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Useful organisations

This section of DLF Data contains details of numerous voluntary organisations, Government agencies, support groups and other contacts that may be useful to older and disabled people and their carers. If you find any information that is incorrect please email Data Services to let us know which 'Contact' is incorrect and what information needs changing. If you would like to be added to the database please complete these questions.

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Depression

24 hour answerphone for out of hours calls. Helpline Mon-Fri 10am-2pm.

Address:

  • 145 Dawes Road Fulham
  • Fulham
  • SW6 7EB

Bipolar UK is a national user led organisation which works to enable people affected by manic depression/bipolar to take control of their lives. Services include: network of self help groups in England and Wales for people with manic depression/bipolar, their relatives and friends, a quarterly journal Pendulum, publications papers, Self Management training programme, London youth project, employment awareness training, travel insurance scheme, Helpline 8am - 8 pm, (peer to peer support in hospital (Wales), Life Assurance scheme, and eCommunity. The organisation aims to educate the public and professionals about manic depression/bipolar and campaigns for greater research into methods of treatment.

Address:

  • 11 Belgrave Road
  • 21 St Georges Road
  • London
  • SW1V 1RB

Provides information, support and understanding for people affected by depression. Campaigns to raise awareness of depression as a treatable condition and to reduce the stigma associated with it. Co-ordinates a national network of self-help groups. Produces a range of free publications which offer practical advice on depression and related topics. Produces the Single Step magazine.

Address:

  • 9 Woburn Walk
  • London

Provides support and encouragement for depressives and their relatives. Promotes and supports self-help groups. Works alongside the medical and caring professions to try to meet the needs not covered by health professionals. There is an information line open to anyone at any time, including weekends: answered personally for four hours a day, messages left at other times, responded to as soon as possible. Publications include a newsletter, published six times a year, information sheet, tape list, booklist. Membership per annum is �10 (or what a person can afford.) Members receive a newsletter and can join penfriend/phonefriend schemes. Internet chatroom for members.

Address:

  • c/o Self Help Nottingham
  • Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham Street
  • Nottingham
  • NG1 2EG

Aims to raise awareness of depression throughout the country. Provide training, publications and support groups.

Address:

  • 2nd Floor, Derwen House
  • 2 Court Road
  • Bridgend
  • CF31 1BN

Aims to help the suicidal and despairing people in London and in large part of the UK. Minicom numbers: 01204 531122 based in Bolton 0208 780 2521 based in Putney (National number for text telephone) E-Mail numbers: jo@samaritans.org - for callers who are happy for their names to be known samaritans@anon.twwells.com - for callers who wish to remain anonymous

Address:

  • The Upper Mill
  • Kingston Road
  • Ewell
  • KT17 2AF

SANE is a national mental health charity whose aims are to raise awareness of mental illness and campaign to improve services and initiate and fund research into the causes of serious mental illness through its research centre. Information and emotional support is also provided to anyone affected by mental illness via the helpline and email service. Helpline open Mon - Sun 6 pm - 11 pm.

Address:

  • 1st Floor
  • Cityside House
  • London
  • E1 1EE

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