Wellbeing support

What support is available?

The increased costs of living may impact upon other areas of your life. Money worries can manifest in feelings of embarrassment and shame, with individuals sometimes not knowing where to turn to for advice and support. If you are struggling, there are a range of support and resources from:

  • Samaritans - If you are having a difficult time and need someone to talk to without judgement, the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call them free on 116 123. For more information, visit Samaritans (samaritans.org)
  • Refuge (refuge.org.uk) - Support for women who have experienced domestic abuse. Telephone 0808 2000 247
  • Domestic Abuse Outreach service – based at The Hinckley Hub Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Contact on 01455 255746 / 07966 202181 or visit Domestic abuse outreach service
  • Mind (mind.org.uk) - Provides information and support for anyone living with a mental health problem, or for their carers. Call Mind on 0300 123 3393 
  • Silverline (thesilverline.org.uk) - Offers friendship, conversation and support for older people, especially those who may be experiencing feelings of isolation or loneliness. Free 24 hour helpline on 0800 4708090 
  • Campaign Against Living Miserably - CALM (thecalmzone.net) - CALM offers advice on their website, as well as free and confidential chats with helpline staff 365 days a year. This is especially suited for anyone experiencing anxiety, relationship concerns, health worries, money worries or suicidal thoughts. Call the helpline on 0800 585858
  • Turning Point – Substance misuse service for anyone who is affected by drugs or alcohol. Call 0330 3036000
  • Feminine hygiene - Morrisons has launched a discreet new service giving out free sanitary products. Go to the store's Customer Services and ask for a package SANDY has left for you. For more information please visit Morrisons gives out free sanitary products (independent.co.uk) 
  • Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project (LAMP) Independent Mental Health Advocacy – Are you feeling overwhelmed, unsure where to turn to, seeking a formal diagnosis. LAMP help people navigate the complexities of mental health support, and empower them to rebuild their lives. for more information visit mental health advocacy (lampadvocacy.co.uk), call 0116 255 6286 or email info@lampdirect.org.uk
  • The National Gambling Helpline or webchat is available for anyone to call for help and support with regards to harmful gambling. Advisors can discuss options for support and complete a referral into free treatment services if appropriate. The website contains a wealth of information from blocking tools to financial support. We also support young people aged 11 years and over with harmful gambling behaviour, including buying loot boxes and cryptocurrency. Help and support is also available for those who are affected by someone else’s gambling. call the National Gambling Helpline 0808 8020133 free 24/7 365 days. For webchat helpline, forum, chat rooms and other information visit we've got you (gamcare.org.uk)
  • Are you, or a member of your family looking for any health and wellbeing advice or support? The Hinckley & Bosworth Borough council Health and Wellbeing Team is here to help and signpost you to the services you can access. For more information, please visit health and wellbeing support. You can also find a whole range of information, advice and guidance to support your physical health and fitness by visiting health, sport and fitness  

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Last updated: 04/11/2022 11:43