There are many other forms of support available tackling lots of different topics and situations. Have a look below at some of the options out there.
Age Scotland is the leading charity representing older people in Scotland and supporting their rights and interests. More info here.
BONE CANCER RESEARCH TRUST
Are a leading national charity based in Leeds dedicated to fighting primary bone cancer and to making a difference through research, information, awareness and support.
“We provide a dedicated Support & Information Service, which is available to anyone affected by primary bone cancer. Our approach to the service is dynamic and patient-led in a bid to provide all-round holistic help to all of those who access our service.
We aim to provide our community with an extra layer of support on top of that provided by your doctors and nurses, who we work hand-in-hand with to ensure we provide accurate information or signpost you to the most relevant organisation to help you”
Call: 0800 111 4855
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
For twenty-five years, providing specialist intensive therapy using the Bobath concept has been at the heart of what we do.
Alongside our individual therapy for both children and adults, we bring the CP community together through organising group activities for a range of ages and stages, and work to share CP-specific information both online and face-to-face.
For more information click here.
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 helpli[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.
A new campaign launched by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) wants to inform people of the Silent Solution system, which could ultimately be lifesaving.
The Silent Solution system enables a person making a 999 call from a mobile, who is too scared to make a noise, to press 55 when prompted by an automated system. If they press 55, it will inform police they are in a genuine emergency, and they can then attend the scene.
Find our more information here.
Every child deserves a safe and secure home. But witnessing domestic abuse can have long-term effects on children and young people. That’s why we’ve got advice and support for parents and carers to help keep children safe from domestic abuse. More info here.
National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247
The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivors – 0808 801 0327
The Mix, free information and support for under 25s in the UK – 0808 808 4994
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428
Samaritans (24/7 service) – 116 123
Rights of Women advice lines, there are a range of services available
BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION
If you have been diagnosed with a condition, or know someone who has, BHF have reliable information to help. You can also join their online community on HealthUnlocked and connect with people like you.
THE CHILDRENS HEART FOUNDATION
The Children’s Heart Federation is a parent-led charity working with partner groups to make life better for children and young people, with acquired or congenital heart disease, in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Info line and office – 0300 561 0065 open – 9.00 to 17.00 Mon to Fri
Email: [email protected]
Website – http://www.chfed.org.uk/
CHEST, HEART AND STROKE SCOTLAND
“If you need help, support or information, we are here for you and your family. Our committed team of volunteers and staff work hard, day in day out to support people living with our conditions in their local communities.
No Life Half Lived will deliver our vital services to more people in Scotland who are living with the effects of chest, heart or stroke conditions.”
Call our freephone Advice Line Nurses: 0808 801 0899
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.