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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World Mental Health Day: 10.10.21

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us that we all need to take care of our mental wellbeing, as well as our physical health. It’s also highlighted inequalities around the world and the importance of reaching out and supporting others. The theme for World Mental Health Day is “mental health in an unequal world”.

This focus was chosen as inequalities impact negatively on people’s mental health. Also the stigma and discrimination experienced by someone with mental health problems, can affect many areas of their lives.

Everyone has a role to play in challenging mental health stigma and tackling inequalities, read on to find out how you can make a difference ...

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Bereavement Support

You can find details of local and national bereavement support on this site. The bereavement section covers the following areas: 

  • What to do after someone dies
  • Changes because of COVID-19
  • Finances and bereavement
  • How to find a bereavement counsellor
  • Support for adults
  • Support for children and young people
  • Support following suicide
  • Free downloadable booklets and leaflets on bereavement
  • Details of some local faith groups

To find the bereavement information: 

  1. Click the blue “adults” button above
  2. Then scroll down to the dropdown heading “Organisations offering bereavement support”.

Similar information can be found on the older people’s page. The details of bereavement support on the children and young people’s page is tailored for the younger age group.

Bereavement Awareness Event
In August 2021 Cheshire Bereavement Network organised an online event for people across the North West who have been bereaved. At the event a number of services gave presentations to outline the range of support available. You can watch a recording of the event on YouTube

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Support for Military Veterans

If you're a military veteran, you can find details of local and national support on this site. To do this, just click the blue “adults” button above, then look under the heading “organisations which support military veterans”. You’ll also find a range of support for the armed forces community listed on My Life Warrington.

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, provides mental health support to military veterans in Cheshire and Merseyside. You can find more details on the Veterans in Mind webpages.

If you’ve been affected by the emerging situation in Afghanistan, you can find advice and tips for self-care on Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust’s website.

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COVID-19 and mental wellbeing

Times of change and uncertainty can be stressful. Because of this it's important we all remember to look after our mental wellbeing, as well as our physical health. 

On this page you'll find tips and resources to help you take care of your mental wellbeing, during the pandemic. The information covers coping with difficult feelings, staying connected with friends and family, looking after your physical health, and making time for relaxation. The page also includes links to helpful resources, national support services and government advice.

In addition to the COVID-19 and mental wellbeing page, this site has another section on mental wellbeing, which includes links to a range of free, evidence-based 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"

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Mental wellbeing and work

COVID-19 has changed the way many of us work, and has brought new stresses and challenges for us to deal with. Working from home, travelling to work during the pandemic and job uncertainty can all have a negative impact on our mental wellbeing.

Whatever setting you work in, there is a number of things you can do to look after your own mental wellbeing and to support the mental wellbeing of your staff, or workmates. You can find details of free training, resources and initiatives to support mental wellbeing in your workplace here.

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Local, 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line
call
 0800 051 1508

The local Mental Health Crisis Line is: 
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  • available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • for people experiencing a mental health crisis, who need urgent support
  • for people concerned that a friend or family member is in a mental health crisis
  • for people who live in Warrington, Halton, Knowsley or St Helens 
  • for people of all ages, including children and young people
  • free to call

You can find more details about the Crisis Line, which is run by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, here.

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Free mental health & suicide prevention e-learning

Due to COVID-19 all face to face training organised by Warrington’s Public Health Team has been cancelled until further notice. There are however a number of local and national organisations offering free e-learning sessions on mental health and wellbeing and suicide prevention. More details can be found here.

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In Your Corner
Warrington's mental health campaign for men and young people

The aim of the 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 details about the campaign, including wording and graphics for social media posts, 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