Dial 999 if you have seriously harmed yourself
Self-Refer to Mindsmatter
Everyone aged 16+ living in Lancashire can get mental health support for depression/anxiety without seeing their GP first. Please be aware that if you are currently seeing another mental health team or receiving therapy elsewhere, Mindsmatter may not be the right service for you.
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.
Mental Health Services & Resources
Based at Hope Church, Lancaster the Adullam Programme offers support to those who need it most. Courses are available to support with bereavement, anxiety, debt, employment and more.
Website: adullamprogramme.co.uk | Telephone: 07449 373979 / 07861 653978
Age UK can help older people who are at home and need a little extra support with their wellbeing.
Andy’s Man Club
Talking groups for men who have been through a storm, are currently going through a storm or have a storm brewing in life.
Website: Andys Man Club | #ITSOKAYTOTALK |
Help for those suffering with anxiety disorders.
At a Loss
Help and support for anyone bereaved and those supporting them.
Helpful resources that are available to help support your mental health and well-being.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org | Helpline: 0800 0288 840 | Availability: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm (except Bank Holidays).
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.
Family Line provides a listening ear, answer particular parenting questions or help with guidance around more complex family issues.
First Step – South Cumbria
First Step South Cumbria is part of Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust and provides free, talking therapies to adults (18+) in South Cumbria.
First Step can help with a range of common mental health problems including mild to moderate depression, anxiety disorders (such as chronic worry, panic attacks, health anxiety and obsessions), anger or sleep problems.
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.
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
Inspire works with individuals and their loved ones, empowering them to reduce or abstain from alcohol or drugs.
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.
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.
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.
Projects to improve your mood, build confidence, feel better about your mental and have better relationships.
Men’s mental health charity. Changing people’s thoughts, opinions and minds about men and mental health.
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.
Welcome to Mindsmatter – we are a wellbeing service offering a range of free psychological therapies to people aged 16 and over in Lancashire. We are part of the nationwide Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service delivered by Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust.
All treatment is FREE and provided by the NHS and their partners.
My Black Dog
My Black Dog is a charity that offers peer-to-peer support for people who are struggling with their mental health. All volunteers are people wo have lived experienced of their own mental health battles. Free, online chat service available every day.
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.
Organisation which helps people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, OCD, and other related anxiety disorders.
Support for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress – particularly teenagers and young adults.
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.
A range of mental health support services.
We provide a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them.
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
Talk Me Happy
‘Talk Me Happy’ is Lancashire BME Network’s umbrella term for their talking services. Sitting under this is ‘Side by Side’: Bereavement & Befriending service, and ‘Step by Step’: Counselling service.
After the sessions have been completed, individuals are signposted/referred on to the counselling service (‘Step by Step’) or towards an extensive network of specialist services.
The Brain Charity – Free counselling for those with neurological conditions
The Brain Charity offers free eight-week counselling courses to anyone with a neurological condition, as well as their carers, family members and friends. They offer a range of psychotherapies, including CBT, person-centred and integrated.
Website: Free counselling and mental health support – The Brain Charity | Telephone: 0800 008 6417
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.
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.
Togetherall is a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing.
Millions of people in the UK have access via their participating employer, university, college, NHS provider or local council. All armed forces personnel, veterans and their families (16+) also have free access.
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.