Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
"Only those who have experienced this terrible tragedy can fully understand. None of us needs to suffer alone and together we can help each other"
Do you need support with suicide bereavement? Help and support is available from the Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide group. Please click HERE to visit their website. For more information about your closest group, please click HERE.
Shropshire Recovery Partnership - Alcohol, Drugs and Mental Health Support
Shropshire Recovery Partnership offers free, confidential support with alcohol, drugs or mental health from one of their local services or online. If you're worried about your own or someone else's drinking or drug use, or your mental health, please visit the website HERE.
For more information and for contact details, please see their leaflet HERE.
NEW Healthier Together STW Initiative
Healthier Together is a UK-wide programme which aims to improve outcomes for children and their families, and is a free website full of resources and materials including information leaflets, self-care advice and guidance on when and how to access healthcare services.
The resources also include physical and mental health support and advice, helping support parents, carers and professionals to keep children in their care safe and healthy.
The website is available by clicking HERE and brings together all local help available. It also signposts where to seek further assistance from health and social care professionals.
“Weaning needn’t be a stressful time for parents, as there’s lots of support available” is part of the reassuring message being shared by Health Visitors across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.
Local healthcare professionals are offering advice to parents on introducing solid food to their baby’s diet. A national NHS campaign has re-launched this week to reassure parents and provide advice on what is a significant milestone in their baby’s life.
For more information, please click HERE
Breathe Easy Telford & District
Breathe Easy Telford and District, is a local self-help support Group, affiliated to Asthma and Lung UK (formerly British Lung Foundation). They are a friendly Group, open to all those affected by respiratory diseases, both patient and carers. They have been established 22 years, this year. They hold monthly Group meetings, except August and December.
For more information, please visit their website HERE or view their leaflet HERE
The Lullaby Trust
The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families. For more information, please visit their website HERE.
The Lullaby Trust have launched their new winter resources that are available to download HERE
The Miscarriage Association
Miscarriage is never easy
If you’ve been affected by miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy, we hope this website will provide the information that you’re looking for. Please click HERE
Community Falls Prevention Services - Self Referral
Additional Falls Prevention Services are now being provided in the Community. People aged 60 years and over and able to book a FREE 2.5 hour appointment themselves, where they will be assessed and be provided with support for balance and fitness.
For more information on whether this is something that may benefit you, please click on the Community Preventing Falls Through Exercise Classes poster HERE
Please click on the links below to find out more information about the clinics that have been scheduled :
- 18th February 2023 at Cosy Hall in Newport : HERE
- 21st February 2023 at the Leisure Centre in Church Stretton : HERE
- 8th March 2023 at The Anstice in Telford : HERE
Free Tennis Sessions available to patients with SMI (Severe Mental Illness)
We know that mortality rates in patients with severe mental illness (SMI) are excessively high. To support SMI service users to be more active, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have joined with Tennis Shropshire to provide an opportunity to try Tennis, a sport which may previously have been inaccessible to them.
Sessions will take place from Wednesday 11 January 2023 and then every Wednesday for 12 weeks, 11am – 12noon at The Cathie Sabin Community Tennis Centre, Shrewsbury Tennis Club.
Sessions are completely free and equipment and coaching is provided.
There is no commitment to attend every session, participants can come and go as they please.
Registration is for patients who are 18+ and considered to have an SMI, via email: ActivitiesSMIPH@mpft.nhs.uk
Silver Cloud Online CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Programme
Telford and Wrekin Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service helps people with mild to moderate depression, anxiety disorders and issues with sleep.
The service offers SilverCloud, an online therapy programme that allows people who struggle to make regular appointments, to access Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques in a way that suits them, in their own time and at their own pace, whilst still having regular online reviews with a trained practitioner.
People aged 16+ and registered with a Telford and Wrekin GP, and who are not currently being seen by another mental health team, can self-refer to the service here: https://twiapt.mpft.nhs.uk/silvercloud/silvercloud-self-referral
To use SilverCloud, access to a computer, smart phone or tablet is needed and users need to be confident in using the internet and apps.
More information here: https://twiapt.mpft.nhs.uk/silvercloud
Move for Mood
Delivered by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Recovery College and Telford and Wrekin Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service, this free nine week course will be of interest to anyone that wants to find out more about depression and how to boost mood.
Through these in person, groups sessions, patients will look at the theory of depression and consider how physical activity can help to alleviate some of the symptoms of low mood and depression.
Designed for all levels of fitness, students will have the opportunity to try out activities such as walking, jogging or running for wellbeing, moving to music and beginners boxercise.
Starting on Friday 13 January, 2 – 3.45pm, sessions will be held at The Hub on the Hill in Telford.
Open to adults who are registered with a Telford and Wrekin GP, registration is via self-referral to the Telford and Wrekin IAPT service, by using the online referral form https://twiapt.mpft.nhs.uk/ or telephone 01952 457415.
For other courses offered by the Wellbeing and Recovery College, please see their Spring Prospectus HERE
Open Clinic Sexual Health Services
The telephone number for sexual health services in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire is now 0808 178 0955. This number is linked to a new, improved telephone system, which aims to reduce patient waiting times.
For more information on the services available please click HERE
Healthier You : NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
Flippin’ Pain is is a public health campaign with a clear goal: to change the way people think about, talk about and treat persistent pain.
For more information, please visit their website HERE
Community Preventing Falls Through Exercise Service
This service is designed to improve the postural stability of older people through a 20 week falls exercise programme. The aim is to improve muscular strength, flexibility, coordination and balance which will help improve mobility, reduce the risk of falling and maintain independence.
The Fit4All website has more information including a weekly class timetable. Classes are based in varying locations throughout Telford and Wrekin.
Living Well Sessions for people affected by cancer
The Survivorship Team would love to see you at one of our upcoming Living Well Sessions. More information about these FREE sessions can be found HERE
Cost of Living Help - Telford & Wrekin Council
There is a wealth of information and resource available to support people with the Cost of Living at Telford & Wrekin Council’s website HERE
The "Worrying about Money" website can be accessed HERE
If you are working age and struggling financially, please read the "Working Age Financial Support and Assistance" brochure HERE
If you are a pensioner and struggling financially, please read the "Financial Support and Assistance for Pensioners" brochure HERE
Cost of Living Help - Shropshire County Council
Increases in the cost of food, fuel and utilities will affect many households in Shropshire, so for useful links, tips and pointers on where and how to find support across Shropshire, take a look at the information HERE
Food bank, Baby & Toddler Bank and School Uniform Project
No-one need go without the basic essentials to keep themselves and their families sheltered, fed, clean, clothed, warm and healthy. For details of the Food Bank, Baby & Toddler Bank, and School Uniform Project, please click HERE
TELFORD & WREKIN HEALTHY LIFESTYLE SERVICES
Telford's friendly Healthy Lifestyle Advisors are here to support you make the change in your life that you always wanted to make. This service is free and confidential. Healthy Lifestyle Advisors can help you live a healthier life, do more of the things you want to do, and generally improve how you feel. With personalised one to one support from the Healthy Lifestyles Advisors, you can achieve those goals. The advisors have helped thousands of people to live healthier using their expertise and knowledge of local support. Please click HERE
Emotional Wellbeing Support for Children and Young People Under 25
We offer a brief intervention service for people struggling with a range of low level difficulties such as anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, low mood and negative thoughts. We are able to work with people 0-25 years of age, please see this POSTER with our drop in times and locations.
LIVE WELL TELFORD
Live Well Telford provides information and signposting to a wide range of services, activities and organisation's in the area, to help everyone find the support they need to live healthy independent lives. Please click HERE
SHROPSHIRE, TELFORD & WREKIN DENTAL ADVICE LINE
The Dental Advice Line for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin will be provided by Shropshire Community Healthcare NHS Trust as part of the Shropshire Community Dental Service. For further details please click HERE
IMPACT HEALTHCARE BROCHURES
Impact on Life is a division of Impact Marketing and Publicity Ltd., providing free, independent advice and information through the Health Care Media range of literature which contain useful local contacts and further sources of specific information. Their website can be accessed HERE
A selection of their leaflets are available below :
2) Private Healthcare
3) Making a Will and Funeral Planning
4) Regaining your Independence
5) Mobility Advice
MIND LISTENING SUPPORT
If you are in emotional distress, struggling to cope or need to talk there is always a trained member of staff on duty during our opening hours to offer one to one support.