Available Mental Health Support in Liverpool
It’s okay to feel worried, angry, sad or confused at times. But asking for help can make a huge difference. To help make it easier for you, we have listed below available mental health services in Liverpool to make it easier for you to get the support you need.
→ Qwell sessions:
Qwell a free, safe and anonymous mental health and wellbeing service for adults. There are no waiting lists, no referrals and no thresholds required to access the service, which is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and delivered by Kooth plc, the UK’s largest digital mental health provider.
To find out more about the Qwell service, Kooth PLC will be running two free Zoom sessions to meet with the Qwell Engagement Lead, have a detailed tour of the service and what it has to offer as well as an opportunity to ask any questions.
Tuesday 31 August, 9-10am
Wednesday 15 September, 4-5pm
→ Mental health support for adults:
When you need a quick pick-me-up
Self-help tips and small changes can really lift your mood. If you feel moody, low, stressed, fuzzy, sleepless, there are simple ways to help.
Things you can do to help you feel better:
→ Stay connected
→ Be active
→ Help others
→ Make time for yourself
→ Look after your body
→ Get support for money worries
When you need help and support
You’re not alone. Liverpool offers a wide range of professional support. If you feel depressed, anxious or have obsessive behaviours professionals can find the right support for you.
You can get in touch with Talk Liverpool to find the right support:
Telephone – 0151 228 2300
Website – www.talkliverpool.nhs.uk
When talking it through can really help
Talking to someone can help you get your thoughts in order.
If you feel alone, worried or distressed, just talking it through can help you feel better.
The Life Rooms – 0151 478 6556
The Samaritans – Freephone 24/7 on 116 123
→ Mental health support for young people:
It’s only natural that the Covid-19 pandemic will affect our mental health in different ways. It’s important to reach out to someone you trust and share your thoughts and feelings.
If you are a student living or studying in Liverpool, on this page you will find some helpful tips on looking after your mental health. There’s also a range of local and national organisations that we have listed that can offer you support.
Are there factors in your life that are making you feel low, anxious or stressed? Are these affecting aspects of your life? There are small changes you can do to support your wellbeing here:
→ Public Health Liverpool’s health and wellbeing website offers lots of tips and advice to look after yourself and information about local services that can help.
→ Kooth (aged 10-25) Qwell (aged 26+) – a safeguarded and moderated website that provides a wide range of support features including self-help resources, chat functions, peer support forums and online digital counselling support for anybody who is looking for help with their mental health.
→ Young Person’s Advisory Service (YPAS) can help with a wide range of difficulties that children, young people and families experience, these difficulties can often impact how we feel, affecting our everyday mental health and emotional well-being.
→ Talk Liverpool have a range of self-help leaflets which can be found here
You might have been feeling low, anxious or stressed for a while. It may help to reach out and talk to someone other than friends and family about how you are feeling. You can find someone to talk to, including:
→ Your GP – make an appointment with your GP to chat about how you are feeling
→ The Life Rooms – Local telephone and email support service for anyone needing advice on things such as housing, finances, employment, mental and physical wellbeing. The service is available Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on 0151 478 6556.
→ Kooth (ages 10-25) Qwell (26+) – are safeguarded and moderated website that provides a wide range of support features including self-help resources, chat functions, peer support forums and online digital counselling support for anybody who is looking for help with their mental health.
→ Young Person’s Advisory Service (YPAS) provides a wide range of support and therapeutic interventions to address the mental health and emotional well-being difficulties of children, young people, parents/carers and families.
→ Talk Liverpool – is a free NHS service for people over age 16 offering therapies for anyone who is feeling depressed or anxious. You’ll need to be registered with a Liverpool GP.
→ Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or is struggling to cope. You can chat with a trained volunteer who will provide help. They will listen to you, help you think more clearly and support you on your next steps to feeling better.
→ Samaritans – Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They are there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call: 116 123 or email: email@example.com
If you are feeling distressed and in need of urgent help now:
→ NHS 11
→ Liverpool Light is a preventative out-of-hours (Monday – Sunday 6 pm – 1 am) mental health crisis service. It has been set up to provide a safe place for people aged 18+ experiencing mental health or other crisis to meet their needs and begin their recovery.
→ Merseycare Mental Health Trust – 0800 145 6570 – Open 24/7 for people ages 16+, living in Liverpool, Sefton or Kirby. Reach out and speak to someone who will offer you advice and support. The practitioner on the phone will ask for your name and age, or you can have someone ring on your behalf.
→ Alder Hey Crisis Care Team – 0808 196 3550 / 0151 293 3577 -24/7 careline for under 18’s living in Liverpool or Sefton.
→ Papyrus Hopeline – This is for anyone under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide or are concerned for another person’s wellbeing. HOPELINEUK advisers will work with you to understand why these thoughts of suicide might be present, to provide you with a safe space to talk through anything that might be happening in your life and offer you guidance on the next steps to keep yourself and others safe. Papyrus Hopeline is open 9 am-midnight 365 days a year. Call: 0800 068 4141 / Text: 07860039967 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
→ James’ Place – A service for men in suicidal crisis. Call 0151 303 5757, email email@example.com Web: www.jamesplace.org.uk 24 hour Crisis Text Line – Text JP to 85258
→ SHOUT is a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or is struggling to cope. To start a conversation with someone from Alder Hey, text the word GREEN to 85258