Support in Oldham Self-help and Information Websites
- mind.org.uk: A national charity providing reliable information and self-help on a wide range of mental health problems and issues.
- rcpsych.ac.uk/expertadvice.aspx: The Royal College of Psychiatrists provides reliable information and self-help on wide range of mental health problems and issues.
- getselfhelp.co.uk: Computer based CBT for a wide range of mental health problems.
- livinglifetothefull.com: Information and tips on how to break negative and unhelpful cycles of thinking.
- depressionalliance.org: Information and tips on how to deal with Depression. Find local support group.
- anxietyuk.org.uk: Information and tips on how to deal with anxiety related problems and online chat support. Helpline: 08444 775 774 – Mon-Fri: 9:30am – 5:30pm. Text service 07537416905
- start2.co.uk: Free online resources for improving your mental health through creativity.
- moodswings.org.uk: Offers advice, information and support for people with mood disorders, their family and friends. Info line 0161 832 3736.
Specialist services in the voluntary and community sector:
- Citizens Advice Bureaux: Free advice service to inform people of their rights and responsibilities. Specialist advice on benefits, employment, housing and homelessness. Address 1-2 Ashcroft Court, Peter Street, Oldham OL1 1HP. (Appointments only) Tel: 0300 330 9073 (Mon-Fri, 09:30-16:00) oldhamcab.org.uk
- Community Dentist Services: Treatment and care for individuals whose special requirements cannot be met by general dentist practice. T: 0161 621 3614 (Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm)
- Drug and Alcohol Services: Support to reduce or stop using drugs or alcohol. A: Turning Point Oldham, 5 Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1QN Tel: 0300 555 0234
- Greater Manchester Domestic Violence Support: 24 hour domestic violence Freephone: 0808 200 247. The Men’s advice line- 0808 801 0327. Web: www.endthefear.co.uk
- Relate: Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, meditation and consultations. Website: relate.org.uk Tel: 0300 100 1234
- Oldham Early Help Team work with individuals and families living in Oldham to develop skills to be more independently. T: 0161 770 6672 W: www.thp.org.uk
- Oldham Carers Centre: will assist with all aspects of being a career and offer social, emotional, practical support to help you continue in your caring role. A: The Link Centre 140 Union St OL11DZ. T:0161 770 7777 (Mon-Fri 09:00 – 16:30)
- Oldham Veteran: offer support and accommodation to people who have served in the British Armed Forces. E: firstname.lastname@example.org. T:0161 626 9430
- Fatima Women’s Association have a number of classes and activities for women. 58 Marlborough St Glodwick OL4 1EG T: 0161 627 3109 Mob: 07925089078. Opening times Mon & Wed 9am – 3:30pm, Tues & Thurs 9:30am – 3.30pm Fri 5pm – 8pm & Sat 12:30pm – 3:30pm.
- Werneth Women’s Group runs a women’s lunch club, English classes and many other activities such as yoga and cooking. There is also a drop in every Thursday until 1pm – 3pm 0161 628 2235
- Health and Wellbeing College provide an educational approach to empower you to take control of your health and wellbeing while learning new skills. Tel: 0161 716 2666 Email: email@example.com. Web: www.mhmc.penninecare.nhs.uk/HWCollege
- Back on Track is a Manchester charity working with adults who are going through recovery or rehabilitation having been through problems with alcohol or drugs, offending, homelessness and mental health. Add: 4th Floor Swan Buildings 20 Swan St Manchester M4 5JW Tel: 0161 834 1661
- Salvation Army Drop in for the homeless providing free drinks and snacks, a listening ear and someone to talk to. Friday 10am -1pm. 203 Roundthorn Road Oldham OL4 5LD.
- Oldham Unity – a project aimed at supporting asylum seekers (paperwork required at initial visit) with food parcels, bus fares, clothing, bedding and a place to socialise. Thurs 12:30pm – 2:30pm Add: Oldham Baptist Church Chaucer St Oldham OL1 1BA Tel: 0161 624 1214
- LGBT Foundation: Is a national charity delivering a wide range of services to the LGBT communities includes a helpline and counselling service. Tel: 0345 330 3030 10am – 10pm (excludes bank holidays and religious festivals) Add: E: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is a registered child protection charity which works across the UK to prevent child sexual abuse. W:(www.lucyfaithfull.org.uk) It runs many projects including Stop It Now reaching out to adults concerned about their behaviour towards children(W: stopitnow.org.uk ) Tel: 0800 1000 900 E: email@example.com
- The National Autistic Society is a UK charity for autistic people and their families providing information and support. T: 0808 800 4104 Mon –Thurs 10am - 4pm Fri 9am – 3pm
Self Help for Common Ailments
We are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.
Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.
Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.
Common ailments that can be self managed :