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An ever developing library of Resources and Links

How to engage with The Elephant in the Room Resources and Links

This website is a journey, not a destination. It will be continually updated and added to, to help visitors to make well-informed choices and changes. It includes signposts to organisations, services and products you can trust.

Eventually, this page will be split into separate ones dealing with the key topics. The sort of thing it covers includes:

Mental Health Matters

Dementia and Elderly Care

Relationships, Confidence and Loneliness

Stress and Trauma

Please:

Come back to the Elephant in the Room regularly.

Tell others about this website, if you feel comfortable doing that.

Contact us with links, recommendations and any other information you feel others would benefit from. Email or use our enquiry form, thank you!

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MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS

.......and you deserve help

Anxiety UK - Charity supporting people who have a diagnosis of an anxiety condition.

Telephone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm)

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

 

CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably provides mental health support for men aged 15 to 35.

Telephone: 0800 58 58 58 (available 5 pm to midnight every day)

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

 

Men’s Health Forum - Opportunity for men to get 24/7 help with stress, by text, chat or email.

Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk/beatstress.uk

 

Mental Health Foundation - Support and information on mental health problems, but also help and advice on learning disabilities.

Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

 

Mind - Information and representation for people with mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (available Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm)

Website: www.mind.org.uk

 

No Panic - Charity supporting anyone who suffers from panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), including courses to help manage these issues.

Telephone: 0844 967 4848 (available every day, 10 am to 10 pm).

Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

 

PAPYRUS - Organisation working to prevent young suicide.

Telephone: 0800 068 4141 (available 9 am to midnight, year-round)

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

 

Rethink Mental Illness - Help and information for anyone living with mental illness.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 4 pm)

Website: www.rethink.org

 

Samaritans - FREE Confidential 24-hour service for anyone experiencing strong feelings of despair or distress.

Telephone: 116 123

Website: www.samaritans.org/

 

SANE - Information and emotional support for anyone affected by mental illness, including families and carers.

Website: www.sane.org.uk/support

 

YoungMinds - Services for parents and professionals invested in improving child and adolescent mental health.

Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (available Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 4 pm)

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

 

NSPCC - Children’s charity taking action to end child abuse and child cruelty, including a way to report child abuse.

Childline (24-hour helpline for children): 0800 1111

Adults reporting an issue (also 24 hours) : 0808 800 5000

Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

 

Refuge - Help for those experiencing domestic violence.

Telephone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.refuge.org.uk

DEMENTIA AND ELDERLY CARE

Caring for the carers

Alzheimer's UK - Advice, support, and education for people with Alzheimer’s Disease, and other forms of dementia. Also, help for families and information about local dementia support groups.

Telephone: 0300 222 1122

Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

 

Dementia UK - one-to-one specialist advice and support.

Telephone: 0800 888 6678

Email: helpline@dementiauk.org

Website: www.dementiauk.org

 

Carers UK - Expert advice and support for unpaid carers.

https://www.carersuk.org/

Holding Hands

RELATIONSHIPS, CONFIDENCE, COMMUNICATION

Feel more connected.

Resources and signposts coming soon....

STRESS AND TRAUMA

Managing and moving forwards

PTSD UK - the only UK charity working to raise awareness and increase support for post-traumatic stress disorder. Provides excellent information and guidance to families too.
Website: https://www.ptsduk.org/

The Stress Management Society - helps individuals and organisations to better manage stress. 
Website: https://www.stress.org.uk/

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