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ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome & LongCovid Support
Local Services & Support

- Blue Badge application 0300 123 4042

Carers in Herts provide advice and support for unpaid carers 01992 586969

Citizens Advice for help with many things including benefits, forms and support

Communities First: Support adults with shopping, prescriptions and many things 0208 207 511

The Counselling Foundation provide free NHS or low cost counselling

- Hertfordshire Age UK Visiting Scheme

- Herts CC Adult Care Assessment 

Hertfordshire community meals: Hot meals delivered

HertsHelp: food support, advice on health and disability issues and so much more 0300 123 4044

- Home Start offers support for families with children 12 years old and under who have experience of parents with ME/CFS 01438 367788

New Leaf College offers free workshops for wellbeing via Zoom

- Royal Voluntary Services Helping the Elderly

St Albans District Council

Good Neighbour Schemes

- St Albans Good Neighbours  01727 830713

Transport, gardening, befriending etc

- Harpenden Helping Hand  01582 764599

Transport, help with shopping and befriending

- Kings Langley Good Neighbours 07990 668672

Transport, small DIY jobs, gardening, lunch club etc 

- High Barnet Good Neighbour Scheme 0208 4415 678

Transport, gardening, shopping and befriending

- East Barnet friend in need 0208 2758 378

- Royal Voluntary Services Hertfordshire  01992 552069

Mental Health Support

- Find an urgent NHS mental health helpline

ME Association Helpline 0344 576 5326 

- Mind crisis resources

- Mind Peer Support

- Text "SHOUT" to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line (24/7)

- call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans (24/7) or email jo@samaritans.org and receive a response in 24 hours

- call SANEline on 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day)

- call National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK on 0800 689 5652 (24/7)

- call Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) on 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day)

-  CALM webchat service

- call Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 if you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (10am–10pm every day) or email chris@switchboard.lgbt or use their webchat service. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+

Wellbeing Service: Counselling & CBT through the NHS via self referral or your GP

​- If you're under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling, you can call Papyrus

HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm) or email pat@papyrus-uk.org or text on 

07786 209 697

- If you're under 25 call The Mix on 0808 808 4994 (3pm–midnight every day),

- If you're under 19, text "YM" to 85258 or call Childline on Call free on 0800 1111 This will not show on your phone bill.​

 

Transport Support

- Hertfordshire Dial a ride 01992 556771 

£2.10 for the first mile, 50p per mile after

          

- Welwyn and Hatfield Community Car Scheme 01707 273875

60p per mile

- St Albans Taxi Voucher Scheme 01727 819406

for the elderly and disabled

- St Albans Good Neighbours 01727 830713

Transport, gardening, befriending etc

- Community Transport Hertfordshire 01462 689402

- Community Action Dacorum 01442 212888 or 01442 617634

alternatively send an email to ctadmin@communityactiondacorum.org.uk

- North Herts Transport 01462 689402 

or email transport@nhcvs.org.uk

- The Community Car Scheme for East Herts 0300 123 1677    

45p per mile 

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