If you need help for a mental health crisis or emergency, you should get immediate expert advice and assessment. If you feel you may attempt suicide or seriously harm yourself, please call 999 or visit A&E immediately.
Blackpool Talking Therapies
Formally known as Healthier Minds, this NHS service offers a range of free psychological therapies to people aged 16 and over. Services are provided online, via telephone and face-to-face, at no cost. They offer a range of support, including CBT, counselling and stress control.
Wellbeing Helpline & Texting Service
Wellbeing Helpline and Texting Service 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.
Togetherall is free to access for people in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. It’s an anonymous online community which allows people to share and discuss their thoughts and feelings with others and feel heard. It is a safe space for everyone, allowing people to benefit from practice wellbeing tools and resources.
Mind is a mental health chairty which helps people living with a mental health problem through providing information and support to all. They have resources for those in a mental health crisis, as well as a helpline for people to contact by calling 0300 123 3393.
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
The Silver Line Helpline run by Age UK is a free, confidential telephone service for older people. They offer friendship, conversation, and support for people aged 55 or over, especially those who may be experiencing feelings of loneliness and isolation.
The Light Lounge is a welcoming and non-judgemental environment for people struggling socially and emotionally with life changes or those in a mental health crisis. They offer a crisis service, face-to-face drop-ins, virtual appointments and telephone calls.
The Horizon service provides a wide range of support for all Blackpool residents, such as information, health screening, treatment and counselling – all confidential and free. Horizon also offers Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Services. They support those living with and affected by HIV, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
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.
Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. Samaritans is available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 116 123 for free. You can also email, write a letter, visit them or use their self-help app to talk to them if you would prefer not to call.
Rethink mental illness
Rethink Mental Illness is a large provider of mental health services in England, and with over 200 services. They support thousands of people each year through a diverse range of mental health services and life-changing support groups.