Many of our Troopers are affected by other issues affecting their well-being, and to ensure you’re aware of all the support available we’ve listed some of the support available below.
ACTION ON ADDICTION
In the grip of addiction, reach for safe hands.
We are a national charity which offers high quality, effective residential rehab and community based addiction treatment. Action on Addiction provides residential and day treatment for addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling and other behaviours.
Find more information here.
OK Rehab specialises in addiction treatment.
This treatment is available via both inpatient and outpatient treatment providers. They also work with clinics that are able to facilitate treatment taking place in your own home, who are able to provide professional intervention and home detoxification.
To find out more info, you can check out their website here.
Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first big step to getting help.
You may need help if:
- you often feel the need to have a drink
- you get into trouble because of your drinking
- other people warn you about how much you’re drinking
- you think your drinking is causing you problems
For more alcohol support groups near you go to: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/alcohol-support/
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
“Whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you!
We provide physical, financial and emotional support to help you live life as fully as you can.”
Call us free: 0808 808 00 00 7 days a week, 8am-8pm
Sarcoma UK offer a range of support for anyone diagnosed with or concerned about sarcoma. Call or email their confidential Support Line.
Sarcoma UK’s Support Line is here for everyone affected by sarcoma.
Monday to Friday, 10am – 3pm – 0808 801 0401
Text your question – 07860 058 830
When you have someone close to you who lives with a chronic illness / condition whether is is CRPS or not, or chronic pain, you all need support. This means support for those living with CRPS, their carers, families, loved ones and of course friends.
Burning Nights are there to offer that support and advice. Check out their website here: https://www.burningnightscrps.org/crps-rsd-support/
Diabetes Scotland: Call 0141 212 8710*, Monday–Friday, 9am–6pm or email [email protected] Confidential helpline (charges apply) that can provide information about the condition and take time to talk through and explore emotional, social, psychological or practical difficulties.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse and need immediate help, ask for ‘ANI’ in a participating pharmacy. ‘ANI’ stands for Action Needed Immediately but also phonetically sounds like the name Annie. If a pharmacy has the ‘Ask for ANI’ logo on display, it means they’re ready to help. They will offer you a private space, provide a phone and ask if you need support from the police or other domestic abuse support services.
Ask for ANI logo used in participating pharmacies. The campaign is accompanied with the hashtag #YouAreNotAlone.
Signal for Help
Signal for Help,” or “#SignalForHelp,” is a one-handed gesture that women and children (and men as well) can use on a video call or in person to communicate that they feel threatened. It is an alternative to calling 911 and sends a signal to anyone—the police, a family member, a friend—to “please reach out to me safely,” so that the victim can respond via text or email or in a call away from the abuser and provide information to get help.
Hollie Guard App
Hollie Guard is a next generation smartphone app that provides enhanced levels of protection, whether you’re working alone, travelling to an unknown area or simply commuting around town.
You do not have to wait for an emergency situation to find help. If domestic abuse is happening to you, it’s important to tell someone and remember you’re not alone. There are many organisations who offer advice and support, we’ve listed a few of these below.
Scottish Women’s Aid
0131 226 6606
Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
0800 027 1234
Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge
0808 200 0247
Galop (for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people)
0800 999 5428
Men’s Advice Line
0808 801 0327
0808 802 4040
If you are worried that you are abusive, you can contact the free Respect helpline on 0808 802 4040.
Meningitis Now is a national charity who support families affected by meningitis. Their vision is that nobody will die from meningitis and those who are affected will get the support they need for as long as they need it. The charity has:
- A Helpline for individual questions
- Community Support Officers for individual support.( In Scotland this is Alison Yelland, who can be contacted on [email protected] or 0345 120 4883.)
- Events for families and individuals affected
- Social media support groups
- The Believe & Achieve programme for 14-25 year olds
- Rebuilding Futures Fund, which can fund applications up to £1000 in 4 different categories –
- Health & Wellbeing – including counselling and therapies
- Specialist equipment- including mobility aids and prosthetics.
- Opportunities – education support
- Bereavement costs
For further information please look at their website here.
They also have a great leaflet which you can download below:
MENINGITIS RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Meningitis Research Foundation is a leading UK and international charity that brings together people and expertise to defeat meningitis and septicaemia wherever it exists.
They want a world free from meningitis and septicaemia. They work tirelessly to prevent people from getting meningitis, to see that those who do get it receive the effective diagnosis and treatment they deserve, and to ensure that patients and families have access to the information and support that they need
They offer a range of support services for either those living with the after effects of this disease, or coping with the death of a loved one. They run a free and confidential helpline service, a befriending service, a home visits programme for those wishing to meet face to face, local meet ups throughout the UK and Ireland for those affected, and will soon be launching a live chat section on their website.
As well as this, their ‘Pushing the Boundaries, Life after Limb Loss’ day has proven to be very popular. This is a day for families who have children recovering with amputations after contracting meningitis and septicaemia. This gives children a fun day of sporting activities whilst providing educational talks to parents or carers on topics such as prosthetics, skin scarring, accessing services and the latest medial research. Feedback has shown that families have come away feeling more informed, more supported and less alone.
To find our more, visit their website here
Get in touch
You can call, email, text, message, talk to them face-to-face or on social media.
Free helpline 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
UK 080 8800 3344
Ireland 1800 41 33 44
email [email protected]
Support those with the condition (and those around them) to lead to successful treatments through knowledge and providing the correct tools.
SEPSIS RESEARCH (FEAT)
Everything they do is focused on helping to stop sepsis. Now.
- They raise funds to support longer-term research. Research that helps improve how people are diagnosed. Research to improve treatment. Research to understand why some people respond better to treatment than others. Research into the quality of recovery and after-effects of sepsis
- They work to increase awareness and recognition of sepsis, both amongst members of the public and the medical profession including doctors, nurses and other frontline staff in all areas of the NHS.
- They sponsor public awareness campaigns to make sure more and more people know the signs of sepsis to watch out for and how prompt diagnosis helps improve the chances of recovery.
- They want to make sure there are accurate statistics about the number of people who have had sepsis, recognising that it is still under-diagnosed, often because of other pre-existing illnesses that people are suffering with. We need to know the full extent of the issue to increase awareness amongst the public, and funding from NHS Research into stopping sepsis.
- They offer support, guidance and advice to people whose lives have been impacted by sepsis
- They don’t just want people to survive sepsis. They want to ensure the best quality of life for sepsis survivors. Their hope is that in future, no-one will have to suffer the loss of a loved one to this condition.
Their mission is simple. To stop sepsis now. And with your help they will stop sepsis.
For more information contact
Email: [email protected]
Call: 0737 988 9191
Visit their website here.
THE UK SEPSIS TRUST
People can be affected by sepsis in many ways. You or someone close to you may have had sepsis, or you may have lost a loved one. Whatever your circumstances, the UK Sepsis Trust support team is there to help you.
Whether you’re struggling with grief, having problems with your recovery or trying to support a loved one after they leave hospital, you can contact them by email or phone. Their trained sepsis support nurses are ready to offer support and advice.
Calls are free from landlines and mobiles within the UK and don’t appear on itemised bills.
Their helpline is open 24/7 on 0808 800 0029
Visit their website here.
Quit Your Way Scotland is an advice and support service for anyone trying to stop smoking in Scotland.
You can contact Quit Your Way Scotland for free by:
- phoning a Quit Your Way Scotland advisor on 0800 84 84 84
- chatting online with a Quit Your Way Scotland advisor.
For more information about the Quit Your Way Scotland campaign and the help available please click here.