Sometimes it can be really hard to ask others for help or advice, we put on that 'Brave Face' and pretend nothing is wrong, frightened or feeling ashamed, feeling that we would be seen as weak or as a failure.
YOU ARE NOT WEAK, NOR ARE YOU A FAILURE !
Sometimes the situation itself can prevent us doing so, work environments that make us fear we could lose our job, or the close proximity of violent, aggressive or controlling partners.
It might just be that things have got on top of us, stress can cause many issues, Having or losing a Baby, a death in the family, or maybe use of substances or medication has grown and turned into an addiction.
There are Professionals who can help you discreetly and ensure your safety, they can offer you advice and support and help you through.
Where possible I have enlisted the help of specialists to create these pages, or used the extensive knowledge of those with more understanding than myself, some sections have been created by myself using my previous training, work experience and my personal experience.
This does not replace the need or importance of obtaining professional help !
How do I get help?Where to get help. who to ask.
This section offers help for anyone any form of abuse.
Medication, substance abuse, legal Highs, psycological addictions.
How to understand and cope with Self Harming.
How Stress can affect us.
Understanding and coping with Stress, Anxiety, Depression. PTSD.
Help to communicate
Coping with Bereavement
Advice and contact information.
Advice, contacts and information.
How can befriending help you.
The Veteren's Gateway offer support to all ex-service members who are struggling to adapt to civilian life.
Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.
Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre can offer support for Women & Men experiencing or being affected by domestic abuse.
Mobirise gives you the freedom to develop as many websites as you like given the fact that it is a desktop app.
AGE UK offer help and support to vulnerable older people.
Loneliness, Suicidal thoughts, or just cant cope. The Samaritans can offer suport.
Help with Domestic Violence.
Offers advice and support to move beyond the impact of crime.
Stillbirth & Neonatal death charity.
Advice for children in need of help and support
Helpful advice about many problems.
Bootstrap 3 has been noted as one of the most reliable and proven frameworks and Mobirise has been equipped to develop websites using this framework.
A wide range of help for many issues.
Help and advice for those who care for others.
Help and advice for those with Mental Health Issues.
Support & advice for Children, Young people & Adults.
Support for those with Mental Health Issues.
Action, help and advice for Carers.
Help and advice for those dealing with Dementia.
Support and advice for those with Learning Disabilities.
Care and support through terminal illness.
support for individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability.
Help with reproductive health.
Help and advice for those with Arthritis.
Advice on Contraception, STI's, Pregnancy and Pleasure.
Advice for those with Multiple Sclerosis.
HELP FOR HEROES
Support for Veteren's, service personnel and families of the Armed Forces
Taca provides education, support and hope to families living with autism.
Advice for a wide range of personal issues.
Relationship support and advice.
Mental Health support and help.
Whatever challenges they’re facing, members of the Armed Forces community can rely on SSAFA. to provide practical and emotional support for serving personnel, veterans and military families.
Help and advice for those with Eating Disorders.
Support for those with Inflamatory Bowel Disease.
Support and advice for those with Drug or Alcohol addictions.
ENGLAND & WALES: Phone 111
For your own surgery telephone numbers look on the information page specific to your town
People of any age can find themselves homeless for many reasons, it s far too easy for us to ignore them and turn a blind eye, but what if it was you that lost your job, could not afford to pay rent on the benefit supplied and was suddenly forced to live on the streets?
Remember not everyone has family and friends around to help, and even if they do many will not help when times are that rough, they wrongly put the blame on the individual.
Lack of shelter from the elements, lack of enough and suitable food or the money to purchase it already place the individual's health at risk, but the winter weather can be the last straw.
WINTER CAN KILL !
If you see someone sleeping rough, all it costs is a phone call !
0300 500 0914
OR USE THE APP BELOW.
There are various misleading articles broadcast across the social media and Internet regarding how to summon help when you are unable to talk.
These articles refer to calling the emergency services in times of danger when you can not speak to an operator, stating that if you dial 999 and follow it with 55 the operator will know you are in trouble and will be immediately able to trace your location and send help.
THIS IS NOT TRUE !
Although the technology exists to make this possible with the mobile phones we now use, the system is only on trial in certain small areas and is not yet in widespread use.
If you are in a dangerous situation and unable to talk, e.g. an intruder is in your home or you are at risk from an abusive partner, it is suggested that you Dial 999 and leave it connect, then begin to cough loudly to alert the operator that it is not an accidental call. The operator may give you other commands to confirm you need urgent assistance, so try to listen carefully.
There is a rumour circulating on the internet at the moment, alleging that if you dial ’55’ during an emergency call, then the emergency services will be able to ‘track’ your current location.
We have also had quite a few people messaging us, asking if this ‘feature’ of being tracked during a 999 call is actually something that can/could happen.
This information is wrong.
Whilst it is a great idea, and current technology COULD enable this to happen, it is not currently a function that is ‘live’.
Accidental 999 calls happen all the time, but operators may be unable to tell if a silent call can actually be a real call for help.
The emergency services receive millions of calls every year, most of which result in a request being made for emergency services such as police, fire or ambulance to attend.
But, around 30 million calls a year do not follow the usual pattern, with no one speaking on the call.
However, The Home Office has (or at least it did as of July this year) had a system in place called Silent Solutions, which helps callers, such as domestic abuse victims, who cannot speak to an operator.
If you have been able to signal that your call is an emergency by coughing after dialling 999, then you will be put through to the police.
If you are in danger, you could be asked to dial “55” or to give any other indication whist on the line, otherwise the call could be terminated.
Dialling ’55’ is just one example and the control room staff could ask you to dial any numbers.
But, in summary, dialling ’55’ during a 999 call will not enable the emergency services to track your location.
If you make a 999 call but you are not able to speak, say, for example, someone is in your house, then the 999 control room will give you instructions in order to indicate to them that you are in need of help and that the call has not been made in error.
Generally any sort of sound that the BT operator is not sure about will result in the passing the call to the Police, even if the caller hangs up for whatever reason before they are connected.
HOW TO CALL WHEN YOU HAVE COMMUNICATION DIFFICULTIES
If you have communication difficulties, Dyfed-Powys Police can make things easier for you with their Pegasus Scheme.
This innovative scheme makes it easier to contact and communicate with Police quickly and easily by telephone or face to face.
After registration members are issued with a Pegasus Key-Fob and a password.
The caller will only have to say the word 'Pegasus' and give their password to be identified by the officer or call handler's who will have access to that persons information, including details on how best to communicate with that person.
The user is also supplied with a Pegasus Key-Fob to carry, then if they are approached by Police officers or PCSO's and find it difficult to communicate then they just have to show the key-fob and tell the officers their password to enable them to receive help.
Use the button below to email Dyfed-Powys Police, marking your email 'Pegasus Application'
or apply by post to the address below:-
Dyfed Powys Police
Force Communication Centre
PO Box 99