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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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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New freephone number for the local
24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line 

The local Mental Health Crisis Line, launched in April 2020, now has a new number, which is free to call: 0800 051 1508.

The 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

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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Suicide prevention: training, resources and services

We believe that suicide is preventable. We also believe that by listening without judgement, educating ourselves and others, challenging stigma and working together, we can all help to save lives.

You could get involved and make a difference by:

  • Taking one of the Zero Suicide Alliance’s free, online, suicide prevention sessions.
  • Posting on social media. You'll find suggested wording for online posts and some graphics, here.
  • Downloading and using some of the free suicide prevention resources, from the front line workers’ page of this site.
  • Downloading and familiarising yourself with the Stay Alive App, (which includes details of support services in Warrington).
  • Displaying and sharing the local suicide prevention infographics. (One of the PDFs is general, the other PDF is aimed at workplaces).


To find
 links to a wide range of free suicide prevention resources on this site. 

  1. Click the blue “front line workers” button above
  2. Then click the drop down heading “suicide prevention resources”


For details of services if someone needs help right now, click
 I need urgent help.

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Psychological support for Warrington staff

Talking Matters Warrington is now offering psychological support to NHS and social care staff in Warrington, to help them cope with the stresses and challenges they’re facing, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. You can find more details here

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Workplace mental wellbeing & the construction industry

Job uncertainty, long hours, working away from home and financial pressures can all have a negative impact on mental wellbeing. Almost half the people who responded to the 2019, construction industry survey, Mind Matters, said they had taken time off work due to stress, or mental health problems. During 2019 the Construction Industry Helpline also experienced a 56% increase in calls. 

Whether you work in the construction industry or a different setting, there are a number of things you can do 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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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 the end of July 2020. There are however several national organisations offering free e-learning sessions on mental health 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

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Kind to Your Mind

The Kind to Your Mind campaign website has been developed to help us look after our mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak. The campaign encourages us to:

  • Take care of our mental wellbeing, as well as our physical health.

  • Use the free wellbeing resources on the ALMA website. There are resources for both physical and mental wellbeing, such as online CBT courses and recommended apps.

  • Ask for support if we're struggling. Follow the steps below to find details of mental health support services:
    1. Click one of the blue age-related buttons above
    2. Then look under the dark heading "Information and Support".

For details of support services, if you need help right now, click I need urgent help.