PERSONAL HELP PAGES

There can come times in all our lives when we need a little help.

Needing help is not a sign of personal failure or weakness!

If we had problems with our car we quite simply take it to a garage, if we have issues in the home we freely call on plumbers, electricians, builders or other experts that can sort it.

And so it should be when we ourselves are having issues, when things get on top of us and we do not know which way to turn..

DONT HESITATE  -  ASK FOR HELP !

WE ALL NEED A LITTLE HELP !

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.

Below are sections on many subjects, choose what you need help with.

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 ! 

CLICK PICTURE TO GO TO THAT SECTION

OBTAINING HELP

How do I get help?Where to get help.  who to ask.
Communication difficulties.

ABUSE AND BULLYING

This section offers help for anyone any form of abuse.

ADDICTION

Medication, substance abuse, legal Highs, psycological addictions.

SELF HARM

How to understand and cope with Self Harming.

STRESS

How Stress can affect us.

ANXIETY & DEPRESSION

Understanding and coping with Stress, Anxiety, Depression. PTSD.

NON-VERBAL Communication

Sign Language.
Finger-spelling.
Help to communicate

BEREAVEMENT

Coping with Bereavement

Death & Dying

Advice and contact information.

MENTAL HEALTH

Advice, contacts and information.

BEFRIENDING

How can befriending help you.

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HELP AND SUPPORT

VETEREN'S GATEWAY

The Veteren's Gateway offer support to all ex-service members who are struggling to adapt to civilian life.

ELEFRIENDS

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.

FAMILY CRISIS

Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre can offer support for Women & Men experiencing or being affected by domestic abuse.

PONTHAFREN

Mobirise gives you the freedom to develop as many websites as you like given the fact that it is a desktop app.

AGE UK

AGE UK offer help and support to vulnerable older people.

SAMARITANS

Loneliness, Suicidal thoughts, or just cant cope. The Samaritans can offer suport.

WOMEN'S AID

Help with Domestic Violence.

VICTIM SUPPORT

Offers advice and support to move beyond the impact of crime.

SANDS

Stillbirth & Neonatal death charity.

Banwy Valley Counselling

Counselling Service

CHILDLINE

Advice for children in need of help and support

ADVICE NOW

Helpful advice about many problems.

NSPCC

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.

SALVATION ARMY

A wide range of help for many issues.

CARERS.UK

Help and advice for those who care for others.

YOUNG MINDS

Help and advice for those with Mental Health Issues.

CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE

Support & advice for Children, Young people & Adults.

Mind

Support for those with Mental Health Issues.

CARERS TRUST

Action, help and advice for Carers.

ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY

Help and advice for those dealing with Dementia.

MENCAP

Support and advice for those with Learning Disabilities.

MARIE CURIE

Care and support  through terminal illness.

LEONARD CHESHIRE

support for individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability.

MARIE STOPES

Help with reproductive health.

ARTHRITIS CARE

Help and advice for those with Arthritis.

FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION

Advice on Contraception, STI's, Pregnancy and Pleasure.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY

Advice for those with Multiple Sclerosis.

HELP FOR HEROES

Support for Veteren's, service personnel and families of the Armed Forces

THE AUTISM COMMUNITY IN ACTION

Taca provides education, support and hope to families living with autism.

SUPPORT LINE

Advice for a wide range of personal issues.

RELATE

Relationship support and advice.

TIME TO CHANGE

Mental Health support and help.

SSAFA

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.

BEAT EATING DISORDERS

Help and advice for those with Eating Disorders.

Chrohns & Colitis UK

Support for those with Inflamatory Bowel Disease.

ADFAM

Support and advice for those with Drug or Alcohol addictions.

OUT OF HOURS MEDICAL HELP

ENGLAND & WALES:    Phone 111


For your own surgery telephone numbers look on the information page specific to your town

HOMELESS PERSONS

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.


STREETLINK APP

There is now a free to download App to alert Streetlink of a homeless person. Download it now, it could save a life!

OBTAINING HELP

CALLING FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

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.

See Below

Article by Emergency Services News (Facebook)

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.

POLICE PEGASUS SCHEME

HOW TO CALL WHEN YOU HAVE COMMUNICATION DIFFICULTIES

PEGASUS

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

Llangunnor

Carmarthen

SA31 2PF