CHESHIRE & MERSEYSIDE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS HELPLINES

 Cheshire & Merseyside NHS providers have launched new mental health helplines for people in need of mental health crisis support.

Open 24 hours a day, seven-days a week, they are available to people of all ages including children and young people who need urgent mental health support.

The helplines are now the first port of call for mental health help –operated by people in your local area who will know how best to support you. If you call NHS111 you may have to wait longer for help and will be re-directed to your local service.

A&E and 999 are not the best places to get help for the majority of mental health problems. However still call 999 or go to A&E if you have an immediate, life-threatening emergency requiring mental or physical health assistance.

WHAT NUMBER SHOULD I CALL?

CHESHIRE WIRRAL PARTNERSHIP

Cheshire East, Cheshire West & Wirral

Adults, Children and Young People.

0800 145 6485

NW BOROUGHS HEALTHCARE

Warrington, St Helens, Halton & Knowsley

Adults, Children and Young People.

0800 051 1508

If you live in Wigan

0800 051 3253 

MERSEYCARE

 Liverpool, Sefton & Kirkby

 Adults and Young People.

 0800 145 6570

ALDER HEY CRISIS CARE TEAM

Liverpool & Sefton

Children and Young People Only.

0151 293 3577

NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS NUMBERS

SAMARITANS

A safe place to talk 24 hours a day about whatever is troubling you.

116 123

PAPYRUS

For Children and Young people under 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide.

0800 068 41 41

Mental Health Services are still able to operate but with changes during the current pandemic. Please check your local service provider arrangements via their website (as above) or by telephone. Many are offering services virtually by tel, text, email or video call.

CHESHIRE & MERSEYSIDE LOCAL AUTHORITY WEBSITES

For more information about looking after your health and wellbeing from your local area visit the websites below:

NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINE FOR NHS STAFF

The NHS has launched a hotline to support and advise healthcare staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

Volunteers from charities including Hospice UK, the Samaritans and Shout, will listen to concerns and offer psychological support.

The phone line will be open between 07:00 and 23:00 every day, while the text service will be available around the clock.

The phone number is 0300 131 7000 or staff can text FRONTLINE to 85258.

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