Mental health support

Below you'll find resources, information, support organisations and websites to help support your mental health. You may also be visiting this page if you're worried about someone else.

If you're in crisis and need help straight away you can:

  • call the mental health crisis line on 0800 953 0110,
  • contact the wellbeing helpline and texting services on 0800 915 4640 or by texting 'Hello' to 07860 022846 or,
  • dial 999 if you have harmed yourself.

Mental health support services

Click on the blue boxes below to access information about mental health support services in a variety of different formats.

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust has also created a number of self-help guides (available in easy read). You can download the FREE app from either the Apple or Android store by searching LSCFT.

Crisis cafes and urgent drop-in support services

Crisis cafes and urgent drop-in support services are open to people who feel they would benefit from urgent mental health support.

They can offer support to people who are feeling lonely, anxious, or are finding it hard to manage difficult feelings.

Find out more about what is available where you live by clicking the blue box below:

Preston Chorley and South Ribble

The Central Lancashire Haven crisis service is available to people living in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble aged 16 plus. It is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 9pm, and weekends and bank holidays from 10am to 9pm.

Find out more on the website Central Lancashire Haven - Richmond Fellowship | Mental Health Charity Making Recovery Reality

West Lancashire

The Birchwood Crisis and Information Centre is open as below:

  • Mondays: 9am – 5pm
  • Tuesdays: 9am – 8pm
  • Wednesdays: 9am – 5pm
  • Thursdays: 9am – 8pm
  • Fridays: 9am – 5pm

Weekends: flexible opening hours depending on need.

Find out more on the website The Birchwood Centre

East Lancashire

Blackburn with Darwen

Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre

The Light Lounge offers telephone support seven days a week from 10am to 10pm. Drop in sessions are Monday to Friday 4pm to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 10pm. Pre booked appointments are from 10am to 4pm seven days a week. Mental health groups are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm to 8pm and social groups on a Saturday day time. The service is for individuals in crisis or in an attempt to actively prevent crisis.

Visit the website for more information Blackpool Light Lounge - Richmond Fellowship | Mental Health Charity Making Recovery Reality    

Morecambe Bay and South Cumbria

There are two schemes, one in Barrow in Furness and one in Lancaster city. Both schemes are community focussed and are provided by the voluntary sector. The crisis cafe can be accessed through an out of hours on call arrangement as well as a drop-in service from 4pm until 9pm. Access to Lancaster city is via Positive Futures by calling 01524 587223 or 07930436764. Access to Barrow in Furness is via Mindline by calling 0300 561 0000. 

Peter Yarwood discusses his mental health and offers advice

Click on the boxes below for more specific help and support

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