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Mental health support resources in Lancashire and South Cumbria

LKT1.jpgTo 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. 

You can find debt support services at the bottom of this page.

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

Information for children and young people | Information for parents and carers | Information for professionals

 


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Togetherall

Togetherall is an online counselling service accessible to over 18s across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Website: togetherall.com | Available: 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

 


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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.uk and mindinfurness.org  | 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.


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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.


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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.


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Richmond Fellowship

A range of mental health support services.

Website: richmondfellowship.org.uk


CAMHS Resources

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

Websitecamhs-resources.co.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. 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.

Telephone: 01229 832269


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.

Access the Lancashire County Council library | Access the Cumbria County Council Library.


Debt Support

Find debt support, help and advice below. 

Lancashire and South Cumbria

  • Alzheimers

Advice, information and support for families and those with dementia. 

Contact number: 0333 150 3456

Alzheimers website (opens in a new window) 

 

  • Bankruptcy Advice Online

Provider of information and guidance on bankruptcy, debt and debt solutions.

Contact number: 0800 564 2211

Bankruptcy Advice Online website (opens in a new window) 

Email Bankruptcy Advice Online 

 

  • Carers Community Network

Online support and advice for carers. 

Contact number: 03456 8877113

Carers Community Network website (opens in a new window) 

Email Carers Community Network 

 

  • Citizens Advice

Telephone and face to face support for Signposting, debt, welfare. 

Contact number: 03444 111 444

Citizens Advice Website (opens in a new window)

 

  • Help for Heroes

Support for veterans and serving personnel. 

Contact number: 01748 834148

Help for Heroes website (opens in a new window) 

Email Help for Heroes 

 

  • Home Start

​​​​​​​Support for families. 

Contact number: 0116 464 5490

Home Start website (opens in a new window)

Email Home Start

 

  • IVAorg CIC (not-for-profit, free debt help and advice)

Advice, help and support to complete an Individual Voluntary Agreement (IVA) to reduce debt. 

Contact number: 0800 856 8569

IVAorg CIC website (opens in a new window)

Email IVAorg CIC

 

  • Military Step into Health (NHS)

Dedicated pathway for the Armed Forces community to access career opportunities within the NHS. 

Military Step into Health website (opens in a new window) 

 

  • Mortgage Advice

A guide to mortgage payment holidays during the effects of coronavirus

Mortgage Advice website (opens in a new window) 

 

  • National Debt Line 

Debt advice and support. 

Contact number: 0808 808 4000

National Debt Line website (opens in a new window)

 

  • Recovery College

Free health and wellbeing workshops and opportunities for anyone aged 16+. 

Recovery College website (opens in a new window)

Email Recovery College 

 

  • The Well 

Providing support to people with a range of issues, including mental health, offending and drug and alcohol issues. 

Contact number:  01525 415919

The Well website (opens in a new window) 

Email The Well

 

Lancashire

  • AGE UK Lancashire

Support for the Elderly, including a national helpline.

Contact number: 0300 303 1234

Age UK website (opens in a new window)

 

  • Care Network Hub

For people of all ages in Blackburn to access services that support, advise and guide, for happier and healthier lives.

Contact number: 01254 507255

Care Network Hub website (opens in a new window)

Email Care Network Hub

 

  • Christians Against Poverty

Support and Advice

Contact number: 0800 328 0006

Christians Against Poverty website (opens in a new window) 

 

  • Chistians Against Poverty (Job Club) 

A free job club for job seekers, helping people to step into employment.

Contact number: 07542736095

Christians Against Poverty website (opens in a new window) 

Email Christians Against Poverty (opens in a new window)

 

  • IMOCharity (Inspire, Motivate, Overcome)

Mental Health support and wellbeing for the community of Blackburn

Contact number: 01254 781 310

IMO Charity website (opens in a new window)

Email IMO Charity

 

  • Lancashire MIND

Listening service, mental health support and signposting

Contact number: 01257 231660

Lancashire Mind website (opens in a new window)

Email Lancashire Mind 

 

  • Lancashire Women

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mental Health & Wellbeing (Including therapy & group), Employment & Skills Support, Money, Debt & Benefit Advice. 

Contact number: 0300 330 1354

Lancashire Women website (opens in a new window)

Email Lancashire Women

 

  • Maundy Relief (Maundy Grange)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Broad range of support, responding to need, whether physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. 

Contact number: 01254 238040

Maundy Relief website (opens in a new window)

Email Maundy Relief

 

  • Ribble Homecare/Calipso Restaurant Initiative 

Providing food in East Lancashire to people in need due to sickness or shielding during Covid. 

Contact number: 01254 402070

Email Ribble Homecare

 

  • Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) - Wings Café and drop-in

Welfare support and advice to members of the Armed Forces and families. 

Contact number: 0800 0182361

RAFA website (opens in a new window)

Email RAFA

 

  • Safer Families

Supporting asylum seeking and refugee families in and around Preston, Lancaster, Skelmersdale and Burnley.

Contact number: 01772 759233

Safer Families website (opens in a new window) 

Email Safer Families 

 

  • Shelter 

Advice, support and information.

Shelter website (opens in a new window)

Email Shelter

 

  • Shelter - Blackburn debt project

Debt and Welfare support. 

Contact number: 0344 515 1831

Shelter Blackburn website (opens in a new window)

 

  • West Lancashire Debt Advice

Free, face to face (currently only accepting phone, email and text enquiries due to Covid) debt advice service set up by Churches Together in Ormskirk.

Contact number: 07731 482120

West Lancashire Debt Advice website (opens in a new window)

Email West Lancashire Debt Advice 

 

  • Womens Aid

Advice and support to individuals living in Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse, stalking and child sexual exploitation.

Contact number: 01253 596699

Womens Aid website (opens in a new window)

 

  • WISH Centre 

Counselling, specialist courses and outreach support.

WISH Centre website (opens in a new window)

 

  • YMCA (Face to Face) and YMCA Housing

Assist young peope who find themselves homeless, or living within inappropriate conditions.

Contact number: 01253 893928

YMCA website (opens in a new window)

Email YMCA

 

South Cumbria

  • Age UK South Lakeland

Support for the Elderly, including a national helpline. 

Contact number: 030 300 30003

Age UK South Lakeland website (opens in a new window)

 

  • Age UK - Carlisle and Eden

Support for the Elderly, including a national helpline.

Contact number: 01228 536673

Age UK Carlisle and Eden website (opens in a new window)

Email Age UK

 

  • Age UK West Cumbria

Support for the Elderly, including a national helpline.

Contact number: 08443 843 843

Age UK West Cumbria website (opens in a new window) 

Email Age UK West Cumbria

 

  • Barrow Citizens Advice Bureau

Debt support. 

Contact number: 01229 830367

Barrow Citiziens Advice Bureau website (opens in a new window)

 

  • Barrow and District Disability Association

Advice, information and support to people with disabilities.

Contact number: 01229 432599

Barrow and District Disability Association website (opens in a new window) 

Email Barrow and District Disability Association

 

  • Benefit Advice Service 

For residents of Carlisle and District requiring welfare and benefit advice. 

Contact number: 01228 817400

Benefit Advice Service website (opens in a new window) 

Email Benefit Advice Service 

 

  • Carlisle Eden Mind CONNECT

Working with anyone who is experiencing crisis, poverty or hardship and is worried about their mental health and wellbeing. 

Contact number: 01228 370633

Carlisle Eden Mind CONNECT website (opens in a new window)

Email Carlisle Eden Mind CONNECT

 

  • Carlisle Eden Mind

Offers a wide range of services in Carlisle, Eden and across Cumbria for people who are experiencing mental ill health, or their friends and families.

Contact number: 01228 543354

Carlisle Eden Mind website (opens in a new window)

Email Carlisle Eden Mind

 

  • Carlisle Carers

Support for carers of adults.

Contact number: 01228 542 156

Carlisle Carers website (opens in a new window)

Email Carlisle Carers

 

  • Cumbria County Council 

Help coping with the pressures of Covid-19, including food, benefits, wellbeing and much more.

Contact number: 0800 783 1966 

Cumbria County Council website (opens in a new window)

Email Cumbria County Council

 

  • Disability Association Carlisle and Eden (DaCE)

Supporting disabled people in Cumbria.

Contact number: 01228 317010

DACE website (opens in a new window)

 

  • Manna House

For the community of south Lakeland, who are homeless, vulnerably housed, lonely, or needing help. 

Contact number: 01539 725534

Manna House website (opens in a new window)

Email Manna House

 

  • South Lakes Citizens Advice Bureau

Debt Support. 

Contact number: 03444 111 444

South Lakes Citizens Advice Bureau website (opens in a new window)