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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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're having difficulty with money, or with your mental health, then it's important to ask for help. There are free services which can help you manage your money, sort out your debts and look after your mental health.

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

For Warrington specific cost of living support, click here

For further information, including local and national organisations who offer free advice, information or support on issues relating to mental health, money and debt: 

  1. Click the blue “adults” button above
  2. Then scroll down to the dropdown heading “Money, debt and mental health”.

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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.

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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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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: 
Crisis Lines Mid Mersey Grey

  • 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.