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 2022

One in four of us will experience a mental health problem throughout our lives. Whether that’s you, your parent, sibling, best friend or co-worker. Unfortunately, most of us don’t get the help we need. World Mental Health day is a chance for everybody to talk about mental health and emphasise how important it is to reach out if you’re struggling.

For information, advice and resources for both organisations and individuals in Warrington who want to support activities for the day, download the World Mental Health Day Warrington toolkit 'WMHD Warrington Toolkit'.

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Bereavement Support

We appreciate that facing bereavement is an incredibly difficult time for anyone, now even more so than usual, due to both the loss of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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Free mental health & suicide prevention e-learning

There are a number of local and national organisations offering free e-learning and face to face sessions on mental health and wellbeing and suicide prevention. More details can be found here.

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Cost of living increase and mental health support

Countries around the world are facing rising goods and energy prices, inflation and cost of living pressures after the pandemic and due to the invasion of Ukraine. 

If you are worried and have any concerns regarding your finances, the Government is offering help for households. To see what cost of living support you could be eligible for, click here

Mental health & debt - For help, information, guidance and support for individuals and carers, visit the Money Saving Expert 'Mental Health & Debt 2022' guide. 

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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. 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.