You may benefit from having a fire safety check if you have not had one recently. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue carry out free home fire safety visits and fit smoke alarms free of charge if required.
This can be arranged through Fire Scotland by calling their community safety free phone helpline on 0800 0731 999 or texting Check to 61611. Alternatively, visit their website by clicking here.
If hearing is a problem for you, there are alternative alarms that may work for you and can be fitted free of charge. If you'd like to find out more, contact a rehabilitation mobility officer via your local social work offices.
Stress Control classes will help you develop skills and techniques to manage common mental health issues caused by modern day living such as stress, anxiety or low confidence. The classes are delivered in local community facilities and consist of six sessions lasting 90 minutes each. You will not need to speak about your issues during the class, just sit back and listen about helpful stress control techniques. Feel free to bring someone along with you for support.
To find your nearest class and book a place, please use the details below.
Website: Stress Control classes
Phone: 0300 303 0447
Start your day with a clear, calm, sharp mind with daily mindfulness sessions. Build your mental stamina and deep contentment techniques to keep stress and anxiety at bay, develop positive habits and eliminate harmful ones, and learn how to be alert and relaxed at the same time. For information visit: Mindfulness
Being active is good for us in many different ways:
Being active for a total of 30 minutes, 5 days a week will help our mental health and well-being. You don’t have to do it all at once either. Three lots of 10 minutes works just as well, and makes it easy to fit into everyday life.
To access free physical activity and leisure opportunities phone: Health and Well-being Manager – 01236 341968. They will discuss the best leisure option for you and book your enrolment session. Your GP / health care worker will also have to complete the North Lanarkshire Leisure Get Active Referral Form.
'Expeerience Counts' Peer Support Workers will create an environment which empowers people to take control of their own recovery. Peer Support workers will support people to develop their own individualised recovery action plans and work towards personal goals over a period of around 6 months.
Another aspect to the 'Expeerience Counts' service is that Community Link workers will link individuals into their local communities and can also offer support to anyone wishing to access North Lanarkshire's 'Well Connected' Domains.
Organisation: Expeerience Counts
Phone (Motherwell): 01698 265 659
Phone (Airdrie): 01236 439417
If you would like to connect more with other people or be more active in your community, volunteering is a great way to meet new people and have fun at the same time.
By giving time to volunteering in the community, you are not only helping others and making a difference, but you are also helping yourself by developing skills, confidence, employability, health and friendships. It can also help you gain experience, without the same pressures of a paid working environment.
There are a wide and diverse range of volunteering opportunities available in the North Lanarkshire area. There is a local volunteering opportunity out there that will match your interests and availability. If you have the time to spare and would like to find out more about volunteering, please see the attached document or contact 'Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire' using the details below.
Organisation: Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire
Phone (Central Office): 01236 748011
'Fast Forward' is a website for young people aimed at promoting health and well-being, through education. As part of the Scottish Government’s national youth work strategy, 'Fast Forward' is also co-ordinating the 'Scottish Peer Education Network' (SPEN) and promoting and supporting peer education across Scotland.
Organisation: Fast Forward
Website: Fast Forward
Phone: 0131 554 4300
'Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs' (SFAD) aims to support families across Scotland who are affected by alcohol and drug misuse, and raise awareness of issues affecting them. They provide information, advice, and family support groups.
Phone: 08080 101011
There are many self help groups in Lanarkshire which may be able to help you to stop drinking or taking drugs, these are listed below. Research tells us that people who attend mutual aid groups like these can benefit a great deal, particularly in the first few months after stopping.
Organisation: Narcotics Anonymous
Website: Narcotics Anonymous
Phone: 0300 999 1212
Organisation: Alcoholics Anonymous
Website: Alcoholics Anonymous
Phone: 0800 9177 650
Organisation: Cocaine Anonymous
Website: Cocaine Anonymous
Phone: 0800 612 0225
Website (Scotland): Cocaine Anonymous Scotland
Phone (Scotland): 0141 959 6363
Organisation: Smart Recovery
Website: Smart Recovery
Relationships Scotland’s network provide relationship counselling, family mediation, child contact centres and other family support services across all of mainland and island Scotland. Our work supports individuals, couples and families experiencing relationship difficulties.
Organisation: Relationships Scotland
Address: Relationships Scotland, 18 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EP
Phone: 0345 119 2020
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