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Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust provides social and health care for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities.
The Wellbeing Service offers psychological help and practical support for people experiencing a wide range of very common mental health problems such as worry, low mood, insomnia and stress.
For more information read the attached leaflet:
There are a range of services available to patients within the Hertfordshire area. To see what services you can access, check the Herts Valleys CCG for more information.
Viewpoint is a mental health service user involvement project in Hertfordshire.
It is essential that the people who use or who have used mental health services are enabled to help make positive changes to them.
We hold local forums and meetings to take service user views and suggestions to mental health service providers. We also attend statutory meetings and work with organisations to encourage service user participation at all levels.
Visit their website on: www.hertsviewpoint.co.uk
http://www.turning-point.co.uk/Pages/home.aspx - drugs, alcohol misuse, mental health probs, learning disability
Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia is not an emotional or psychological disorder. It is caused by physical changes in the brain, which will lead to problems with memory, thinking and actions.
Dementia Symptoms are more than just forgetfulness. People may experience difficulty finding the right words, not understand what is being said to them, have difficulty recognising people they know well and experience confusion over time and place. Other symptoms may include difficulty accomplishing tasks and solving problems. Confusion and forgetfulness can be caused by other conditions as well, so it is important to get an early diagnosis to ensure correct treatment.
Alzheimer’s Society is the Uk’s leading care and research charity for people with and dementia and those who care for them. There are over 750,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to one million by 2025.
The Hertfordshire offices of the Alzheimer’s Society can help with information and support. We support people with all forms of dementia and their families and friends.
Our Dementia Support Workers can visit you at home, meet you in our office or another convenient location to offer emotional and practical support. Confidential advice can be given on all aspects of dementia care including diagnosis, services available and benefits. Contact your local office for details.
Support groups are a valuable opportunity for Carers facing similar challenges to share their experiences and support each other. For Carers only. Contact your local office for information.
Sessions take place throughout the County. Alternate Saturdays at Wyllyotts Centre 11 am to 12.30 pm.
For details please contact Sharon Meakin 01707 265326
Open to people with dementia and carers to come and socialise, listen to presentations and join in with activities. There are seven Cafes running in Hertfordshire.
For details please contact Jennifer Hewson or Kimberley Hurrell
Information and advice for people with dementia and for Carers.
For more details contact your local office (not all Services are available throughout Hertfordshire)
If you are concerned about yourself or someone else close to you, a visit to the GP is important. Getting a diagnosis is key – it is the first step to receiving help.
Your doctor may then refer you to the ‘Early Memory Diagnosis & Support Service’ team (a Hertfordshire NHS & Alzheimer’s Society partnership), who can offer home-based assessment and specialist advice and support for people with dementia and their carers.
Foundation House, 2-4 Forum Place, Fiddlebridge Lane, Hatfield AL100RN
Bell Bar, Brookmans Park, Codicote, Cuffley, Ellenbrook, Essendon, Goffs Oak, Hatfield, Little Heath Northaw, North Mymms, Old Welwyn, Potters Bar, Sleapshyde, South Mymms, Welham Green, and Welwyn Garden City.
National Alzheimer’s Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk
National Alzheimer’s Helpline Number:
0845 300 0336