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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

Do you need to talk to someone? Whatever you're going through, the following support is available:

Local support

St Helens Mind

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St Helens Mind provides mental health and wellbeing support to people aged 18+ and offers services including befriending, social groups and activities, volunteering opportunities and signposting. Call on 01744 647089.


Mindsmatter Talking Therapies provided by Lancashire Care

Mindsmatter provide support to people in St Helens aged 16 and over who are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression. They can offer self help, one to one and group therapy. Call the service on 01744 647100.

North West Boroughs Healthcare

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust LogoNorth West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have an Assessment and Home Treatment Team. They are available 9am-9pm, seven days a week. Call the team on 01744 621688. There is also a 24/7 out of hours support number: 0151 676 5263.

Visit the North West Boroughs Help in a crisis page for more information.

Chrysalis Centre for Change

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The Chrysalis Centre for Change in St Helens is a women's mental health charity that offers a range of support including counselling, drop-in service, Positive Me Programme for depression, stress and anxiety management, domestic abuse support and creative crafts therapy. Call the service on 01744 451309.

Books on Prescription

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The Reading Well Books on Prescription Scheme is available at St Helens libraries, offering a range of self help books on topics such as anxiety and depression. For more information about the scheme and how to access, visit the Reading Well Books on Prescription page.

Young people's support

Barnardo's - BOSS Website


The St Helens BOSS website has been designed by young people for young people. The BOSS website is free, safe and confidential and supports the wellbeing and mental health of young people aged 11-19 years living in St Helens.



Childline 0800 1111

Childline offers advice and support for children and young people on a wide range of issues such as bullying, stress and anxiety. Childline has a FREE confidential helpline that is available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call 0800 1111. Instant chat support with a counsellor is also available.



Papyrus prevention of young suicide

Papyrus provide support and help to prevent suicide in young people. Their helpline HopeLineUK provides practical advice and information to children and young people (up to 35) who are worried about themselves or anyone who is concerned about a young person. Call 0800 068 41 41, email pat@papyrus-uk.org.uk or text: 07786209697.


Support after suicide


Tel: 0330 088 9255
Email: referrals@listening-ear.co.uk
Website: www.listening-ear.co.uk/amparo
Twitter: @AMPARO_LEM

SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide)

Tel: 0300 111 5065
Email: sobs.support@hotmail.com
Website: https://uksobs.org/
Twitter: @SOBScharity

Suicide Prevention Training

Zero Suicide Alliance Because ONE life lost is ONE too manySuicide is preventable. We can ALL make a difference to someone. There is FREE suicide prevention training from the Zero Suicide Alliance, it takes just 20 minutes and could save someone’s life. Visit the Zero Suicide Alliance Website to take the training.

Other support

FREE Stay Alive App

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The Stay Alive App is totally free and offers help and support both to people with thoughts of suicide and to people concerned about someone else. The app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play and Apple store.


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Samaritans are there round the clock every single day of the year for anyone struggling to cope. If you’re worried about someone, or would like emotional support yourself, call FREE: 116 123 or email: jo@samaritans.org.


CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

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CALM is dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. CALM has a helpline for men who are feeling down and need someone to talk to. The helpline is open 5.00pm - midnight, 365 days a year - call 0800 58 58 58. Web chat is also available.