If you need help with Mental Health, then I would recommend talking to someone. I spoke to my family and boyfriend, but sometimes there is only so much they can do.
My loved ones have been my absolute rock, and I love them more than words in a blog post could ever say. It makes me so sad to think there are people who suffer in silence. I get emptional just thinking about how grateful I am to have the support I have…
However, by talking to someone out of your close circle, you can be offered insight and guidance that is unimaginable.
Below are suggested places in Liverpool you can contact for a variety of different reasons. Don’t be on your own. It’s so much more common than you will know.
I know that from 2017 to now, I’ve needed to reach out for help. I also encourage you to do the same if you’re struggling. Don’t feel like you’re alone.
Find the one that suits you best and work towards a happier and healthier you:
- Richmond Fellowship – Aimed at tackling the social isolation faced by adults who suffer from mental health issues. WHERE? Walton Cornerstone, L4 5RT
- Imagine Mental Health – Helping people with mental health issues from anywhere in the city. WHERE? Salisbury Road, L15 2HU
- The Reader – Reading groups in North Liverpool for anyone who may be socially isolated or suffering from a long term/chronic health condition. WHERE? Norris Green Library, L11 5AF
- Everton in the Community – Sports programme for men aged over 35-50 who live in Everton, Anfield, County and Kirkdale (stretching to North Liverpool). WHERE? Goodison Park, L4 4EL
- Building Bridges – Community Centre offering a variety of activities to the local community. E.g. English and Maths Sessions, Benefit Advice, Free Counselling, Walking Football, Film Fridays. WHERE? Bridge Community Centre, L4 9RG
- B.N.E.N.C Working Hand in Hand – Helping men deal with health issues and concerns through activities, workshops and support in North Liverpool. WHERE? The Breckfield Centre, L5 4QT
- Rotunda – Free Counselling Services for people aged 14+ with a variety of problems which may be related to home, work, relationships or life in general. WHERE? Great Mersey Street, L5 2PL
- Young Person’s Advisory Services – Information, advice and support for children and young people aged between 10 and 25. WHERE? Bolton Street, L3 5LX
- Compass Counselling Services – Independent counselling services. WHERE? Dale Street, L2 2AH
- Liverpool Bereavement Service (LBS) – For people experiencing loss and bereavement. WHERE? Stanley Street, L1 6AF
- WHISC Women’s Health Information and Support Centre – Free One-To-One Counselling sessions to women over the age of 18, plus many other services to support and offer advice. WHERE? Bold Street, L1 4JA
- Healthwatch Liverpool – Provide you with specific information about support with specific issues, such as being a carer, befriending services, coping with adoption, mental health support, etc. WHERE? Dale Street, L2 2AH
- LifeRooms – Recovery College which helps you get involved with the community, offers training and courses, help and support. WHERE? Evered Avenue, L9 2AF
I also have this list of contacts which may help you – more online or telephone based which are UK wide:
- CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) – Helpline and website support, mainly for men, ages 15+ who are down or in crisis.
- Mind – Helplines providing information and support for anyone affected by a mental health problem, their families and carers.
- Self Injury Support – Women’s Self Injury Helpline CASS – Helpline for women of all ages affected by self-injury or self-harm, their friends, families and carers.
- Harmless – Email and postal support for people who self injure, their friend, families and professionals.
- Independent Age – Befriending Service – Telephone befriending service for older people 65+.
- Samaritans – 24 hour mental health help with immediate response.
- Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide – HOPELineUK – Telephone service for children, teenagers and young people up to age of 35 and for anyone who is concerned about a young person.
- Counselling and Psychotherapy – Online directory and web resources to find a therapist or counsellor.
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