General Health Information

You can find out more information about these topics and more, by clicking on the underlined link shown below, or simply go to NHS UK or NHS Direct and access the Health encyclopedia for Health Care topics.

Archway

Archway Glasgow is a sexual assault referral centre where specially trained professionals can give you:

  • Medical Help and Advice
  • Practical and Emotional Support
  • Counselling

Sexual assault can happen to anyone, women, men, or young people
Archway is accessible by phone 24 hours a day 365 days per year

Please call 0141 211 8175.

Chooselife

On average, two people in Scotland take their own lives every day. Choose Life is Scotland’s 10 year strategy and action plan to tackle suicide in Scotland. One of its key objectives is to promote greater public awareness of suicide and how it can be prevented. Suicide can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, social class or culture.

For help and advice please call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or Breathing Space 0n 0800 83 85 87

Rape Crises Scotland

Rape Crisis Scotland’s daily Helpline is for survivors of sexual violence across Scotland and is available to anyone aged 13 years and over and is accessible via Freephone 08088 01 03 02 between 6pm and midnight. Trained workers and volunteers aim to provide initial and crises support, information and sign posting to follow on services to survivors of sexual violence their friends relatives and workers. The Helpline aims to provide an accessible service which includes minicom, access to Languageline interpretation and translated support materials. For further information please visit Rape Crisis Scotland.

Visibility

Visibility is a charity working with people affected by visual impairment. Visibility provides a range of services and activities including information, emotional support,welfare rights, social and recreational activities. If you want to find out more, contact us: 2 Queens Crescent Glasgow G4 9BW ,Telephone 0141 332 4632 via our Visibility website and by email info@visibility.org.uk

Dementia

Dementia is an illness of the brain. When someone has dementia, brain cells are damaged and die faster than normal. The brain does not work as well as it should.

Often the illness affects memory first. The person may become confused about where they are, what day it is and who people are.

Someone with dementia will often repeat actions and questions. Gradually the person can begin to lose the ability to do everyday tasks. Eventually, they may not be able to do even basic tasks like eating, dressing and going to the toilet.

Their personality may change but the person is still there beneath the illness

People can live with dementia for many years-with changing needs

For further information please visit  NHS UK Dementia or contact the Alzheimer's Scotland helpline on 0808 808 3000(free)

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