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A video about the new Tech Flat, which has a range of assistive technology available.
This pdf file includes information on services provided by Alzheimer Scotland. For people worried about their memory, people receiving post diagnostic support and for everyone living with dementia and their families.
This section provides a range of local services and well-being information for you to find advice or seek further assistance to support your health.
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The NL Locator provides details on a variety of different activities such as fitness classes, arts and crafts, social groups, etc. You can view activities in your local area.
Personal Care - Local information
Diabetes UK Support Groups provide support and information to people with diabetes and their families.
Locally there is a group based in Wishaw (01698 748616) and a Lanarkshire Family Diabetes Support Group, visit the website here.
Help available from local pharmacies or chemists for organising your medication
If you have difficulty knowing which medicines to take at particular times, some pharmacies and chemists provide a free service which may be helpful to you.
The pharmacist will prepare your prescribed medicines in a secure and easy-to-use weekly pack (though you may be given several weeks supply at once). These packs have clearly marked day and dosage times and all the medicines you need to take at one time are together in an individual section, making taking the medication much easier.
You may want to also consider a product that will give you an audible alarm to remind you to take your medication.
North Lanarkshire Community Alarm and Telecare Services
If you need reassurance feeling safe around the home, you may want to consider a telecare and community alarm assessment, which can provide help when you need urgent assistance.
Please see this section of Making Life Easier for further help by following the link www.makinglifeeasier.org.uk/assess/areas-of-help.
Breathing Space Scotland
You may find that talking to someone would help you.
There are several organisations which you can contact for help such as 'Breathing Space', which is a free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression, loneliness or anxiety.
Organisation: Breathing Space
Phone: 0800 838587
Help with loneliness
If you are feeling lonely and it is affecting your life, there are different things you can try that may help.
Visit the following NHS websites for numerous suggestions on how you can try to overcome loneliness: www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/feeling-lonely/ or www.nhsinform.scot/self-help-guides
Scottish Association for Mental Health
If you are feeling lonely and it is affecting your life, the Scottish Association for Mental Health offers online advice and information for those experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems.
For more information see the website at www.samh.org/
Well-informed Mental Health
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
The 'You are my sunshine' charity based in North Lanarkshire helps raise awareness of mental health through education and providing support to those experiencing or affected by mental ill health and suicide.
They provide a safe and welcoming environment where you can get advice on mental health and have access to free relaxation therapy and free counselling.
No appointments are necessary, please feel free to drop in for a chat and speak to their trained volunteers.
For more information, please visit the following website: https://www.yams.org.uk/