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Charities and Support Groups

Action for M.E

Support for sufferes of M.E.

  • General enquiries: 0117 927 9551 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
  • www.actionforme.org.uk

Al-Anon Family Groups UK & Eire

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support for anyone whose life is, or has been affected by someone else's drinking.

  • Confidential Helpline: 020 7403 0888 (10am to 10pm 365 days a year)
  • Email: enquiries@al-anonuk.org.uk
  • www.al-anonuk.org.uk

 Alcoholics Anonymous

Support for people addicted to alcohol at all stages of recovery and abstenance.

  • Helpline: 0845 769 7555
  • Email: help@alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
  • www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

 Alzheimer's Society

Provides support for carers and sufferers of all types of dementia.

  • Helpline: 0300 222 11 22
  • Email: helpline@alzheimers.org.uk
  • www.alzheimers.org.uk
  • 9am - 8pm Mon-Wed; 9am - 5pm Thur & Fri; 10am - 4pm Sat & Sun

Association for Postnatal Illness

Support for mothers suffering with postnatal illness/ depression.

  • Helpline: 0207 386 0868 (Mon-Fri 10am -2pm)
  • Email: info@apni.org
  • www.apni.org

 Asthma Society

Provides support and advice to people affected by asthma.

  • Helpline: 0800 121 62 44
  • Email: info@asthma.org.uk
  • www.asthma.org.uk

Bipolar UK (formerly Manic Depression Fellowship)

Works to enable people affected by bipolar disorder / manic depression to take control of their lives.

  • Helpline: 020 7931 6480
  • Email: info@bipolar.org.uk
  • www.bipolaruk.org.uk 

Breast Cancer Care

Information and support for people with breast cancer.

  • Helpline: 0808 800 6000 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm)
  • Email: info@breastcancercare.org.uk
  • www.breastcancercare.org.uk

British Pregnancy Advisory Service - BPAS

A unit in Hatfield for Hertfordshire patients is open every Thursday 08:30 - 16:30 and offers the following services: Pregnancy options counselling, pre-treatment assessment for abortion, early medical abortion pill, contraception, Chlamydia screening and a 24 hour aftercare helpline. Additional services are provided at other nationwide centres.

  • Self-referral telephone line for NHS funded services 03457 30 40 30 (open 7 days a week)

 Colostomy Association

Support, reassurance and practical advice to anyone who has or is about to have a colostomy.

  • Helpline: 0800 328 4257 (24hrs a day, 7 days a week)
  • Email: cass@colostomyassociation.org.uk
  • www.colostomyassociation.org.uk

 Carers in Hertfordshire

Support and adivce for carers (see separate Key Information tab).

  • Helpline: 01992 58 69 69
  • Email: contact@carersinherts.org.uk
  • www.carersinherts.org.uk

 ChildLine

Help and advice about a wide range of issues.

  • Helpline: 0800 1111
  • www.childline.org.uk

 Citizens Advice Bureau

Free, independent and confidential advice to help people resolve legal, money and other problems.

  • East Herts Citizens Advice Services: 03444 111 444
  • www.ehcas.org.uk
  • www.citizensadvice.org.uk
  • www.adviceguide.org.uk

 Cruse Bereavement Care

Support after the death of someone close.

  • Helpline: 0844 477 9400
  • Email: helpline@cruse.org.uk
  • www.cruse.org.uk

Diabetes UK

Support and advice for people living with diabetes and for their family and carers.

  • Careline: 0345 123 299 (Mon-Fri. 9am-7pm)
  • Email: careline@diabetes.org.uk
  • www.diabetes.org.uk

Gamblers Anonymous

Help, support and friendship for people who are struggling with a gambling problem. The website offers information, online contact forms, details of local groups and meetings and also hosts a chat room.

  • www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Gingerbread

Expert advice and practical support for single parents.

  • Helpline: 0808 802 0925 (Freephone)
  • Email: online contact form available on Gingerbread website
  • www.gingerbread.org.uk

Frank

Friendly, confidential drugs advice.

  • Telephone: 0300 123 6600
  • www.talktofrank.com (live chat 2pm-6pm, online email)
  • SMS: 82111 

Herts Alcohol Problems Advisory Service (HAPAS)

An independent agency promoting the prevention of alcohol misuse and helping those in Hertfordshire harmed, either directly or indirectly, by alcohol.

  • Telephone: 01438 841241
  • Email: admin.hapas@btconnect.com

Herts Mind Network

Promoting the preservation of good mental health, for all age groups. Services include anxiety or anger management, counselling and support for carers.

  • Infoline: 02037 273600
  • Email: info@hertsmindnetwork.org
  • www.hertsmindnetwork.org

 Multiple Sclerosis Society

Information and support for people with MS and their carers.

  • Helpline: 0808 800 8000
  • Email: helpline@mssociety.org.uk
  • www.mssociety.org.uk

Mind

National mental health charity. The website includes an A-Z of mental health issues and a local services finder.

  • Telephone: 020 8519 2122
  • Email: contact@mind.org.uk
  • www.mind.org.uk

Relate

Relationship counselling services. Use the Relate website to find local services.

  • Telephone: 0300 100 1234
  • www.relate.org.uk

Samaritans

If there's something troubling you, or if you are worried about someone else, then contact the Samaritans.

  • Telephone: 08457 90 90 90 (24hrs a day, 365 days a year)
  • Email: jo@samaritans.org
  • Write: Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, Chris, PO Box 90 90, Stirling, FK8 2SA
  • www.samaritans.org

Or visit the local branch: Herts and Essex (Ware) Samaritans, 1 Cross Street, Ware, Herts. SG12 7AH

This branch is wheelchair accessible. Telephone: 01920 464099

 Wellbeing Service

The Wellbeing Service is an NHS service provided by Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust offering practical support and talking therapies for anyone experiencing depression or anxiety disorders, including phobias, panic or OCD.

  • Telephone: 0300 777 0707
  • www.hpft.nhs.uk to access a self-referral form under "What are you looking for?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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