If you need help right now

If you, or someone you know, can’t cope, then it’s important to ask for support. It’s especially important if you are having thoughts of suicide, or of harming yourself.

If you are in a mental health crisis and you need urgent help, you should call the mental health crisis line 01925 275 309NHS staff will then support you to get the help you need.

The crisis line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to people of all ages, in WarringtonHalton, Knowsley and St Helens, including children and young people.

The crisis line is now the first port of call for local residents experiencing a mental health crisis. The line is staffed by people in the local area, who will know how best to support you. If you call NHS 111 you may have to wait longer for help and you will be redirected to this local service.

Please note, A&E and 999 are not the best places to get help for the majority of mental health problems. Call the crisis line, to be directed to the best local service to support you.

You should still call 999 or go to A&E if you have a life-threatening emergency and need immediate help for your mental or physical health.

More information about the new mental health crisis helpline can be found on the website of North West Boroughs Healthcare.

If you’re finding it hard to cope you could also contact one of the organisations below and download the Stay Alive App.

These charities support people who are struggling to cope, or feeling suicidal. More details are below:

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)


PAPYRUS - Prevention of Young Suicide



Staying safe if you're not sure life's worth living
If you don't feel able to contact a support service, or to talk about how you're feeling, then you could visit the Connecting with People, Staying Safe website, which gives advice about how you can keep yourself safe until you feel ready to ask for help.

You could also download the Stay Alive app, a free app you can use to help you cope and stay safe. For more details click the drop down heading below.

Stay Alive App Localresource