Bereavement and Grief
Contact Canal Street Retford Nottinghamshire
Phone: 01777 709650
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 26.06.2020
Bassetlaw Action Centre remains closed until further notice, however we are now able to offer a Volunteer Shopping Service to those in need of essential shopping. Our Community Car Scheme is now starting to take bookings and Home Support cleaning services will resume from 1st July 2020. Please call for more details Telephone: 01777 709650.
Our staff continue to offer telephone consultations and support.
Staying Well Courses and Minibus trips are postponed until further notice.
Winter newsletter: https://www.bcvs.org.uk/images/November2020/Winter_Newsletter_2020.pdf
Bassetlaw Action Centre is a community resource agency offering help and support to individuals and organisations throughout Bassetlaw; promoting the independence of older and vulnerable people and supporting individuals with long term conditions.
Opening times: Monday- Friday: 9:00am - 13:00pm (outside these hours an answerphone service is available).
COVID19 update 20th July 2020 - this service is running as normal - telephone service.
A free service where a trained volunteer can give you a friendly call once a week to discuss anything you want to from the weather to your favourite subject at a time to suit you. For 0ver 60s who are lonely and isolated.
Independent Age UK
Provide information and advice service for older people, their families and carers, focusing on social care, welfare benefits and befriending services. This is integrated with local support, including one to one and group befriending schemes.
Contact London Based
Phone: 0800 3196789
Covid -19- advice available under the GET ADVICE heading on the website: http://www.independentage.org/ Provides information and advice service for older people, their families and caers, focusing on social care, welfare benefits and befriending services. This is integrated wih local support, includin one to one and group befriending schemes.
Phone: 0300 500 80 80
COVID19 update, 20th July 2020 - for full details please visit https://www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/home.page
We also provide some services to help you keep independent which you can access at anytime, without the need for any type of assessment.
Meals at Home delivery service
Handy Person's Adaptation Service- help and support to keep people safe secure in their home with free or low-cost but high quality essential adaptations small practical jobs.
- telephone: 0300 500 80 80.
- email: email@example.com.
The Connect Service- can help you by finding info about local services, activities & opportunities. If needed, Connect staff can work with you around money issues, housing problems, health management & other things. This short-term support will be tailored to your needs & will focus on achieving what you want in a way that suits you.
- website: www.personalisedsupport.co.uk/Bassetlaw-Connect
- telephone: 0115 844 3541
Independent Financial Advice & Support
0300 500 80 80
If after exploring these options you feel you may need more support, then you might need to have a Care & Support Assessment. This will allow you to explain the things you are finding hard to achieve & we will discuss with you how we might be able to help you.
The aim of the assessment will always be to help you regain or maintain a level of independence. We will carry out the assessment in the most proportionate way depending on your needs, this could be over the telephone or at one of our clinics.
Please contact us on 0300 500 80 80, an advisor can help you with your options and may complete a referral for a care and support assessment.
Contact The Old Library Memorial Avenue Worksop
Phone: 01909 470985
Aurora services set to relocate to enable building work to commence
02 October 2020
Aurora Wellbeing in Worksop has this week relocated a number of vital services in preparation for the start of building works and the transformation of the Old Library Building on Memorial Avenue.
Aurora Wellbeing, a local charity that supports people in Bassetlaw affected by cancer and long term health conditions was in 2019 awarded £1.56M from the National Heritage Lottery Fund (NHLF), boosted to £2M with support from key stakeholders, to transform the Old Library Building where the Aurora charity is based.
Throughout the duration of the building works, Aurora will continue to deliver services to local people to ensure people in Bassetlaw diagnosed with cancer receive vital help and support, and until services can return to the centre in 2021.
The Aurora Charity Shop and Tea Rooms will relocate to the former Dukeries Tea Rooms building on Bridge Street in Worksop in October 2020, for a period of approximately six months and will open daily from Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm.
Aurora beauty therapy services will continue to deliver services from Sparkles Beauty, Kilton Road, Worksop and customers are asked to call 0750 3612084 during this period to book appointments.
Aurora Wellbeing Practitioners will continue to provide health needs assessments and support across the Bassetlaw area (working remotely) to help support people and their families with a cancer diagnosis, and to offer emotional support, counselling and workshops.
Aurora exercise classes, including Yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi, will continue either online via Zoom or at locations across the locality.
Our support lines are open Monday - Friday (9 am-5 pm). Please call us on 01909 470985 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-loved charity shop
Aurora’s pre-loved charity shop is now open. They have a fantastic selection of good quality clothes, children’s toys and a second hand book collection selling books at very reasonable prices for you to browse. Their volunteers have been busy making hand-crafted quality facemasks, which have an internal breathable filter material and these are available to buy or order from the shop.
They are operating a takeaway service from their much loved Valerie’s Tearooms and welcome old and new friends to visit and take away a hot drink, slice of cake or light refreshments. They also have a competitive meal deal on offer.
Aurora continues to offer telephone-based support and services to people and their families affected by cancer or long term health conditions. Every day their advisors speak to people who are living with cancer, newly diagnosed or struggling to move forward with life after treatment, and for many, they face additional difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak. Right now, it is their priority to stay in touch with clients, volunteers and many friends of the charity. They are continuing to offer support and a friendly listening ear to anyone who may be struggling with feelings of anxiety, loneliness or depression and encourage you to chat about your concerns. Contact Aurora via telephone, Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 4.00pm, on 01909 470985.
Aurora is continuing to offer a range of support services whilst the centre remains closed, and they continue to share information and advice and arrange counselling and bereavement support. Their support groups have moved online, along with Aurora courses and exercise classes. Anyone interested is encouraged to get in touch or to subscribe to their newsletter to keep up to date. Visit www.aurorawellbeing.org.uk/worksop and click on the link.
The rest of Aurora’s facilities in the centre will be monitored closely and will become available when it is safe to do so. They are lucky to be situated in the delightful Memorial Gardens so go along, enjoy the gardens and visit the Aurora Centre.
Aurora would like to thank all of their volunteers and the local community for their continued support.
If you would like to donate to Aurora to support local people in Bassetlaw diagnosed with cancer, please visit www.localgiving.org/charity/aurorawellbeingcentres.
The telephone service is open Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 4.00pm. Call 01909 470985 or email email@example.com, follow them on Twitter, @AuroraCentres, or Facebook, @AuroraWellbeingCentreBassetlaw.
Aurora provides support to people affected by cancer and long term health conditions.We share information and advice, arrange counselling, signpost support groups, courses and exercise classes. We also offer professional beauty treatments and holistic therapies and advice on skin care and hair loss, to help boost self-esteem and self-confidence whilst undergoing, and recovering from cancer treatments.
The Aurora centre is open Monday - Friday 09.30 am - 4.30pm
c/o Bassetlaw Self Help link Retford Action Centre Canal Street, Retford
Contact c/o Bassetlaw Self Help link Retford Action Centre Canal Street, Retford
Email: No email address available
Phone: 0115 9264701 or 01623 825199 or 03451232304
COVID19 update 24th August 2020 -
In light of the recent Government recommendations that the UK population should wherever possible avoid social contact and that all non-essential travel and meetings are avoided, we have made the decision to suspend all Compassionate Friends group support meetings and face to face support due to the rise in the spread of coronavirus. This is not a decision we have taken lightly, but rather it is to protect the health of our members and the wider community.
We very aware that our support groups are a place where you can safely come and talk about your child and share any thoughts and feelings around your bereavement; so we appreciate that many of you will find it difficult that this support is not available for the time being.
Please do remember that you can call the TCF Helpline any day of the week if you would like to speak with another bereaved parent who is there to listen on 0345 123 2304 (10 am – 4 pm, 7 -10 pm). If the Helpline is busy, please clearly leave your name, number and a short message and one of our team will get back to you as soon as they can (please note, this may not be the same day). You can also email the helpline for support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do also consider joining one of our private Facebook Groups or online Forum for support and to talk with other bereaved parents and siblings. Details are here
Our postal library will still be operating but will offer a more limited service during this time. For more information contact Mary at email@example.com.
We are reviewing all events and gatherings planned for the next few months and will be contacting those who have booked onto our future supportive weekends over the coming days and weeks.
The group aims to support parents who have lost a child of any age. The supporters themselves are bereaved parents.
Meetings are held every 6 weeks in members homes.
Self Harm & Suicide Support (Harmless)
1 Beech Avenue Nottingham
Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals.
Contact 1 Beech Avenue Nottingham
Contact form is currently unavailable. Please email.
Harmless was established at the beginning of October 2007 to respond to the needs of people who do or are at risk of self-harm and suicide. It is a national voluntary organisation for people who self harm, their friends, families and professionals. Harmless has 3 Directors and a broad range of staff.
People Who Self Harm
Self harm is the term used to describe when someone deliberately hurts themselves as a way of dealing with their emotions. They may do this in a number of ways, including:
- cutting or scratching themselves
- burning themselves with a flame or something hot
- causing bruising to the body by hitting themselves
- throwing their body against something that will hurt
- taking overdoses of tablets or medication
- inserting objects into the body
- hair pulling (also known as trichotilliomania)
This is by no means an exhaustive list.
Contact 118 Skegby Lane Mansfield Notts
The Bereavement Trust is a national freephone helpline, operating every evening of the year. Our trained volunteers offer comfort, support and practical advice to the bereaved. If the line is engaged please ring 0800 9177 416. Asian Languages - 0800 9177 416. Chinese Languages - 0800 0304 236.
Helpline: 0800 435 455 (open every evening 6pm-10pm)
Interested in Volunteering? Do you have skills or experience to enable you to be a 'good listener' on the helpline, for which some training is available? It demands a commitment to be on the line 6pm-10pm for at least 2 evenings each month and our telephone system allows you to do this from your home. Contact Maureen on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07703 127174.
Contact Unit 1 Ten Pound Walk Doncaster
Phone: 01302 812345
COVID19 update, 20th July 2020 - for details please call 01302 812345
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/ Our free national advice line and local advice helps hundreds of thousands of people every year.
Age UK Doncaster provides services including homecare, cleaning services, day services, home and garden services and a home from hospital service.
Age UK Doncaster can also offer information and advice on a range of issues including money, housing, health and social care etc.
Contact 1 Grove Street Mansfield Notts
Phone: 01623 647645
Covid-19 update 24th August 2020 - Due to the current pandemic and ongoing social distancing, all Cruse services will be provided over the telephone, email or internet until further notice. Please contact us to find out more.
Telphone: 0115 9244404
Grief is a natural process, and most people will cope with help and support from family and friends. For those who need additional specialist help, Cruse offers:
Contact 6 Hardy Street Worksop
Phone: 0800 470 0203
Please note some of these services are disrupted due to restrictions from Covid-19 please call our main number for details 0800 470 0203
Across the Nottinghamshire area we support people with mental health problems and their carers.
Professional and self-referrals are accepted depending on the services required.
Office Opening Hours: 9am – 4pm Monday – Friday
IF YOU FEEL IN IMMEDIATE DANGER OF TAKING YOUR OWN LIFE, HARMING YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE, PLEASE STOP AND READ THE FOLLOWING:
There are people you can talk to when you are in a crisis or feeling desperate. You are not alone, talk to someone, tell them how you are feeling and understand that it is okay to turn for help during difficult times.
If you are struggling to confide in someone you know…
Talk to your GP
Dial 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department (A&E)
Get in touch with your local crisis home treatment team if you have one
Speak to someone who is trained to listen
Below are some useful numbers…
Crisis Team Bassetlaw 0300 123 1804(7.30am-9pm) 0115 1213 0860(9pm-7.30am)
Nottingham Samaritans 01159 411111
Domestic violence Helpline 0808 800 0340
NHS 24 hour helpline in a crisis 0808 196 3779
Turning Point Mental Health Helpline 0300 555 0730 (9am-11pm 7 days a week)
Individuals can access 1-2-1 sessions with a mind recovery coach addressing specific issues including debt, welfare, housing, relationships, access to services and support.
Clinics are appointment only via our registration form and are available across Nottinghamshire.
Please complete the online referral form on the website.
Counselling - Supporting your psychological and emotional wellbeing, helping you to find ways to cope.
Counselling charges £12.50 per session unwaged and £20.00 per session waged
At Nottinghamshire Mind we aim to provide you with a counselling experience that will support you to understand your psychological and emotional well being and to find ways of coping.
We provide a highly professional and ethical counselling and psychotherapy service. Our therapists have all received thorough recognised training and all abide by the Ethical Framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This ensures that the service we provide is safe, ethical and confidential
You can find more information on the BACP website about their Ethical Framework
Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing.
Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life, the impact of trauma, medical illness or loss, like the death of a loved one, and specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety. There are several different types of psychotherapy and some types may work better with certain problems or issue. Psychotherapy may be used in combination with medication or other therapies.
Psychotherapy can be short-term(a few sessions), dealing with immediate issues, or long-term (months or years), dealing with longstanding and complex issues. The goals of treatment and arrangements for how often and how long to meet are planned jointly by the patient and therapist.
Access to Service
Our service is available across the county using digital platforms and telephone. Face to face sessions are available in Mansfield and Worksop. Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available to suit your needs.
We can work with clients aged 18 and over through self-referral, a GP referral or through other agencies that support you.
In a telephone conversation, our coordinator will ask you about your personal circumstances and what is causing you concern. This will help determine if our service is right for you.
At the assessment, you will be asked about your current situation, past experiences, a brief medical history and how you hope to benefit from counselling. If we cannot provide the correct help for you at this time we will do our best to find alternative support.
After the assessment, you will be placed on our waiting list. If you would like any further information about our Counselling Service please contact our main office on 0800 470 0203 and speak to our team for more information.
New Digital Services
Peer support services have been a part of Nottinghamshire Mind for many years now and provide a platform for individuals to share experiences and build support networks, this has proven to improve emotional health, wellbeing and a sense of belonging for both those who deliver and receive support.
Through the current pandemic we’ve encouraged members old and new to take part in our ever growing platform or digital services, empowering some to try something new for the very first time.
At present we offer app based peer support sessions daily Monday to Thursday.
You’ll have the opportunity to feel part of a community, share experiences, feelings and thoughts and build friendships, all of which will promote and support you to maintain positive wellbeing.
Our use of the GroupMe app allows our recovery coaches to promote ideas and approaches that may be helpful to you, such as relaxation tips, exercises, talking therapies and near crisis planning. We also use these session to provide creativity and fun with our Quiz – keeping the brain active , Photography sessions – sharing snaps to brighten your day ….. and much more.
Our Information sessions can also take place digitally on a 1-1 basis should you require a little more support, sessions take place over zoom and allow you the chance to see and communicate with one of our recovery coaches.
Sessions are 30 minute and you don’t need to have your camera switched on but you’ll be able to see our recovery coach, we feel this helps build a better relationship for the client.
If you are interested in any of the services above please contact one of our recovery coaches.
Sarah Carter – Bassetlaw
email@example.com 07398 073844
If the recovery coaches are unable to take your call just leave a short message and they will get back to you.
Contact The Spectrum Coke Hill Rotherham
Phone: 01709 829821
Rotherham Heroes Volunteer Programme
26th March 2020
We are aware that many residents will want to help by supporting their neighbours or others who may be in self-isolation, and that there will be residents in need of help with some tasks who will not be sure who they can turn to. We are working together with Rotherham Council and the Rotherham Together Partnership to help support and coordinate this activity.
ROTHERHAM HEROES VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME
The Rotherham Heroes Volunteer Programme is a borough-wide volunteer programme, co-ordinated by the Rotherham Community Hub to help vulnerable people across Rotherham during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The Rotherham Community Hub includes Rotherham Council, Voluntary Action Rotherham and other community partners.
WHO CAN SIGN UP?
We want to hear from people who wish to volunteer, and businesses and community groups that can offer help in the coming weeks and months.
We particularly want to hear from community groups and volunteers who can offer help with:
- shopping for essentials
- tackling loneliness
- prescription collection
- pet care / dog walking
- advice and signposting to support services.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
- If you are a volunteer we will match you with a community group who will contact you soon.
- If you are a business willing to help we will link you into the local community organisations in your neighbourhood. We will respond as quickly as we can. We will respond as quickly as we can. Response times will be dependent on the number of enquiries we receive.
- If you are a representative of a community group we will add you to our database, match you with potential volunteers and provide you with the details of anyone who contacts us requesting support.
Please note, we are currently only asking for volunteers to register. Further details on how residents can request help will be available soon.
We want volunteers and neighbours to be safe whilst you help one another out during this uncertain time. We will be providing guidance on this shortly. In the meantime, please refer to the information below on ‘Protecting Yourself and Loved Ones’.
An information pack has been designed for community organisations and other partners to help us spread the word and get involved in this vital volunteer programme.
Voluntary Action Rotherham provide a comprehensive range of specialist support services to meet your needs: Community Accountancy, DBS Checking Service, Funding and organisational Support, Human Resources, Meeting Room Hire, Office Accommodation, Online Directory, Payroll, Photocopying, Social Prescribing Service, Training Courses
There are a number of ways you can get involved in Volunteering. Either come along for an appointment or apply online. Come along to speak to one of our advisors who will be able to explain what it is all about.
Contact Newcastle Avenue Worksop Notts
Phone: 01909 570434
COVID 19 update - 13th July, waiting for guidance but hoping to restart groups in September.
Wednesday Group - Meets in the Church itself 3 times a month. Wednesday's 2 - 3:30pm. Coffee and chat
Luncheon Club - First Friday of the month 12 noon Contact Pat McKillock 01909 732958
Bereavement Support Group - part of the Wednesday group.
Toddler Group - Thursday's 9am - 10:30 am - play, crafts, songs, snacks. Contact Rachael Baxter, 07963 812009
Contact Community Centre 2 Devonshire Road Harworth Doncaster
Phone: 07790 230673
COVID19 update, 20th July 2020 - all current and past clients have been contacted by telephone and will continue to be contaced during the pandamic to check on their welfare.
- Every Tuesday (except Christmas week)
- 10.30am - 2.30pm
- 2 course hot meal provided by County Enterprise Foods
- Held at the Harworth Methodist Church, Waterslack Road, Bircotes.
- Please contact the Secretary in advance of attendance to secure your place.
- Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
- 8.45am - 12.30pm
- Community centre, Devonshire Road, Harworth
Other services and meetings
Age Concern Harworth & Bircotes are able to offer:
- Signposting to other local services and organisations
- Day coach trips, for our Coffee Shop and Luncheon Club Clients, with a meal (where possible).
Royal Voluntary Service (Nottinghamshire)
Royal Voluntary Service, The Crossing, Newcastle Street, Worksop, S80 2AT
This Home From Hospital Services is available to anyone aged 50 plus who is registered to a Bassetlaw GP and aims to support a person during their recovery after a stay in hospital / a medical setting (i.e. rehabilitation unit or nursing home).
Royal Voluntary Service (Nottinghamshire)
Royal Voluntary Service, The Crossing, Newcastle Street, Worksop, S80 2AT
Contact Royal Voluntary Service, The Crossing, Newcastle Street, Worksop, S80 2AT
Phone: 01909 484 437
CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
NHS Volunteer Responders offers help to people in need of support or who are avoiding public places during the COVID-19 pandemic. Call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm)
“The Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) supports older people in their own homes by giving time and practical help them get the best from life.
They provide specialist services locally, tailoring them to meet their individual needs with friendly local volunteers. These services range from support at home to social activities within the community.
- Home Library Service: where we deliver books from the library to your house.
- Home From Hospital Service: where we support you with practical help for six weeks after a stay in a medical setting.
- Good Neighbours Scheme: a longer term support system to our Home From Hospital Service
- Signposting: we help you find the support you need locally
Bereavement Support Group at The Aurora, Worksop
Memorial Avenue Worksop Nottinghamshire
Help and support is available for relatives and friends following bereavement at an informal drop in session. Experienced Nurses will give support, information and signpost to other services.
Contact Memorial Avenue Worksop Nottinghamshire
Phone: 01909 470985
Whilst the Aurora Wellbeing Centres are currently closed, our Wellbeing Practitioners are continuing to offer telephone support for people affected by cancer or long term health conditions.
If you are based in Bassetlaw please call us on 01909 470985 or Doncaster call 01302 796853. Available Mon-Fri (9am-5pm)
The bereavment group is very informal and supports relatives and friends following a bereavement. We normally meet every Friday at the Aurora Wellbeing Centre, memorial Avenue, Worksop, 9.30am - 12.30pm
For further information please contact The Aurora Wellbeing Centre 01909 470985
Nottinghamshire Carer's Hub - Worksop Group (Aurora Centre)
The Old Library, Memorial Avenue, Worksop
Contact The Old Library, Memorial Avenue, Worksop
Phone: 01909 470985
DUE TO COVID19 PLEASE CALL THE CENTRE FOR LATEST UPDATES ON TIMES AND ACTIVITIES
The Old Library, Memorial Avenue, Worksop S80 2BP
The Aurora Wellbeing Centre Worksop 01909 470985
Offer services for people with a diagnosis of cancer or long term conditions. Provides advice information and support. Drop in support group Macmillan information hub.
Gentle gym sessions Pilates and Yoga.
Beauty and Holistic treatments.
Cancer patients are entitled to 6 free treatments. Carers are entitled to 2 free treatments.
Support group 1st and 3rd Friday of the month
COVID19 update 20th August 2020 - Unfortunately due to COVID19 all our community groups are now currently on hold until further notice. Many apologies we do understand this can be a very isolating time. Please contact us if you have any questions or need support. Visit https://www.cisfauk.com/ for full information.
To ensure all adults and teens with chronic illness have a safe environment to express how they feel and are made to feel supported and understood. To provide ongoing support both online and in the community without prejudice. To be exactly what it says in our title
Are you in the Nottinghamshire, Cheshire or Manchester area?
Could you volunteer a spare afternoon or evening or anytime at all?
CISFA is desperately looking for volunteers to help with carboot sales, craft fairs and support groups. Have a laugh whilst meeting new people.
Are you a crafter or have a talent ? We are also looking for donations for craft stalls and care packs. If you can help, phone or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bereavement Advice Centre
Bereavement Advice Centre Simplify Heron House Timothy's Bridge Road Stratford Upon Avon
Contact Bereavement Advice Centre Simplify Heron House Timothy's Bridge Road Stratford Upon Avon
Phone: 0800 634 9494
There are many practical issues to manage when someone dies.
Bereavement Advice Centre supports and advises people on what they need to do after a death
Call Mon- Fri 9am-5pm on 0800 634 9494
Petals Charity Counselling - Bereavement & Loss
Unit 1, Tunbridge Court, Tunbridge Lane, Bottisham, Cambridge CB25 9TU
Contact Unit 1, Tunbridge Court, Tunbridge Lane, Bottisham, Cambridge CB25 9TU
Phone: 0300 688 0068
Covid-19 update: planning for a return to face to face counselling
At Petals we have been running 100% of our specialist counselling service online since lockdown began in March. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive – we recently surveyed our current clients and 95% of respondents said they would recommend Petals online video counselling to others who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or a baby.
We are proud to have been able to keep supporting our clients to such a high standard, including many of those who have experienced pregnancy and baby loss during the outbreak.
With that in mind, as well as the recent changes to lockdown restrictions in the UK, we know that many of you will be wondering what this means for Petals’ counselling service over the coming weeks and months.
We hope to resume offering face to face counselling sessions from September within the hospital setting or our other Petals approved settings. We continue to work with our colleagues within maternity services to ensure our return will meet with the current hospital policies and procedures as restriction are lifted. We will ensure that all of our clients and our partners in the healthcare profession are updated, with firmer details as soon as we can.
Bassetlaw Bereavement Care at Bassetlaw Hospital
Bassetlaw Hospital Address Kilton Hill Worksop Nottinghamshire Postcode
Contact Bassetlaw Hospital Address Kilton Hill Worksop Nottinghamshire Postcode
Phone: 01909 572779
Support is accessible Monday - Friday 09.00 - 5.00pm based at Bassetlaw Hospital
COVID19 - currently offering counselling by telephone or email support.
Way Up is an active, online self-help group aimed at providing mutual support to those who have been widowed primarily, but not exclusively, in their 50’s and 60’s. Based in the UK, our free to join members-only forum is an important aspect of our group and is a way to initiate friendships, to exchange views and to give and to receive care and support. The emotional and often practical advice and support we share on our online forum can make us feel much less isolated and alone in a world where we have been thrown so wildly off course. When we read how others feel we realise we are not alone, that there are others who totally ‘get it’. Although our non-widowed friends try to help and may think they understand they often just can’t appreciate the depth of our pain, or understand how lost we feel. As well as our online forum, we also meet up with each other in the ‘real world’. Our online forum means that such meets can be arranged safely and securely with access being for members only. Please note that we are a national group, we do not have a formal network of local groups or area organisers. Events are organised by any of our members, for any of our members, and have taken place locally, regionally, nationally and even internationally! From a simple meeting over coffee and cake, to holidays all over the world, only members can gain access to details of events, meetings or indeed to other members. We have travelled by boat, train and plane and by road, in groups large and small. We have visited Iceland and Africa, Australia and India and many places in between. We’ve eaten together and played together, camped and glamped, walked, run and ridden. We are usually first on the dance floor and last off it but can also be found meditating, practising yoga and being spiritual. We’ve been pampered, been theatrical, sung, painted and just chilled together. For such a disparate group of friends who often have only one thing in common – though it is a huge thing! – we really do seem to forge deep and meaningful friendships. Most of all, we have laughed together and cried together and formed the sort of friendships we find non-members often yearn for – until they find out what it is that binds us together!
Way Up is an active, online self-help group aimed at providing mutual support to those who have been widowed primarily, but not exclusively, in their 50’s and 60’s. Based in the UK, our free to join members-only forum is an important aspect of our group and is a way to initiate friendships, to exchange views and to give and to receive care and support.
The emotional and often practical advice and support we share on our online forum can make us feel much less isolated and alone in a world where we have been thrown so wildly off course. When we read how others feel we realise we are not alone, that there are others who totally ‘get it’. Although our non-widowed friends try to help and may think they understand they often just can’t appreciate the depth of our pain, or understand how lost we feel.
As well as our online forum, we also meet up with each other in the ‘real world’. Our online forum means that such meets can be arranged safely and securely with access being for members only.
Please note that we are a national group, we do not have a formal network of local groups or area organisers. Events are organised by any of our members, for any of our members, and have taken place locally, regionally, nationally and even internationally! From a simple meeting over coffee and cake, to holidays all over the world, only members can gain access to details of events, meetings or indeed to other members.
We have travelled by boat, train and plane and by road, in groups large and small.
We have visited Iceland and Africa, Australia and India and many places in between. We’ve eaten together and played together, camped and glamped, walked, run and ridden. We are usually first on the dance floor and last off it but can also be found meditating, practising yoga and being spiritual. We’ve been pampered, been theatrical, sung, painted and just chilled together.
For such a disparate group of friends who often have only one thing in common – though it is a huge thing! – we really do seem to forge deep and meaningful friendships. Most of all, we have laughed together and cried together and formed the sort of friendships we find non-members often yearn for – until they find out what it is that binds us together!
Contact 15 Churchgate, Retford, (corner of Union Street next to traffic lights)
Phone: 01777 869535
What is the Time Machine?
Promoting & Supporting independence. Providing a safe place in Retford town centre for the anxious or depressed. Preserving quality of life for those living with dementia & their carers. £20 per session including refreshments, free for carers. Transport coming soon.
The Time Machine offers a friendly and fun activity centre designed to exercise mind and body. Each room is decorated to represent a different period in history such as our 1940's dining room, 1950s cinema experience room and the 1960s kitchen. For anyone struggling with mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression, we offer music appreciation and health and beauty sessions on makeover days. For adults living with dementia or additional needs we offer seated exercise, memory games, cognitive stimulation therapy, music and introduction to foreign language classes, art, reminiscence and cross-generational sessions. Further events are in the pipeline. All of our classes are aimed at enriching lives in a safe and fun community setting. Situated in a historic and much-loved Georgian building , the Time Machine can be found in the heart of Retford nestling between the library and The Vine. It overlooks Cannon Square and St Swithun's Church and provides a safe and secure environment with carefully vetted and trained staff. Home assessments may be necessary in some cases to establish individual needs in order to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place. Sessions are very reasonably priced at £5-£15 depending on the tutor, content and length of session. We are very lucky to have an enthusiastic group of volunteers who support the staff and are always happy to extend a warm welcome to other potential volunteers.
If you have any enquiries about The Time Machine – our aims, forthcoming events, to look around or possibilities for room hire – please contact our Manager Sally on 07388 115 801 or 07870 505000.
In addition to our classes we offer room hire for training sessions, meetings and private parties.
The Time Machine also offers family support services such as hospital visiting, care home selection, visiting and feedback, birthday visits to deliver presents /flowers/cake from families who don't live in the area, grave tending, personal assistant vetting, referencing and training. Please ask for details.
Open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm
Saturday to Sunday TBC
Phone: 07791 646801
We can help you start living again so you can maybe even try for another baby or change the way you live and work, by freeing you of the thoughts and emotions that are holding you back.
Life After Miscarriage, Your Guide to Healing from Pregnancy Loss takes you through a transformational journey from the pain of loss to a place of acceptance and hope. You will discover how your loss impacts your relationships with your partner, family and friends. You will understand how it’s holding you back in your career, day-to-day life and overall happiness. You’ll recognise and understand your go-to coping strategies and learn how you can begin to support yourself with self-healing strategies so you can move forward and find joy again.
Phone: 0300 500 80 80
NCC Customer Service Centre can arrange for the person you are caring for to have an assessment.
Call 0300 500 80 80
Monday - Friday 08.00 am - 8.00pm
Or you can email them directly Email: email@example.com
Visit the NCC Website: http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/
Contact The Beeches Community Centre Birch Court Tuxford Newark Nottinghamshire
Phone: 01777 870341
Open to people in Bassetlaw and Newark and Sherwood. Variety of activities, a light lunch and coffee, tea and biscuits. Members without a carer have to be able to look after themselves. Meetings: Tuesdays and Fridays, 12.00 noon-3.30pm, The Beeches Community Centre, Birch Court, Tuxford, Newark, NG22 0NG: £7 charge for two course lunch, refreshments and activities. The venues have level access, meetings are on the ground floor and there are wheelchair-accessible toilets. There are induction/hearing loop system.
BCVS Community Advisor
BCVS@ThePriory The Old Abbey School Priorswell Road Worksop Nottinghamshire
The BCVS Community Advisor can offer supported navigation for all patients registered with a Bassetlaw GP.. Community Advisor os part of Bassetlaw Social Prescribing Service.
BCVS Community Advisor
BCVS@ThePriory The Old Abbey School Priorswell Road Worksop Nottinghamshire
Contact BCVS@ThePriory The Old Abbey School Priorswell Road Worksop Nottinghamshire
Phone: 01909 476118
IMPROVING THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF BASSETLAW RESIDENTS THROUGH SUPPORTED
ACCESS AND NAVIGATION INTO LOCAL SERVICES AND SUPPORT GROUPS
The Community Advisor is a specialist with a wealth of knowledge and experience about services across Bassetlaw, helping individuals to access non-medical support services from voluntary organisations and community groups.
Anyone over the age of 16 who is registered with a Bassetlaw GP can access this service.
You can ask at your GP Reception when the Community Advisor will be visiting your local surgery or contact us directly here at BCVS.
The Community Advisor will discuss with the individual how one of the many voluntary or community services may help them improve their health and wellbeing alongside any existing medical treatment.
The Community Advisor can help you to:
- Identify groups which may offer additional support to help you understand and manage your medical condition
- Access community social groups by giving you a named contact and specific group information
- Access benefits, debt and welfare advice
- Address loneliness and isolation issues by encouraging participation with local activity group
- Access information and advice on a wide range of services for the whole family
Your Community Advisor will be able to identify suitable support options and they will afford the time to find contact details of the leaders of groups and services to make the access as smooth as possible.
There are several ways to make contact with the Community Advisor:
You can ring the Community Advisor direct for telephone advice. Available Monday to Friday on 01909 476118 Ext 24.
Contact Counselling Directory Building 3 Riverside Way Camberley Surrey
Phone: 0333 325 2500
When you are going through a difficult time, it can be very easy to keep your worries to yourself and believe that you are the only one experiencing such painful feelings. While we all have our own ways of coping, information and support can make a huge difference.
Counselling Directory was set up by a team who know how difficult it can be to find the support and information you need. Being a team who between us have experienced various mental health issues, we know how it feels to be overwhelmed, isolated and somewhat lost.
Through our own experiences, we have learnt how important having relevant information is and how the right support can help transform lives.
Our journey inspired us to share what we have learnt along the way with others. Our team is passionate about counselling and we want to promote the huge benefits talking therapy can have. We know how important it is to find the right counsellor for you and we are dedicated to making that process as simple as possible.
Contact us by phone
Tel: 0333 325 2500
Monday 9.30am to 5pm
Tuesday - Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
The Tomorrow Project - Bereavement & Suicide Support
Harmless, 1 Beech Avenue New Basford Nottingham
The Tomorrow Project was set up in response to a cluster of suicides in East Leake in 2012. We are a confidential, community based suicide prevention, intervention and postvention service that will help and support you in times of struggle.
The Tomorrow Project - Bereavement & Suicide Support
Harmless, 1 Beech Avenue New Basford Nottingham
Contact Harmless, 1 Beech Avenue New Basford Nottingham
Phone: 0115 880 0280
We are a team of individuals who understand despair. Many of us have faced similar difficulties and our service is here to help.
You can get in touch in whatever way feels most comfortable to you.
Open Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm. Closed on weekends and bank holidays.
If you contact us to tell us that you need our help, we will:
- Get back to you within one working day
- Arrange for you to meet up with a member of our suicide crisis or bereavement team
- See you regularly on a short-term in our crisis pathway, or long term in our bereavement pathway while things are difficult
- Ensure that we support you through your crisis or bereavement
- Help you to overcome practical and emotional issues and look at where else you can get help you need to feel better
- Listen to what you want.
If you are experiencing a suicide crisis or bereavement, our team aims to respond to your needs sensitively and empathically. We will listen, and we will try to understand what you are going through. We want each person who contacts us to feel heard, and with your help, we can work together to address your immediate needs and create a support plan that will keep you safe.
Don't give up just yet. Come and meet one of our team and let's take it from there. Together.
It’s currently estimated that around 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. Whilst that figure may seem distressingly high, it actually only takes into account the losses which are reported. Many women, who miscarry early into their pregnancy, will do so at home, alone, and often with limited medical guidance or follow up appointments.
Cradle is run by a team of national early pregnancy loss ambassadors, who have all suffered their own losses, and now work to support others by partnering with their chosen NHS Gynae Wards, EPAUs (Early Pregnancy Assessment Units), A&E, and any other department responsible for the care of parents experiencing early loss.
Cradle is there to help, and regularly run support groups, contribute to NHS training days, as well as working with other charities in the baby loss community.
If anyone has, tragically, suffered from pregnancy loss and is looking for support, please do reach out to Cradle. You can find Cradle’s Facebook peer support group at facebook.com/cradleEPL follow them on Twitter @cradle_EPL and Instagram too instagram.com/cradle_epl
Whilst losing a baby early on can feel overwhelming, confusing and is a traumatic experience, please remember you are not alone, and support is available.
Also on Twitter and Facebook.
Phone: 0300 500 80 80
This directory is maintained and operated by Nottinghamshire County Council.
If you need help using this directory or would like to contact us for more information, please get in touch with one of our friendly advisors using the details below:
Telephone: 0300 500 80 80
CSC minicom: 01623 434993
We are open Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm.
If your query is specifically around SEND, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Contact Church Street Doncaster
Phone: 01777 816729
CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID. PLEASE CALL THE ORGANISER BEFORE ATTENDING.
Group meet up month on Thursday's betw4een 12.30pm - 2.00pm. £3 per session and full programme includes a 2 course meal and a drink.
Contact Jane Redden for details of when the next session will be held.
Contact South Lodge Boythorpe Avenue Chesterfield
Phone: 01246 273333
We are living through different and difficult times due to the COVID-19 virus, below are some agencies across the county and in Chesterfield who are offering support services to those who need help because they have been told to stay in due to health issues or are self-isolating.
If you need help with the collection of prescription or shopping contact:-
Organisations that will offer support:-
Age Concern Chesterfield and District
Telephone Befriending Service
Age UK Derby and Derbyshire
Head Office phone number:
Information and Advice phone number:
Telephone Befriending Service
The Telephone Befriending Service is a community based telephone befriending & support service which provides a link to a trained volunteer up to three times a week.
This FREE service is for Older People who are socially isolated or lonely.
The Befriending Service Line offers a friendly chat with someone who can summon help if it is required. Wherever possible we link service users with volunteers who share similar interests in the hope friendships can be formed.
The Telephone Befriending Service can also be a way of helping an Older Person in a crisis e.g. someone recently bereaved, feeling depressed and unsure about the future, by giving emotional support during our The Telephone Befriending Service involvement.
We have achieved the National Council Voluntary Organisations Mentoring & Befriending Approved Provider Standard Award.
What is active age?
Active Age is a community based befriending service. It is for anyone who is over 55 and will enable them to access and attend local groups and activities in their area to help them to explore old or new interests and form new friendships within their own community.
Loneliness can have a significant impact on a person’s wellbeing and is often associated with later life. As you get older it’s common to find that your social circle starts to shrink.
Loneliness can have a devastating impact on our lives and can be a significant cause of depression, impact on physical health and also dementia. There are however ways we can make sure we stay connected with the people in our communities around us as we get older.
Loneliness and isolation does not just affect people who live alone
This FREE service is for older people who are socially isolated or lonely but not necessarily living alone.
It covers the areas of Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Bolsover.
Phone: 0800 090 2309
End of life care during coronavirus
If your family member or friend is approaching the end of their life, you might have lots of questions about how you can support them. You may worry about things like how to keep them safe during the coronavirus situation, what services are available and what to do when your loved one dies.
SUPPORT LINE - 0800 090 2309 - for emotional support and practical and clinical information about terminal illness. Our trained team, including nurses can answer any questions about end of life.
Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm.
If you want to talk to someone following a bereavement we have a range of services to help you.
General queries - 0800 716 146 - for queries about donating, fundraising, administration, correspondence or anything else or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re here for you with the support you need, when you need it
Call the Marie Curie Support Line for practical or clinical information and emotional support if you're living with or caring for someone who has a terminal illness, whatever your situation.
You don't need to have used Marie Curie services or be directly involved in a loved-one's care to call the support line. We're here to help family and friends, and you can find support on a wide range of issues.
No one is turned away, so please do not hesitate calling if you need any kind of support.
Phone: 0300 555 0730 9am-11pm
The Nottinghamshire Mental Health Helpline offers access to support for people who need emotional support or information about their mental health.
The service works alongside the Nottinghamshire Crisis Line, providing personalised advice, emotional support and information on coping mechanisms.
Our service also provides access to our online self-help content through Find Out More and Bite-size options (see below).
Phone: 0800 111 4451
There is a 24/7 triage service that will ensure the grieving person will be connected to emotional support. The Grief Line will continue to stay in contact with that person until support has been received and will follow up post-support to assess further need. Phone line open 8.00 am until 8.00 pm every day. An answerphone is available out of hours.
Phone: 0800 448 0800
Lines open everyday: 7am to10pm to listen to those in need, support them in dealing with bereavement or offer guidance in dealing with issues related to the COVID 19 pandemic.
General Enquires Email: email@example.com
SMS Helpline: 0786 002 2814 (texts are charged at your standard rate)
Our highly skilled helpline volunteers are the face of our service, the ones on our front line delivering our service. Highly skilled professionals have come together, to help callers along their journey. Our helpline volunteers will use their counselling skills and have a listening ear for callers, they will offer information, advice and support with empathy and compassion. Our volunteers have a deep understanding for grief, loss and the very real anxiety surrounding COVID-19. They have the background knowledge and skills to be able to offer an effective, informative and efficient service to callers.
Online Bereavement Support - Sue Ryder
Doncaster Office 2 Carr Square Sidings Court Doncaster
Sue Ryder's Online Bereavement Support makes it easy to connect with the right support for you - whether that's information and resources, qualified counsellors or a community of others with similar experiences.
Online Bereavement Support - Sue Ryder
Doncaster Office 2 Carr Square Sidings Court Doncaster
Contact Doncaster Office 2 Carr Square Sidings Court Doncaster
Phone: 0808 164 4572
These services are free and easy to access on your computer, smartphone or tablet.
Access counselling via video chat, join our online community to exchange messages and share feelings and support each other and find information and resources with practical issues and coping.
Phone: 0800 470 0203
Saving Silent Voices
Saving Silent Voices is a partnership programme between Nottinghamshire Mind and Bassetlaw CVS in response to the reduction in suicide agenda set by Bassetlaw CCG.
In Bassetlaw there is still a high prevalence of people who feel that they have no option other than to take their own lives, #savingslientvoices has a series of resources, training opportunities and support mechanisms available, to increase awareness of suicide and encourage an open dialogue across communities.
The following links aim to provide you with an understanding of suicide, how to support someone who is suicidal, increase your confidence in addressing the issue of suicide and coping with suicide.
If you have any specific questions or need information you can contact our workers by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the website for help and information about the following:
- Coping with suicidal feelings
- Spotting the signs
- Bereavement through suicide
- Life after suicide
- Supporting someone who is suicidal
- Digital training
- Support for blue light services
- The role of the Samaritans
- Department of Health Help
- NHS information
- Losing a friend to suicide
- Staying alive APP
- Suicide Awareness Ambassadors
- The Tomrrow Project
- Losing a parent to suicide
Phone: 01623 625 767
During this difficult period, CISWO is continuing to provide our personal welfare service and are accepting referrals from individuals themselves, family members and other agencies. The majority of our services can be delivered remotely and we are working hard to provide support by telephone, email, and post.
Our free and confidential service includes;
Assistance with welfare benefit applications and industry related compensation schemes.
Advice on mining related issues including illness and disability.
Help to access mobility equipment including walking aids and wheelchairs.
Support to reduce loneliness and social isolation.
Advocacy to enable you to express your views and concerns, and defend and promote your rights, including access to information and services.
Emotional support including loss and bereavement, illness and caring responsibilities.
Financial assistance at times of exceptional hardship through CISWO grants or assistance through other agencies and charities. Access to holidays and convalescence.
Access to CISWO educational grants for former mineworkers and their dependents. Our support is available to former mineworkers, partners, widows and any dependent children or adult dependents with a disability. We have also extended our services to those in our client group most in need, particularly those who are self-isolating and have limited local support and can provide access to essential shopping and prescription collection in some areas.
Please contact your local office if you think we can help:
NorthEngland@ciswo.org.uk South England Welfare Offices, Berry Hill Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 4JR. 01623 625 767
Coronavirus and mental wellbeing
The impact and experience of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been different for everyone, as has how we have reacted, but there's no doubt it's been a really difficult time for us all.
That's why it's so important to do what we can to look after our mental health and wellbeing – now more than ever – and to reach out if you need support.
Job and money worries
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10 tips to deal with change
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Worried about coronavirus?
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Working from home tips
Get ideas and advice to help you manage and look after your mental health if you're working from home.
Coping with loneliness
Read our 7 simple tips to help you cope with feeling lonely during the coronavirus outbreak.
How to sleep better
See some easy things you can try to make a change if the coronavirus outbreak has left you struggling to sleep.
Staying at home
Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important if you are staying at home. Find out how to stay on top of your mental wellbeing.
Help for parents and guardians
Advice on looking after the mental health of those you care for.
Back to school
Get ideas and advice on how to make being back in education as straightforward as possible.
For mental health support
The Every Mind Matters platform provides advice on common mental health concerns, how to look after your mental health and wellbeing, and where to get further support.
If you are concerned about your mental health, visiting your GP is a good place to start, or you can call 111 for further advice.
In most areas, you can also refer yourself for free, non-urgent, NHS psychological therapy services, called IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) services.
If you need further support
For non-urgent personal medical advice, please visit the NHS website or discuss with your GP.
If you have an urgent, non-emergency medical concern, please call 111 to speak to a fully trained adviser.
In a life-threatening emergency, call 999.
Grief affects us in different ways. Find sources of support and advice that can help if you are dealing with bereavement.