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Charities that can help

If you, or someone you know, needs some additional help during this difficult time, here’s a list of organisations who are able to offer dedicated help or advice.

You can also call our COVID-19 Community Support and Information line for queries regarding restrictions, support and assistance on 686262. We all need to follow Government advice to stay at home and stay safe, but this doesn’t mean that anyone should feel alone. We will be updating this list on a regular basis with current service details as the information is gathered.

      For people aged 50+

      For people up to the age of 19

Charity name

Contact details

Service

Age Concern

Phone: 
634170 / 631740

Currently providing phone advice and support for those aged 50+, a hardship fund and deliveries.

Beat Eating Disorders Charity

Phone: 
Adults - 0808 80 0677
Under 18 - 0808 801 0711

Email: 
Adults - help@beateatingdisorders.org.uk
Under 18 - fyp@beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Supports people who have or are worried they have an eating disorder, as well as others affected, such as friends and family members. 

Care for the Family

Phone:
02920810800

 

Online and phone marriage support, parent support and bereavement support.

Childline

Phone:
0800 1111

 

Phone and online support for children and young adults.

CIRCA

Phone:
613713

Email:
enquiries@circa.org.im

Operating their Shop mobility Scheme remotely with a drop off service, health and welfare advice.

Crossroads Care

Phone:
673103

Email:
info@crossroadsiom.org

Providing support and respite for carers including a shopping and medication assistance service, phone support and a nursery for key workers.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Phone:
668191

Email:
info@cruseisleofman.org

Free, voluntary and confidential bereavement support service – self referral, currently doing phone consultations.

Drug and Alcohol Team (DAT)

Phone:
617889

For those presenting with drug or alcohol dependency, currently providing phone support.

Food Bank

Phone:
646999

Email:
isleofmanfoodbank@gmail.com

Emergency food parcels, which they provide locally or via a drive through service.

GamCare

Phone:
622011

Email:
motiv8@iom.com

Information and practical advice for those concerned with their own or someone elses gambling (part of Motiv8) currently doing phone support and consultations.

 

Graih (Support, Drop-in, Night Shelter – Over 18s)

 

Phone: 
Erica - 224807
Michael - 324767

For those without overnight accomodation, the emergency night shelter is OPEN every night from 9 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. each night (for over 18s).

Helpout.im

Email: 
help@helpout.im

The goal of Helpout.im is to help members of the community who may be isolated or require assistance due to Coronavirus or the necessary measures in place to reduce its impact.

Hospice

Phone:
647400

Providing tele-health care and support for patients and families, and zoom palliative support to staff in residential care settings.

Isle Listen

Email:
getinvolved@islelisten.im

Online mental health and emotional health advice and support for children.

Live at Home

Phone:
08081624604

Email:
enquiries@liveathome.im

Helping people to feel connected and live independently at home with virtual coffee meets, phone call support and a shopping delivery service.

Manx Blind Welfare

Phone:
674727

Email:
enquiries@mbws.org.im

Many services still running, including free issue specialist independent living equipment, weekly audio news service online (which includes the latest government covid-19 updates), audio library services via volunteer collection and delivery and assistance accessing vital services including food and other supplies and providing an emotional support line, health and welfare advice for blind and visually impaired members.

Manx Cancer Help

Phone:
679544

Email:
info@thecentre.im

Free and confidential specialist psychological assessment and counselling sessions for patients and family members over the phone.

Manx Deaf Society

Phone:
202875

Email:
contact@manxdeafsociety.org.im

Advice and support for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people – currently doing an email, video call and whatsapp service.

Motiv8

Phone:
627656

Email:
motiv8@iom.com

Addiction services providing advice and practical support around alcohol, drug, gambling or other addictive behaviours. Currently doing phone support and consultations.

Motiv8 Addiction Support during COVID-19

Phone:
627656

Email:
motiv8@iom.com

Addiction services providing advice and practical support around alcohol, drug, gambling or other addictive behaviours

Motiv8's Recovery Hub

Phone:
627656

Email:
motiv8@iom.com

Addiction services providing advice and practical support around alcohol, drug, gambling or other addictive behaviours.

NSPCC

Phone: 

Help for adults concerned about a child - 0808 800 5000
Help for children and young people call Childline - 0800 1111

Prevent abuse, help rebuild children's lives and support families.

Quit4You Stop Smoking Service

Phone:
642404

Email:
quit4you@gov.im

Phone consultations and support for those wanting to quit smoking including practical advice, behavioural support and nicotine replacement therapy.

Royal British Legion

Phone:
823974

Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families. Currently offering welfare phone calls and assistance with shopping or prescriptions.

Salvation Army

Phone:
627742

Email:
douglas@salvationarmy.org.uk

Providing support for the vulnerable members of society, currently offering online worship, referrals for practical assistance and telephone calls.

Silver Line

Phone: 
0800 328 8888

The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that's open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year. 

The Children’s Centre

Phone: 
800000

Email: info@thechildrenscentre.org.im 

The Children's Centre develops, manages and pioneers a variety of community initiatives and services aimed at enabling children, young people, and families to realise their full potential.

The Samaritans

Phone:
116123

Offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.

Southern Befrienders

Phone:
833025

Email:
southernbefrienders@manx.net

Provides older people with support in two ways; companionship by one-to-one befrienders and in social groups currently operating using telephone calls.

Victim Support

Phone:
679950

Email:
enquiries@victimsupport.im

Free and confidential help to victims and witnesses of crime, their family and friends.  support for people affected by crime, death by road traffic collisions, unusual death or domestic abuse.

Also see: https://www.gov.im/domesticabuse

Workplace Wellbeing

Phone:
642639

Offering helpful and practical guidance to help local organisations implement wellbeing initiatives into their workplace via telephone.