There are loads of activities going on in your local area, whatever your age. Even if you are shy, or worried about your mental health, there are people in this area thinking exactly the same thought.
Social connection is one of the known ways to improve wellbeing – Pull together and we can support each other.
Got some time to give? Help others by volunteering
Volunteer Plus Rutland – https://volunteerplusrutland.org.uk/
Age UK – https://www.ageuk.org.uk/leics/
Have a look at these organisations for information, advice, and support…
Local RISE Team (Rutland Integrated Social Empowerment Service) – There are a lot of things going on in your area to encourage you to meet up with others and get some support and enjoyment back into your life. If you’re not sure where to start and need some help to get back out and about, refer yourself to the local RISE team. https://rutland.gov.uk/joy Or see what else is going on! https://services.thejoyapp.com/
Local Neighbourhood Mental Health Cafe – Excellent place for advice and support; find your local one here. If you have any problems with getting there, please get in contact with the café and they may be able to help you with transport. https://www.peppersasafeplace.co.uk/our-services/neighbourhood-mental-health-cafe/
Souper Space (at Uppingham Town Hall) – Pop in for a chat and receive a warm and friendly welcome, with a bowl of nourishing soup – https://www.rutland.gov.uk/rutland-information-service/directory/u50dnfsatwi
The Chatty Café Scheme – Has a telephone friendship service offering weekly chats or if you can find a chatty café to visit near you by searching with your postcode: https://thechattycafescheme.co.uk/
Other support by phone…
The Silver Line – Free, confidential telephone service for older people (age 55+), providing friendship, conversation, and support 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. Call 0800 4708090 – https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/
Cruse – For those feeling isolated after a bereavement. Call their helpline: 0808 808 1677 or visit https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-support/
Alzheimer’s Society – Advice for those who have Dementia and live alone, call their Dementia Connect support line 0333150 3456 or visit https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/staying-independent/loneliness-depression-dementia
British Red Cross – Local support services, workshops, and resources to help overcome loneliness. Call their support line 0808 1963651 or visithttps://www.redcross.org.uk/get-help/get-help-with-loneliness
Other support online…
Young Minds – For young people and their parents. https://www.youngminds.org.uk/young-person/my-feelings/loneliness/
Campaign to End Loneliness – https://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/feeling-lonely/
If you are still struggling, please contact the surgery to book a review. You may be offered an appointment with our dedicated Mental Health Practitioner to decide what other support you may need. In some cases, medication may be needed to support your mental health and aid your recovery.