Mental Health support
There is a range of mental health support available in Lancashire from NHS support to third sector support.
If things become overwhelming or you are struggling, there is help out there and it is really important that you reach out for support if you need it.
Below is a range of mental health support services available in Lancashire for both adults and children.
LSCFT Wellbeing Helpline and Texting Service is a listening service for the residents of Lancashire and South Cumbria. It is a Freephone out of hours, person centred listening environment for people requiring emotional support in relation to their own wellbeing and mental health or that of someone they know.
The Crisis Line is for anyone in need urgent help as you are in mental health distress, then there is always someone you can call.
The 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 or support.
Talking Therapy are a psychological therapy service offering a range of free talking therapies to people aged 16 and over in Lancashire and 18 and over in South Cumbria. You can self refer through their website by completing a registration form or by telephoning their local talking therapies team.
Burnley 01282 657268
Chorley & South Ribble 01772 643168
Fylde & Wyre 01253 955943
Hyndburn 01254 226007
Lancaster & Morecambe 01524 550552
Pendle 01282 657 927
Preston 01772 773437
Ribble Valley 01282 657927
Rossendale 01282 657 792
West Lancashire 01695 684177
Rapid Intervention Treatment Team (RITT) is a specialist older adult mental health multidisciplinary community based service. Referrals will be screened by Single Point of Access (SPoA) for eligibility, risk and priority of need.
Fylde Coast 01253 957581
Lancaster & Morecambe 01524 550154
Central Lancashire 01772 773496
Pennine Lancashire 01254 226971
LSCFT Initial Response Service (Access to Mental Health Services) provides 24-hour access to mental health care, advice, support and treatment.
If you’re living in East Lancashire and need mental health care, advice or support please call the Freephone Number 0800 0130 707.
Central & West Lancashire 0800 0130708
The Bay – Lancaster, Morecambe & South Cumbria 0800 013 0710.
LSCFT Military Veterans Mental Health Services The government’s Military Covenant is a duty of care to armed forces, a promise to help and support those when in need. All systems and organisations, including the NHS are obliged to better understand and play their role in supporting our veterans and their families.
Since 2008, veterans and their families have been entitled to priority access to mental health services if problems are related to their military service.
Tel: 0300 3230707
Third sector support
Lancashire Mind see a future where everyone in Lancashire understands their mental health and wellbeing, see it as important as physical health and know how to look after it. We believe that only a universal approach, which gets everyone talking about and understanding mental health, will result in the achievement of Mental Wellbeing for All.
Tel: 01257 231660
Rethink aim is to deliver a better life for people severely affected by mental illness. We do this by not only meeting their mental health needs but also helping them to improve their physical health, take control of their lives and establish a sense of belonging to their community. 98% of people who use our services said they got the right level of support from us and 97% felt supported in achieving their goals.
Tel: 0808 8010525
Shout is a free, confidential, 24/7 text support service for anyone in the UK who is struggling to cope.
To start a conversation, text the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258. Our trained volunteers are here to listen at any time of day or night, and messages won’t appear on your phone bill.
The Silver Line Helpline offer friendship, conversation, and support to older people aged 55 and over. Whatever the day or time, you can pick up the phone and speak to one of our friendly Silver Line team members.
Whether you’d like to exchange a quick “good morning” with someone, fancy a chat about how your day has gone, or need a trusted listening ear to share your thoughts and feelings with, we’re here to talk.
Tel: 0800 4708090
Smaritans are available day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, taking action to prevent the crisis. They give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. They encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives.
They offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.
In prisons, schools, hospitals and on the rail network, Samaritans are working with people who are going through a difficult time and training others to do the same.
Tel: 116 123 (freephone number)
The Mix (essential support for under 25’s) is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via our online community, on social, through our free, confidential helpline or our counselling service.
Tel: 0808 8084994
CALM (support for men struggling or in crisis) is leading a movement against suicide through vital, life-saving support, impactful campaigns and collective action.
Tel: 0800 585858 (5pm to midnight)
Anxiety UK was established to promote the relief and rehabilitation of persons living with agoraphobia and associated anxiety disorders, phobias and conditions, in particular, but not exclusively, by raising awareness in such topics.
We are a dedicated, friendly and approachable charity that believes that anxiety, stress and anxiety based depression are treatable and manageable.
We have over 50 years’ experience of supporting individuals and organisations requiring assistance with anxiety, stress and anxiety based depression.
We offer a range of innovative and high quality services delivered by professionals; supported by staff and volunteers with personal experience of anxiety, stress, and anxiety based depression.
Tel: 0344 4775775 (Mon to Fri 10.30am to 4.40pm)
No Panic is a registered charity that helps and supports those living with Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders.
No Panic also provides support for the carers of people who suffer from anxiety disorders.
Tel: 0300 7729844
PAPYRUS exists to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives, by shattering the stigma surrounding suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to emotional distress. They believe that no young person should have to struggle alone with thoughts of suicide.
Tel: 0800 0684141
Support Line provides a confidential helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. The Helpline is primarily a preventative service and aims to support people before they reach the point of crisis. It is particularly aimed at those who are socially isolated, vulnerable, at risk groups and victims of any form of abuse. SupportLine is a member of the Helplines Association. SupportLine also provides support by email and post. Support and information is provided by a telephone helpline, email and postal support.
Tel: 01708 765200
Central Lancashire Haven is a welcoming and non-judgemental place for individuals struggling socially and emotionally with life challenges or who are in crisis.
They are open for telephone and face-to-face support.
Tel:0330 008 3672 Monday to Friday: 10am–10pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays: 11am–10pm
Lancashire Wellbeing Service is a collaboration of professional wellbeing businesses; public sector and non-profit organisations and charities who have come together to make wellbeing a top priority for Lancashire. Wellbeing Lancashire is for individuals, communities, businesses and organisations, to help create a culture where we can all thrive.
They act as an independent advisory body made up of multidisciplinary business leaders across Lancashire who are massively enthusiastic and actively invested in people’s and organisational wellbeing. Through independent networking/connections and reputation, they aim to influence, lobby and provide commercial and clinical expertise to help organisations implement wellbeing into action.
Tel: 03450 138208 (N-Compass)
Healthy Young Minds aim is to improve the resilience, emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. We want to make it easier for them, their families and the professionals who work with them to access advice, help and support when they need it. We want to improve the standard of mental health services for children and young people across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Chorley & South Ribble 01772 644644
Fylde & Wyre 01253 957166
Greater Preston 01772 777344
Lancaster & Morecambe 01524 550650 West Lancashire 01695 684262
Youngminds (advice to parents / carers concerned about the mental health of a child or young person.) Whether you want to understand more about how you’re feeling and find ways to feel better, or you want to support someone who’s struggling, we can help.
Tel: 0808 8025544
Kooth is an anonymous site which helps children and young people to feel safe and confident in exploring their concerns and seeking professional support.
Tel : 0203 9849337
Togetherall believes that no one should be excluded from instant access to mental health support from real people when they need it, and are on a mission to make this a reality. With Togetherall, entire populations can have a safe place to connect, share and discuss what’s on their mind with peers.
Our diverse community is active day and night, monitored and moderated 24/7 by licensed mental health practitioners.
Online registration form
Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.
You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are there to support you.
Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to them by calling: 0800 1111