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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Movember: men's mental health and suicide prevention

The focus of Movember is on men's mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. The month long campaign, during November, asks us to take action to make a positive difference to men's health.

COVID-19 has affected all our lives in different ways and has brought new stresses and challenges for us to deal with. The Movember website includes tips and guidance to help you have a conversation with someone who might be struggling. On the site, you’ll also find details of how you can get involved in the campaign and support men’s mental health.

Click here for details of support services and free resources which relate to suicide prevention and men’s mental health.

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Mental Health for All

This year the theme for World Mental Health Day (10.10.20) was “Mental Health for All. The focus was on awareness, advocacy, accessibility and action.

As mental health is important all year round, we're asking you to continue raising awareness and taking action, over the coming months. You could do this by:

You might want to use the resources yourself, or to pass them on to family and friends, colleagues or clients. 

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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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Bereavement Support on Happy? OK? Sad?

The bereavement information on this site has recently been updated and now 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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Local, 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line
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 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 North West Boroughs Healthcare 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 2021. 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