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Helpline available for support

Posted on the 21st June 2016

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline is encouraging people who are feeling low or in distress to get in touch.

The Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline provides a listening ear for people across Lancashire who may be feeling low, lonely or experiencing mental health problems. It also signposts callers to additional services including mental health teams and services to help with overall wellbeing including eating disorders, domestic violence and sleeping problems. The helpline, which is staffed by trained volunteers, can be contacted on 0800 915 4640 and is open Monday to Friday 7pm to 11pm and Saturday and Sunday 12 midday to 12 midnight.

Perri McGovern, Helpline Volunteer Coordinator at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:

“Around 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem at some point during their life such as depression, stress or anxiety. The helpline provides a listening ear for people who feel they can’t talk to those close to them about how they’re feeling or anyone concerned about the health of a loved one. We are also able to signpost people who may be unsure where to turn for assistance on issues such as bereavement or sleeping problems amongst many others, in order to help people with their overall health and wellbeing. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the helpline and I’d like to say a massive thank you to all our trained volunteers whose dedication and commitment to providing a confidential, supportive listening service that ensures we are able to keep the helpline going.”

For more information about the Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline, please visit www.lancs-mentalhealthhelpline.nhs.uk or call them on 0800 915 4640.