Health and Relationships

Where to turn for help

People are often anxious to tell others that they have are experiencing difficulties but it is important that if you think you need help...ask!

Remember you are not alone and there are things that you can do.

If you are worried about your emotional well-being and think that you may have a mental health problem, tell someone. Talk to someone you trust - this could be a friend, teacher, parent or school nurse for example.

Talk to your doctor, you can take someone with you if you want. Your doctor may give you care or treatment or suggest another doctor who is a specialist and helps others who have mental health problems too. If you need to find a GP, visit the NHS Wirral website.  

There are organisations who have people you can talk to about your feelings. You can talk to them face-to-face, on the telephone or on-line.

Kooth is a free, confidential online counselling service.

Response is a free and confidential service for young people between 13 and 19 years old. Call them on 0151 666 4123, email:

The Open Door Centre is a mental health service which aims to make the treatment of mild depression and anxiety accessible and approachable to young people. Based in Liscard, Wallasey, it is designed by young people and specifically tailored to the needs of the modern young person.

C.A.L.M. (Campaign Against Living Miserably) is an organisation who give information and advice to men of any age. You can visit them online, or if you need to talk to someone you can call the C.A.L.M. helpline on 0800 58 58 58 (Open: Sat to Tues: 5pm til Midnight).

Childline - You can call, email, text or chat online with someone from Childline about any problem. Call 0800 1111 or visit their website.

Get Connected is a free, confidential helpline that gives you the support and information you need to decide what to do next. Get Connected can help by telephone, email or webchat. Call them on 0808 808 4994 or visit their website.

MyMind is an NHS website, run by CWP CAMHS. This website has been developed for everyone interested in the mental health and well-being of children and young people across Cheshire and Wirral.

YoungMinds is a UK charity that offers information, support and advice about mental health and emotional well-being.

Life Coach Directory was set-up in order to raise awareness of coaching and to enable visitors to find the most suitable qualified coach for their needs. Coaching is the process of guiding a person from where they are to where they want to be, and can address a range of areas from career advice to family coaching.

Your doctor may refer you into CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), part of Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, who provide services for children and young people who have mental health conditions.

NHS Choices 'Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing' has some great tips on keeping a healthy mind.

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