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Older People

Mental Health Matters provides a Mental Health Helpline with a 24/7 telephone response. The Helpline supports the people of Lincolnshire, offering signposting and advice and guidance related to their support needs. 

The free number for Lincolnshire is 0800 0014331


Older people can suffer from mental health problems, just like anyone else and specific services are available to elderly people.

The national NHS website can provide further advice about dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease.

You can also download the Lincolnshire Joint Strategy for Dementia 2018-21.

For information about local mental health services for older adults visit the Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust website.

Befriending, Online Chat Forums and Telephone Support for Older People

The below organisations have dedicated services for befriending, online chats or telephone support for many different topics including: if you are a victim of abuse or neglect; if you are feeling lonely and need support or just want a like minded person to have a chat with.

The Silver Line helpline – open 24 hours, 0800 4 70 80 90

Independent Age – to discuss receiving a regular call, phone the helpline on 0800 319 6789

Age UK – Call in Time, telephone friendship service for over 60

Independent Age – ‘Gransnet’ 

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