Additional resources and links

We hope you find this page useful as a signpost to helpful local organisations.  This has become even more important in light of the Coronavirus pandemic - we recognise that many of our patients require additional support in a variety of different ways. 

Our links are organised under 3 headings:

Mental and Emotional support

 
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MINDING YOUR HEAD

This is an excellent resource promoting mental and emotional wellbeing of people across Northern Ireland.

LIFELINE

Lifeline provides access to trained counsellors who can provide immediate confidential support and advice and is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

SANDS NI

The Stillbirth and Neonatal death charity provides help and support for parents and anyone affected by the loss of a baby.

APPS 4 HEALTHCARE NI

This links to apps which seek to promote good health. For example in managing Chronic Pain, sleep difficulties etc

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COVID WELLBEING

This website contains a comprehensive range of information, self-help guides and ways to access help to support your mental health and wellbeing

CAUSE

CAUSE provides practical and emotional support to empower families, partners and friends caring for a loved one who has experienced serious mental illness.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS

The Compassionate Friends Helpline offers support for bereaved parents. The Helpline volunteers are all bereaved parents and are there to listen and care.

DIRECTORY OF SERVICES

This links to a Comprehensive Directory of services to help improve mental health and emotional wellbeing in the Belfast area

STRESSCONTROL ONLINE

This links to a free six-session course run by a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Jim White which teaches skills to fight stress and boost your wellbeing.

RELAXATION TECHNIQUES

This links to lots of different kinds of relaxation techniques for when you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious.

Advice lines

 
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HELPLINES NI

This links to a number of helplines relating to COVID-19 including advice for businesses, befriending services and for specific medical conditions including diabetes.

CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY

This free service is available for those struggling with debt and offers expert advice and support. Contact number 0800 328 0006.

See, Hear, Respond BARNARDO'S

See, Hear, Respond is a service provided by Barnardo's to help support children, young people and families in NI affected by the Covid-19 crisis - including support with anxiety, financial stresses and family relationships

CARERS NI

This helpline provides a range of general and specialist advice services for carers including welfare benefits, community care and carer support.

ADVICE NI

Advice NI offers independent advice relating to benefits, employment, heating, medicine and debt.

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PARENTING NI

Parenting NI offers a freephone service supporting parents and families, as well as offering a range of parenting programmes.

DSA HELPLINE

The 24-hour Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline offers support, help, signposting and referral to victims, family, friends and professionals.

COMMUNITY CARE FOR CANCER

This service provides access to self-management programmes, diet and exercise advice, social support, practical and emotional support, smoking cessation or financial advice.

MAKE THE CALL

Make the Call encourages people to call 0800 232 1271 to access a free and confidential assessment regarding entitlement to social security benefits.

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PARENTLINE NI

Parentline NI is a free and confidential listening ear service offering advice, support and guidance for parents, carers and family members.

CARA FRIEND

Cara-friend offers support for the LGBTQ+ community in N. Ireland including one-to-one support and resources.

Older adults

 

AGE NI

The Age NI Advice and Advocacy service helpline offers free, independent and confidential support to older people, their families and carers on a range of issues.

DEMENTIA NAVIGATOR

The Dementia Navigator service supports people to live well with dementia by working in partnership with those being diagnosed, their family members and the community to create a better understanding of the condition.

ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY

The Alzheimer’s Society provides information on Dementia including advice on maintaining independence, financial and legal matters, community care and support.

University of the 3rd age

U3As exist in Northern Ireland to provide learning opportunities in a social context for older adults.

CARERS NI

This helpline provides a range of general and specialist advice services for carers including welfare benefits, community care and carer support.

Kings Square, Kings Road, Belfast BT5 7BP, Northern Ireland

Tel: 0280 9040 1844

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