We work with a range of independent organisations who offer support and advice. We try our best to answer your queries but sometimes we just need to signpost you to the experts:
Action for Children protect and support children and young people. We do this by providing practical and emotional care and support. We make sure their voices are heard. And we campaign to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Contact Action for Children on 028 9046 0500 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or email [email protected].
Action Mental Health is a local charity providing a range of mental health recovery services to support people with mental health difficulties who wish to return to employment, those who would benefit from counselling and a range of resilience building programmes that can be delivered in schools, community organisations and workplaces. Contact Action Mental Health on 028 9182 8494 Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4pm or email [email protected].
Advice NI provides free and confidential advice on benefits, debt and money, business debt, EU settlement scheme, tax credits and HMRC products & services. Freephone the advice helpline on 0800 915 4604 or email [email protected]
Age NI offers free independent and confidential advice to older people, their families and carers on a range of issues including care, health, housing and money. Freephone Age NI on 0808 808 7575 available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
At Alzheimer's Society, we believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most. Dementia Support is available in all areas of Northern Ireland. Dementia Support Workers can speak to anyone affected by dementia, by phone or email or a visit to the family home. Other services include, Carer Information and Support Programmes, Singing for the Brain, Advocacy, provision of Training and Dementia Awareness. Contact the Dementia support line on 0333 150 3456 Monday to Wednesday 9am to 8pm, Thursday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm or email [email protected].
Autism NI is a vital and much in demand local service, it is often the first point of contact pre-diagnosis and post-diagnosis. The service is used to provide information on a wide range of issues related to Autism. Providing emotional and practical support, a listening ear, enhancing networks and coping mechanisms, the Autism NI Helpline bridges families to appropriate services in their area. Contact Autism NI on 02890401729 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, or visit www.autismni.org/.
Christians Against Poverty provides free independent debt advice, supporting you all the way to becoming debt free - as well as helping you manage your finances better. You can contact CAP on 0800 328 0006 Monday to Thursday 9:30am to 5pm and Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm.
Financial budgeting MoneyHelper is a Government website and is uniquely placed to empower people of their choices and improve their financial wellbeing. MoneyHelper offers free, impartial money and pensions guidance, that cuts through financial jargon and complexity, to help build knowledge and confidence and reduce anxiety, in all types of money matters. Some of the tools include:
Budget planner. A free planner to put you in control of your household spend and take control of your money.
Bill prioritiser. A free way to sort your bills and payment n the right order and what you need to do if you're struggling.
JAM Card allows people with a hidden disability or communication barrier to tell others that they need extra time and understanding in a private and easy way. To request a JAM Card contact 028 9043 6400 Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm or email [email protected].
If you are affected by cancer Macmillian specialist advisors can help you find out what benefits, grants and further support you might be entitled to. Offering confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones. If you need to talk, we’ll listen; emotional and practical information, clinical support, financial guidance, welfare rights, energy advice work support. Contact the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 0000 from 8am to 8pm daily or visit www.macmillan.org.uk
The 24-Hour Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline is hosted by Nexus in partnership with the Departments of Health, Justice & Communities. We aim to offer support, help, signposting and referral to victims, family, friends and professionals. Contact the Nexus confidentially on 0808 802 1414 24/7 via telephone, web chat or email [email protected].
Relate NI is Northern Ireland’s leading relationship support charity. We have been providing relationship support to people, families and communities in NI for over 75 years through a range of therapeutic services and community education programmes. You can contact Relate NI on 028 90323454 Monday to Thursday 9am to 9pm and Friday 9am to 5pm.
No young person should ever have to suffer alone with thoughts of suicide. If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be, you can contact Hopelink which is Papyrus's digital platform for confidential support and practical advice. Contact Hopelink on 0800 068 4141 or text 078 6003 9967 9am to midnight daily.
SVP NI's mission is to seek and eliminate the causes of poverty. The focus is on practical approaches to dealing with poverty, alleviating its effects on individuals and families through working primarily in person-to-person contact by a unique system of family visitation and seeking to achieve social justice and equality of opportunity for all citizens. Contact SVP NI on 028 9035 1561 available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or email [email protected].
Belfast and Lisburn Women's Aid provides a range of specialist services and confidential support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse. For free and confidential support or advice contact 028 9066 6049 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, evening support is available until 8pm on Thursdays.
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