Counselling & Support Info

Advice for children starting/returning to Primary School - Lets get ready to go back to Primary school P2-P7

Advice for young people starting/returning to Secondary/Grammer School - Teen transition back to school

Self Help Information Links   All of the helplines listed on this website are continuing to provide information, advice and guidance on a wide-range of health and wellbeing needs. https://www.helplinesni.com/ 

Stress on-line course. Stress is a normal reaction to the rapidly changing and uncertain times we are all living in at the moment. If you are feeling a bit more stressed than usual and would like to learn some great ways, free-of-charge, to deal with common problems like anxiety, depression, panicky feelings, poor sleep and poor wellbeing then come along to our online Stress Control class. Click here for more information.  Next classes start soon  and will run twice a day (2pm and 8.30pm).

Apps to help support your Health https://apps4healthcareni.hscni.net/  offer contact details for Northern Area Services, most of which patients can self-refer to themselves. 

NHS advice on Common Conditions ----  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/  

Similar evidence based information and advice for patients ---- https://patient.info/  

Chronic Pain advice regarding managing pain ---- https://livewellwithpain.co.uk/  

Mental Health - anxiety, low mood etc. --- https://www.linkscounselling.com/news  

Families / children Support -- http://familysupporthubs.com/

https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/what-we-do/our-work-in-northern-ireland/

Womens aid support and information --- https://www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support/

Support for men who experience relationship breakdown , anger management --- http://www.mapni.co.uk/  

Coronavirus links to information --- https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/covid-19-what-situation-northern-ireland

https://www.rickhanson.net/being-resilient-during-coronavirus

Counselling video/telephone consultation available to patients --- https://www.linkscounselling.com/news  

 

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS   Provides resources for patients including the 5 steps for wellbeing leaflets which have been translated and are available in 11 different languages   www.mindingyourhead.info

HSC Bereavement Network website has been developed to provide information and guidance for those who care for and support dying people and their loved ones around the time of and after death.  It has resources including leaflets for those who have been bereaved as well as information about support services  http://www.hscbereavementnetwork.hscni.net/

 HEALTH WITH EATING PROBLEMS AFTER CRITICAL ILLNESS    https://www.bda.uk.com/resource/tips-to-help-with-eating-problems-after-critical-illness.html

 Breast Screening  A new video that shows women what to expect when they attend for breast screening has been produced by the Public Health Agency.  It covers the whole process of screening - from receiving the invitation letter to getting the results.  The video is aimed at women who have never attended for breast screening or who have been invited for the first time.  Patient Advice Leaflet: http://www.cancerscreening.hscni.net/2170.htm 

Cancer Services  If you have questions about cancer care in Belfast Trust visit the above website for information.  

Cancer Information Leaflet : http://belfasttrust-cancerservices.hscni.net  2014_Sept_-_Leaflet_-Affected_by_Cancer_were_here_to_help.doc 

Macmillan Cancer Support   We would like to inform you about the Macmillan Community Helper Service; a new service providing practical and emotional support for people affected by cancer across the Northern area.

 Macmillan have a team of trained volunteers across the Northern area who are ready to visit people affected by cancer at home on a weekly basis for up to 2 hours, and provide help with practical tasks like light housework, ironing and shopping that the individual might be finding difficult due to their cancer or their treatment; or meet them for coffee, go out for a walk together, and be someone to talk to.  The service is available for up to 6 months.  It is open to anyone over the age of 18, and to families who have a child affected by cancer.  Connecting with a Macmillan volunteer can help people affected by cancer regain their self-esteem or self-confidence, be less lonely and isolated, and help integrate them into services, groups and activities in their community.

If you would like more information or to make a referral please contact: Alexandra McMeekin, Volunteering Services Manager Macmillan Cancer Support  Email:  amcmeekin@macmillan.org.uk  Phone: 075 4076 8244

MacMillan also offer a  Support Line on 0800 808 00 00 which is open Monday to Friday, 9am until 8pm. 

 

 

 



 
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