“Direct Help” delivers the all-round support which enables people to access the help they need. We help to address the multiple issues and challenges by tackling the root causes of their problems. Our services help to build peoples capabilities, improve quality of life, reduce social isolation, increase sense of self-worth and well-being, whilst giving hope for a better future.
These services include:
Drop-in support provides a lifeline, leading to increased knowledge, life skills and confidence to deal with everyday issues. This includes advice and guidance on benefits, consumer issues, debt, housing and employment.
1-1 crisis support service’ that provides more in depth support enabling people to seek a way out of their problems leading to improved independence and increased mental health and well-being.
We have two BACUP qualified counsellors providing professional help and guidance in resolving personal or psychological problems, helping them to deal with their feelings, see things more clearly and have a better understanding of themselves.
We provide help for people living in food poverty to have access to our weekly community supermarket and food banks, helping them in immediate crisis situations.
PeerTalk runs peer support groups for anyone facing depression, anxiety or related conditions. Facilitated by two trained volunteers, the group offers a welcoming, safe space where you can talk, and where others will listen and support you from a place of knowing, through their own experience. We meet weekly at The Intact Centre, every Thursday, 11am – 12.30pm. It’s free and there’s no need to be referred or to book – you can simply come along. Find out more about PeerTalk support groups.