You can talk to the samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record - about whatever's getting to you. You can call on 116 123 or visit the samartians website

Mental health services are free on the NHS.

Every Mind Matters has expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Talking therapies are effective and confidential treatments delivered by fully trained and accredited NHS practitioners. They can help with common mental health problems like stress, anxiety and depression. You can access talking therapies on the NHS.

The NHS website helps you find out more about the services near you.

Kind to your Mind

Cheshire & Merseyside NHS providers have launched new mental health helplines for people in need of mental health crisis support.   Kindtoyourmind

Open 24 hours a day, seven-days a week, they are available to people of all ages including children and young people who need urgent mental health support.  

MindMind Halton

Mind provides information, day services and counselling. 

You can contact them via their website or 01928 563612

Live life wellLive Life Well

An online Mental health resource has been specifically designed to help manage your own mental health and wellbeing. The website offers information including: useful local contacts, a self-help section for depression, anxiety and sleep, information on medication and suicide prevention.

Widnes and Runcorn Cancer Support CentreWidnes and Runcorn Cancer Support Group

Widnes & Runcorn Cancer Support Group provides support for people and families that have or are currently dealing with cancer.They can provide a variety of services. or 0151 4235730.

Over 18 and want to access mental health services?

There are several options available, if you want to talk to someone urgently you can call the samaritans on 116 123 or visit their website You can also call NHS 111 who will be able to suggest an appropriate service in the area, all you have to do is dial 111 for free.

To access services in the Halton area you can view the NHS website or contact Halton Psychological Therapy Service, known within the NHS as (IAPT).

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapy Service (IAPT) provided by Mersey Care in Runcorn and Widnes. This is for adults experiencing moderate to severe anxiety or depression. People can access the service via an online self-referral form, telephone self-referral or via their GP or health professional. You can also call 0151 422 6804 to speak to an advisor or visit the Mersey Care Mental Health Assessment Team to be referred.

Ex armed forces?

Drop in for a brew at Halton Stadium, 1st Monday of every month, 16:00-18:00. 

Service specifically for military veterans from the North West, who have served at least 1 day in the armed forces, and are experiencing mental health problems linked to their time in the forces. They can access the service via an online self-referral or through their GP or other health professional.  In Halton, veterans can attend Upton Rocks Surgery in Widnes for an assessment. All details can be found following the link below.