Mental health information and further support
There is a lot of information about mental health and dementia services and support available online:
NHS Choices - a comprehensive guide to Mental Health and Living Well. The site includes free audio guides to boost your mood, advice on coping with bereavement, links to local services and much more.
Dementia Friend and Champion Awareness - This initiative is being led by the Alzheimer's Society and is about making Dementia Friendly communities together.
Alzheimer's society - 0300 222 1122 - a helpline providing support and guidance for families and carers of people with Dementia. The website is useful for people who have been recently diagnosed with early onset of dementia. It offers advice on possible symptoms, assessment and treatment so that people can live independently in their own homes.
Telecare and community alarms - can help older, disabled and vulnerable people live independently, safely and securely at home, whilst providing reassurance for carers. To find out how telecare could help you, please contact Southwark's Monitoring and Response Team directly on 020 7525 2999.
Samaritans - Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
Depression Alliance - Help and information about depression; depression symptoms and self-help groups.