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Mental health support resources in Lancashire and South Cumbria

To support local people and organisations wanting to signpost people to help and advice, we have listed some of the mental health support resources available across Lancashire and South Cumbria. 

To find out more, follow the links below or make a call.

You can download a shortened PDF version of this list here. The PDF list does not contain every service and resource on this webpage and therefore we reccommend sharing a link to this page rather than the document. 

You may also find our interactive map of mental health services useful. 

Dial 999 if you have seriously harmed yourself.

 

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Healthy Young Minds

Self-help materials, resources and guidance.

Website: healthyyoungmindslsc.co.uk

Availability: Online only 24 hours a day, every day of the year


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Togetherall

Togetherall is an online counselling service accessible to over 18s. 

Website: togetherall.com 

Available: 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Togetherall is now available across all of Lancashire and South Cumbria.

 


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Kooth

Safe and anonymous online counselling and support for young people (under 18). Articles, chat to counsellors, community support and journaling.

Website: kooth.com

Available: Monday to Friday,12pm til 10pm. Saturday and Sunday, 6pm til 10pm.


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Samaritans

We provide a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them.

Website: samaritans.org

Telephone: 116 123

Availability: 24 hours a day, every day of the year


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NSPCC

Website: nspcc.org.uk

Telephone (children and young people): 0800 1111

Telephone (adults concerned about a child): 0808 800 5000

Available: 24 hours a day, every day of the year


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Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) works to prevent male suicide and offers support services for any man who is struggling or in crisis.

Website: thecalmzone.net

Telephone: 0800 58 58 58

Available: 5pm til midnight every day


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Papyrus

Support for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress – particularly teenagers and young adults.

Website: papyrus-uk.org

Telephone: 0800 068 41 41

Text: 07786 209697

Available: Monday to Friday, 10am til 10pm. Saturday and Sunday, 2pm til 10pm. Bank holidays, 2pm til 5pm


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Young Minds

Parents' Information Service gives advice to parents or carers who may be concerned about the mental health or emotional wellbeing of a child or young person.

Website: youngminds.org.uk

Telephone: 0808 802 55 44

Availability: Monday to Friday, 12pm til 10pm


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Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) Mental Health Crisis Line

If you need urgent help as you are in mental health distress, then there is always someone you can call.

The Mental Health Crisis line is staffed by trained mental health professionals who are able to provide assessment and referrals to appropriate services – ring it if you need to access services or for advice about someone who needs treatment/support.

Website: lscft.nhs.uk/Crisis 
Telephone: 0800 953 0110
Available: 24 hours a day, every day of the year


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Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) Wellbeing and Mental Health Line 

The Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline is a freephone, out of hours, person-centred listening environment for people requiring emotional support in relation to their own mental health or that of someone they know.

Website: lscft.nhs.uk/Mental-Health-Helpline  

Telephone: 0800 915 4640 

Available: 

Monday – Friday 7pm until 11pm

Saturday – Sunday 12pm until Midnight


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Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) text service 

A confidential and anonymous service that aims to support the people of Lancashire and South Cumbria’s wellbeing and mental health by providing emotional support to people who prefer to communicate by text.

Website: lscft.nhs.uk/texting-service  

Text HELLO to: 07860 022846

 


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MIND

1 in 4 of us will experience poor mental health. We're here to help you understand and look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Website: lancashiremind.org.ukmindinfurness.org and ulverstonmind.org.uk

Available: Online only, information and signposting.


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Age UK

Age UK can help older people who are at home and need a little extra support with their wellbeing. 

Website: ageuk.org.uk

Telephone: 0800 678 1602 

Availability: 8am til 7pm, every day of the year


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The Silver Line

The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  

Website: thesilverline.org.uk 

Telephone: 0800 4 70 80 90 

Availability: 24 hours a day, every day of the year


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Red Rose Recovery

Supporting adults recovering from addiction or with mental health/dual diagnosis.

Website: redroserecovery.org.uk

Availability: Online only 24 hours a day, every day of the year


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Every Mind Matters

Practical advice to - from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to boosting our mood or sleeping better.

Website: nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters

Availability: Online only 24 hours a day, every day of the year


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Child Bereavement UK

Support for children and young people who are grieving and specific advice in relation to COVID-19. 

Website: childbereavementuk.org/coronavirus-supporting-children

Email: support@childbereavementuk.org

Helpline: 0800 0288 840

Availability: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm (except Bank Holidays).      


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Family Line    

Family Line provides a listening ear, answer particular parenting questions or help with guidance around more complex family issues.          

Telephone: 0808 802 6666

Text message: 07537 404 282

Email: familyline@family-action.org.uk

Website: www.family-action.org.uk

Out of hours: Text FAMILYACTION to 85258


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The Mix

The mix is an under 25’s helpline, online, social or telephone service for any challenges young people might be facing - from mental health to homelessness or money problems.

Telephone: 0808 808 4994

Text: THEMIX to 85258

Website: www.themix.org.uk


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Anxiety UK     

Help for those suffering with anxiety disorders.

Telephone: 08444 775 775 (weekdays 9am – 5.30pm)

Text service: 07537 416 905

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk


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No Panic       

Organisation which helps people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, OCD, and other related anxiety disorders.

Youth helpline: 0330 606 1174 (Weekdays 3pm – 6pm)

Website: www.nopanic.org.uk


SAFA Self Harm Awareness for All Support Service

From Monday 13th April 2020, SAFA Cumbria will be using a team of trained counsellors to provide telephone support for ANYONE in Cumbria who is anxious, isolated or worried about COVID-19.

Telephone: 01229 832269

Your details will be taken, a counsellor will then be assigned who will call you back. All calls are confidential, and we only need your first name and a contact number.


MyTime Cumbria (Barnardos) Primary Care Mental Health Service

MyTime has put in place a new model of working throughout Cumbria, to provide support during the COVID-19 Pandemic. All new referrals will have a Primary Assessment Meeting online, through an approved platform, or by telephone as part of a three-stage process.

The administration team will continue to allocate assessments as referrals are received. Those who are currently receiving a service will continue via telephone. Young people who have been contacted are continuing their interventions with the practitioners allocated to them.

Referrals can be made directly by contacting MyTime on the number below.

Telephone: 01539 742626 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)

Email: MyTimeCumbria@barnardos.org.uk


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Free-to-borrow library books to help you cope with the pressures of life.


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Lancashire Women

Projects to improve your mood, build confidence, feel better about your mental and have better relationships.

Website: lancashirewomen.org
Telephone: 0300 330 1354
Email: TalkToUs@lancashirewomen.org


CAMHS Resources

Helpful resources that are available to help support your mental health and well-being.

Websitecamhs-resources.co.uk


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Richmond Fellowship

A range of mental health support services.

Website: richmondfellowship.org.uk


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Inspire

Inspire works with individuals and their loved ones, empowering them to reduce or abstain from alcohol or drugs.

Website: changegrowlive.org

Telephone: 01254 495 382 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm​​​​)


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Growing Well

We provide activity-focussed, practical mental health support and training to people in South Cumbria and North Lancashire through volunteer work, confidence-building courses, and horticulture training at out organic fruit and vegetable farm near Kendal. We welcome self-referrals as well as referrals from health professionals.

Website: www.growingwell.co.uk

Telephone: 07903 013648 for self-referral inquiries

Available: 9am-4pm Monday-Thursday or leave a message, or email info@growingwell.co.uk