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What mental health services are available?

The first person you should try to speak to is a nurse or your GP. They can help you better understand what you are going through and what support is available. They can also refer you to a specialist if they think that would be more helpful.

However, there are also lots of other support services:

NHS website:

www.nhs.uk

-Find out about local NHS services in England and get information on mental wellbeing.

Age UK:

www.ageuk.org.uk

-Free telephone advice line for a wide range of topics: 0800 678 16022232

-Silver Line free telephone befriending service: 0800 4 70 80 90

-Hold regular social events in their day centres across the country. Find your local Age UK here: www.ageuk.org.uk/services/in-your-area/

Samaritans:

www.samaritans.org

-24-hour free emotional support: 116 123

Mental Health Foundation:

http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk

-Provide information and support on mental health


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