DO YOU WISH TO SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE OF BEING IN CARE?
Medicines in Scotland - What's the right treatment for me?
Raising Tick Awareness
See the link below for all you need to know on how NHS Scotland will use information from GP patient records from May 2017.
SPIRE- Scottish Primary Care Information Resource
Connecting Carers is a charity for, with and about unpaid carers: see link to website for details.
NHS STRESS CONTROL COURSE
Stress Control Course
Stress Control Course further details
Please find below links to "Steps for Stress" which has been reproduced with kind permission from Steps to deal with Stress CD
© NHS Health Scotland 2010.
Click here for the accompanying booklet in English, Polish, Chinese, Urdu and Easy Read formats. Alternative formats are also available on request via this link.
SCOTTISH FAMILIES TELEHEALTH http://www.sfad.org.uk/
Scottish Families Telehealth is a new service for families affected by others’ alcohol and/or drugs misuse in rural or remote locations throughout Scotland.
What can the service provide?
Scottish Families Telehealth will initially provide advice and support via the telephone or skype to family members and individuals who are affected emotionally, financially, socially and possibly physically by someone else’s alcohol or drug misuse. (All family members to be 18 or over)
Family members who are motivated to engage, will complete an assessment and over 6 sessions have an opportunity to:
· Explore and understand their situation and what they themselves can change.
· Develop and implement coping skills and strategies to manage difficult situations and behaviours.
· Increase their own personal choices and control over their own lives that have been affected by someone else’s behaviours.
· Improve their relationships.
· Improve social isolation and increase their network of support.
· Improve general health and wellbeing.
The service will be further developed to include virtual family support via our website and utilise internet based communications.
Who can access the service?
The Scottish Families Telehealth service is aimed at family members in rural or remote locations. The Scottish Government defines the following council areas as rural (population density is below one person per hectare):
Perth & Kinross
Argyll & Bute
Dumfries & Galloway
Family members from other council areas may be considered remote due to little or no family support services being available, mobility issues, or where transport costs may be prohibitive and preclude them from attending a family support service.
How can family members be referred to the service?
Family members can access Scottish Families Telehealth by contacting our helpline on 08080 10 10 11 where a referral can be made.
The national health information service. Health information you can trust.
HEALTH IN MY LANGUAGE
This website lets you find information about health related services in Scotland which has been translated into different languages. You will find information about health and health services
THE SCOTTISH WELFARE FUND
If you're on benefits or a low income and struggling to cope, help could be available from The Scottish Welfare Fund.
DEBT SUPPORT TRUST
When you need debt help you want to speak to somebody who understands what you are going through, somebody who cares and has the expertise to provide tailored expert debt advice.
Debt Support Trust is a not-for-profit debt advice charity with trained, friendly debt advisors who can advise you on suitable debt solutions. We are a national debt advice charity helping people across the UK. Whether you live in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, we can help you with debt advice. (money, finances)
BENEFITS, GRANTS AND ALLOWANCES - THE HIGHLAND COUNCIL
The Council offers advice on and can represent you at an appeal hearing involving a wide range of benefits and entitlements which are designed to assist individuals or households. (money, finances)
FAMILY FUND - HELPING DISABLED CHILDREN
Family Fund is a registered charity and the country's largest provider of grants to families, living on the lowest incomes, raising disabled or seriously ill children. They can allocate grants for essential items such as washing machines, cookers, bedding and much-needed family breaks. (money, finances)
SCOTTISH AMBULANCE SERVICE - PATIENT TRANSPORT SERVICES
Almost 1.3 million patients are taken to and from hospital by the SAS Patient Transport Service each year. They take patients with a medical need or with limited mobility to and from their pre-arranged hospital appointments, or for their admission and discharge to hospital. See their website for full details of qualifying criteria and how to request transport.
Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury.
Headway Highland in Fort William
In March 2010 a local support group was opened in Fort William as part of Headway Highland. The local number to contact for this area is Shirley McNeill on 07748 013507. The meetings will be at the An Drochaid Centre, Claggan, Fort William PH33 6PH on the first Monday of the month from 7.00 pm until 9.00 pm.
LOCHABER SENSORY CARE
Lochaber Sensory Care is a charitable organisation that supports people with sight or hearing loss. In addition to offering support during their hours of opening they visit residential and nursing homes and medical centres in many outreach areas of rural Lochaber. They provide batteries, tubing, make minor repairs, make appointments, offer general advice.
The Office is located in Caol Shopping Centre and is open Monday to Friday 10am-1pm. Contact 01397 704889.
Or find them on Facebook
LOCHABER COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL
Based in Caol Shopping Centre, this voluntary organisation offers free, confidential one-to-one counselling for anyone over the age of 16 who is worried about the effects of Alcohol and/or Drugs on themselves or someone they care about.
Open Monday to Friday 11am-5pm. 01397 702340
ACTION FOR CHILDREN SCOTLAND - LOCHABER FAMILY SERVICE
We work with children and young people:
- whose families need support
- who cannot live with their birth families
- who are disabled
- who experience severe difficulties in their lives
VOLUNTARY ACTION LOCHABER
Funded by the Scottish Government, we exist to support, develop and engage in all charitable, volunteering and community based activity throughout Lochaber.
Immunisation helps protect against serious diseases such as measles, mumps, whooping cough and polio.
Find out why immunisation is important, when to immunise, what vaccines are available and what they protect against.
Lochaber Hope offers hope, we provide a service that supports Lochaber people to cope with a wide range of sensitive and personal issues
NHS HIGHLAND EATING DISORDER SERVICE
NHS Highland Eating Disorder Service Leaflet
jogscotland has been urging the people of Scotland to don their trainers and adopt a healthier and more active lifestyle since 2002. Since then, over 25,000 people have taken up jogging through our local community and workplace groups by using simple, gentle walk/jog/run programmes to encourage everyone to get out and be active.
Lochaber Group meetings Mondays and Wednesdays at 6pm. See the "Local Groups" section of the website for more details.
Looking for ways to get active, but not sure where to start? Active Scotland is here to get you going. Put your postcode or town in the search box and we'll find activities close to home, from easy to extreme. There are many ways to a more active life: choose a category for some new ideas, or explore the map and see what's available near you. We can help find active groups in your area too: clubs and teams involved in activities from archery to yoga.
Childhood sexual abuse: Information for survivors, their families and friends
SILVER LINE SCOTLAND
Helpline for Older People - 0800 4 70 80 90
No question too big. No problem too small. No need to be alone. Information. Friendship. Advice. Free, confidential and open 24 hours.
Stonewall Scotland works to achieve equality and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Their "Health" page looks at the individual health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
Highland LGBT Forum - For the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender community in the Highlands & Islands.
Click on the link below to see their section on "Health & Wellbeing"
A Guide for Families Living With Dementia in Argyll, Bute and Highland
The guides are for families that are supporting a family member or friend with dementia. They aim to make sure that no-one goes through dementia alone.
The guides have been produced from listening to families living with dementia across Argyll, Bute and Highland. We are indebted to the time and commitment given by them.
Visit www.alzscot.org/familiesguide or telephone 01463 711707. There is also a free phone 24hr Helpline number 0800 808 3000.