Family Support Available
Supporting and Managing Behaviour
support clinics – bookable via 01743 450800
Support with speech, language or swallowing –
clinics bookable via 01743 450800
Public Health Nursing Service
Single Point of Access 0333 358 3654
Text for Health Advice: Health Visitor Team and Parenting Chat Health line 07520 635212 / School Nursing Team 07507 330346
Impact is a registered charity that has been delivering a wide range of counselling and psychotherapy services in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin since 1999. They support everyone who wants help for their emotional wellbeing.
They provide a counselling service that includes: person-centred/ talking therapy, play therapy, as well as other therapies that can be combined to tailor your experience in a way that best supports you and your needs in a non-judgemental, confidential, and affordable service.
They work towards enhancing your emotional well-being, improving relationships and confidence.
Counselling for gambling problems is free to clients through GAMCARE.
Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
They can help you to explore your options and come to your own decisions about what's best for you. Their support may help you find your own way forward.
Telephone 116 123
24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year.
Support with young people’s emotional well-being –
Bee U is the emotional health and wellbeing service for people up to the age of 25
Online support for young people http://www.kooth.com
Specialist Young People and Families Mental Health Service Single Point of Access - 0300 124 0093
Housing issues / homelessness
Housing Options - https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/housing-options-and-homelessness/ or SUSTAIN consortium - 0300 300 0059 or 01743 285159
Adult mental health
IAPT – Psychological Therapies can support people with mild to moderate mental health issues such as anxiety or low mood. Includes Silver Cloud online therapy, https://www.mpft.nhs.uk/services/improving-access-psychological-therapies-iapt or 0300 123 6020
See Shropshire Council wellbeing pages for more links - https://shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/information-for-the-public/mental-health-and-wellbeing/
Shropshire MIND - Shropshire Mind provides support for any person with emotional or mental health needs, including long term enduring mental health needs or those triggered by recent incidents. Telephone: 01743 368647, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm. Outreach support is available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
TogetherAll - a free-to-access online community for Shropshire residents aged 16 and above for people who are stressed, anxious or feeling low. The service has an active forum with round-the-clock support from trained professionals. You can talk anonymously and confidentially to other members https://togetherall.com/en-gb/
Support for young carers
- https://www.shropsdas.org.uk/ or WMWA 0800 783 1359 or national helpline 0808 2000 247
On a low budget or need help accessing free or low cost food
- Foodbank -
The food bank in Ludlow is housed in Ludlow Baptist Church, but is supported by all the churches in Ludlow.
They give food parcels to people in crisis situations, who are referred to us.
Thy have volunteers on duty 11a.m. - 1p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, when agency workers or parcel recipients can collect their parcels.
We do not offer an automatic delivery service, but parcels can be delivered by special arrangement
Who to Contact
Ludlow foodbank - Ruth Davies
Sexual health services
Shropshire Cruse is a local branch of the Cruse Bereavement Care charity, which provides bereavement services nationwide.
Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services are provided free to bereaved people. The charity provides support and offers information, advice, education and training services.
Anyone can contact Cruse if they want to talk about themselves or someone they know who has been affected by a death. Cruse can provide the opportunity to talk in confidence, once or many times, with a trained volunteer.
Telephone Referral Line: 0845 606 6812
Useful local websites:
•SC Local Offer - https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/the-send-local-offer/
•SC Family Information Directory (FIDy) - https://shropshire.gov.uk/early-years-and-childcare/parents-and-carers/shropshire-family-information-service-0-19-years/
•Autism West Midlands - https://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/