Dementia and your relationships – useful organisations

Get details of useful organisations that can help provide information and advice about relationships after a diagnosis of dementia. 

Useful organisations 

Age UK

Telephone
0800 678 1602 (advice line, 8am–7pm)

Website
www.ageuk.org.uk

Age Cymru

Telephone
0300 303 4498 (advice line, 9am–4pm Monday–Friday)

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.agecymru.org.uk

Age NI

Telephone
0808 808 7575 (advice line, 9am–5pm Monday–Friday)

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.ageuk.org.uk/northern-ireland

Age UK, Age Cymru and Age NI provide information and advice
for older people in the UK.

British Psychological Society (BPS)

Telephone
0116 254 9568

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.bps.org.uk

The BPS provides access to a list of clinical and counselling
psychologists who offer private therapy services.

Counselling Directory

Telephone
0333 325 2500 (9.30am–5pm Monday, 9am–5pm Tuesday–Thursday, 9am–4pm Friday)

Website
www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Counselling Directory is a comprehensive database of UK counsellors and psychotherapists.

Dementia UK

Telephone
0800 888 6678 (helpline)

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.dementiauk.org

Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support through their Admiral Nurse service, offering both face-to-face and telephone support.

The Dragon Story

Website
www.gloriousopportunity.org/thedragonstory

The Dragon Story is a four-minute cartoon for children
aged five to nine, explaining dementia and how it can affect
their family members.

Hourglass

Telephone
0808 808 8141 (helpline, 9am–5pm Monday-Friday)

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.wearehourglass.org

Hourglass works across the UK to protect, and prevent the
abuse of vulnerable older adults.

LGBT Foundation

Telephone
03453 303030 (9am–9pm Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm
Saturday and Sunday)

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.lgbt.foundation

LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice,
support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual
and trans communities.

Mind

Telephone
0300 123 3393 (infoline, 9am–6pm Monday–Friday)

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.mind.org.uk

Mind is a national charity that provides information on all
aspects of mental health and a range of support through
local associations.

Relate

Telephone (UK)
0300 003 0396 (booking line for telephone counselling)
8am–8pm Monday–Thursday, 8am–6pm Friday, 9am–1pm Saturday

Telephone (Northern Ireland)
02890323454
9am-9pm Monday to Thursday, 9am-5pm Friday, 9am-1pm Saturday

Email (UK)
[email protected]

Email (Northern Ireland)
[email protected]

Website
www.relate.org.uk

Relate has centres and licensed counsellors based across the UK and Northern Ireland, supporting local communities by offering face-to-face relationship and family counselling and workshops.

It also provides phone, email and online ‘live chat’ counselling.

The Silver Line

Telephone
0800 4 708090 (helpline, 24-hour)

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.thesilverline.org.uk

The Silver Line provides a 24-hour helpline for older
people across the UK. It also provides telephone and
letter friendship schemes.

YoungMinds

Telephone
020 7089 5050 (general enquiries)
0808 802 5544 (parents’ helpline, 9.30am–4pm Monday–Friday)

Website
www.youngminds.org.uk

YoungMinds is a charity that provides information, advice and
support for young people affected by mental health issues.

Review details

Last reviewed: July 2021
Next review due: July 2024

Reviewed by: Dr Sarah Butchard, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Psychology Lead for Older People’s Services, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

This booklet has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia.

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