Other Sources Of Help

Other Sources Of Help

Help in a crisis

If you are in crisis and need urgent help, you can go to any Emergency department.

Alternatively you can contact your GP and request an emergency appointment.

If it is not an emergency but you require urgent advice 111.

 

Listening services

If you are unable to get in touch with friends/ family or would rather talk to someone else, the Samaritans offer confidential, non-judgemental support.

This type of support can be helpful if you are struggling with difficult feelings, but do not need to access emergency support.

Samaritans

Freephone 116123

email: jo@samaritans.org

 

Voluntary services directory

Provides information about services available in the Greater Manchester Area.

https://www.gmnrodn.org.uk/voluntary-services-directory/

 

Headway

A UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury by providing support and information:

https://www.headway.org.uk/

 

  • Headway helpline: Tel: 0808-800-2244, 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, or email: helpline@headway.org.uk
  • Headway information library – lots of helpful leaflets and workbooks, free to download, to help with understanding and managing many aspects of TBI:

https://www.headway.org.uk/about-brain-injury/individuals/information-library/

 

Turning Point

Offer a range of health and wellbeing services around the country:

https://www.turning-point.co.uk/

 

MIND

Provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem:

https://www.mind.org.uk/

 

BASIC

The brain and spinal injury centre, a local charitable organisation providing information and support - located 5 minute walk from Salford Royal hospital:

https://www.basiccharity.org.uk/

 

Brainline

Helpful apps for people suffering the effects of a brain injury including reminder apps for memory problems, calendar apps, accessibility information and apps to enable you to voice-control your electronic devices:

https://www.brainline.org/article/life-changing-apps-people-brain-injury

 

Acoustic neuromas

Provides mutual support, information exchange, listening and raising awareness – online and group based peer support.

https://www.bana-uk.com/

 

Brain Tumour Charity

Provides information and support via groups, online and a telephone line.

https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/

 

Epilepsy

Provide ‘coffee and chat’ groups as a relaxed way to meet people, share experiences and learn about epilepsy  

https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/involved/branches