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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Older people, isolation and loneliness

COVID-19 and lockdown have impacted significantly on older people. Because of this, we’re keen to raise awareness of support available to older people who are feeling lonely or isolated. We also want to encourage everyone to make time to check in with older people, to help them stay socially connected.

A new page on telephone friendship services, has been created on this site. The page includes details of organisations which will call older people, for a friendly chat, on a regular basis. Phone lines that older people can call themselves are also listed. These services are free. Many of the organisations providing them also offer independent information and advice to older people, their families and carers.

Details of a wider range of support services for older people can be found on the older people's page.

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Mental Health, Money Worries and Debt Webinar 2021

An hour long webinar on Mental Health, Money Worries and Debt, took place in February 2021. It was aimed at front line workers, volunteers and members of the public in Warrington, Runcorn and Widnes. You can download the presentation slides and details of support services, which were shared during the event, from Warrington Training Hub. You can also watch the webinar recording, from the Training Hub site.

Information and support if you have money worries or debt
For details of free advice and support in Warrington, relating to money, debt and mental health, click here, then look under the dropdown heading "money debt and mental health". For similar information, if you live or work in Runcorn or Widnes, click here.

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Looking after your mental wellbeing following a flood

Floods can have a significant impact on mental wellbeing. If you’ve been flooded you may be feeling anxious, angry or stressed. For information about services that can offer information, advice, and psychological support following a flood, click 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, 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 been expanded 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