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Self Help Services

General support and information

The HUB Tel: 951604
You can self-refer to District Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and other community services

Social Services Tel: 477592 or email adult.socialcare@blackpool.gov.uk
For all personal care or social related issues.

FYI Directory visit www.fyidirectory.co.uk
General directory of services available across Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde.

Lancashire Care NHS – a free resource with a wide range of news and information on services specific to your needs. Visit: Lancashire Care NHS

Citizens Advice Blackpool provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone, on their rights and responsibilities and to help you solve problems. Visit their website at: Blackpool CAB or call them on: 01253 308400

Blackpool Carers Trust – www.blackpoolcarers.org/

Blackpool Carers Centre is an independent, local charity and network partner of Carers Trust.

Help with mental health and wellbeing

Supporting MINDS is a self referral service that can provide help with your mental health and wellbeing.
Ring: 01253 955700 or visit the Supporting MINDS website.

Lancashire NHS Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline: offers support and information outside normal office hours to anyone who may be concerned about their own mental health or that of someone they know. Call 0800 915 4640. The Helpline provides immediate emotional support for anyone experiencing distress, and can provide information about mental health support from over 800 local and national services and support groups. The Helpline is open Monday to Friday 7pm – 11pm and at weekends 12 midday – 12 midnight. Callers with a hearing impairment can use textphone or NGT Lite software, and should call: 18001 0800 915 4640.

The Samaritans offer listening and support to help you talk through your concerns, worries and troubles. They are there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call, email or write to them. They have recently launched a new phone number that is free to call from all UK landlines and mobiles, including pay-as-you-go. It is: 116 123. Calls to this number will not show up on your bill. You can also contact them, and find helpful information, on the Samaritans website.

Help with drugs and alcohol

Horizon is a drug and alcohol treatment service in Blackpool for people over the age of 25. You can contact them directly, or your GP can refer you. Tel: 01253 752100 or visit the Horizons website.

Smoking

SMOKEFREE Blackpool is a FREE stop smoking service supporting Blackpool residents to give up the habit and lead a healthier smoke free life. Please ring 01253 462463 or 0800 2461576 or visit Smokefree Blackpool.

LGBT

Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) young people 13-19 is offered on a 1-1 basis and through group work. ok2be support group meet once a week for LGBT young people. For more information contact Amanda Heyes on 07827 983392, Email: lgbt@urpotential.co.uk, or see the poster at the bottom of this page.

Lancashire LGBT is a county-wide organisation working across Lancashire for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) people. Their aim is to support LGB&T people in Lancashire to be happier, healthier and well connected. They also maintain a directory of peer support and social groups. Telephone: 01772 900260 or visit: Lancashire LGBT.

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