I Need HelpWe all deserve to enjoy life and feel good about ourselves. Sometimes however life can be tough.

Whether you’re feeling great and want to stay that way, you’re a bit fed up; or you’re struggling to manage your feelings, this site has links to information and tips ranging from how to boost your mood, to where to get help if you’re unable to cope.

The site has been developed for people living in Warrington, so some of the services are for local people only. The words Localservice2 indicate which services are aimed at Warrington residents. Many of the links are for national sites however, so the information will be relevant wherever in England you live.

So that it's easier for you to find what you're looking for, we've divided the site into different sections.

Click the blue buttons above to find information that's right for you.

If you need help right now, click "I need urgent help" above.

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Movember 2019

The Movember Foundation aims to make a positive difference to men's health. The Charity's focus is on men's mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. The month long Movember campaign, during November, encourages people to take action to address these health issues.

Support services and resources
Outlined below are details of where you can find support services and free resources which relate to suicide prevention and men’s mental health.

Adult Men IYC

In Your Corner – free resources to promote men’s mental health
The aim of Warrington's In Your Corner campaign is to encourage men to look out for their mates; and to be more supportive of people experiencing mental health problems. For more information, including details of how you can book the local campaign resources for your group or organisation click here.

Support services and resources
Follow the steps below to find a range of local and national support services and resources:

To find services designed especially for men:

  1. Click the blue button “adults click here” above
  2. Then click the drop down heading “organisations which support men”

To find details of services for people who need help right now, click "I need urgent help" above.

Free suicide prevention resources
There are links to a wide range of free suicide prevention resources on this site. To find this information:

  1. Click the blue button “front line workers click here” above
  2. Then click the drop down heading “suicide prevention resources”


The suicide prevention resources listed include:

  • Anti-stigma materials
  • Local and national suicide prevention training
  • Booklets, factsheets and support guides on suicide prevention and suicide bereavement
  • Keep safe plans
  • Details of the localised Stay Alive app


Free Basic Suicide Prevention Training
Warrington’s Public Health Team offers a free half-day Basic Suicide Prevention training session. The session is for front line workers and volunteers, from not-for-profit organisations, which support people in Warrington.

The purpose of the session is to:

  • enable people to recognise when someone might feel suicidal
  • increase people’s confidence to raise the issue of suicide with people they're concerned about
  • increase people’s knowledge of support services

Dates
The session will be delivered on the dates below, all sessions are 9.30am-1.00pm. To book a place on one of the sessions, click the date you want to attend and follow the instructions below.

Additional dates, after March 2020, will be arranged soon.

Booking a place
If it’s your first time using the online booking system, you’ll need to register before you can book on. Once on the site, just click the “sign up” link (top right on the Training Hub website), fill in the form and submit. It may take one or two working days before you receive confirmation that your registration is complete. If you’ve booked on to training through this system before, then you’ll already be registered and once you’ve logged into the site you’ll be able to book a place on the session.

Costs
The Basic Suicide Prevention session is free, but charges are made for late cancellation, non-attendance and attending if you’re not eligible. Details of charges can be found in the “Public Health Training Terms and Conditions, Cancellation and Non-Attendance Policy” on the Public Health training pages.

Happy? OK? Sad? materials
If you'd like to order some of the free, Happy? OK? Sad? materials, to signpost people to this site, then please complete and return this PDF order form. (Please note, the materials are only available for distribution in Warrington).

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Every Mind Matters
a mental health campaign for England

In October 2019, the national mental health campaign Every Mind Matters PHE OY EVERYMINDMATERS MPU 300X250 AW 1 Awas launched.
The campaign aims to:

  • Help people improve their mental health and self-manage common mental health problems.
  • Enable people who are concerned about their mental health, to find information or support for themselves
  • Provide information and advice to people who are worried about someone else’s mental health.

The campaign, which focuses on adults, was developed by Public Health England.

Find out more and create your personal action plan
You can find out more about the campaign on Every Mind Matters. The site has lots of information and advice about mental health and how you can look after your mental wellbeing, or find support. The campaign also has an interactive tool Your Mind Plan, which you can use to create a personalised action plan. 

Finding local activities and services
Your Mind Plan will suggest simple actions you could take to improve your mental health. The advice the tool gives might include things such as:

To help you follow through the suggestions in your action plan, you can find information about activities and services in Warrington, on the following sites:

  • Happy? OK? Sad? for mental health and wellbeing support.

    To find details of local mental health services, click one of the blue, age related buttons above, and then click the drop down heading "information about local and national services and support". Alternatively if someone needs help right now click "I need urgent help" above.

  • My Life Warrington: for details of a broad range of local activities and services, which could help support your mental health and wellbeing. The areas the site covers include: things to do, housing, support for carers, health and wellbeing, education and work, transport, child care, support in your home and financial and legal help.

Free mental health campaign resources
For details of how to order free resources so you can promote Every Mind Matters and Warrington's mental wellbeing campaigns, click here.