Taking that first step to becoming independent can be exciting as well as worrying. Taking care of yourself at this time is really important. It will keep you healthy, safe and make you feel more confident about becoming independent. It’s good to seek advice and help early, before things get overwhelming. There are websites, local support groups and a lot of useful information that you can tap into. Below you can find links to a range of information which might help support you with living independently.
Blurt – A website for self-care, support with questions about sleep and depression.
Citizen’s Advice Calderdale – Information about benefits, tax credits (if you are on a low income) and changes to the benefits system. Phone: 01422 842 848.
Elefriends – This is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.
Head Meds – For general information about mental health medication.
The Mix – Is a website full of information about improving your mental health, managing your money, coping with housing problems, finding a job, coping with relationship break-ups, and facts and advice about drugs. There is a confidential help-line that you can call free. Phone: 0808 808 4994.