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Drop in Flu Clinic 6.30pm to 7.30pm 11th December 2019  - Who needs protection against flu?

Flu is more likely to be serious if you have a long-term health condition, are pregnant, or are 65 or older. Every year in Wales three-quarters of a million people have a flu vaccine. If any of the following apply to you, you are more likely to get complications from flu. So even if you feel healthy, you should have a flu vaccine if:

You are pregnant

You are aged 65 or over

You live in a residential or nursing home

You have a heart problem

You have a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including asthma that needs regular steroid inhalers or tablets

You have kidney disease

You have lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid or cancer treatment)

You have liver disease

You have had a stroke (or mini stroke)

You have diabetes

You have a neurological condition, for example multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy or post-polio syndrome

You have a problem with your spleen, for example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed

You have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more

Wellbeing & Mental health

Telephone listening lines

C.A.L.L is a community advice and listening, Mental health helpline for Wales.   It offers support and information for those suffering mental distress, their relatives and friends.

Freephone 0800 132 737 or text HELP and your question to 81066      www.callhelpline.org.uk

Samaritans - can be contacted by text or letter or phone available 24/7.  Whatever you're going through, calls are free any time, from any phone on 116 123.  https://www.samaritans.org

Local support networks

If you are feeling suicidal please telephone our surgery. In normal working hours a receptionist can arrange for a GP to contact you. Outside of normal working hours your call will automatically transfer to the local GP Out of Hours service. Alternatively you can be seen in the A & E department of Bronglais hospital.

MIND is a charity for people with mental health problems, they offer drop in clinics and other support and run varying programmes.  For more information see  http://mindaberystwyth.org/contact-us/   or call in at The Cambria Hotel near the Pier or call on 01970 626225 in normal working hours.

HAFAL is a charity for peole with mental health problems in Wales, they are based in 9 Portland Road in Aberystwyth 01970 624 756

http://www.hafal.org/in-your-area/ceredigion/

Self help information & resources

Online-resources: www.iawn.wales.nhs.uk   www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk   www.patient.co.uk   www.getselfhelp.co.uk   www.meiccymru.org

Additional on-line resources:   www.anxietybc.com   www.getselfhelp.co.uk
www.livinglifetothefull.co.uk       www.glasgowsteps.com     www.moodgym.anu.ed.au

Mental Health Foundation: excellent resource online with an A-Z of mental health problems   https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

Useful APPS

Mindshift; SAM-app;  Relax Lite; Relaxing sounds; Sleepfulness; Calm; Headspace; Pacifica; Happify; Stop Breathe & Think App; Breath2Relax; Smiling Mind; Mindshift; End anxiety

Support for younger persons and their parents

Area 43    https://www.area43.co.uk/here-for-you/

Here for You is a FREE, universal Online Counselling Service for all young people resident in Ceredigion (aged 16 – 30). We have a team of both male and female counsellors who can offer a bilingual service. All our counsellors hold recognised qualifications up to at least degree level, with the addition of specialised training in working with young people.

The Here for You service is available through various digital methods, such as email, text and video chat software. The service is user focussed and the counsellor will discuss your preferred method of contact at the beginning of any counselling relationship.

FREE Phone: 0800 0385778  Please call us for a chat about what we can offer

Please contact us about what we offer – email: counselling@area43.co.uk  

www.youngminds.org.uk    www.iawn.wales.nhs.uk  www.meiccymru.org

Meic is a helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in
Wales
 

A NHS suggested reading book list for various mental health conditions can be found by clicking the site below:

nhs book reading list

Extra books  Miscarriage & Stillbirth  'Free to grieve'  by Maureen Rank

Work place relational problems   "Toxic people" by Tim Cantopher

Stress control is a free four session course for people who want to learn better ways to get on top of their problems such as depession, anxiety, panic, poor sleep and low self confidence. Although it is held as a group you don't have to talk about your problems. You just need to turn up, sit back and learn some great ways to control stress.

To register for a course you can text or leave a message on 07825997248 or e-mail stresscontrol.ceredigion.hdd@wales.nhs.uk or write to Llys Steffan, Temple Terrace, Lampeter SA48 7BJ. Please provide your name and contact details when registering.

 



 
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