Mental health applies to everyone. It is about the way we think, feel and behave. It is about being able to manage the stresses of life and functioning well.
Life events can greatly effect how we feel. It is normal to feel low after a distressing event such as losing your job or suffering relationship problems. We may not wish to socialise or take part in the things we once enjoyed; which may make us feel lonely or isolated. One way to help is to make a daily plan to make sure you have activities built into your day
In Halton there are a number of services available to help and support you through times of difficulty that can be accessed quickly to ensure you receive the right type of support at the right time.
The North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provide treatment, support and guidance for people affected by mental ill health and learning disabilities. They are here for people of all ages, living in the boroughs of Halton, Knowsley, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan, and offer day care, in-patient care and community services.
We help the people in our community to enjoy positive mental health, and support those who are experiencing difficulties. With a team of dedicated and expert staff, and working closely with our local partners in each borough, we provide a better view on mental health.
‘Mental health’ covers a range of symptoms, conditions, thoughts and feelings, so we offer different types of care depending on individual needs. The first thing we always do though, is listen.
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If you’re a man living in Halton and you want a credible, discreet and confidential option you can contact CALM. Their helpline and website are specifically designed to support blokes when life is tough and help you sort your head out.
Halton Clinical Commissioning Group
Halton Clinical Commissioning Group website (below) contains information about local health services commissioned by Halton CCG. Halton CCG works closely with the local authority, providers and other health trusts to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Halton.
The service was launched in 2008 with Jigsaw able to provide a range of talking therapies in Runcorn & Widnes. It can be accessed through self referral, as well as through other local agencies and GP.s Surgeries. Our ultimate goal is to provide a counselling service that responds quickly and appropriately to the needs of the client.
Vine Street Centre
30a Widnes Road
Tel. 0151424 3362
Drugs & Alcohol Halton
We instil the aspiration that everyone can change, and we don’t want people to depend on us any longer than they have to.
CGL works in partnership with service users to help them identify and achieve their goals.
Our hard working staff are skilled at working with people from diverse backgrounds who have complex needs, and they are passionate about providing service users with opportunities to improve their lives.
0151 422 1400
Outside of our opening times, this number will divert to a 24/7 phone line with one of our members of staff available to offer support.
0151 422 1401
•Mon, Wed-Fri 9am-5pm
•Saturday 9am-1pm (not for new assessments)
Halton Integrated Recovery Service is split across two locations:
Aston Dane, Waterloo Road, Widnes, WA8 0QR and 78 High Street, Runcorn, WA7 1AF
Halton Womens’ Centre The Relationship centre
The Women’s Centre is dedicated to supporting women in crisis, distress or transition by providing programs and services to effect positive change
Target age:16+ years old
Self referral: Through GP or other agency using the inter-agency referral form.
Availability: Monday – Friday 10am-4pm All year round free of charge