In times of crisis, help is available
If you need urgent help as you are in mental health distress, then there is always someone you can call.
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.
A Wellbeing Helpline & Texting Service, is also available Monday to Friday 7pm – 11pm and Saturday to Sunday 12pm – Midnight staffed by volunteers and those with lived experience, that offers emotional support, ring if you want to chat about your mental health or are lonely. It can be contacted on 0800 915 4640 or by texting ‘Hello’ to 07860 022846.
Child and adolescent support and help enhanced response team (CASHER team)
The CASHER team is an out-of-hours service for mental health support for young people.
Who is it for?
The service is for children and young people (up to age 25) who have worries about their mental health and other issues.
When is it open?
What do they do?
The team meets with children and young people to discuss ways of improving how they feel. The team normally completes an assessment and communicates this with other people involved with the service user’s care eg GPs and schools (with consent of the young person).
Groups ( REACH-OUT Groups ) are run in two community locations:
Why do we need a CASHER team?
The CASHER team carries out assessments with children / young people and after discussion / agreement with the young person, we will always try to put a meaningful plan in place to support the service user. Signposting and referrals to other services is part of the role of the CASHER team, these include: CAMHS, YoutherapY, NCompass, A.C.E, Headstart, UR Potential.
How do I contact the service?
CASHER phone line: 07810 696565 (within shift hours ) If the team is not on duty, please email:
Tel: 01253 955858
YoutherapY, Talbot and Brunswick Children’s Centre, Gorton Street, Blackpool, FY1 3JW
If for any reason you are not coping and need someone to talk to, you are welcome to attend the drop-in sessions. Drop in times are Wednesday afternoons between 3.30pm and 5pm.
What is YoutherapY?
At YoutherapY we offer therapy to young people aged 11-25 years:
If you have found yourself in a situation that makes you feel anxious, unhappy, confused or angry.
If you are aware of a behaviour you would like to change.
If you are experiencing problems with situations in your life e.g. pregnancy, termination, sexuality, abuse, bereavement, family issues, self-harm etc, you may benefit from therapy. These are just some examples of why people come for therapy.
We are here to provide a safe, confidential environment for you to explore those issues.
With immediate effect, there will be extra YoutherapY drop-in counselling sessions (for the under 25-year-olds) available as follows:
Supporting Minds (Available to anyone registered with a Blackpool GP)
Self Referral is available. 01253 955700
Supporting Minds is Blackpool’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service.
This service is for anyone who is experiencing any of the following….
Treatments that are available with their service…
Self Referral is available
Please note that Supporting Minds and MindsMatter are Non Urgent Services.
You are not alone!
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Is a flexible online programme that can be accessed anywhere, anytime and is designed to help you learn techniques to overcome symptoms of low mood and anxiety. The idea of this programme is that you can work at your own pace, with regular reviews from your supporting Therapist who can help to guide and motivate you through the programme. It consists of evidence based techniques based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which are recognised to have a positive impact on low mood and anxiety. You will need to have an email address and access to a computer / laptop, or smartphone.
It is a free UK 24/7 text service and is a place to go for immediate help, where you’re listened to by a trained Crisis Volunteer. Text Shout to 85258 or see https://www.giveusashout.org/ for more info.
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Papyrus HOPELINEUK. If you’re under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling, you can call Papyrus HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm), email email@example.com or text 07786 209 697 www.papyrus.org.uk
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If you’re under 25, you can call The Mix on 0808 808 4994 (Sunday-Friday 2pm–11pm), request support by email using this form on The Mix website or use their crisis text messenger service. ttps://www.themix.org.uk/
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