Mental Health Useful Links

Need Urgent Mental Health Support? For children, young people and adults living in Wirral, East and West Cheshire.  Calls are answered by a dedicated Mental Health Professional working for CWP. Please call the free helpline, available 24/7, on 0800 145 6485. An online support hub is also available at:

Feeling low? Anxious? Stressed?

Talking Together Wirral can help. If you are aged over 16 and experiencing issues such as: low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, panic, anger, trauma, bereavement, loss, relationship/family problem's, phobias you can self-refer online, give Talking Together Wirral a call, or ask for a GP referral.

Tel. 0151 649 1859. Website:

Wirral  Clinical Commissioning Group have also created a dedicated page with links to organisations for support and advice.

Coronavirus and your wellbeing - Quality practical advice and emotional support from MIND.


NHS every mind matters is packed with information, ideas, and activities and places to get support.


More practical ideas, information and support including Health Anxiety content.

How to cope in a crisis - helpful links for adults with learning difficulties and children - The Living Alone Well document - Meditation and mindfulness resources (free) - support for those affected by drug and alcohol abuse - Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts. 116 123 (free to call from within the UK and Ireland), 24 hours a day

Use the 'Shout' crisis text line - text SHOUT to 85258

Rethink Mental Illness - Rethink Mental Illness works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, recover a better quality of life. It provides effective services and support and campaigns for change through greater awareness and understanding.

  • National Advice Service: 0300 5000 927 (Open 10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday)
  • Email

(Rethink was formerly called the National Schizophrenia Fellowship)

PAPYRUS UK - PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They support young people under 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, as well as people concerned about someone else.

  • Helpline: 0800 068 4141
  • Text: 07786209697
  • Email:

Open 10am-10pm on weekdays and 2pm-10pm on weekends and bank holidays

YoungMinds -

  • Parents helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm)
  • YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: text YM to 85258

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) - A helpline for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support.

Sane - SANE services provide practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.

  • Support Forum:
  • Saneline: 0300 304 7000 (local rate on BT landlines) Open 4:30-10:30pm every day

OCD Action - provides support and information to anybody affected by OCD

OCD-UK - A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.

  • Adviceline: 03332 127 890 Open (Calls to this number will cost callers the same as it costs to call regular 01 or 02 numbers (please check with your telephone provider for costs) 10am - 4:45pm (Mon - Fri)

NHS mental health services - Find information, advice and local services on the NHS website. You can also get advice from the NHS 111 phone service.

Other sources of mental health help and information

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