Mental Health

Here is a list of mental health support resources available across Lancashire.  To find out more, follow the links (click on the icons) below or make a call.  Dial 999 if you have seriously harmed yourself.

NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Talking Therapies (formerly known as Mindsmatter).
A psychological therapy service offering a range of free talking therapies to people aged 16 and over in Lancashire.
Tel: 01282 657 927
Online Self-Referral Form

East Lancashire Talking Therapies – Service provided by Lancashire Women. Mental health support available to both men and women in the East Lancashire Area.
Tel: 0300 330 1354
Online Self-Referral Form

Providing swift, easy and effective access to mental health and emotional wellbeing support across the Ribble Valley.
Open to all families with children up to 18 years of age, or 25 with special educational needs or disability.
Contact via the website: Home – The Foundation for Ribble Valley Families (

Online self-help materials, resources and guidance.
(available 24hrs a day, daily)

Online counselling service for over 16s.
(available 24hrs a day, daily)

Safe and anonymous online counselling and support for young people.
(available weekdays 12pm-10pm, weekends 6pm-10pm)

A safe place for anyone struggling to cope.
Tel: 116 123 (available 24/7) or try the self-help app

Working to prevent male suicide.  Support for men struggling or in crisis
Tel: 0800 58 58 58 (available 5pm-12am, daily)

Support for people dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress – particularly teenagers and young adults.
Tel: 0800 068 4141 Text: 07786 209697 (available weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm, bank holidays 2pm-5pm)

Advice for parents/carers concerned about the mental health of a child or young person.
(available weekdays 12pm-10pm) 24/7 Crisis Messenger – Text: YM to 85258.  Language Line support available

Wellbeing and mental health helpline supporting people’s mental health or that of someone they know.
Tel: 0800 915 4640 (available 24 hours a day, daily)

Helping you understand and look after your mental health and wellbeing (available online only)

Helping older people who are at home and need a little extra support with their wellbeing.
Tel: 0800 678 1602 (available 8am-7pm, daily)
Language Support on Thursday

A free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people.
Tel: 0800 470 8090 (available 24/7)

Practical advice – from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to boosting our mood or sleeping better.
(available online only 24/7)

Under 25’s Helpline for any challenges young people might be facing.
Tel: 0808 808 4994 (available 4pm-11pm, daily)
Text: THE MIX to 85258 (24/7)

Supporting adults recovering from addiction and with mental health/dual diagnosis.
(available Online only 24/7)

Emotional support for families across East Lancashire.

Educational resource for adults on children’s mental health.

Advice on how  to look after your mental health.

Supporting recovery and continued sobriety of alcoholics.

Private and confidential service where children can talk about anything.
Tel: 0800 1111

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
Text: Shout to 85258

Helping people who suffer from panic attacks and other anxiety disorders.
Tel: 0844 967 4848 (available 10am-10pm, daily)

Helping those suffering with anxiety disorders.
Tel: 08444 775 774 (available weekdays 9.30am-5.30pm)
Text: 07537 416905

Preventing child abuse, protecting children.
Tel: 0800 1111 (children and young people)
Tel: 0808 800 5000 (to report abuse) 
Interpretation available  (available 24/7)

A listening ear for parenting questions and guidance around complex family issues.
Tel: 0808 802 6666 (available 9am-9pm daily)
Text: FAMILYACTION to 85258 (24/7)

Support for children and young people who are grieving.
Tel: 0800 02 888 40 (available weekdays 9am-5pm)

Protecting and supporting the UK’s most vulnerable children.

Reading Well’s self-help: free-to-borrow library books to help you cope with the pressures of life.

Helpful resources that are available to help support your mental health and well-being.

A range of mental health support services.