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Alzheimer's and Dementia helplines

Alzheimer's Society

alzheimers.org.uk

If you have concerns about Alzheimer's disease or about any other form of dementia, The Alzheimer's Society can provide information, support, guidance and signposting to other appropriate organisations.

Dementia UK

dementiauk.org

Email: direct@fordementia.org.uk

Dementia UK is a national charity committed to improving the life of all people affected by dementia. Their helpline is staffed by Admiral nurses - specialist mental health nurses who work within the NHS and are supported by Dementia UK. Admiral nurses only work in some parts of the country. Uniting Carers is their national network of family carers who want to share their experience of caring for someone with dementia to make a difference.

Jonathan Ross opens up about the loss of his mother

Chat show host, Jonathan Ross opened up about the loss of his mother, revealing he wasn’t able to see her on the day she died.

The TV chat show legend joined us on Loose Women and shared how the loss of a parent isn’t something he feels you get over.

His mum, Martha was no stranger to the world of television, having worked as an extra on BBC soap EastEnders for many years. She sadly passed away in January this year after battling cancer.

Mental health helplines for children and adults

Young Minds
youngminds.org.uk
The UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
0808 802 5544

Place2Be
https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/about-place2be/

Papyrus (Prevention of young suicide)
https://papyrus-uk.org/

HopelineUK - part of Papyrus
https://papyrus-uk.org/hopelineuk/
Contact HopelineUK if you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HopelineUK for confidential support and practical advice.
Call: 0800 068 4141
Text: 07786209697 or
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm weekdays 2pm – 10pm weekends 2pm – 10pm bank holidays. Our Suicide Prevention Advisers are ready to support you.

RETHINK
Tel: 0300 5000 927
rethink.org
Working together to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.

Time to Change
time-to-change.org.uk
Time to Change is England's most ambitious programme to end discrimination faced by people who experience mental health problems. Our vision is to make lives better for everyone by ending mental health discrimination and to inspire people to work together to end the discrimination surrounding mental health.

Our Body Stories campaign lives on

You'll remember when nine Loose Women bravely stripped down to their swimwear in the name of body confidence. It was all part of our Body Stories campaign, which we launched in May 2017.

Today, we had a wonderful surprise as Brenda Edwards became part of the campaign, with her own liberating photoshoot; celebrating and embracing her body after having breast cancer.

Lighten The Load: Helplines

The Samaritans

Samaritans.org

You don’t have to be suicidal to call Samaritans. Whatever you’re going through, call them any time from any phone on 116 123 (this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill), email jo@samaritans.org, or visit www.samaritans.org to find details of your nearest branch.

Mind

The Mind InfoLine offers thousands of callers confidential help on a range of mental health issues. Mind helps people take control of their mental health. We do this by providing high-quality information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone. They also provide a special legal service to the public, lawyers and mental health workers.

http://www.mind.org.uk/

Mind Info line: 0300 123 3393

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation deliver change and help empower people to make real changes in their lives.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Best Beginnings: Heads Together

Around 2 in 10 women develop a mental illness during pregnancy and within the first year after having a baby. Significantly more parents might feel overwhelmed, isolated, anxious or fearful. Best Beginnings is here to help.

https://www.headstogether.org.uk/ht_charity_partners/best-beginnings/

Young Minds

youngminds.org.uk

Tel: 0808 802 5544

The UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

RETHINK

Tel: 0300 5000 927

rethink.org

Working together to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.

Time to Change

time-to-change.org.uk

Time to Change is England's most ambitious programme to end discrimination faced by people who experience mental health problems. Our vision is to make lives better for everyone by ending mental health discrimination and to inspire people to work together to end the discrimination surrounding mental health.

Bi-Polar UK

Tel: 020 7931 6480

bipolaruk.org.uk

BiPolar UK is a user led charity working to enable people affected by Bipolar disorder / manic depression to take control of their lives.

ChildLine

Helpline: 0808 11 11

childline.org.uk

ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways: You can phone on 0800 1111, send us an email, have a1-2-1 chat with us, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards . You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone, you can contact ChildLine.

Mindfull.org

mindfull.org

Are you feeling down, depressed or worried? Is your mind full of negative thoughts or questions? Do you want to talk about your mental health? If so, MindFull is the place for you! MindFull is a brilliant new service for 11-17 year olds, providing support, information and advice about mental health and emotional wellbeing; helping you to overcome life's ups and downs and feel confident and happy about who you are. You choose the type of support you receive and, because MindFull is online, you can get it whenever you want it, wherever you are. MindFull is here to help you get better; and we'll also give you tools and tips to help you get through those tough times that may arise in the future. We know that asking for help is not always easy, but MindFull is a safe and trustworthy space where you can choose the right support for you.

Get Connected

Freephone: 0808 808 4994 (1pm - 11pm)

getconnected.org

Confidential National helpline for young people under 25 helps them work out what they need most. Can put them in touch with places that can help - whatever the issue.

Depression UK

depressionuk.org

The mission of Depression UK is to promote mutual support between individuals affected by or at risk from depression, with the aim of encouraging self help, recovery and personal growth. We believe our members are helped when they share their problems with fellow sufferers, because they understand, better than any non-depressed professional or carer can ever do, what it really feels like to suffer from depression. These members can then share their thoughts, feelings, hopes, disappointments and successes, and in so doing offer mutual support to each other.