines open Monday - Friday 9.30 -4pm)
Hampshire Parent Carer Network (HPCN) offers parent carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with an additional need (diagnosed or not) or disability the opportunity to tell the Local Authority, Health and other services, what life is really like. Call us on 0300 3034330 email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our YouTube page.
If you’re feeling emotionally distressed and need someone to talk to, you can phone at any time of day or night. Helpline: 116 123 (lines open 24 hours, free and does not appear on telephone billing) Email: email@example.com
When you are in a caring role, it is really important to find time for yourself and relax.
Here are a few suggestions:
1.Sing!!! Singing is known for its restorative qualities. Whether it is in the shower, singing along to Abba, or joining a choir, give it ago. You may be surprised!
2.Art. Colouring is not just for kids. There are loads of adult colouring books available, or you can just get some plain paper, paints and pencils and see what transpires. If you aren’t very confident, there are loads of step by step tutorials on YouTube.
3.Photography. Most people have a digital camera or a smart phone. When you next go for a walk, record some interesting views, or flowers, buildings. Try close ups, unusual angles and play around. What you don’t like, just delete.
4.Write. Writing can be absorbing. Don’t worry about spelling or grammar. All you need is a notebook. Try to write everyday, starting with 5 minutes and slowly increase the time. You could write a diary of events, memories, a story or a poem. Just let it flow and see what happens.
5.Listen to music. Often quieter music really helps you unwind. You will probably have your go to artists and composers, but try YouTube and select “relaxing music”. You may well discover something new.
6.Jigsaws. Not everyone likes jigsaws but they can help you to relax. Start with 250 – 500 pieces, which can be done more easily than 1000 piece puzzle.
7.Puzzles and crosswords. Newspapers have daily puzzles, or you can buy books of Sudoku, word searches, logic problems etc. You might like to set a target to do one or two puzzles a day, or more.
8.Bake! Lots of people find baking or cooking very therapeutic plus you get something nice to eat afterwards
You can add to the list. Just find time for yourself regularly.
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