Mental health is important to us all. Mental health is the emotional and spiritual resilience that enables us all to enjoy life and to survive pain, disappointment and sadness. Mental health problems are amongst the most common forms of ill health. And they can affect any one of us, at any point in our lives.
We face many challenges here in Blackpool, including the fifth highest rate for all mental health conditions in the country. Blackpool has a higher rate of people claiming sickness benefit due to mental health problems – not only in the North West but England as a whole. NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group works in very close partnership with private, public and third sector organisations to bring about change and promote positive mental health. If you think you might be suffering from a mental health problem, contact your GP and if necessary they can refer you to a more specialised mental health service.
There is also a mental health out-of-hours helpline available on Freephone 0500 639 000. The opening times are:
Monday – Friday: 7pm – 11pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 noon – 12 midnight
All calls are confidential and will not appear on your bill.
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.5million people.
The services provided include community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services including physiotherapy, podiatry and speech & language. Wellbeing services provided include smoking cessation and healthy lifestyle services.
The Trust specialises in inpatient and community mental health services. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,000 members of staff across more than 400 sites. We are a research active Trust. – See more at: