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Please find below a series of links to external websites who can provide further information and advice on specific health issues and subjects. Please note Hartlepool Carers is not responsible for the information provided by these external websites.

Support and Counselling

Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help, with proessional counsillors available to help in difficult times. Counselling Directory only lists counsellors and psychotherapists who are members of a recognised professional body or those who have sent us copies of their qualifications and insurance cover -

Self Help Advice and Information

NHS Choices gives a range of advice on conditions and an area called moodzone for advice on wellbeing -

Get Self Help contains worksheets/ leaflets / MPS downloads as well as information on meditation, and mindfulness -

Be Mindful provides ways of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like medication, breathing and yoga. It helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, we re better able to manage them -

Action for Happiness give tips and a work book for improving your happiness -

Mental Health Advice

The Bridge - Dementia Care Advice and Support in Hartlepool -


Dementia Gateway - Useful advice and resources for people with or looking after someone with Dementia -

Mind is the UK's Mental Health charity and provides an A-Z of Mental Health Training and Resourses -

Mental Health Care provide advice and information for people who have Psychosis -

Mental Health Matters is a confidential service staffed by highly trained and experienced Telephone Helpline Workers, offering emotional support to anyone calling -

Alzheimer's Society provide support and advice for people suffering with Dementia -

Depression Alliance is the leading UK charity for people affected by depression -

Bipolar UK offer support and advice for people suffering from Bipolar -

Other Content Available in this Section:

Drop In Services

Details about the various drop in services available from Hartlepool Carers

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Working & Caring

Advice for anyone juggling work and caring responsibilities

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Benefits Check & Advice

Summary of the different benefits Carers can apply for

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Job Club

Get help getting back into work and improving your skills

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Mental Health

Information relating to our Mental Health services

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Self Help

Advice and Information about taking Care of Yourself

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Local Doctors & Surgeries

Contact details for all Hartlepool based Doctors and Surgeries

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Register as a Carer With Your GP

Tell your doctor your a Carer

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Sign Up With Hartlepool Carers

Register yourself as a Carer with Hartlepool Carers

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Independent Support Service

0 – 25 years who are transferring from a statement of special education needs statement

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