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 who live or work in Warrington, so some of the services and resources are only for people in Warrington. 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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COVID-19 (coronavirus) and mental wellbeing

Times of change and uncertainty can be stressful. Being at home more than usual can also bring added pressures. Because of this it's important to make time to look after your mental wellbeing, as well as your physical health. Public Health England has recently published guidance for the public, on looking after your mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Additional information and resources, to help you take care of your mental wellbeing while you’re staying at home, or if you’re anxious about COVID-19, can be found here

The Happy? OK? Sad? site also has its own section on mental wellbeing. This includes links to information and a range of free resources. To find this area of the site, click one of the blue age-related buttons above, then click the heading "looking after our mental wellbeing"

Mental health and wellbeing apps
ORCHA's site lists a number of apps relating to mental health and wellbeing. The website's design means that you can easily search for apps by topic, platform and cost. ORCHA reviews and rates health, wellbeing, fitness and medical apps. This includes checking each app's performance in relation to data and security, clinical assurance and user experience. 

For details of support services, if you need help right now, click I need urgent help.

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Creative Remedies' online arts tutorialsCreative Remedies Logo

Instead of holding face to face groups, Creative Remedies is now posting arts tutorials on Facebook. The videos cover a range of subjects including photography, guitar lessons, poetry, relaxation and collage.

Creative Remedies is Warrington's arts and mental health initiative. You can find more details about Creative Remedies' work here.

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Youth Connect 5
Free online course, for parents & carers

The Youth Connect 5 course will be taking place online, over five days, starting on Monday 13 April 2020. The course is aimed at parents and carers and is free. The purpose of Youth Connect 5, is to enable families to develop resilience.

Youth Connect 5 covers:

  • Understanding children and young people’s mental health
  • Understanding wellbeing
  • Understanding why we feel the way we do (emotions)
  • Life skills and problem-solving

Merseyside Youth Association will be delivering the course as an interactive webinar event, using Zoom.

To book a place on April's online course, click here.

To register your interest in a future online Youth Connect 5 course click here.

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Free mental health & suicide prevention e-learning

All classroom-based training organised by Warrington’s Public Health Team has been cancelled, until the end of July 2020. This is in response to government guidance and is due to the need for social distancing. There are however several national organisations offering free e-learning sessions on mental health and suicide prevention. Click here for more details.

As soon as soon as the taught sessions are available again, details of how to book on will be posted on this site.

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In Your Corner
free mental health resources, for men and young people

The aim of Warrington's In Your Corner campaign is to encourage men and young people, 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 venue or group, click here.

To find details of support services designed especially for men, click here, then scroll down to the heading "organisations which support men".

Adult Men IYC

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Warrington Time to Change Hub

Time to Change is a social movement, which encourages us all to talk more openly about mental health. The aim of the movement is to change negative attitudes and behaviours towards people experiencing mental health problems.

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Warrington is working closely with Time to Change and has set up a local Time to Change Hub. The Hub recruits and supports volunteers with lived experience of mental health problems (Champions). The role of Time to Change Champions is to challenge stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems. The Champions do this by getting involved in campaigns, events and activities across Warrington.

If you’re interested in getting involved, or would just like to find out more visit Warrington Time to Change Hub. The local Hub is led by Warrington Speak Up, in partnership with Warrington Borough Council.