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Local Services


DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES

If you are experiencing domestic abuse there are many support services available to you:
Domestic Abuse Safety Unit covers the Ruthin area. Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background. Whatever your situation, their team will listen and work with you to provide support, information, and advice. They can support you out of an abusive environment, they will always put your wishes and safety first. - call them on 01745 814494 or through the helpline 0808 810 800
Call North Wales Police on 101 if you need support or advice from officers if it is not an emergency. If you are in immediate danger call 999.
Wales Live Fear Free Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 8010 800 24hrs a day 7 days a week 365 days a year.
Women’s Aid Domestic Violence is a free 24-hour national helpline run by Women’s Aid and Refuge in England. Call 0808 2000 247.
Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic violence and abuse. Call 0808 801 0327.
National Centre for Domestic Violence is on organisation that specialises in providing you with assistance to obtain emergency injunctions from being further abused. Call 0800 970 2070.
Victim Support is a charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family and friends. Call 0808 1689 111.

Sexual Health

This service is available to everyone aged over 16 and it is free! 

Home Testing for Sexually Transmitted Disease, visit their website here, more information also available in this document Frisky Wales


Mental Health Support for Young People & Adults

Young Minds

This service is available to every young person needing support and it is free! 

Young Minds mission - "We will make sure all young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life's challenges." visit their website here

MIND

MIND provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Visit their website here

Samaritans

Samaritans is a helpline service which is available 24/7 and is about working with people to create a safe space where they can talk about what is happening, how they’re feeling and help them to find their own way forward. Visit their website here

SHOUT 85258

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. Visit their website here

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK helps children, parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. Visit their website here


Health and Well Being

DEWIS

"Dewis Cymru is THE place to go if you want information or advice about your well-being – or want to know how you can help somebody else". Visit their website here

BEAT Eating Disorders

"Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. Our mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that ruin and, too often, take lives". Visit their website here

SNAP Cymru

SNAP Cymru offers free and independent information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities. Visit their website here

Change 4 Life

Change4Life aims to ensure parents have the essential support and tools they need to make healthier choices for their families. Visit their website here

Strengthen your immunity Staying active during the COVID-19 pandemic 

There is evidence that lockdown has resulted in people sitting more and moving less. This leaflet provides practical suggestions to increase your physical activity levels and therefore help strengthen your immune system - Please click here to read the leaflet in full.

MSK Advisory Group for patients living with MSK Conditions 

Do you have joint/bone/muscle/connective tissue problem or pain? Need information for sign posting? Please click here for more information.

 


EPP Cymru (Education Programmes for Patients) provide and deliver a range of free health and wellbeing courses aimed at adults who are living with or caring for someone with a long term health condition(s).

 
EPP Cymru courses will help you to:
 
Recognise and manage symptoms
 
Develop more effective relationships with those supporting you
 
Work in partnership with healthcare staff
 
Develop new skills and knowledge to improve your quality of life
 
Have more confidence
 
The courses are run by trained tutors with personal experience of a health condition or a caring role. The programmes are scripted and frequent assessments ensure consistent quality in delivery.
 
Courses available
 
­čî╝Health and Wellbeing - for anyone living with any long term health condition(s).
 
­čî╝Diabetes Self Management - for people living with type 2 diabetes.
 
­čî╝Living with Shortness of Breath - for people living with or caring for someone with a respiratory or lung condition.
 
­čî╝Cancer: Thriving and Surviving - for people who have survived cancer or have been affected by someone else's cancer.
 
­čî╝Chronic Pain Management - for anyone living with chronic pain.
 
­čî╝Caring for Me and You - for anyone who is an unpaid carer for someone who lives with a long term health condition or disability.
 
­čî╝Long Covid Self Management - for anyone living with Long Covid.
 
­čî╝Living Well while Working - for anyone living with any long term health condition(s) and in work.
 
Participants have the opportunity to achieve learning credits with Agored Cymru for undertaking the 6 week EPP Cymru community course if they wish.
 



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