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Local Helpline here to support during Stress Awareness Month

Posted on the 31st March 2017

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline is supporting Stress Awareness Month 2017 by encouraging people who are experiencing low mood or distress to get in touch.

A number of factors in all our lives can cause us to get stressed from time to time, the most common causes are finances, relationships or work. Stress may also be caused by major life events such as bereavement or unemployment. Sometimes we can also feel stressed with no obvious cause.

The Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline provides a listening ear for people across Lancashire who may be feeling lonely, stressed or experiencing mental health problems. The helpline volunteers offer emotional support for anyone experiencing distress and we support our callers by using our listening skills to enable them to make their own choices about how their health care needs may be met.

The helpline 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.

Pauline from the Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:

“The helpline is here to provide a confidential listening and emotional support line to those who are concerned about their own mental health, or that of someone they know. We also provide general help for people who are having difficulty in maintaining their own wellbeing. 

“As an example, stress affects 1 in 4 people and as part of Stress Awareness Month, we would like to remind people that the helpline offers a listening ear for support. No one should have to suffer alone and we urge anyone who needs someone to talk to, to get in touch.”

For more information about the Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline, please call them on 0800 915 4640.