Changes in behaviour - useful organisations

Find out about useful organisations to help you support a person with dementia with changes in behaviour.

Useful organisations

The British Psychological Society (BPS)
0116 254 9568
[email protected]
The BPS provides access to a list of clinical and counselling psychologists offering private therapy services.

Carers Direct
0300 123 1053 (helpline, 9am–8pm Monday–Friday, 11am–4pm Saturday and Sunday) (contact form)Carers Direct provides advice for people who need help with their caring role and want to know what options are available to them.

Carers Trust
0300 772 9600
[email protected]
Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone caring for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

Carers UK
0808 808 7777 (helpline, 9am–6pm Monday–Friday)
[email protected]
Carers UK provides information and advice about caring alongside practical and emotional support for carers.

Counselling Directory
0333 325 250 (10am–4pm Monday–Friday)
The Counselling Directory website includes a searchable database of counsellors and psychotherapists. It also has information about how talking therapies may help.

Dementia UK
0800 888 6678 (9am–9pm Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm Saturday and Sunday)
[email protected]
Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through its Admiral Nurse service.

0808 2000 247 (helpline, 24-hour)
[email protected] (contact form)
Refuge is a charity that supports victims of violence and abuse, including sexual violence.

Relate (in England and Wales)
03000 030 396 (Telephone Counselling booking line, 8am–8pm Monday– Thursday, 8am–6pm Friday, 9am–1pm Saturday)

Relate NI (in Northern Ireland)
028 9032 3454 (appointment telephone line, 9am–5pm
Monday–Friday, 9am–1pm Saturday)
[email protected]
Relate offers relationship counselling for individuals, couples and families. It provides advice and support by phone, face-to-face and through its website.

116 123 (helpline, 24-hour)
Samaritans provides a 24-hour helpline listening service for people to talk with a trained volunteer about any problems they are having.

Review information

Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia. 

Reviewed by: Dr Daniel Harwood, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist and Clinical Director, Mental Health of Older Adults and Dementia Clinical Academic Group, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

To give feedback on this information, or for a list of sources, please email our Publications team at [email protected]

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