Support

Covid-19 – Forres area resources

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Forres Local will provide useful news and information to help the public living and working in the IV36 postcode area.

Local organisations

Weblinks

Money worries

  • Scottish Welfare Fund – can help with money, food and household items in a crisis. Call 01343 563456 or apply online.
  • Money Advice Moray – can help with managing and repaying debts, help with claiming benefits, budgeting and benefit apeals. Call 0300 123 4563
  • Benefit Services – entitlement to free school meals, clothing, grants, Educational Maintenance Allowance, housing benefit, Council Tax Reduction. Call 01343 563456

Helplines

  • Anxiety UK – 03444 775 774 – Support for anxiety conditions, 9:30am –5:30pm Monday to Friday
  • CALM – 0800 58 58 58 – Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35. 5pm to midnight daily
  • Mind – 0300 123 3393 – Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems. 9am–6pm Monday to Friday
  • OCD Action – 0845 390 6232 – 9:30pm–5pm Monday to Friday
  • OCD UK – 0333 212 7890 – 9am–5pm Monday to Friday
  • Rethink Mental Illness – 0300 5000 927 – Support and advice for people living with mental illness 9:30am–4pm Monday to Friday
  • Samaritans – 116 123 – Free 24-hour helpline, confidential support for people feeling stress or despair
  • Alzheimer’s Society – 0300 222 11 22 – 9am–5pm Monday to Friday, 10am–4pm Weekends
  • Cruse Bereavement Care – 0808 808 1677 – 9am–5pm Monday to Friday
  • YoungMinds – 0808 802 55 44 (Parents’ helpline) – information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals. 9am–5pm Monday to Friday
  • Children 1st – 08000 28 22 33 – Supporting families through coronavirus and beyond, 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 9am to noon Weekends
  • Alcoholics Anonymous – 0800 9177650 – 24-hour helpline for those affected by alcohol addiction

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