Mental health crisis helplines and ‘Shout 85258’ text communications asset hub
Open 24 hours a day, seven-days a week, helplines are available to people of all ages, including children and young people, who need urgent mental health support.
In addition, Provider Trusts across Cheshire and Merseyside have teamed up with the mental health charity ‘Shout 85258’ to provide a free 24/7 text messaging service.
All printable assets, those for use on social media and the animations can all be found and downloaded from https://www.cheshireandmerseysidepartnership.co.uk/mental-health-crisis-helplines-and-text-support/
Useful Wellbeing Resources
Cheshire and Merseyside Children and Young Persons Self-Harm Practice Guide.
A reference guide for all agencies and practitioners who meet children, young people, and their families.
Team of Life Children’s Programme
Click here to view
The Team of Life Programme uses a strength-based approach that comes from a type of counselling called narrative therapy. The aim is to engage children with the language of sport not the language of problems.
Get Your Mind Plan from Every Mind Matters. Developing your own personalised plan can support your mental health. Having good mental health helps us relax, achieve and enjoy our lives more.
Samaritans have compiled some techniques to use if you are having a difficult time, including breathing and muscle relaxation exercises.
Click here to view
Equipping young people with the skills they need to stay safe online when engaging with self-harm and suicide content.
Creating a safety plan can help to keep you safe from suicide. Find some options here.
Papyrus have various resources on their website to support parents and children including child friendly safety plans, coping strategies and apps to support your wellbeing.
A wealth of resources on offer to support individuals, communities and organisations to tackle suicide within their communities in the UK and beyond.
Read CALM’s guide to loneliness and social isolation.
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Read CALM’s guide to relationship breakdowns.
Call 0808 802 5544 for free. If you are concerned about a child or young person’s mental health, you can get free, confidential advice via phone, email or webchat from the Young Minds Parent Helpline
Mental Health Crisis Cafe Support
Wirral mental health crisis café
Call: 0151 488 8135
Address: 2a Price Street, Hamilton Square, CH41 6JN
Compañeros is a safe community space for anyone struggling to cope in a crisis. It is open from 1pm-10pm, seven-days-a-week and located at 2a Price Street, Hamilton Square, CH41 6JN. The service is open to adults aged 18 and over. People can access the service in a variety of ways including walk in’s or self- referrals. Appointments are not needed. GPs can also refer into the service. The service is contactable from 1pm on 0151 488 8135
Chester mental health crisis café
Call: 01244 393139
Address: 71-77, St Anne Street, Chester, CH1 3HT
Cafe71 is a safe, non-clinical, community space for anyone struggling to cope in a crisis. It is open 10am-midnight 365 days per year and is located at 71-77, St Anne Street, Chester, CH1 3HT. If you are 18+ and feeling distressed or in crisis, Café71 is for you. The service is contactable on 01244 393139.
Publications, reports, guidance and support
Mental Health and Covid
|Suicide risk and prevention during the covid-19 pandemic||Download|
|The Covid-19 Pandemic, Financial Inequality and Mental Health||Download|
|Guide to Mental Health & Wellbeing during Covid-19||Download|
|How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak||Website|
|WHO guidance for coping with stress during the Coronavirus||Download|
|Mental Health at Work – Get Support||Website|
Children and Young People
|Children and Young Persons Self-Harm Practice Guide||Download|
|National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness||Download|
|Kooth – Covid-19 and Mental Health of Children and Young People||Download|
|Charlie Waller resources||Download|
|Men’s mental health: why are we trying to change masculinity rather than create male-friendly services?||Download|
|EAST – Four simple ways to apply behavioural insights||Download|
|Community-based mental health and suicide prevention interventions for men||Download|
|Preventing suicide among lesbian, gay and bisexual young people||Download|
|Preventing suicide among trans young people||Download|
|Men, Suicide and Society – Research Report||Download|
|Samaritans – Dying from inequality report||Download|
|Samaritans – Out of sight, out of mind||Download|
|Tackling the blues – Impact Report||Download|
|The Man Box – A study on being a young man in the US and Mexico||Download|
|NCISH – Suicide by middle-aged men||Download|
|Community Suicide Prevention for Middle-Aged Men in Cheshire and Merseyside: Learning from NHSEI-Funded Programmes and Implications for Future Practice – Short Report by Everton in the Community, Edge Hill University|
and State of Mind Sport
|Community-based mental health and suicide prevention interventions for men – Rapid Evidence Review November 2019 (with Updated Postscript October 2021)||Download|
|Tackling Suicide Inequalities in Gypsy and Traveller Communities||Download|
Support after Suicide
|Samaritans – Help when we needed it most||Download|
|Support after a suicide: A guide to providing local services||Download|
|Guidelines for delivering bereavement support groups||Download|
|Support After Suicide Partnership – For support to people who witness a suicide||Website|
|Support After Suicide Partnership – Core Standards for delivering Suicide Bereavement Support Services||Website|
|Guidance for educational settings – Following a suicide or sudden death||Download|
Suicide Safer Communities
|Building Suicide Safer Schools and Colleges – Papyrus||Download|
|Crisis management in the event of a suicide||Download|
|Reducing the risk of suicide: a toolkit for employers||Download|
|Suicide Safer Universities – Papyrus||Download|
|Suicide Safer Communities: a designation recognising community commitments to suicide-safety||Download|
|Reducing the risk of suicide – Guidance for organisations||Download|