Well-informed provides a relaxed and informal resource for people who are enquiring about mental health and/or well-being issues at a local level. The resource is for anyone living/working in the North Lanarkshire area and can be accessed via the freephone information line, face-to-face, e-mail, post, and at outreach stands in libraries, health centres and hospitals across North Lanarkshire.
The service enables people to make informed choices in their treatment and care by guiding them to resources that may be relevant to their enquiry as well as the factors influencing positive mental health and well-being.
Address: 21 A721, Motherwell, ML1 1RT (Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Freephone: 0800 073 0918
NHS24 (Urgent out of hours assistance): 111
You can also find contacts for a range of different organisations on the 'Get Help Now' section of the Elament website, visit: Get Help Now
North Lanarkshire Carers Together pledges to improve the lives of carers within North Lanarkshire by actively linking carers and professionals in meaningful working relationships.
Our organisation is a registered charity working in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, NHS Lanarkshire and a wide range of third sector and national organisations to influence policy development and service provision, which affect both carers and the people they care for.
Organisation: North Lanarkshire Carers Together
Facebook: 'North Lanarkshire Carers Together'
Phone: 01698 404055
Based in Airdrie, St. Andrew's Hospice is an independent charity providing care and treatment for those living with life threatening illnesses. We are also here for all the family, as providing support for loved ones and carers is a central part of our mission. We provide a family support service providing Specialist Palliative Care and Bereavement Care. We provide a service completely free of charge for the adult population of North Lanarkshire and strive to meet the needs of all irrespective of religious, cultural or ethnic background.
Organisation: St Andrew's Hospice
Phone: 01236 766951
Lanarkshire Carers Centre can provide manual handling training if you are required to physically assist or lift the person you care for, whether this is with or without equipment. It is important that you make sure you are looking after your own well being as well as that of the person you care for.
Organisation: Lanarkshire Carers Centre
Phone: 01236 755550
If the person you cared for has gone into a care home, you may have concerns that the care home is not operating to the standards of care you would expect.
The Care Inspectorate regulates and inspects care services in Scotland to make sure that they meet the right standards. They also jointly inspect with other regulators to check how well different organisations in local areas work to support adults and children. Set up by Scottish Government, and accountable to ministers, it is their job to assure and protect everyone that uses these services. They work to make sure that everyone gets safe, high quality care that meets their needs. For more information or to discuss your situation, please use the following contact information.
Organisation: The Care Inspectorate
Phone: 0345 600 9527
Strathcarron Hospice’s vision is to provide specialist palliative care services and expert end of life care for the people of Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth and to promote the delivery of palliative care across this area. We care for people with illnesses that cannot be cured including cancer, respiratory, heart and neurological diseases.
Our aim is to sustain, develop and deliver a full range of quality services such as in-patient, day hospice, community, Hospice@Home, bereavement, pastoral care, lymphoedema, research and education. The focus of all our activity will be the patient, families and carers. For further information on support services please use the contact details below.
Organisation: Strathcarron Hospice
Phone: 01324 826222
Your Voice is an advocacy service for children and young people, to enable them to make informed choices and to make their views and wishes known.
Your Voice provide support for young people up to 19+ years old with mental and physical difficulties, or up to 25+ years old for those who are involved in caring and also children in child protection. Use the following details to get in touch and find out what support is available to help your own personal situation.
Organisation: Your Voice
Phone: 01236 700108
Lanarkshire Carers Centre provides a range of help and support to people over 18 years of age who look after a family member or friend with an illness, disability or addiction.
To see a list of the services available please see the attached document, alternatively use the contact details below.
Organisation: Lanarkshire Carers Centre
Website: Lanarkshire Carers Centre
Phone: 01236 755550
Lanarkshire Deaf Services provide services to the Deaf Community of Lanarkshire. The services provided include a Drop In Centre and a Sign Language Interpreting agency.
Their aim is to remove the barriers to communication for Deaf People throughout Lanarkshire. You can contact them using the details provided.
Organisation: Lanarkshire Deaf Services
Address: Unit 40 Fountain Business Centre, Ellis Street, Coatbridge, ML5 3AA (Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)
Phone: 01236 604808
If the person you are caring for is in a hospital or hospice at the moment, there is an NHS Carer Support Team within Lanarkshire that you can talk to. This team consists of three acute co-ordinator for carers and two co-ordinator assistants within each of the acute hospitals to support families of people whilst they are in hospital.
North Lanarkshire Carers Together and South Lanarkshire Carers Network work within Primary Care to support families and unpaid carers in the community. They also provide staff awareness and support within each of their areas.
For Hairmyres hospital please contact Elaine Harrow using the following details:
Phone: 01355 585522
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