Access to Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

Many of us are feeling worried or stressed about how coronavirus could affect our lives, as well as our loved ones.

We may now be having to spend more time at home, perhaps isolated from the friends, family and other relationships that we know are vital to keeping ourselves mentally healthy. It may also be harder for us to do the things that normally help keep us well.

There are things we can do to look after our mental wellbeing during this time. On this page, we are gathering the information, links and resources that we can, to help keep you informed and protect your mental health. 

 Dial 999 if you have seriously harmed yourself. 

  • Mental Health Crisis support

    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 available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 0800 953 0110. It 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.

    Click here for more information: https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/crisis

  • How to find information for if you feel you need a little extra support

    If you need urgent help as you are in mental health distress, then there is always someone you can call.

     Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria 

    You can find details of more organisations who can help with additional support in a range of methods and specific circumstances by visiting the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria website alternatively you can down load a PDF version of the list here.

     

  • Mental Health for Young People
    There are a number of services that can be used to support young people's mental health across Morecambe Bay.
     
    Kooth provides support for children and young people 10 - 16 years old (age 18 and under in South Cumbria). Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community, providing free, safe and anonymous support.
     
    Big White Wall has also been commissioned across Lancashire and South Cumbria for young people aged over 16 years. Big White Wall (BWW) provides safe anonymous online support 24/7, and is now free for all residents in Morecambe Bay.