Advocacy in Wirral
Advocacy in Wirral is a charity, which was set up in July 1992 by a small group of service users who had identified an unmet need in the services being offered to people with mental health problems in Wirral. This service has now been extended to cover people who experience drug and/or alcohol related problems.
Also within Advocacy in Wirral site there are details of their APEx activities (Advocating Physical Exercise).
Family Tree is a Wirral based organisation supporting carers and families affected by severe mental health problems, especially those that are psychotic in nature.
Mental Health support groups and activities.
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
An organisation that helps men to deal with problems including relationship difficulties, bullying, impotence, suicide, sexuality, finances, bereavement and abuse.
Call 0200 585 858 (open Saturdays to Tuesdays, 5pm-midnight) or visit
An online counselling service for young people aged 11-24. Visitwww.kooth.com.
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP)
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) provides mental health services for children, adults and older people, as well as learning disability and drug and alcohol services.
Wirral Well is a one stop shop, online information resource for wellbeing, health and social care services in Wirral.
Whether you want information for your own wellbeing or are looking for services to help others this is the site for you.
The Primary Care Advice and Liaison (PCAL) Wirral
The Primary Care Advice and Liaison (PCAL) service can offer general and specialist advice to people who are concerned about debt, benefit claims and housing problems, as well as longer term support through Advocacy in Wirral, an important partner in the delivery of the service.
Early involvement in PCAL can prevent stress and anxiety for people with mental health issues.
For more information about PCAL please ring 0151 346 8797 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NHS Choices is a great resource for all sorts of medical and psychological conditions, along with advice on how to stay healthy. Visit
www.nhs.uk or call 0845 4647.
Out of Hours GP at Arrowe Park Hospital
0151 678 8496.
Wirral Council Social Services (Central Advice Duty Team)
0151 606 2006
Patient Advisory and Liaison Service (PALS)
Freephone 0800 085 1547.
Wirral Ark (Homelessness)
Wirral Churches’ Ark Project, known locally as The Ark, is a homeless charity with a Christian ethos based in Birkenhead. We provide a direct access hostel for 25 and seven supported two bedroom ‘move-on’ houses in the local community.
Choice and Medication
This is a brilliant site to look at differing medications and choices available.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Lots of information and interesting articles and links for all things to do with mental health. Especially good for info on conditions and treatments.
An independent community of people of good will who support Recovery and wellbeing; both as a personal vision and as an underpinning value base to promote radical change in mental health attitudes and provision.
Scottish Recovery Network
The aims of SRN: To raise awareness of recovery from mental health problems, in particular longer term problems. To learn more about the recovery experience, and the factors which help and hinder it, and to share that learning. Share ideas and encourage and support action nationally and locally for the promotion of recovery.
Collective Voice North West
Collective Voice offers a platform for people to express their opinions, network and campaign for better services in the north West. The site features forums, events listings, job adverts and more.
Living Life to the Full.com
This is a CBT site written by a psychiatrist with loads of info links to resources such as books and online CBT.
Changes is a user-led organization set up to promote recovery and well being, employing a 12 step programme alongside WRAP training. These programmes are aimed at anyone who experiences mental distress, from mild to moderate conditions such as anxiety and depression to more life changing conditions.
Stand to Reason
Social justice in mental health
Stand to Reason is a service-user led organisation that intends to work with and for people with mental ill health in the way that Stonewall has for gay people: raising the profile, fighting prejudice, establishing rights and achieving equality.
This website contains information for family members and friends of people who have psychosis.
The information is based on the results of research carried out to learn more about the causes of psychosis and to develop better treatments or improve existing ones. Many researchers also work in NHS mental health services
and so have extensive knowledge about psychosis as a result of their professional experience.
There is also a chance to contact a pharmacist, a psychiatrist and a psychologist direct by email for any answers you may have.
The Centre for Confidence and Wellbeing
The Centre for Confidence and Wellbeing is a Scottish organisation set up in 2004 to promote confidence, optimism, happiness and problem solving.
FRANK is a confidential drug advice line. Call 0800 776 600 or visit website.
Mary Ellen Copeland’s Mental Health Recovery site.
Mental Health Recovery and WRAP was started in 1989 as Mary Ellen Copeland began her studies of how people help themselves, get well, and stay well and her work received an important boost from the 1992 publication of the best-selling Depression Workbook. The Workbook, now a keystone in mental health circles, was the result of interviews with hundreds of people and years of research. Mary Ellen has continued these studies and now works with a highly competent and skilled staff and experts from around the country. Her books, CDs, DVDs, and online courses have been widely used and distributed all over the world.
Lesbian and Gay Foundation Carers Forum.
Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans and a carer can bring about additional issues. One such worry may be that existing services to support you and the person that they care may not be LGBT friendly, or you may also feel uncomfortable about ‘coming out’ to people who can help.
Breathing Space Scotland
- Free, confidential phone line you can call when you’re feeling down.
- Helpline: 0800 838 587
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk
CALL Helpline Wales
- Confidential listening and support service for people in Wales.
- Tel: 0800 132 737
- Website: www.callhelpline.org.uk
- Information and help for the UK’s six million carers.
- Tel: 020 7490 8818
- Carers line: 0808 808 7777
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.carersuk.org
Carers Northern Ireland
CAUSE (Carers and Users Support Enterprise)
- Northern Ireland charity providing practical and emotional support to relatives and carers of people with mental illness.
- Tel: 028 9023 8284
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.cause.org.uk
- Database of UK counsellors, with information on training, experience and fees.
- Website: www.counselling-directory.org.uk
- An online resource for anybody working with children and young people, providing practical information and techniques on developing positive mental wellbeing.
- Website: www.handsonscotland.co.uk
- A sanctuary for the suicidal: a place where, during a brief stay, a person will find the support that can alleviate despair and isolation.
- Tel: 020 7263 7070
- Website: www.maytree.org.uk
Mental Health Care
- Comprehensive information about mental illnesses.
- Website: www.mentalhealthcare.org.uk
Mental Health Foundation
- Uses research and practical projects to help people survive, recover from and avert mental health problems.
- Tel: 020 7803 1101
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk
Mental Health Foundation Scotland
- Offers many services including helplines, drop-in centres, supported housing, counselling, befriending, advocacy, employment and training schemes.
- Information line: 0845 766 0163
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.mind.org.uk
National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health
- Offers acessible information on NICE mental health guidelines.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.nccmh.org.uk
Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health
- Provides local support, including housing schemes, home support, advocacy services and information, for those with mental health needs.
- Tel: 028 9032 8474
- Website: www.niamh.co.uk
PsychNet-UKMental health and psychology directory.
- Helpline: 0845 122 8622
- Website: www.psychnet-uk.com
- Support and advice for everyone affected by severe mental illness.
- General enquiries: 0845 456 0455
- National advice service: 020 7840 3188
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.rethink.org
- Provides 24-hour, confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing.
- UK helpline: 0845 790 9090
- ROI helpline: 1850 609 090
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.samaritans.org.uk
- Offers information, crisis care and emotional support.
- Helpline: 0845 767 8000
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.sane.org.uk
Scottish Association for Mental Health
- Campaigns and provides services across Scotland for people with mental health problems, homelessness, addictions and other forms of social exclusion.
- Tel: 0141 568 7000
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.samh.org.uk
Time to Change
- England’s most ambitious programme to end discrimination faced by people who experience mental health problems.
- Website: www.time-to-change.org.uk
1 in 4 Forum
- UK’s largest mental health online forum.
- Website: www.1in4-forum.org
Working Together for Recovery
‘Working Together’ was developed in Cambridge ten years ago as an informal network made up of a wide and growing range of people who care about mental health issues. It exists to provide a friendly forum for sharing innovative practice, promoting user involvement and supporting individuals who are trying to make a difference, wherever they are and whatever their background. Working Together aims to breaks down barriers and accept differences. If you choose to get involved with us we can offer you a positive experience amongst like minded people.