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NHS Forth Valley mental health information
A self-help site for a variety of mental health, stress and anxiety related conditions. Read it, download it, listen to audio files or watch videos. You can also forward it on to others who you feel would benefit from it.
As the Third Sector Interface for the Falkirk Council area, CVS Falkirk are a local, independent charitable company which exists to promote, develop and represent the third sector and volunteering.
Falkirk Council Website
Information for residents, businesses and visitors of Falkirk Council, council tax and what's on in the local area.
Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) Website
The Falkirk HSCP brings together a broad range of health, social care, and support services for people in Falkirk. The website provides key information and news updates with access to the Partnership’s publications, including the Strategic Plan 2019-2022. It also includes information on the HSCP’s governance arrangements and a timetable for future meetings.
A Local Information System for Scotland (ALISS)
ALISS is a website that can be used to search for local resources. Each search can be done for a specific organisation or be done by location, with the search being narrowed or extended depending on the chosen mileage.
Mental Health - useful contacts
This pdf contains a list of organisations you can contact for help or support in addition to any help you are getting from health professionals. If you are experiencing mental health issues, we recommend you seek medical advice.
Memory - Local information
Fire service safety check
As part of their commitment to building a safer Scotland, Fire Scotland offer everyone in Scotland a free home fire safety visit. They can also fit smoke alarms free of charge if your home requires them. It's so easy to arrange.
To get in touch, please use the following details.
Phone: 0800 0731 999
Text: ''FIRE'' to 80800
Groups that can help with maintaining a healthy weight
If your main interest is weight loss, Scottish Slimmers, Slimming World and Weight Watchers all have classes in Falkirk and the surrounding area. For more information, please visit the following websites.
Groups that support people with alzheimers disease or dementia
If you would like advice about your memory problems or information about local support groups, please use the following details.
Phone: 01324 501730
There is also a local Dementia Adviser based at the Carer's Centre in Falkirk. To get in touch, use the information below.
Phone: 0808 808 3000
Groups that support people with mental health issues
FDAMH is an organisation based in Falkirk for people and families experiencing the impact of mental illness. If you would like to get in contact with them, then please use the following details.
Phone: 01324 671600
There are also a number of national support services available:
Phone: 116 123
Phone: 0800 138 1619
Phone: 0800 838 587
Phone: 0845 328 9655 or 0800 328 9655
Help for those who often forget mealtimes
If you have difficulty remembering mealtimes, there are several services to help you. Social Work Adult Services operate a Meals on Wheel service. See the Falkirk Council website for information, at www.falkirk.gov.uk/
Getting Care at Home may be the most suitable way to help you. See www.falkirk.gov.uk/services for more information, and to find out how to make a referral for an assessment.
If ready-made meals for you to heat at home would suit you, you might want to consider Wiltshire Farm Foods. This private company will deliver frozen meals to your door; simply store in the freezer and heat your chosen meal when you want it.
For more information, see the website: www.wiltshirefarmfoods.com/ or phone: 0800 773 773
Independent sources of help and advice for older people
Age Scotland is part of a national charity providing advice, information and support to older people.
Their helpline number is 0333 32 32 400 (available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or visit their website: www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/
Community alarm and telecare services
The Mobile Emergency Care Service (MECS) provides a response to calls from our service users. An alarm is installed in people's homes. The alarm connects through the telephone line to our control centre. Alarm calls are made through a pull-cord system, an alarm unit with a trigger device or telecare equipment, such as door sensors or pressure mats. This means you can call for emergency help when you need it - for example, if you have fallen and can't get up. When you set off the alarm, it will ring in our control centre, which is open 24 hours a day.
The help you get will depend on what your emergency is. We may:
- Contact your GP or next of kin
- Send a warden to your home
- Talk with you to reassure you
For more information or to find out about getting a MECS system, please visit: www.falkirk.gov.uk/services/social-care/care-at-home
Strathcarron Compassionate Communities Team help people get to know others in their local area and to be part of their local community. Anyone can access the support that we offer, we have no criteria and no previous connection with Strathcarron Hospice is necessary. Our hope is that if people are part of their local community, with a network of people who live nearby, they will have good support if they were to become unwell or bereaved.
Within Falkirk we can support people to be more connected with those around them in a range of ways:
- Providing information about other groups and activities that are taking place in their area and providing community support to access these groups.
- Putting a person in touch with someone else who may be able to visit, telephone or write letters.
- Learning more about a person’s skills and talents and how they would like to use these to be more of a part of their community.
- Providing ways to connect people who are not able or who have lost confidence in going out. E.g. by hosting online gatherings centred around interests, e.g. Storytelling and Musical Memories
- "Snow Drop Cafes" operating in different areas of Falkirk, when covid restrictions allow. These are open to all and provide tea, biscuits and the opportunity to meet with other local people.
There are a range of ways that we can provide support, tailored to suit the ways you would like to connect with your neighbours and community.
Please contact us by emailing: email@example.com
Concerned about memory loss - These groups may help
If you would like advice about your memory problems, please get in contact by using the information below.
Phone: 01324 501730
Please also use these details if you would like to come along to The Drop In Cafe. It is open to anyone with a memory impairment and their carers. The cafe is an informal way for people to come together and share their knowledge and experiences in a way that is supportive.
The cafe is based in The Joint Dementia Initiative within Dollar Park. It is open between 10:30am and 3:00pm every Friday.
Alzheimer Scotland provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers, including personalised support services, community activities, information and advice, at every stage of the dementia journey. There is a local Dementia Adviser based at the Carer's Centre in Falkirk.
For more information, please use the following details.
Phone: 0808 808 3000
Dial-a-Journey provide affordable and accessible door-to-door transport for people who have mobility difficulties and cannot use conventional public transport.
For more information and for the application, please visit www.dial-a-journey.org/.