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Depend is a voluntary organisation whose aim is to provide support, advice and information for anyone who knows, or is related to, a transsexual person in the UK. They provide a space and carry a lot of information, as well as personal stories by/for partners, ex partners, parents, children, family members and friends of transgender and transsexual people in the UK. Their site aims to provide the following:
News of the latest developments from within our organisation and relevant sources from around the UK and abroad.
Information for visitors who would like to learn more about Transsexualism in general and treatment of the condition.
Access to free support, in many forms, for anyone in the UK, who has come to know a transsexual person as a friend, colleague or family member.
A place where people in similar situations and circumstances can meet to exchange experiences and information.
An opportunity for visitors and supporters to help us develop Depend into an invaluable network of support and resources for the friends and family of transsexual people in the UK.
Our adult substance misuse services are all about helping people to make the connections that allow them to overcome their unhealthy relationship with drugs and/or alcohol.
Whether you are preparing to make changes, building your recovery or wanting to prevent relapses, we will be able to provide free and confidential help.
We pride ourselves on being rooted in the communities we work in, delivering our services in places that feel comfortable and drawing on the experiences of people who are in recovery from substance misuse.
DHI was first set up to bridge the gap between drugs services and housing services. One of our founding principles is that stable accommodation is essential for someone to live their life to their full potential. We cannot expect someone to recover from a drug or alcohol problem, overcome mental health difficulties or hold down a job while they don’t have a safe and secure place to call home.
Finding and maintaining suitable and secure housing can be difficult for many people. We provide practical and emotional support to people who need this help. Everyone’s barriers to housing and individual needs are different though, so our services reflect that. We look at the person and not the label when deciding what support to offer.
Community wellbeing services (or ‘social prescribing’) helps people to overcome both physical and mental health issues by making connections with the people they need to support them.
This can be everything from directing someone towards a housing and debt advice service, or linking them up with an art group. Issues like stress, loneliness and anxiety can cause severe health problems, but can often be minimised or eliminated with small changes.
Families & carers services
Put your own life mask on first
“Always put your own life mask on before trying to help someone else”. You’ve probably heard that on a plane before, and the same sentiment applies when you are caring for someone with a drug and alcohol problem.
When a family member or carer is stressed and not coping, they are at risk of burning out and are less able to help their loved one with their recovery.
We have physical services in some areas, but we have also developed a free and confidential web service that can be used by anyone. webFAM will help you assess your own needs, give you some advice and point you towards services that can help.